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On the Charts: Selena Gomez’s ‘Revival’ Takes Number One

Singer’s latest beats out the Game’s ‘Documentary 2’ to claim top spot


Selena Gomez's 'Revival' gave the singer her second straight Number One on the Billboard 200

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Selena Gomez chalked up her second consecutive Number One album as her latest LP Revival claimed the top spot, selling 117,000 copies in its debut week. Of that total, 85,000 came from pure album sales, with the rest largely coming from bulk purchases of Gomez and A$AP Rocky’s single “Good for You,” which continues to ascend the Hot 100 since its June release, and her new single “Same Old Love.” 2013’s Stars Dance previously marked the 23-year-old singer’s first Number One album on the Billboard 200, with her the Scene-less debut selling 97,000 copies in its first week, Billboard reports.

The Game‘s The Documentary 2, the sequel to his 2005 breakthrough, checked in at Number Two with 95,000 total albums sold; by comparison, the original Documentary hit Number One on the Billboard 200 upon its release a decade ago. The rapper quickly followed up his new album with a companion LP titled The Documentary 2.5, which was released this Friday.

Other than the top two spots, it was a quiet week as only one more new release – country singer Jana Kramer’s Thirty-One at Number 10 – managed to infiltrate the Top 10. Boosted by an five-percent uptick in sales – likely the result of his Saturday Night Live performance – the Weeknd’s Beauty Behind the Madness clung to Number Three, ahead of Fetty Wap’s self-titled debut and Drake and Future’s What a Time to Be Alive at Four and Five respectively. A week after opening up in the top spot, Janet Jackson’s Unbreakable slipped down to Number Eight.

Besides the Number One battle developing for next week’s Billboard 200 between Demi Lovato, Pentatonix and the Game, another thing at stake on the charts: Whether Taylor Swift’s 1989 can make it a year straight in the Top 10. This week, 1989‘s 51st week on the Billboard 200, the album finished at Number Six.

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