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5 Seconds of Summer Wins Album Sales Race with ~259K

Update: Billboard’s official weekly sales report is available, and it reveals the 5 Seconds of Summer album debuted at #1 with sales of 259,000.

Billboard will not issue its final album sales report until Wednesday, but there is absolutely no doubt that the feature will officially crown 5 Seconds of Summer’s self-titled debut the weekly winner.

According to Hits Daily Double’s weekly sales report, which typically differs only slightly from the Billboard/Nielsen Soundscan data, 5SOS’ album garnered approximately 253,012 purchases in its debut week. Consistent with early forecasts, the sum blows away that achieved by any other release.

The “Frozen” soundtrack, which Hits says landed in second place, moved approximately 35,991 weekly copies. Weird Al Yankovic’s “Mandatory Fun” and Sam Smith’s “In the Lonely Hour” followed with tentative sums of 32,613 and 31,146, respectively.

Common’s “Nobody’s Smiling” and Crown the Empire’s “The Resistance: Rise of the Runaways,” which debuted alongside the 5SOS album last week, scored estimated sales tallies of 23,118 and 18,727, respectively. Both are expected to land in the top ten of Billboard’s 200 chart.

Anberlin’s “Lowborn” debuted in the Top 20 with approximately 13,645 sales, while La Roux’s “Trouble in Paradise” presumably went Top 30 with 9,866.

Written by Brian Cantor

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