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Maroon 5 Sells 138K Copies of “Maps” in Debut Week

Enough for a sixth place debut on Billboard’s weekly Digital Songs chart, Maroon 5’s “Maps” earned 138,000 paid downloads in its inaugural week of release.

While the total was the best for a new single this week, it pales in comparison to the opening week tally for “Payphone (featuring Wiz Khalifa),” which served as the lead single during the band’s previous album cycle.

That single, which launched the band’s “Overexposed” project, debuted at #1 on the Digital Songs chart thanks to a whopping 493,000 paid downloads.

“Maps” serves as the lead single for the band’s upcoming album “V.”

According to Billboard, MAGIC!’s “Rude” leads the weekly charge with 210,000 purchases. Iggy Azalea’s “Fancy (featuring Charli XCX)” slips to number two on the strength of 195,000 paid downloads, while Ariana Grande’s “Problem (featuring Iggy Azalea)” holds at #3 with 162,000 sales.

Sam Smith’s “Stay with Me” follows at #4 with 148,000, while Nico and Vinz’ “Am I Wrong” closes out the top five thanks to 140,000 buys.

5 Seconds of Summer’s “Kiss Me Kiss Me,” the week’s second-strongest debut, follows “Maps” in seventh place (total not disclosed). Jason DeRulo’s “Wiggle (featuring Snoop Dogg)” claims #8 with 128,000 downloads, while DJ Snake & Lil Jon’s “Turn Down for What” (98,000, #9) and Charli XCX’s “Boom Clap” (97,000, #10) close out the top ten.

Written by Brian Cantor

Brian Cantor is the editor-in-chief for Headline Planet. He has been a leading reporter in the music, movie, television and sporting spaces since 2002.

Brian's reporting has been cited by major websites like BuzzFeed, Billboard, the New Yorker and The Fader -- and shared by celebrities like Taylor Swift, Justin Bieber and Nicki Minaj.

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