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Fall Out Boy’s “American Beauty/American Psycho” Wins Sales Race with 192K (Updated)

Update: Fall Out Boy’s “American Beauty/American Psycho” tops the weekly album sales chart on the strength of 192,000 sales. The weekly total is thus far 2015’s second best.

With track equivalent album and streaming equivalent album data included, the album’s opening week consumption unit total is 218,000. That slots the album at the top of the Billboard 200.

This week’s Billboard 200 top ten:
1) Fall Out Boy – American Beauty/American Psycho – 218K total units (192K were pure sales)
2) Taylor Swift – 1989 – 119K total units
3) Meghan Trainor – Title – 86K total units
4) Ed Sheeran – x – 76K total units
5) Joey Bada$$ – B4.Da.$$ – 58K total units (54K were pure sales)
6) Nicki Minaj – The Pinkprint – 54K total units
7) The Decemberists – What a Terrible World, What a Beautiful World – 51K total units (49K were pure sales)
8) Marilyn Manson – The Pale Emperor – 51K total units (49K were pure sales)
9) Sam Smith – In the Lonely Hour – 50K total units
10) Mark Ronson – Uptown Special – 49K total units

Powered by what is thus far 2015’s strongest weekly sales figure, Fall Out Boy’s “American Beauty/American Psycho” debuts at #1 on the weekly album sales chart.

The album moved approximately 204,063 copies in its first week of release, says Hits Daily Double. Nearly 100,000 of those purchases were secured during the album’s pre-order phase.

Billboard’s final data will differ slightly from that reported by Hits, but it will not convey a different result. Fall Out Boy’s “American Beauty/American Psycho” was indeed last week’s best-selling album.

It will also be the #1 album on the revamped Billboard 200, which represents total consumption. With sales, track equivalent albums (10 single sales = 1 album sale) and streaming equivalent albums (1500 single streams = 1 album sale) all included, “American Beauty/American Psycho” claims a weekly total of roughly 227,348 total consumption units.

Taylor Swift’s “1989” (~81,471 pure sales, ~116,891 total consumption units) and Meghan Trainor’s “Title” (~53,326 pure sales, ~85,619 total consumption units) are likely to appear as the #2 and #3 albums, respectively, on Billboard’s Top Album Sales and 200 charts.

Look for Joey Bada$$’ “B4.DA.$$,” (~50,956 pure sales), Marilyn Manson’s “The Pale Emperor” (~46,410 pure sales) and the Grammy nominees album (~46,365 pure sales) to fill the next three spots on the total album sales chart. “B4.DA.$$” (~54,956 total consumption units), Nicki Minaj’s “The Pinkprint” (~51,241 total consumption units) and Mark Ronson’s “Uptown Special” (~49,894 total consumption units) will rank highly on the revamped Billboard 200.

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.

Contact Brian at brian.cantor[at]


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