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Breaking Benjamin, Tori Kelly, Kacey Musgraves Albums Rise on iTunes Sales Chart (Updated)

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Update: By mid-day Tuesday, Breaking Benjamin’s “Dark Before Dawn” had taken over the #1 spot on the iTunes album sales chart.

Tori Kelly’s new “Unbreakable Smile” follows at #2, while Kacey Musgraves’ “Pageant Material” is #3. Taylor Swift’s enduring “1989” holds the #4 slot, while Leon Bridges’ new “Coming Home” is up to #5.

Hours after officially launching, the week’s three highest-profile new albums all occupied spots within the Top 4 on iTunes’ US all-genre album sales chart.

Leading the charge is Tori Kelly’s “Unbreakable Smile,” which currently holds the store’s #1 position. Unsurprising given its discounted $6.99 price and the fact that it was expected to generate a very high percentage of its first week sales from iTunes, the quick ascent to #1 is nonetheless impressive.

Taylor Swift’s enduring “1989” holds the #2 position, while Breaking Benjamin’s new “Dark Before Dawn” is situated at #3. “Dark Before Dawn” has already spanned a seven-week rock radio #1 in “Failure.”

Expected to be an awards contender, Kacey Musgraves’ eagerly anticipated new “Pageant Material” follows at #4 on the iTunes sales chart.

While the latter two trail “Unbreakable Smile” on iTunes, they are expected to fare comparatively well in the overall music marketplace.

James Taylor’s “Before This World” is #5.

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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