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Nate Ruess’ “Grand Romantic” Opens with 28.3K First Week Sales

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Following in the footsteps of fellow fun. member Jack Antonoff, Nate Ruess released an album outside the auspices of the band.

“Grand Romantic,” that album, debuts as the week’s fifth-best-selling album. It was the week’s fourth-best-selling new release.

According to Nielsen Music, Ruess’ first solo album moved 28,283 traditional copies in the United States during the June 15-21 tracking week. That earns it the #5 position on the Billboard Top Album Sales chart.

With Track Equivalent Albums (10 single sales = 1 album sale) and Streaming Equivalent Albums (1500 single streams = 1 album sale) included, the first week “Grand Romantic” consumption total clocks in at approximately 31,000 units. That earns the album the #7 spot on the revamped Billboard 200.

Bleachers’ “Strange Desire,” which is the aforementioned Jack Antonoff album, moved 21,179 copies in its first week of release last July. It was the #11 album.

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.

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