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Chris Brown’s “Royalty” Now #2 on iTunes Sales Chart; Ariana Grande, Star Wars, Pusha T in Top 5 (Updated)

Chris Brown [Royalty Cover]

Update: By Saturday morning, Adele’s “25” had regained the top spot on the US iTunes Album Sales chart.

Chris Brown’s new “Royalty” is #2, while the “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” soundtrack (#3), Ariana Grande’s “Christmas & Chill” EP (#4), and Pusha T’s “King Push – Darkest Before Dawn: The Prelude” (#5) complete the Top 5.
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Update: As of 9:45AM ET, Chris Brown’s new album “Royalty” remains #1 on the iTunes US album sales chart. Adele’s “25” holds at #2.

Ariana Grande’s “Christmas & Chill” EP, which was at the bottom of the Top 10 at midnight, is up to #3. The “Star Wars” soundtrack follows at #4, while Pusha T’s “King Push – Darkest Before Dawn: The Prelude” is #5.
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While it has no chance of outperforming “25” in terms of overall weekly sales, Chris Brown’s new “Royalty” presently leads Adele’s juggernaut on the US iTunes album sales chart.

“Royalty” was made available late Thursday night, and it quickly ascended to the digital retailer’s #1 position. Adele’s “25,” which had previously led, is currently #2 on the chart.

“Royalty” is one of four December 18-dated releases presently in the Top 5. John Williams’ “Star Wars: The Force Awakens (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)” is up to #3 on iTunes, while Pusha T’s new “King Push – Darkest Before Dawn: The Prelude” and Cage The Elephant’s new “Tell Me I’m Pretty” are #4 and #5, respectively.

Pentatonix’s 2014 release “That’s Christmas To Me,” which is still selling like hotcakes, is #6 on the chart. Justin Bieber’s smash “Purpose” is #7, while Ariana Grande’s new “Christmas & Chill” EP is #8. Monica’s “Code Red” (#9) and Jordan Smith’s “The Complete Season 9 Collection (The Voice)” (#10) complete the Top 10.

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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