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Adele’s “25” Wins US Album Sales Race With 163.8K, Also Leads BB200; Rachel Platten’s “Wildfire” Top 5

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Adele’s “25” leads Billboard’s Top Album Sales chart for a seventh straight week.

The album’s latest victory comes thanks to what Nielsen Music reports as 163,792 weekly US sales. The tally, which brings the album’s cume to 7.6 million, more than triples the runner-up’s weekly sales count.

Justin Bieber’s “Purpose,” that runner-up, sold 54,372 US copies during the January 1-7 tracking week.

With Track Equivalent Albums (track sales/10) and Streaming Equivalent Albums (track streams/1500) included, “25” generated 194,000 in total weekly consumption units. That count allows for a seventh straight stint atop the Billboard 200 chart.

The Top 10 of this week’s Billboard 200 follows (pure sales data courtesy Nielsen Music):

1) Adele – 25 – 194K units (163,792 from sales | US total now ~7.605 million)
2) Justin Bieber – Purpose – 124K units (54,372 from sales | US total now ~1.323 million)
3) twenty one pilots – Blurryface – 52K units (26,837 from sales | US total now ~619K)
4) The Weeknd – Beauty Behind The Madness – 45K units (15,905 from sales | US total now ~878K)
5) Rachel Platten – Wildfire – 45K units (29,108 from first-week sales)
6) One Direction – Made In The AM – 44K units (21,240 from sales | US total now ~764K)
7) Chris Stapleton – Traveller – 41K units (32,753 from sales | US total now ~718K)
8) Fetty Wap – Fetty Wap – 36K units (9,050 from sales | US total now ~263K)
9) Bryson Tiller – T R A P S O U L – 35K units (14,453 from sales | US total now ~148K)
10) Taylor Swift – 1989 – 32K units (17,342 from sales | US total now ~5.671 million)

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]headlineplanet.com.

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