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Kendrick Lamar’s “untitled unmastered” Easily Wins US Album Sales Race

With a total that nearly triples that of its nearest competitor, Kendrick Lamar’s “untitled unmastered” easily takes the top spot in the weekly US album sales race.

According to Hits Daily Double, Lamar’s album sold approximately 135,484 US copies during the March 4-10 tracking week. The tally positions comfortably above Adele’s “25,” which takes the #2 slot on the strength of ~48,009 weekly sales.

While Billboard’s final data will differ from the Hits figure, the discrepancy will not at all change the overall outcome: “untitled unmastered” will easily be #1 on Top Album Sales.

“Untitled unmastered” will also lead the weekly Billboard 200, which ranks albums based on collective activity from pure sales, track equivalent albums (track sales/10) and streaming equivalent albums (track streams/1500).

— In terms of pure sales, other notable performers include Joey + Rory’s “Hymns” (~38,276), 2 Chainz’ “ColleGrove” (~35,340), Ray LaMontagne’s “Ouroboros” (~28,517), Chris Stapleton’s “Traveller” (~27,239), Ninja Sex Party’s “Under The Covers” (~26,911), and Granger Smith’s “Remington” (~26,525).

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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