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Gwen Stefani’s “This Is What The Truth Feels Like” Indeed Claims #1; Jordan Smith Sets “The Voice” Sales Record

Gwen Stefani [NBC]

Gwen Stefani’s “This Is What The Truth Feels Like” indeed claims #1 on the Billboard Top Album Sales and Billboard 200 charts. It is the first Gwen Stefani solo album to do so.

Per Billboard, the album leads the former chart with 76K in pure sales and the latter with 84K in total consumption units.

Total consumption is defined as the sum of pure sales + Track Equivalent Albums (10 track sales/10) + Streaming Equivalent Albums (track streams/1500).

While the numbers are slightly below those reported by Hits Daily Double, they still comfortably position “Truth” atop the chart.

Stefani was a coach during season nine of NBC’s “The Voice.” Jordan Smith, who won that season, takes second place on this week’s Billboard Top Album Sales and 200 charts with his debut album “Something Beautiful.” It sold what Billboard reports as 52K pure copies and 54K total first-week units.

In starting at #2, “Something Beautiful” is the highest-charting album released by a “The Voice” contestant. In sell 52K pure copies, it posted the best first week sales figure for an album released by a “The Voice” contestant.

Also in the Top 5 on this week’s Billboard 200: Rihanna’s “ANTI” (#3, -2), Adele’s “25” (#4, -2) and Justin Bieber’s “Purpose” (#5, -2).

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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