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“Fifty Shades Darker” Soundtrack Wins US Sales Race, Claims #1 On Billboard 200

Fifty Shades Darker Soundtrack Cover

Several albums benefited from exposure during last Sunday’s Grammy Awards, but none challenged “Fifty Shades Darker” for the top chart spots this week.

The album officially debuts at #1 on Billboard’s Top Album Sales (pure sales) and 200 (consumption) charts.

It tops the former thanks to what Billboard reports as 72K in pure opening week US sales.

With TEA (track sales/10) and SEA (track streams/1500) included, it generated 123K in total consumption units. That figure is enough for #1 on the Billboard 200.

Bruno Mars’ “24K Magic” takes #2 on the Billboard 200 with 66K units, while Big Sean’s “I Decided” (#3, 62K units), Migos’ “Culture” (#4, 59K units), and The Weeknd’s “Starboy” (#5, 54K units) complete the Top 5.

Adele’s “25,” which won the Grammy Award for Album Of The Year, rises to #6 with 47K units.

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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