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The Beatles’ “Sgt. Pepper’s” Wins US Sales Race; Bryson Tiller Earns #1 On Billboard 200

The Beatles’ 1967 classic posted the week’s best album sales total, but Tiller’s “True To Self” rules the BB200.

Bryson Tiller | RCA Press Photo by Rolexx

Update: It’s official: the 50th anniversary re-issue of The Beatles’ “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band” takes #1 on this week’s Billboard Top Album Sales chart.

It earns the position thanks to what Billboard reports as 71K pure US sales for the May 26-June 1 tracking week.

With TEA (track sales/10) and SEA (track streams/1500) included, “Sgt. Pepper’s” generated 75K in overall consumption. That is enough for #3 on the Billboard 200.

Bryson Tiller’s “True To Self” tops that chart with 107K total units (47K from sales).

Kendrick Lamar’s “DAMN.” takes #2 on the Billboard 200 with 84K, while Drake’s “More Life” (50K units) follows The Beatles’ album at #4.

Lil Yachty’s “Teenage Emotions,” which drove 46K in opening week units, takes #5 on the chart.
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Released in 1967, The Beatles’ “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band” is widely regarded as one of the best albums of all time.

In a testament to its enduring legacy, it won this week’s US album sales race.

According to BuzzAngle Music and Hits Daily Double, the 50th Anniversary re-issue of “Sgt. Pepper’s” sold approximately 61,521 pure US copies during the May 26-June 1, 2017 tracking week. The count, which ranks as the week’s best pure sales total, will position “Sgt. Pepper’s” at #1 on Billboard Top Album Sales.

With TEA (track sales/10) and SEA (track streams/1500) included, “Sgt. Pepper’s” generated approximately 66,400 US consumption units. That figure should be enough for #3 on the Billboard 200 consumption chart.

Bryson Tiller’s “True To Self” will take #1 on that listing. The album generated approximately 116,471 US consumption units during its first week of release. Pure sales comprise ~47,209 of those units, with the remainder coming from streams and track sales.

Credited with about 81,954 units this week, Kendrick Lamar’s “DAMN.” will take #2 on the Billboard 200.

Due Sunday, Billboard’s more authoritative data will differ slightly from that reported by Hits. The discrepancies will not, however, be enough to yield different number ones. “Sgt. Pepper’s” will take #1 on Top Album Sales, while “True To Self” will rule the Billboard 200.

This week’s leaders in pure sales, per BuzzAngle:
The Beatles – Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band (~61,521 pure US sales)
Bryson Tiller – True To Self (~47,209 pure US sales)
Chris Stapleton’s From A Room, Volume 1 (~31,209 pure US sales)
Guardians Of The Galaxy – Awesome Mix, Vol. 2 (~28,906 pure US sales)
Shakira – El Dorado (~20,251 pure US sales)

This week’s leaders in total consumption, per BuzzAngle:
Bryson Tiller – True To Self (~116,471 total US units)
Kendrick Lamar – DAMN. (~81,954 total US units)
The Beatles – Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band (~66,400 total US units)
Drake – More Life (~49,598 total US units)
Lil Yachty – Teenage Emotions (~43,755 total US 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.

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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