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The Killers’ “Wonderful Wonderful” Wins US Sales Race, Takes #1 On Billboard 200 (Update)

“Wonderful Wonderful” becomes The Killers’ first #1 album in the United States.

The Killers | Scott Kowalchyk/CBS

Update: Billboard has made the news official: The Killers’ “Wonderful Wonderful” debuts at #1 on this week’s Top Album Sales and Billboard 200 charts.

It tops the former with what Billboard reports as 111K pure US sales. The inclusion of TEA (track sales/10) and SEA (track streams/1500) yields a consumption tally of 118K, which is enough for #1 on the Billboard 200.

“Wonderful Wonderful” is the band’s first #1 album in the US.

Macklemore’s “Gemini” debuts at #2 on the Billboard 200 with 51K units, while Lil Uzi Vert’s “Luv Is Rage 2” falls one place to #3 with 45K.

Kevin Gates’ “By Any Means 2” debuts at #4 with 40K units, while Jhene Aiko’s “Trip” takes #5 on the strength of its 37K units.

The Killers’ “Wonderful Wonderful” convincingly won this week’s US album sales and consumption races.

According to Hits Daily Double and BuzzAngle Music, “Wonderful Wonderful” sold approximately 103,475 pure US copies during the September 22-28 tracking week.

With TEA (track sales/10) and SEA (track streams/1500) included, the album generated about 114,718 total first-week consumption units.

Due Sunday, Billboard’s more authoritative data will differ slightly from that reported by Hits/BuzzAngle. The discrepancies will not, however, affect the overall outcomes. The pure sales total will earn “Wonderful Wonderful” #1 on Top Album Sales, while the consumption figure will be enough for #1 on the Billboard 200.

“Wonderful Wonderful” will be the first Killers album to top those US-based charts.

This week’s top pure sales performers (via Hits/BuzzAngle):
The Killers – Wonderful Wonderful (~103,475 pure US sales)
Macklemore – Gemini (~26,535 pure US sales)
Lecrae – All Things Work Together (~19,639 pure US sales)
Kevin Gates – By Any Means 2 (~17,834 pure US sales)
Van Morrison – Roll With The Punches (~15,626 pure US sales)

This week’s top consumption performers (via Hits/BuzzAngle):
The Killers – Wonderful Wonderful (~114,718 total US units)
Macklemore – Gemini (~47,887 total US units)
Lil Uzi Vert – Luv Is Rage 2 (~40,784 total US units)
Kevin Gates – By Any Means 2 (~40,650 total US units)
Jhene Aiko – Trip (~36,648 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.

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