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Shania Twain’s “Now” Wins US Album Sales Race, Takes #1 On Billboard 200

Shania Twain scores her second career #1 album in the United States.

Shania Twain on Fallon | Andrew Lipovsky/NBC

Update: Billboard has made the news official: Shania Twain’s “Now” debuts at #1 on the Top Album Sales and Billboard 200 charts.

It tops the former thanks to what Billboard reports as 134K in pure first-week US sales.

With TEA (track sales/10) and SEA (track streams/1500) included, “Now” generated 137K in first-week consumption. That figure allows for the #1 debut on the Billboard 200.

“Now” is Twain’s second career #1 album. She previously topped the chart with 2002’s “Up!”

Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers’ “Greatest Hits” takes #2 on this week’s Billboard 200. It generated 84K in weekly consumption units.

Demi Lovato’s “Tell Me You Love Me” debuts at #3 with 75K units, while A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie’s “The Bigger Artist” starts at #4 on the strength of 67K units.

Credited with 45K first-week units, Miley Cyrus’ “Younger Now” debuts at #5.

Shania Twain’s “Now” convincingly — and predictably — won this week’s US album sales and consumption races.

According to Hits Daily Double and BuzzAngle, “Now” sold approximately 130,474 pure US copies during the September 29-October 5 tracking week.

With TEA (track sales/10) and SEA (track streams/1500) included, “Now” generated about 134,376 in total first-week consumption units.

Due later this weekend, Billboard’s more authoritative data may differ slightly from that reported by Hits and BuzzAngle. The discrepancies will not, however, affect the ultimate outcomes.

The pure sales total will earn “Now” #1 on Billboard Top Album Sales, while consumption figure will yield a #1 debut ont he Billboard 200.

“Now” is Twain’s first studio album since 2002’s “Up!” It follows that album in becoming the iconic artist’s second #1 on the Billboard 200.

In addition to the enthusiasm one would expect for a new Shania Twain album, “Now” benefited from promotional bundles. The “Now” album was included with certain merchandise and tour purchases.

This week’s top pure sales performers (via Hits/BuzzAngle):
1) Shania Twain – Now (130,474 pure US sales)
2) Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers – Greatest Hits (51,043 pure US sales)
3) Demi Lovato – Tell Me You Love Me (47,144 pure US sales)
4) Miley Cyrus – Younger Now (33,537 pure US sales)
5) Tamar Braxton – Bluebird Of Happiness (19,560 pure US sales)

This week’s total consumption performers (via Hits/BuzzAngle):
1) Shania Twain – Now (134,376 total US units)
2) Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers – Greatest Hits (74,023 total US units)
3) Demi Lovato – Tell Me You Love Me (73,062 total US units)
4) A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie – The Bigger Artist (60,587 total US units)
5) Miley Cyrus – Younger Now (46,821 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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