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Sam Smith’s “The Thrill Of It All” Reaches #1 On US iTunes Sales Chart

Albums by Maroon 5, Kelsea Ballerini, Blake Shelton and Grace VanderWaal follow in the Top 5.

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Sam Smith’s eagerly anticipated sophomore album “The Thrill Of It All” launched on the US iTunes store late Thursday night.

It unsurprisingly rocked to #1 on the store’s album sales chart. It remains there as of press time at 2:25AM ET.

Several other high-profile new releases also hold prominent spots on the chart. Maroon 5’s new “Red Pill Blues” is #2, while Kelsea Ballerini’s “Unapologetically” is positioned at #3.

Blake Shelton’s “Texoma Shore” and Grace VanderWaal’s “Just The Beginning” follow at #4 and #5, respectively.

Kid Rock’s new “Sweet Southern Sugar” (#6), Chris Brown’s recently released “Heartbreak On A Full Moon” (#7), Joji’s new “In Tongues” EP (#8), Lee Brice’s new “Lee Brice” (#9) and Kelly Clarkson’s recently released “Meaning Of Life” form the balance of the Top 10.

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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