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J. Cole’s “KOD” Dominates US Album Sales Race, Will Claim #1 On Billboard 200

The new J. Cole album predictably earns #1 on the week’s album charts.

J. Cole’s “KOD” predictably won this week’s US album sales and consumption races.

According to data from Hits Daily Double and BuzzAngle, “KOD” sold approximately 166,027 pure US copies during the April 20-26 tracking period.

With TEA (track sales/10) and SEA (track streams/1500) included, the album generated roughly 394,824 in first-week consumption units.

Streams contributed handsomely to the opening week consumption figure; Hits credits “KOD” with 331 million first-week audio streams (or 220.8K in SEA units).

Due Sunday, Billboard’s more authoritative data may differ slightly from that reported by Hits and BuzzAngle. Any discrepancies will not, however, affect the overall outcome. The pure sales total will earn “KOD” #1 on Billboard Top Album Sales, while the consumption figure will be more than enough for a dominant #1 bow on the Billboard 200.

This week’s pure sales leaders (via Hits/BuzzAngle):
J. Cole – KOD (166,027 pure US sales)
A Perfect Circle – Eat The Elephant (60,918)
The Greatest Showman – Soundtrack (46,777)
Lord Huron – Vide Noir (29,049)
Jason Aldean – Rearview Town (26,789)

This week’s total consumption leaders (via Hits/BuzzAngle):
J. Cole – KOD (394,824 total US units)
Cardi B – Invasion Of Privacy (91,879)
The Greatest Showman – Soundtrack (68,048)
A Perfect Circle – Eat The Elephant (66,609)
Jason Aldean – Rearview Town (40,539)

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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