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Report: Melanie Martinez’s “K-12” Enjoys Solid Opening Week US Sales, Debuts In Top 5 On Overall Chart

Melanie Martinez scores her first Top 5 album.

Melanie Martinez - Press Pic by Brian Zuniga, courtesy of Atlantic Records

Four years ago, Melanie Martinez’s “Cry Baby” debuted at #6 on the overall US album chart.

This week, her follow-up “K-12” will debut inside the Top 5.

According to Hits Daily Double, “K-12” sold 33.4K pure US copies during the September 6-12 tracking period. With units from track sales and streams included, it generated 60.6K in total first-week US units.

With those figures, the album takes #3 on the Hits Album Sales (pure sales) and Top 50 (total consumption) charts.

Due Sunday, Billboard’s data may differ slightly from that reported by Hits. The discrepancy should not, however, affect the album’s #3 debut on the Billboard 200 consumption chart. It is also a virtual lock to appear inside the Top 5 (if not Top 3) of Billboard’s Top Album Sales listing.

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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