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Report: The Lumineers’ “III” Dominates US Sales Race, But Post Malone Remains #1 On Overall Chart

“III” tops the pure sales chart, while “Hollywood’s Bleeding” rules for consumption.

The Lumineers by Danny Clinch | Press Photo courtesy of Big Hassle Media

Consistent with projections, this week’s US album race yields a split-chart scenario. The Lumineers’ new “III” rules on the pure sales front, while Post Malone’s “Hollywood’s Bleeding” spends a second week atop the consumption listing.

According to Hits Daily Double, “III” sold about 81K pure US copies during the September 13-19 tracking period. The figure easily ranks as the week’s best.

With units from track sales and streams included, the new album generated about 95K in total first-week consumption. That yields a #2 debut on the overall Hits Top 50 album chart.

Post Malone’s “Hollywood’s Bleeding” remains #1 for consumption with over 195K second-week units (albeit only 28K of which came from pure sales).

Due Sunday, Billboard’s data may differ slightly from that reported by Hits. The chart ranking, however, will be the same: “III” will lead Top Album Sales, while “Hollywood’s Bleeding” will again rule the Billboard 200.

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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