On Wednesday, Selena Gomez topped the Billboard 200 album chart for the first time. She beat the rapper Jay-Z and also the ‘Teen Beach Movie’ soundtrack. The singer-actresses’ album was released last July 23 which features the songs Birthday, Stars Dance, Champion, Come & Get It, Forget Forever, Save the Day, BEAT, Write Your Name, Undercover, Love Will Remember, Slow Down and Get Away.
Her 12-track album entitled ‘Stars Dance’ sold 97, 000 in the past week, according to Nielsen SoundScan.
The number 2 spot goes to ‘Magna Carta Holy Grail’ by Jay-Z. The album topped for two-weeks and sold 77, 000 copies.
The third spot goes to the soundtrack of ‘Teen Beach Movie’. The Disney Channel film soundtrack rose from number 8. Over the week, it sold 57, 000 copies.
‘Stars Dance’ and ‘Teen Beach Movie’ albums are both under Walt Disney Co. Selena Gomez and ‘Teen Beach Movie’ signed on for Disney Music Group labels Walt Disney Records and Hollywood Records, respectively.
‘Kidz Bop 24’ compilation album fall a spot down. The number 4 spot sold 39, 000 copies. The album is about children singing pop hits.
Debuted at no. 5 is Marc Anthony’s Spanish-language album “3.0”. The album sold less than 39, 000 copies. According to Billboard, “3.0” is the highest-selling album for a Spanish-language album opening since 2011.
Total album sales for the entire week ending July 28 have sold approximately $4.68 M units. According to Billboard, the sales got down to 4% as compared from the same week last year.