Wale Scores His First Chart-Topping LP
July 3, 2013


Wale
Rap rules the sales chart this week, as Wale claims his first #1 album with The Gifted, selling 158,000 copies in his opening frame, according to Nielsen SoundScan. This marks Wale's second Top 10 album, following the success of 2011's Ambition. Last week's other big debut, J. Cole's Born Sinner, holds its position at #2 again, selling another 84,000 units. Another big Rap album which bowed at #1 last week, Kanye West's Yeezus, falls to #3 this week with 65,000 sold.

Rock band Skillet occupies the #4 slot this week with its eighth studio album, Rise, selling 60,000. Daft Punk's Random Access Memories rises up to #5 with 31,000, and Florida Georgia Line's Here's to the Good Times is back up to #6 with almost 31,000. R&B singer/songwriter India.Arie enters the chart this week at #7 with SongVersation, selling about 30,500 in her first frame. Imagine Dragons' Night Visions ascends to #8 with 29,000, and another Rock act, August Burns Red, bows at #9 with Rescue & Restore, shifting 26,000. It's the band's first Top 10 effort. Meanwhile,
 Black Sabbath's 13 rounds out the Top 10 on the chart with 25,000 sold.

SoundScan also released sales numbers for the first six months of 2013. At mid-year, Justin Timberlake's The 20/20 Experience and Macklemore & Ryan Lewis' "Thrift Shop" are the biggest-selling album and digital song in the United States, selling 2 million and 5.6 million copies respectively, according to SoundScan. Through the sales week that ended on June 30, The 20/20 Experience is the only album to sell more than a million copies in 2013. The next-biggest seller is Bruno Mars' Unorthodox Jukebox, which has shifted 985,000 this year. Mumford & Sons' Babel is the third-biggest seller of 2013, with 884,000 copies, although it was released in September 2012.




 
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