Nickelodeon star Ariana Grande has scored a #1 album on the sales chart this week with Yours Truly, shifting 138,000 in its first frame, according to Nielsen SoundScan. Grande is the first female artist to debut at #1 with her first album since January 2010, when Ke$ha's Animal opened at the top. Grande's sales were especially strong in the digital world, as 108,000 of her sales were downloads. "My 1st album has debuted at #1 & I can't even begin to express my gratitude," Grande wrote on Twitter. "Thank you for supporting my music, this really means the world."
Meanwhile, in a week rife with new debuts, R&B singer Tamar Braxton bows at #2 with Love & War, selling 114,000 copies, and Nine Inch Nails returns to the chart at #3 with Hesitation Marks, moving 107,000. Hesitation Marks gives Nine Inch Nails its fourteenth charting set and sixth Top 10 album overall, according to Billboard. John Legend racks his sixth consecutive Top 10 effort with Love in the Future, which opens at #4 with 68,000. Filling out the Top 5 is Luke Bryan's Crash My Party, which sold just under 68,000 this week.
The fifth and final debut in the Top 10 is Jaheim's latest, Appreciation Day, which enters at #6 with 58,000 sold. This marks the singer's fifth Top 10 set. Robin Thicke's Blurred Lines is pushed back to #7 with 57,000, and AvengedSevenfold's Hail to the King falls to #8 with 42,000. Justin Timberlake's The 20/20 Experience is #9 this week with 38,000, and Imagine Dragons'Night Visions closes the Top 10 with 35,000 copies sold.