5 Seconds Of Summer is world's no.1 album of the week!

Posted on August 2, 2014



Thanks to its release in the USA and Canada, 5 Seconds Of Summer's self-titled set rockets easily from no16 to the tip of the Global Album Chart this week with 317.000 sales, a whopping 637% sales boost compared to the previous week. The album bowed three weeks ago at no.3 with 163.000 sales, when it was released in the rest of the world. The biggest sales generated 5 Seconds Of Summer last week in the USA with 259.000 sales, Canada with 20.000 sales and United Kingdom with 7.000 sales. In its four weeks on the tally the effort reached a total of 579.000 sales. Ed Sheeran's 'X' holds no.2 with another 100.000 sales, a total of 1,14 million after five weeks on the tally. The indestructible 'Frozen' soundtrack climbs one slot at no.3 and found another 90.000 buyers. But it's the first time since the week 1, 2014 (when it ranked at no.21 with 91.000 sales) that the album sold less than 100.000 copies in a week. Whatever, after 35 weeks on the hitlist, 'Frozen' sold a total of 5,63 million units. This week's highest debut comes from the South Korean idol group Girls' Generation, also known as So Nyeo Shi Dae. Their first compilation 'The Best', released last week in Japan, sold 75.000 units, according to Oricon. Rounds out the top five is Coldplay's 'Ghost Stories', which climbs back at no.5 in its 10th week at the hitlist with 68.000 sales. Last week's leader, Jason Mraz' 'Yes' delves deeply to no.13 after a 66% sales decline to 40.000 copies. Girls' Generation's 'The Best' leads eight debuts on the Top 40 this week, but besides Yes and La Roux all other are regional acts. La Roux new set 'Trouble In Paradise' opens at no.16 with 34.000 sales. Her self-titled debut album opened lower at no.21, but with much more sales (66.000 in the week 28, 2009). And the 21st studio album of the British art-rock formation Yes, 'Heaven & Earth', jumps at no.29 with 20.000 sales. Their first album was released 45 years ago! And their biggest success was the single smash 'Owner Of The Lonely Heart', which climbed at no.2 on the world chart in February 1984. Some additional sales stats: 'Bad Blood' by Bastille sold 13.000 copies last week and reaches a total of 1,7 million so far, 'Marshall Mathers LP 2' by Eminem sold 11.000 units last week, 4,14 million so far, 'Midnight Memories' by One Direction sold also 16.000 units last week and has a total of 4,04 million units so far, 'Farbenspiel' by Helene Fischer sold 1,29 million copies so far, 'Racine Carrée' by Stromae 2,35 million and 'Random Access Memories' by Daft Punk 3,86 million.

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