Lana Del Rey's new album 'Ultraviolence' jumps straight to No.1 Album of the week!

Posted on June 28, 2014



As expected, Lana Del Rey's new album 'Ultraviolence' jumps atop the global album chart this week after healthy 356.000 sales in its start week. The biggest sales achieved the album in the USA with 182.300 copies, United Kingdom with 48.000 copies, Canada with 21.000 copies and France with 20.300 copies. But the current single 'West Coast' is far away from the Top 40 this week and peaked at no.21 nine weeks ago. On the other side Lana's first album 'Born To Die' returns at no.29 this week with 22.000 sales. Since the release in February 2012 it sold massive 4,72 million units. Also back on the hitlist after nearly one year absence is Ed Sheeran's debut album 'Plus'. It rises to no.38 with 18.000 sales and that's virtually the foreshock of Ed's new album 'X', which will be make a deep impact on next week's chart, a sure no.1! Back to this week's tally, there's another important new entry, the sixth studio album of Nu Metal legend Linkin Park. 'The Hunting Party' bows shy behind 'Ultraviolence' with 270.000 sales.

The Los Angeles based band reached it career peak in 2000 / 2001 with the milestone 'Hybrid Theory'. This album sold around 19 million copies to date and ranks at no.78 on the ALL TIME CHART. Biggest winner of the week is the promising British newcomer Sam Smith with his debut album 'In The Lonely Hour'. After the release in the USA and Canada the set makes a big jump from no.13 to no.3 on the global chart, a huge 389% sales boost to 215.000 copies. Japanese idol group Hey! Say! Jump opens with the third album 'Smart' at no.4 and sold 127.000 copies, according to Oricon. South Korean boy band Beast arrives at no.9 with the new effort 'Good Luck' and 58.000 sales, according to Hanteo and Oricon. The final new entry in the Top 10 comes from pop icon Jennifer Lopez. Her eighth studio album 'A.K.A.' jumps at no.10 with 52.000 sales. Elsewhere in the Top 10: Coldplay's 'Ghost Stories' falls from no.2 to no.5 (down 29% to 118.000 sales), the 'Frozen' soundtrack slides from no.3 to no.6 (down 10% to 111.000 sales), Jack White's former no.1 'Lazaretto' throws down at no.7 (down 67% to 75.000 sales), and Michael Jackson's 'Xscape' sails from no.4 to no.8 (down 29% to 66.000 sales). Some additional sales stats: 'Midnight Memories' by One Direction sold 17.000 copies last week and 3,96 million in total, 'Racine Carrée' by Stromae sold 16.000 units last week, 2,24 million so far, 'If You Wait' by London Grammar sold 11.000 units last week and has a total of 580.000 units so far, 'Plus' by Ed Sheeran sold 3,68 million copies so far, 'Bangerz' by Miley Cyrus 1,83 million and Shakira's self-titled album 610.000.

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