Maroon 5 remains at world's no.1 for a second week in a row!

Posted on September 20, 2014



Every year between September and November, after the summer break and before the holiday season starts, there's a flood of new releases. Now the time has come again, this week there are 22 new entries on the Top 40 list, a very rare incident! But despite so many debuts, Maroon 5 remains at no.1 for a second week with their latest effort 'V'. The set moved another 130.000 copies last week, a total of 405.000 since its release. Sorted by countries 'V' sold 80.000 last week in the USA, 8.800 in Japan, 7.700 in Canada and 6.100 in United Kingdom. Close behind starts this week's highest debut, the new album by Japanese singer / songwriter Mariya Takeuchi. Her new set 'Trad' bows at no.1 in Japan and at no.2 globally with 119.000 initial sales, according to Oricon. New chart-leader in the USA is Reformed Christian rapper, record producer and actor Lacrae. His 7th studio album 'Anomaly' storms in at no.4 on the global chart with 91.000 sales, 88.400 of it in the USA alone, according to Billboard. In France rules casting star Kendji Girac with his first full and self-titled album. It sold a total of 70.000 units in France, Belgium and Switzerland and rockets at no.8 on the world chart. In Germany Ghetto rapper Majoe jumps atop the official chart with his first solo album 'Breiter Als Der Türsteher' (brouder than the bouncer) and 46.000 estimated sales, enough for a no.16 entrance on the global tally. A final look to United Kingdom, no.1 for a fourth non-consecutive week is Sam Smith's 'In The Lonely Hour' (no.7 on the global chart with 71.000 sales) and the highest debut comes from former lead vocalist of the legendary rock-act Led Zeppelin, Robert Plant. His new effort 'Lullaby And...The Ceaseless Roar' opens at no.2 there and at no.3 globally with 96.000 sales. Some additional sales stats: 'Night Visions' by Imagine Dragons sold 13.000 copies last week and reaches a total of 4,03 million so far, 'Xscape' by Michael Jackson sold 14.000 units last week, 1,42 million so far, 'The Hunting Party' by Linkin Park sold 17.000 units last week and has a total of 783.000 units so far, Shakira's self-titled album sold 695.000 copies so far, 'Britney Jean' by Britney Spears around 600.000 and 'Swings Both Ways' by Robbie Williams 1,76 million.

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