The Weeknd's 'Starboy' is the World's Best-selling Album of the week!

Posted on December 11, 2016

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Canadian R & B Superstar, The Weekend, rockets to No.1 after selling
325,000 copies of 'Starboy' in its 1st week. 'Starboy' debuted at
number one in America on the Billboard 200 chart, selling 209,500
copies in its first week. It also debuted at number one on Billboard's
Canadian Albums Chart selling 43,000 copies and sold another 20,100 in
the UK where it debuted at No. 5 on the Official Chart!

After the commercial success of his last album 'Beauty Behind the
Madness' in 2015, which sold 449,000 copies its 1st week and a total
of 2,317,000 so far, The Weeknd hinted at the release of his third
studio album on March 12, 2016, with his Instagram calling it the next
"chapter" to his music. On August 24, 2016, The Weeknd was confirmed
by the Republic Records Executive Vice President, Wendy Goldstein, to
be collaborating with the French electronic dance duo Daft Punk,
during an interview with Billboard. On September 7, 2016, the album
was confirmed to be in production from an interview with VMAN, with
influence taken from Prince, The Smiths, Talking Heads and Bad Brains.
On September 21, 2016, the album and its title was officially
announced, and it was released on November 25, 2016, by XO and
Republic Records. The album also features guest appearances by Lana
Del Rey, Future, and Kendrick Lamar. The album was supported by three
singles: "Starboy" and "I Feel It Coming" both featuring Daft Punk and
"Party Monster".


Last week's chart-topper, Metallica's 'Hardwired... To Self-Destruct'
is No.2 after selling another 218,000 units for a total of 892,000!


The 2nd new-entry on this week's Top 10 is 'Ningen Kaika', the 8th
album by Japanese rock RADWIMPS, selling 217,000 physical and digital
copies in its first week at retail, according to Oricon.


'Christmas' by Michael Bublé, which was released in 2011, is back in
the Top 10 at No. 8 after selling another 70,000 copies and a total of
10,578,000! It's the 3rd best selling album of the decade, behind
Adele's '21' and '25'!



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