Lambert makes top 10 in record-setting week
Wednesday, July 16, 2014
– In a record setting week for sales - on the negative side - Miranda Lambert will have the only country CD in the overall top 10. "Platinum" was ninth on the overall chart, down two, with 20,000 units sold, down 20 percent.
Singer/songwriter Sia scored her first number 1 on the Billboard 200 with "1000 Forms of Fear," selling 52,000 units for the week ending July 13.
Overall album sales of 4.1 million units was the smallest weekly total since SoundScan started tracking sales in 1991.
On the Digital Songs chart, Florida Georgia Line was second with "Dirt" with 182,000 downloads. That is the chart's highest ranking debut.
The full chart will be released on Thursday.
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