Selena Gomez's 'Revival' Bests The Game, The Weeknd and Drake for No. 1 Album
The period of Selena Gomez's Revival is kicking off with a No. 1 album. Thanks to her big singles "Good for You" and "Same Old Love," the former Disney star's second solo album topped recent releases from The Game, The Weeknd and Fetty Wap to claim a top spot on the Billboard 200.
Revival starts at the Billboard 200's peak with 117,000 album equivalent units moved, marking Gomez's second chart-topping LP (with Stars Dance reaching No. 1 in 2013). Of her 117,000 album units, 85,000 of those were pure album sales, with streams and single downloads bringing in an extra 30,000 units toward her tally.
When it came to actual album sales, it was quite the race for No. 1 between Gomez and The Game's new album The Documentary, which sold 83,000 full copies. When tallying in other metrics, The Game still fared well, with 95,000 units. Next week could also be a big one for the rapper; he dropped The Documentary 2.5 on Friday (Oct. 16).
Though there was an intense battle for No. 1 between new releases, much of the top 10 is filled with the same albums that have been in the ranks for weeks. The Weeknd's Beauty Behind the Madness slipped one spot to No. 3. R&B fills the rest of the top five with Fetty Wap's self-titled album at No. 4 and Drake and Future's What a Time to Be Alive at No. 5.
Taylor Swift continues to be a stronghold in the top 10 and moves ever-closer to a straight year in the top at No. 6. She's followed by fellow former chart-toppers Luke Bryan with Kill the Lights at No. 7. Janet Jackson's Unbreakable, which topped the charts last week had a 74 percent sales tumble and landed at No. 8 this week with 30,000 copies sold. Thomas Rhett's Tangled Up wraps up the familiar releases at No. 9.
The relief from the same old acts in the top 10 arrived at No. 10 comes courtesy of country star Jana Kramer's Thirty One, which arrives at No. 10 with 22,000 units.