5 Seconds of Summer 'Sounds Good Feels Good' Bests Carrie Underwood for No. 1 Album
5 Seconds of Summer probably "feels good" this Monday morning. The pop-punk boy band's new album Sounds Good Feels Good has debuted at No. 1 in the United States, making it their second chart-topping album. And 5SOS beat some pretty stiff competition to reach the coveted peak spot, beating out new releases from Carrie Underwood and Blake Shelton.
Sounds Good Feels Good starts its chart run with 192,000 album equivalent units, Billboard reports. And, the vast majority of 5SOS' album tally was for actual album sales. The new LP moved 179,000 full copies.
This marks 5SOS' second No. 1 album in the U.S. - the band's self-titled debut also started atop the charts in 2014. And, of course, the Aussie foursome couldn't be more thrilled about the big album sales.
"To get consecutive No. 1 albums in America is a dream come true and we are all incredibly proud. This No. 1 isn't just for us, it's for all our fans and to everybody who has supported us. Especially everyone who have been there from the beginning," 5 Seconds of Summer said in a press release. "Our fans have been truly amazing, this is for you. We made an album that is incredibly personal to us and we just hope our fans can relate to it and that it brings a bit of joy to people's lives. We all can't wait to play it next year on our tour. Thanks again to everyone who has made this possible."
5 Seconds of Summer, of course, aren't the only act with big sales this week. They narrowly beat out Carrie Underwood's new album Storyteller for the top spot. With her fifth studio album, the American Idol alumna starts her chart run at No. 2 with 177,000 total units (164,000 of which are pure album sales).
The top 10 was slightly lacking in sales and new releases after the juggernaut 5SOS and Underwood albums. Other new releases on the chart this week include Blake Shelton's best-of album Reloaded: 20 #1 Hits at No. 5 with 40,000 units and Andrea Bocelli's Cinema at No. 10 with 30,000 units.
Between the four new releases on the chart, the top 10 is filled with familiar fare. The Weeknd's Beauty Behind the Madness spends its third week at No. 3, and Fetty Wap's self-titled debut holds in the top five for yet another week with a lifted position to No. 4.
Drake and Future's former chart-topper What a Time to Be Alive lifts two spots in this slow sales week with a No. 6 position and 34,000 units. Taylor Swift's 1989 starts its second year on the charts still solidly in the top 10 at No. 7. Meanwhile, other former Nos. 1 Pentatonix's self-titled debut and Selena Gomez's Revival come in this week at Nos. 8 and 9, respectively.