The 1975 'I Like It When You Sleep...' Bests Adele, Macklemore for No. 1 U.S. Album
There's no sleeping on The 1975. The British alt-rock band's new album I Like It When You Sleep, for You Are So Beautiful Yet So Unaware of It has debuted as the No. 1 album in the United States, besting new releases from the likes of Macklemore & Ryan Lewis and Anthrax.
I Like It When You Sleep... moved 108,000 units in America this week, easily surpassing Adele's 25 album as the best-selling LP of the week. Led by singles "The Sound," "UGH!" and "Love Me," The 1975's sophomore effort sold 98,000 in pure albums, Billboard reports.
The 1975's domination in album sales comes as a bit of a surprise. Grammy-winning rap duo Macklemore & Ryan Lewis also dropped their new album last week, This Unruly Mess I've Made, but their new studio effort failed to resonate with audiences as much as The Heist did. Macklemore's new album debuted at No. 4 with 61,000 units moved and 51,000 pure album sales.
The other major debut in the top 10 this week comes courtesy of hard rockers Anthrax. Their new LP For All Kings started its chart journey at No. 9 with 34,000 units sold.
The three recently released albums on the charts aren't the only big appearances in the top 10 this week. After a stunning performance of "Piece by Piece" on American Idol, Kelly Clarkson's latest album Piece by Piece reemerged into the top 10 this week with a 114 spot jump in position and a 676 percent increase in sales. Piece by Piece moved 44,000 units and landed at No. 6. 19,000 of those copies were pure album sales; the rest of the tally was comprised of streams and single sales of "Piece by Piece."
The other six albums in the top 10 of the Billboard 200 are familiar ones. Adele's 25 slips down one spot to No. 2 with 74,000 units. She is followed closely by fellow former chart-toppers Rihanna's Anti and Justin Bieber's Purpose, which sits at Nos. 3 and 5, respectively, with 71,000 units and 56,000 units sold.
Other albums in the top 10 include Chris Stapleton's Traveller at No. 7 (43,000 units), Twenty One Pilots' Blurryface at No. 8 (36,000 units) and Joey + Rory's Hymns rounding it all out at No. 10 with 33,000 units moved.