Jay Z Still #1, ‘Teen Beach Movie’ In Top 10 & Pet Shop Boys Land Highest-Charting Album In 20 Years
Yes, Jay Z (now sans the hyphen) is #1 on the Billboard 200 for a second week with Magna Carta Holy Grail (which sold another 129,000 copies). And yes, Sara Bareilles landed at #2 with The Blessed Unrest (68,000), making it her third Top 10 album in a row. And the soundtrack to the Disney Channel’s latest epic, Teen Beach Movie, popped in at #8 (25,000), while Cody Simpson‘s second studio album, Surfers Paradise, has become his first Top 10 entry, at #10 (24,000).
But the real triumph (in my eyes, at least) is the Pet Shop Boys going in at #26 with 12th studio album Electric (per their official website). Just days after it became the duo’s highest-charting LP in the UK since 1993’s Very, Electric has repeated the same feat here in the States. (Very peaked at #20 on the Billboard 200 two decades ago.) It’s now the pair’s seventh album to go Top 40 in America, and their first to do so since 2009’s Yes entered at #32. Not bad for the first release on the Pet Shop Boys’ own label, x2.
See how the rest of the Top 10 played out below.
The Top 10 Of The Billboard 200 Chart
1. Jay-Z, Magna Carta Holy Grail *2 weeks* 2. Sara Bareilles, The Blessed Unrest *new* 3. Kidz Bop, Kidz Bop 24 *new* 4. Ace Hood, Trials & Tribulations *new* 5. Florida Georgia Line, Here’s To The Good Times 6. Imagine Dragons, Night Visions 7. J. Cole, Born Sinner 8. Soundtrack, Teen Beach Movie *new* 9. Justin Timberlake, The 20/20 Experience 10. Cody Simpson, Surfers Paradise *new*