Well, isn’t this a good week for feel-good bubblegum pop? Disney doll Selena Gomez has managed to nab her first chart-topper on the Billboard 200, with Stars Dance — and all it took was for her to ditch The Scene, her band on her first three albums. (Oh, just kidding — it’s more likely the fact that the album contains her first actual Top 10 hit, “Come & Get It,” that sealed the deal.) The LP sold 97,000 copies out of the gate, which trumps Gomez’s previous-best opening week, when 2011′s When The Sun Goes Down moved 78,000 copies and debuted at #4.
Over on the Hot 100, Robin Thicke‘s “Blurred Lines” maintains its stranglehold (for an eight week in a row) on the main singles chart, while One Direction shoot straight in at #2 with “Best Song Ever.” For those keeping score, this marks 1D’s third Top 10 hit in the States, after “What Makes You Beautiful” (which peaked at #4) and “Live While We’re Young” (#3), and their highest-charting of the bunch.
In other words, well done on the choice of title, lads.
The Top 10 Of The Billboard 200 Chart
1. Selena Gomez, Stars Dance *new* *1 week*
2. Jay-Z, Magna Carta Holy Grail
3. Soundtrack, Teen Beach Movie
4. Kidz Bop, Kidz Bop 24
5. Marc Anthony, 3.0 *new*
6. Florida Georgia Line, Here’s To The Good Times
7. Imagine Dragons, Night Visions
8. We Came As Romans, Tracing Back Roots *new*
9. Various, Rich Gang *new*
10. Justin Timberlake, The 20/20 Experience