The Lumineers Top Album Chart With ‘Cleopatra’, Kanye’s ‘Pablo’ Sells 1,000 Copies

Robbie Daw | April 18, 2016 10:22 am

It’s a snooze of a chart week when “Ho Hey” folk-rockers The Lumineers are charged with bringing the fireworks. The band’s sophomore LP Cleopatra does one better than their #2-peaking debut by topping the Billboard 200 on the strength of 125,000 equivalent album units moved (108,000 of which were sales). Of course, it remains to be seen if Cleopatra has the long legs to match the 1.7 million copies sold the first Lumineers album racked up.

On the opposite end of the sales spectrum, the previous chart-topping LP, Kanye West‘s The Life Of Pablo, falls to #4, having only sold just over 1,000 in its second week on the Billboard 200. For those keeping track, that brings the album’s grand total of copies sold to 29,000. Keeping Pablo afloat are the streams it continues to rack up, which helped bring it to 47,000 equivalent album units this week.

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If there’s a marketing plan behind Pablo, I’ve yet to figure it out.

The Top 10 of the Billboard 200:

1. The Lumineers, Cleopatra*new* *1 week* 2. Deftones, Gore *new* 3. Chris Stapleton, Traveller 4. Kanye West, The Life Of Pablo 5. Rihanna, Anti 6. Justin Bieber, Purpose 7. Twenty One Pilots, Blurryface 8. Zayn, Mind Of Mine 9. Adele, 25 10. Lukas Graham, Lukas Graham

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