U.S. Album Chart: Pentatonix Nabs No. 1; Taylor Swift Celebrates One Year in Top 10

A capella quintet Pentatonix has scored its first No. 1 on the U.S. album sales chart, having sold more than 98,000 units in the week ending Oct. 22, according to data from Nielsen Music.

Pentatonix’s self-titled album marks the band’s fifth top 10 appearance. It’s their first to focus more on original songs than covers, including lead single “Can’t Sleep Love.”

Taylor Swift’s “1989” also hit a big milestone on Tuesday; the album was released on this day last year and landed at No. 9 on the most recent chart (down just 1% with 37,000 units moved), meaning it has spent an entire year in the top 10 of album sales. Swift’s monster hit is just the fifth album to ever spend an entire year (or more) in the top 10; “1989” joins Bruce Springsteen’s “Born in the U.S.A.,” Adele’s “21,” Celine Dion’s “Falling Into You” and Fleetwood Mac’s “Rumours” on the historic list.

Demi Lovato’s buzzed-about “Confident” finished just shy of “Pentatonix,” moving 98,000 units in its first week. Lovato’s fifth studio album; “Demi” (2013), “Unbroken” (2011), “Here We Go Again” (2009) and “Don’t Forget” (2008) all debuted in the top five as well.

Other new releases in the frame include Machine Gun Kelly’s “General Admission,” the Game’s “Documentary 2.5” and Coheed & Cambria’s “Color Before the Sun.” Kelly’s rap collection “General Admission” entered the chart at No. 4 with 56,00 units; rapper the Game’s “Documentary 2.5” moved 48,000 units, good for No. 6 and emo rockers Coheed & Cambria hit the chart in tenth place, having moved 32,000 units of “Color Before the Sun.”

The holdovers were once again led by the Weeknd. The R&B singer’s “Beauty Behind the Madness” notched another week at No. 3, down 19% with 62,000 units. Rapper Fetty Wap’s self-titled debut slipped from fourth place to fifth, down 10% with 48,000 units.

Selena Gomez’s “Revival,” which debuted atop the chart the previous week, dropped to seventh place. Her new set, led by single “Good For You,” dipped 61%, moving 45,000 units.

Drake and Future’s rap collaboration “What a Time to Be Alive” slid from fifth place to eighth, down 12% with 43,000 units.

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