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‘Furious 7’ Soundtrack Revs Back Up to No. 1 on U.S. Album Chart

On its fourth lap around the weekly album chart, the soundtrack to “Furious 7” reclaimed the top spot for the week ending April 12, according to data from Nielsen Music.

The collection moved 111,000 units in the fourth week since its release, up 51% from last week, when the soundtrack was No. 2 behind Wale’s new album. The album features cuts by hip-hop heavyweights T.I., Flo Rida, Juicy J, Lil Jon and more. Its lead single, “See You Again,” is a tribute to the late Paul Walker by Wiz Khalifa; the track has been popular enough to end Mark Ronson and Bruno Mars’ smash “Uptown Funk’s” domination of Billboard’s Hot 100 chart.

It was a good week for soundtracks, with the accompanying album to the lusty “Fifty Shades of Grey” climbing from No. 9 to No. 3 with 47,000 units moved. The soundtrack continues to benefit from heavy radio play of Ellie Goulding’s “Love Me Like You Do,” which is featured in the film.

The only new album to hit the top 10 is All Time Low’s “Future Hearts,” coming in at No. 2 with 80,000 units moved. This outing marks the pop-punk outfit’s best sales week yet, outdoing its previous high of 63,000 for “Nothing Personal” in 2009, according to Billboard.

A quartet of albums jumped back into the top 10 this week after brief stints in the chart’s teen rankings. Maroon 5’s “V,” for instance, hightailed it up to fourth place from No. 11 with 44,000 units, though it was still down 17%.

Slots eight through 10 are also occupied by these comeback stories, starting with Drake’s once-No. 1 mixtape “If You’re Reading This, It’s Too Late” at No. 8 with 40,000 units moved. Perhaps Drizzy’s numbers got a boost from a little Coachella incident involving Madonna.

Ed Sheeran’s “X” rose from No. 12 to No. 9 with 39,000 units moved, and Meghan Trainor’s “Title” nabbed 10th place with 34,000 units moved, up from No. 13.

Chart mainstays round out the rest of the lineup, with Taylor Swift’s “1989” holding insanely steady at No. 5, where it has remained for the past three weeks, and below which it has not dipped since its release 24 weeks ago. Swift’s collection moved 44,000 units. Rumors are swirling that “Bad Blood” will be the album’s next single.

Sam Smith’s “In the Lonely Hour” remains at sixth place with 43,000 units, down 27%. Kendrick Lamar’s “To Pimp a Butterfly” slipped from fourth to seventh place, down 36% with 42,000 units sold.

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