It was a slow week on the chart: Bieber’s World is the lowest-selling album in the top spot in almost a year. The last to hold that dubious distinction was Chrisette Michele’s Epiphany, last May.
Psychedelic rockers MGMT‘s sophomore album, Congratulations, is the chart’s biggest debut, landing at No. 2 with 66,000 sold. It’s the best chart showing of their career, Billboard noted. Oracular Spectacular, their last album, never sold more than 17,000 in a week, but its steady sales have led it to a 606,000 total in the U.S.
The chart’s second-highest debut is Coheed and Cambria’s No. 5. ranking for their Year of the Black Rainbows, which sold 51,000 copies. It’s a step down from their last album, 2007’s No World For Tomorrow, which bowed at No. 6 but sold 62,000 units.
And Justin Bieber’s first installment of My World falls two spots No. 10 with 30,000.
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