And Kelly Clarkson skyrockets after 'Idol' performance.

By Eric Renner Brown
March 07, 2016 at 01:39 PM EST
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The 1975 and their second album I Like It When You Sleep, for You Are So Beautiful Yet So Unaware of It debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 albums chart for the week ending March 3. The strong showing marks the band’s first No. 1 — and knocked Adele and her staggeringly popular 25 from atop the list.

I Like It When You Sleep… notched 98,000 pure album sales — the figure that includes streaming equivalent albums becomes available Tuesday — which was good enough to best 25‘s 74,000 units. Despite its Feb. 26 release date, I Like It When You Sleep… will not be made available on Spotify until March 11.

The 1975’s success created a ripple effect elsewhere on the chart, with albums by Justin Bieber, Rihanna, and Macklemore & Ryan Lewis falling but remaining in the top five slots. But an unexpected artist soared into the mix: After her emotional American Idol performance on Feb. 25, Kelly Clarkson saw her 2015 album Piece by Piece go from 120 to No. 4 on the Billboard chart, selling 44,000 units. After the performance, the track also hit No. 1 on iTunes.

For the full scoop on this week’s albums chart, head over to Billboard.

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