"Awesome Mix Vol. 1," which includes classic hits such as
Blue Swede's "Hooked on a Feeling," featured heavily throughout
the "Guardians" film as rogue hero Peter Quill's own soundtrack.
It sold 93,000 copies last week according to figures from
Nielsen SoundScan, keeping its hold on the top spot of the
Retaining its position at No. 2 for a second week is the 51st
installment of the "Now That's What I Call Music!" compilation
album franchise featuring current pop hits, which sold 52,000
copies in its second week.
Rounding out the top 3 is the soundtrack to Walt Disney Co's hit
animated film "Frozen," which climbed five spots in its 38th
week on the chart, with 43,000 copies sold last week due to a
bump in sales from reduced pricing on iTunes, Billboard said.
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New entries in the top ten of this week's album chart include rock
band The Gaslight Anthem's "Get Hurt" at No. 4, while newcomer
YouTube sensation Troye Sivan's five-song extended play record "TRXYE"
debuted at No. 5.
For the week ending Aug. 17, total album sales clocked in at 4.1
million units, down 19 percent from the comparable week in 2013,
while year-to-date album sales stand at 150.5 million, down 15
percent from the same point last year, Billboard said.
(Editing by Mary Milliken and Chris Reese)
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