Cole's "2014 Forest Hill Drive" album sold 354,000 full
copies, 109,000 songs and was streamed more than 16 million
times. Under Billboard's new formula, that totals 375,000 units
in its debut week.
Swift's "1989" album, which includes the triple Grammy nominated
song "Shake It Off," sold 324,000 units, while a cappella group
Pentatonix dropped to third place with its holiday album "That's
Christmas to Me," with 218,000 units.
In the new chart formula unveiled by Billboard two weeks ago, 10
songs equal one album unit and 1,500 online streams equals one
Carrie Underwood's "Greatest Hits: Decade #1" entered the chart
at No. 4 with 103,000 units, followed by veteran rockers AC/DC's
"Rock or Bust," who rounded out the top five after slumping from
third place last week.
Singer K. Michelle was the only other new entry to the chart,
placing sixth with her album "Anybody Wanna Buy a Heart?" with
In the digital songs chart, Swift retained the No. 1 spot with
"Blank Space" with 249,000 downloads, while Irish
Grammy-nominated musician Hozier climbed from third to second
place this week with "Take Me to Church" selling 202,000
(Reporting by Patricia Reaney; Editing by Piya Sinha-Roy and
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