The 50th edition of "Now...Music!," which features hit songs
from Pharrell, Katy Perry and Bruno Mars, sold 153,000 copies in
its first week, according to figures from Nielsen SoundScan.
The "Frozen" movie soundtrack from Walt Disney Co, which has
dominated the Billboard 200 chart this year with 13
non-consecutive weeks at No. 1, dropped to No. 2 this week with
99,000 in sales.
Other new albums in the top 10 this week include country singer
Hunter Hayes at No. 3 with "Storyline," Canadian
singer-songwriter Sarah McLachlan at No. 4 with "Shine On," and
rapper Tech N9ne's collaborative album "Strangeulation" at No.
Rap group Atmosphere's "Southsiders" debuted at No. 8, and
guitarist Carlos Santana's Latin rock band Santana entered at
No. 9 with "Corazon."
For the week ended May 11, overall album sales totaled 4.1
million, down 17 percent from the comparable week in 2013,
(Reporting by Piya Sinha-Roy; Editing by Eric Kelsey and Lisa
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