The New York-based band sold some 57,000 units
of "Science Fiction," its first studio album since 2009, while
rapper Kodak Black took second place with new release "Project
Baby Two" and sales of 49,000 units.
The Billboard 200 chart tallies units from album sales, song
sales (10 songs equal one album) and streaming activity (1,500
streams equal one album).
The new releases pushed last week's chart-topper Kesha into
fifth place with her "Rainbow" album.
On the digital songs chart, which measures online single sales,
Puerto Rican singer Luis Fonsi's global sensation "Despacito,"
featuring Justin Bieber, showed no signs of moving from No. 1,
with another 80,000 copies sold.
That is likely to change next week when weekly figures for
Taylor Swift's hard-edged new single "Look What You Made Me Do"
The song, released last Thursday and featured on Sunday's MTV
Video Music Awards show, set a first day global record on
Spotify of more than eight million streams, the music platform
said at the weekend.
(Reporting by Jill Serjeant; Editing by Chris Reese)
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