Florence and the Machine's 'How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful' Debuts Atop Billboard 200

The British group collects their best sales week yet as their latest album starts with 137,000 equivalent units including 128,000 copies of traditional album sales.

AceShowbiz - %cFlorence and the Machine%'s "How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful" has made its way out to No. 1 on Billboard 200. Marking the group's first effort to top the chart, the album released on June 2 arrives with 137,000 equivalent units, Nielsen Music reports.

With 128,000 copies of traditional album sales, %cFlorence Welch% and Co. post their best sales week yet. They earned their previous biggest sales week with "Ceremonials", which started with 105,000 upon its release in 2011.

Next on Billboard 200, %cTaylor Swift%'s "1989" keeps its position steady at No. 2 with 66,000 units. Behind the former country darling is %cA$AP Rocky%, whose "At.Long.Last.A$AP" falls from last week's No. 1 to this week's No. 3 with 50,000.

%cJason Derulo% is the second newcomer in the top 10 as his "Everything Is 4" lands at No. 4 with 37,000. His previous release, "Talk Dirty", also came at No. 4 with his best sales week, 44,000. At No. 5, %cEd Sheeran%'s "X" rises two rungs with 36,000. Meanwhile, the "Pitch Perfect 2" soundtrack slips from No. 4 to No. 6 with 34,000.

Two of country music's biggest names %cWillie Nelson% and %cMerle Haggard% have their collaborative album "Django and Jimmie" debuted at No. 7 with 31,000 units. This is Nelson's fourth top 10 effort and Haggard's first. The latter's previous highest-charting album was his first joint album with Nelson which peaked at No. 37 in 1983.

Rounding out the top 10 are %cMeghan Trainor%'s "Title" that stays at No. 8 with 30,000, %cZac Brown Band%'s "Jekyll + Hyde" which jumps eight rungs to No. 9 with 30,000 and %cMaroon 5%'s "V" that rises from last week's No. 11 with 29,000.

  1. "How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful" - %cFlorence and the Machine% (137,000)
  2. "1989" - %cTaylor Swift% (66,000)
  3. "At.Long.Last.A$AP" - %cA$AP Rocky% (50,000)
  4. "Everything Is 4" - %cJason Derulo% (37,000)
  5. "X" - %cEd Sheeran% (36,000)
  6. The "Pitch Perfect 2" Soundtrack - Various Artists (51,000)
  7. "Django and Jimmie" - %cWillie Nelson% and %cMerle Haggard% (31,000)
  8. "Title" - %cMeghan Trainor% (30,000)
  9. "Jekyll + Hyde" - %cZac Brown Band% (30,000)
  10. "V" - %cMaroon 5% (29,000)

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