The Weeknd’s ‘Kiss Land’ Debuts at No. 2

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R&B and country battled it out on the Billboard charts this week. The Weeknd and Keith Urban faced off, but the Canadian crooner was narrowly edged out of the top spot.

His album Kiss Land debuts at No. 2 on the Billboard 200 after selling 96,000 copies in its first week, according to Nielsen SoundScan (via Billboard). He fell less than 3,000 copies short of this week’s chart-topper Keith Urban, whose album Fuse entered at No. 1 with 98,000.

Last year, The Weeknd’s mixtape compilation Trilogy debuted at No. 4 with 86,000, and has moved 385,000 units to date.

During his show at the Greek Theatre in L.A. last night, his friend Drake prematurely announced that he had the No. 1 album in the country.

“NUMBER 1 ALBUM IN THE COUNTRY. I LOVE MY FANS XO, WE GOOD!!!!!!” tweeted The Weeknd. But after the final sales were revealed, he added, “AWWH. SO CLOSE THEY HAD TO RECOUNT!!! STILL GOT THE BEST FANS!! THANK YOU XO.”

Meanwhile, 2 Chainz’ sophomore album B.O.A.T.S. II #METIME sails in at No. 3 with 63,000 copies. His debut Based on a T.R.U. Story more than doubled the sales with 147,000 in August 2012.

Janelle Monáe landed her best sales week yet and first top 10 album with The Electric Lady, which comes in at No. 5 with 47,000.

Tamar Braxton’s Love and War falls 2-8 (35,000), while last week’s No. 1, Ariana Grande’s Yours Truly, drops to No. 9 (31,000). Rounding out the top 10 is John Legend’s Love in the Future, which slides 4-10 (30,000).

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  1. Truth

    How much did Sean Kingstons album sell? I heard it didnt even chart lmao


    channel_ROMAN Reply:

    @Truth, LMAOOO!


    channel_ROMAN Reply:

    @Truth, His album came out?


    Atrain Reply:

    @channel_ROMAN, shit, i just found out it leaked haha


    Truth Reply:

    @channel_ROMAN, it didnt leak it came out September 10th. It didnt even chart this week at all


  2. Hector

    ….oh. I didn’t even know he had an album out.


  3. channel_ROMAN

    Album sales are awful.


  4. Jake

    White girls who love black dick and emo ass Asians love this guy.


    t Reply:

    @Jake, in other words your mom loves this guy…


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  6. Kyle

    CONGRATS TO JANELLE MONAE! First top 10 album! She deserves it 100%. And I’m kind of shocked how bad Ariana Grande dropped in her second week. That’s pretty severe.


  7. Briiiii

    Pdiddy probably bought a if her albums anyways


  8. lexielikesgirls

    yay for janelle!


  9. carlos

    the weeknd was saying “fuck country music” when he thought he was number one smh


  10. Amber

    He’ll get to that #1 spot, such an amazing album!!!!


  11. boomshakalaka

    i am so happy janelle’s album did so well.


  12. Stephanie


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