Sam Smith Gets First Top Spot On Billboard 200
British singer, Sam Smith has gotten his first No. 1 spot on the Billboard 200 album chart with “The Thrill of it All”.
He was able to edge out new releases by Maroon 5 and Blake Shelton.
Smith’s “The Thrill of it All” sold more than 237,000 units in its first week to debut as No. 1 on the Billboard 200.
Billboard said it was Smith’s best sales week ever in the United States.
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).
Maroon 5’s “Red Pill Blues” album took the No. 2 spot with sales of some 122,000 units for the week, while country singer Shelton’s “Texoma Shore” debuted in fourth place.
Rapper Chris Brown’s “Heartbreak on a Full Moon” retained its No. 3 spot, while “Without Warning,” the collaboration between rappers 21 Savages, Offset and producer Metro Boomin, slipped one place to No. 5.