The Weeknd holds top spot on Billboard chart
The artist’s ‘Beauty Behind the Madness’ is his second studio album which has sold 77, 000 albums.
LOS ANGELES - Canadian R&B singer The Weeknd held on to the top spot for the second consecutive week on the weekly US Billboard 200 album chart on Monday, edging out four new entries to the top 10.
Beauty Behind the Madness, the second studio album by The Weeknd, sold 77,000 albums, 325,000 songs and was streamed 52 million times, totaling 144,000 units according to figures from Nielsen SoundScan for the week ending 10 September.
Heavy metal rockers Five Finger Death Punch led the new entries in this week's chart with its latest record Got Your Six at No. 2 with 119,000 units, while rapper Travis Scott's _Rodeo _came in at No. 3 with 85,000 units.
The Billboard 200 chart tallies album sales, song sales (10 songs equal one album) and streaming activity (1,500 streams equal one album).
Other new entries in the top ten of the chart include veteran heavy metal group Iron Maiden's latest record Book of Souls at No. 4 and Australian actor-singer Troye Sivan's Wild at No. 5.
Canadian pop singer Justin Bieber held onto the top spot of the Billboard Digital Songs chart, which measures single track downloads, with his latest song What Do You Mean selling 159,000 downloads in the past week.