Thanks to some extent to a set of two huge summer singles and also a star-making performance on the MTV Video Music Awards, the Weeknd's new LP Beauty Behind the Madness cruised to Number One for the Billboard 200, compiling the second-bestselling week of 2015 returning to the top spot. Abel Tesfaye's latest sold 326,000 total albums rolling around in its debut week, giving the Weeknd his first Number One album. Only Drake's If You're Reading This It's Too Late, which sold 535,000 copies rolling around in its first week, outsold Beauty Behind the Madness in 2010, Billboard reports.
The Weeknd's third major label album was boosted with the success from the Fifty Shades of Grey soundtrack smash "Earned It" and "Can't Feel My Face," the people receiving heavy airplay on Apple's new Beats 1 following the singer debuted the track for the Apple Music announcement at the begining of June. Since then, Beauty Behind the Madness has spawned two more singles, "The Hills" and "Tell Your Friends." Beauty Behind the Madness also improves around the Number Four debut of 2012's Trilogy and Kiss Land's Number Two peak in 2013. Check The Hills sheet music.
Halsey's Badlands debuted at Number Two as being the "New Americana" singer's debut LP sold 115,000 copies, giving Astralwerks their highest-charting album within the Billboard 200 from the label's 22-year history. Other new entries recently include Maddie & Tae's Start Here at Number Seven, Beach House's Depression Cherry at Number Eight and Ben Rector's Brand New at Number Nine.
Taylor Swift, such as the Weeknd, was the person receiving a post-VMA boom as 1989 rose from Number Seven to Number Four after "Bad Blood" took home Video with the Year as well as the new music video for "Wildest Dreams" debuted. 1989's sales doubled over a couple weeks ago as Swift sold another 44,000 copies of her latest album. Last week's Number One, Disturbed's Immortalized, stumbled into Number 10.