Ariana album makes grand entrance

Ariana album makes grand entrance

Los Angeles - Pop singer Ariana Grande's second album debuted atop the weekly US Billboard 200 album chart on Wednesday.

My Everything sold 169,000 copies in its first week, according to figures from Nielsen SoundScan.

The record was released in conjunction with the MTV Video Music Awards on Aug 24, when Grande performed her song Break Free to kick off the televised event.

Country music singer Brad Paisley's Moonshine In The Trunk debuted at No. 2 this week with sales of 53,000, while R&B artist Kem entered the chart at No. 3 with Promise To Love selling 52,000 copies.

Last week's No. 1 album, rapper Wiz Khalifa's Blacc Hollywood, dropped to No. 6 this week.

The only other new entry in the top 10 of the Billboard 200 chart is rock group Avenged Sevenfold's Waking The Fallen, at No. 10. The album was first released in 2003 and was re-issued last week.

For the week ending on Sunday, total album sales clocked 4.2 million units, down 15 per cent from the same period last year, while year-to-date sales totalled 158.7 million units, down 15 per cent from the same point last year, Billboard said.

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