Vampire Weekend will take a giant bite out of the Billboard 200 album chart when they score their second #1 debut with their third album, [article id="1706532"]Modern Vampires of the City.[/article] The disc moved 134,000 copies, according to figures provided by Nielsen SoundScan, giving them their best first week to date.
Demi Lovato also had a record week, moving 110,000 copies of [article id="1707489"]Demi[/article] for her best career chart bow. The only other new face in the top 10 was country veteran George Strait, whose Love is Everything landed at #2 thanks to sales of 120,000.
The Jay-Z-curated soundtrack to "The Great Gatsby" slipped two spots in its second week to #4 (95,000) and last week's #1, Lady Antebellum's Golden, slipped 67 percent to #5.
In the week before their first new studio album in eight years, [article id="1707843"]Random Access Memories,[/article] hits the charts, Daft Punk's 2001 classic, Discovery, came back into the tally at 104, as sales picked up 110 percent to nearly 4,000.
Things were a bit different on the iTunes chart, where the "Gatsby" album topped Vampire Weekend and Lovato, with Daft Punk pre-orders coming in at #4.
[article id="1707604"]Hangout Festival[/article] performers Macklemore & Ryan Lewis continue to reign on the Digital Songs chart, where "Can't Hold Us" moved another 231,000 downloads, withstanding a furious charge from Robin Thicke's "Blurred Lines," which jumped 21 spots to #2 as sales ballooned by 204 percent to 206,000.
Pink was at #3 with "Just Give me a Reason" (193,000), Florida Georgia Line held steady at #4 with "Cruise" (189,000) and Selena Gomez moved up one to #5 with "Come & Get It" (164,000). Justin Timberlake's "Mirrors" was down three spots to #6 (156,000), Imagine Dragons hung at #7 with "Radioactive" (141,000) while Lana Del Rey's "Young and Beautiful" was up 57 percent and 10 spots to #9 (121,000). Rounding out the top 10 was Daft Punk's "Get Lucky," which was up seven spots on sales of 118,000.