Coldplay’s Ghost Stories was enough to spook the Black Keys out of the top spot on the charts last week, according to data from Nielsen SoundScan. The Chris Martin-fronted band moved 382,665 copies of their sixth album.
Country star Brantley Gilbert came in second with 211,288 copies sold, topping Micheal Jackson’s posthumous Xscape and the everlasting “Frozen” soundtrack, which has now sold more than 2.7 millions copies. The Black Keys, who were really stumping for a win over MJ’s Xscape last week, moved down a few places to #5.
Phillip Phillips’ Behind the Light, “The Fault in our Stars” soundtrack and Iggy Azalea’s The New Classic round out #7, #8 and #9, respectively.
Over at iTunes, Coldplay and Gilbert hold the same top spots, while Iggy Azalea is #5. Iggy also owns the iTunes songs chart, with “Fancy (feat. Charli XCX)” at #1 and Ariana Grande’s “Problem (feat. Iggy Azalea)” at #2. “Am I Wrong” by Nico & Vinz, “All of Me” by John Legend and “Wiggle (feat. Snoop Dogg)” by Jason Derulo round out the top five iTunes tracks.
A New Trend
On Tuesday, Billboard and Twitter released a brand-new way of tracking music with a real-time chart. The chart follows the trends online based on the most-talked about music on Twitter from minute to minute. Big movers on Tuesday were Austin Mahone’s new songs off his debut project The Secret and other various new and old music, including Fifth Harmony’s “Miss Movin’ On.”