It’s official: 5 Seconds Of Summer have conquered our hearts … and wallets. The Australian pop-punkers put a giant exclamation point on their huge, um, summer by smashing into an easy #1 debut for their self-titled first studio album.
#1 Looks So Perfect
It’s also the biggest debut by an Australian act in the entire SoundScan era (which began in 1991).
I was a kid who's biggest aspiration was to at least get a C at high school, things can change if you believe and chase what you love…
— アシュトン A S H T O N (@Ashton5SOS) July 30, 2014
Just below, the still-moving Frozen soundtrack was up three spots to #2 (37,000) knocking last week’s #1, “Weird Al” Yankovic’s Mandatory Fun, down to #3 as sales drooped by 68 percent to 33,000. Veteran rapper Common hit #6 with Nobody’s Smiling (24,000) in a top 10 filled with albums that saw sales drop-offs from the week before.
Jason Aldean Burns It Down
While Sam Smith’s “Stay With Me” (#3, 144,000) and Iggy Azalea’s “Fancy” (#4, 123,000) each slipped a spot, Nico & Vinz’s summer smash, “Am I Wrong,” ticked up three notches to #5 as sales increased by 18 percent to 114,000.
Bass, Bass, Bass!