Pop band 5 Seconds of Summer crashes in at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 as the Australian group’s self-titled full-length debut album arrives atop the list. The set sold 259,000 copies in the week ending July 27, according to Nielsen SoundScan, following the album’s release on July 22.
It’s the third-largest debut of 2014, and the fourth-largest sales week. (Coldplay’s Ghost Stories debuted with the year’s largest week, 383,000.)
5 Seconds of Summer’s opening also marks the biggest debut for an act’s first full-length album this year, and the largest for a group in nearly eight years. The last group to debut with a bigger bow was Daughtry, when its self-titled debut album started with 304,000 in the week ending Nov. 19, 2006.
5 Seconds of Summer’s new album follows the group’s four-song introductory EP, She Looks So Perfect, which debuted and peaked at No. 2 earlier this year (selling 143,000 in its first week).
The band’s homeland of Australia can also claim some amazing chart feats with the new album’s debut: 5 Seconds of Summer is the first Australian act to debut at No. 1 with its first full-length album. It also logs the largest SoundScan-era sales opening for an Australian act’s first album. (SoundScan began tracking data in 1991.)
5 Seconds of Summer is the second Australian act to top the Billboard 200 in 2014, following Sia, with 1000 Forms of Fear. The band is the first Australian group to hit No. 1 since AC/DC’s Black Ice spent two weeks atop the tally in 2008 (on the charts dated Nov. 8 and 15).
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