Katy Perry's 'Witness' Debuts Atop Billboard 200

Katy Perry's 'Witness' Debuts Atop Billboard 200

The 'Firework' hitmaker notches her third No. 1 album, while SZA, rock band Rise Against and country group Lady Antebellum debut in the top 10.
Katy Perry scores her third No. 1 album on Billboard 200 chart with her latest effort "Witness". The set, which made its way out via Capitol Records on June 9, racked up 180,000 equivalent album units, including 162,000 in traditional album sales, in the week ending June 25, according to Nielsen Music.

Perry previously nabbed two No. 1 albums on the chart with 2010's "Teenage Dream" and 2013's "Prism". "Witness" becomes the first album by a woman with the biggest sales week in 2017 since Lady GaGa's "Joanne" landed atop the list with 201,000 units last year.

Kendrick Lamar's "DAMN" stays steady at No. 2 with 69,000 units. The former chart-topper has been spending nine weeks in the top 3. At No. 3, singer/songwriter SZA claims her first top 10 album with her debut LP "Ctrl". The effort sold 60,000 units, and was greatly powered by its streaming activities.

Country trio Lady Antebellum's new studio effort "Heart Break" blasts to No. 4 in its first week with 53,000 units, including 47,000 in traditional album sales. Meanwhile, Drake's "More Life" rises to No. 5 with a little more than 41,000 units, and Ed Sheeran's "Divide (division sign)" climbs one spot to No. 6 with 41,000 units.

Halsey's "Hopeless Fountain Kingdom" falls from No. 1 to No. 7 in its second week with a little more than 33,000 units, while Bruno Mars' "24K Magic" ascends to No. 8 with 33,000 units. Other titles making up this week's top 10 are rock band Rise Against's "Wolves", which marks the band's fourth debut in the top 10 with slightly more than 29,000 units, and Post Malone's "Stoney", which rises from No. 12 to No. 10 with 29,000 units.

  1. "Witness" - Katy Perry (108,000)
  2. "DAMN" - Kendrick Lamar (69,000)
  3. "Ctrl" - SZA (60,000)
  4. "Heart Break" - Lady Antebellum (53,000)
  5. "More Life" - Drake (41,000)
  6. "Divide (division sign)" - Ed Sheeran (41,000)
  7. "Hopeless Fountain Kingdom" - Halsey (33,000)
  8. "24K Magic" - Bruno Mars (33,000)
  9. "Wolves" - Rise Against (29,000)
  10. "Stoney - Post Malone (29,000)

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