Shania Twain Tops Billboard 200 With 'Now', Tom Petty Soars to No. 2


Shania Twain Tops Billboard 200 With 'Now', Tom Petty Soars to No. 2


The Canadian songstress' comeback album debuts at No. 1 on the chart, while Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers' 'Greatest Hits' sees a huge resurgence in album sales after the singer's death.
Shania Twain proves she's still a force to be reckoned with in the music industry. The 52-year-old singer's latest album "Now" debuts at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart with 137,000 equivalent album units, with 134,000 of them in traditional album sales, earned in the week ending October 5, according to Nielsen Music.

It marks the third largest sales week for a country album in 2017 and the largest for a woman in nearly two years. It's also the second country album to hit No. 1 on the Billboard 200 in 2017 and the first chart-topping country album by a female artist in over three years.

Released on September 29, "Now" is Twain's fifth studio album and her first in nearly 15 years. Her last album, "Up!", was released in November 2002. "Now" earned the Canadian singer/songwriter's her second No. 1 album on the Billboard 200, after "Up!" topped the chart for five weeks in 2002.

Meanwhile, Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers' "Greatest Hits" sees a huge resurgence in sales following Tom Petty's death. The album re-enters the chart at No. 2 with 84,000 units (up 2,231 percent), 52,000 of which are in traditional album sales.

Demi Lovato's "Tell Me You Love Me" debuts at No. 3 with 75,000 units (48,000 in traditional album sales). It's her sixth top 10 album after "Confident" (No. 2 in 2015), "Demi" (No. 3, 2013), "Unbroken" (No. 4, 2011), "Here We Go Again" (No. 1, 2009), and "Don't Forget" (No. 2, 2008).

Meanwhile, rapper A Boogie Wit da Hoodie scores his first top 10 album by having his first full-lenghth studio album "The Bigger Artist" land at No. 4 with 67,000 units (10,000 in traditional album sales). His previously released mixtapes "Artist" and "TBA" peaked at No. 70 and No. 63, respectively.

Another new release in the top 10, Miley Cyrus' "Younger Now" bows at No. 5. It sold 45,000 equivalent album units, with 33,000 of them in traditional album sales. Her previous highest-charting effort was "Bangerz", which debuted at No. 1 in 2013.

Post Malone's "Stoney" maintains its spot at No. 6 with additional 42,000 units (up 14 percent). Lil Uzi Vert's "Luv Is Rage 2" drops two spots to No. 7 with 40,000 units (down 10 percent). Imagine Dragons' "Evolve" slips from No. 7 to No. 8 with 39,000 units though it sees a 6% increase in album sales.

Kendrick Lamar's "DAMN." loses another spot, dropping to No. 9 with 34,000 units (down less than 1 percent). Ed Sheeran's "Divide (division sign)" stays steady at No. 10 with additional 31,000 units (up 4 percent).

  1. "Now" - Shania Twain (134,000)
  2. "Greatest Hits" - Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers (84,000)
  3. "Tell Me You Love Me" - Demi Lovato (75,000)
  4. "The Bigger Artist" - A Boogie Wit da Hoodie (67,000)
  5. "Younger Now" - Miley Cyrus (45,000)
  6. "Stoney" - Post Malone (42,000)
  7. "Luv Is Rage 2 " - Lil Uzi Vert (40,000)
  8. "Evolve" - Imagine Dragons (39,000)
  9. "DAMN." - Kendrick Lamar (34,000)
  10. "Divide (division sign)" - Ed Sheeran (31,000)

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