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MEGHAN TRAINOR'S JANUARY COUP

Trainor Celebrates #1 Bow; Five Debuts in Top 15

Epic breakout star Meghan Trainor bursts onto the HITS Building Album Sales Chart with 196k, dethroning Big Machine’s Taylor Swift and locking in #1 honors.

This marks the biggest January debut by a new artist in the last decade, and the #3 biggest January debut in that period overall.

Taylor, of course, only drops a mere 18%, snagging another 92k at #2 in her 12th week on the chart.

Razor & Tie’s Kidz Bop 27 debuts at #3, while YMCMB/Republic’s Nicki Minaj rounds out the Top 5 with 31k (-5%).

Over at RCA, Mark Ronson and labelmate Jazmine Sullivan both debut in the Top 10 with #6 and 7, respectively, and just under 31k.

U.K. X Factor finalist Ella Henderson, whose “Ghost” video has accumulated 40m+ views, debuts with 23k at #11 for SYCO/Columbia.

222/Interscope’s Maroon 5 jumps #27-12, earning another 21k (+202%) since their Sept. release after announcing “Sugar” as the new single and releasing the corresponding vid.

For the rest of this week’s stats, click here.

On our Sales Plus Streaming (SPS) Chart, Meghan remains #1 and moves up to 237k, thanks to two hot singles (and streaming, of course). Mark Ronson moves #6-3 when comparing albums sales to SPS (thank you, “Uptown Funk”), while Maroon 5 moves #12-8, Republic’s Ariana Grande moves #35-17 and RCA’s Sia (whose SNL bump followed a rise fueled by her “Elastic Heart” vid going viral) moves #29-18.

Streeting this week are albums from DCD2/Island’s Fall Out Boy, which is destined for another substantial January #1, RCA’s Grammy nominees comp, Capitol’s Decemberists, Lupe Fiasco and Loma Vista’s Marilyn Manson (through Concord).

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