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Cleopatra: The jewel in this week's crown.
CLEOPATRA REIGNS

Dualtone’s The Lumineers debut at the top of the HITS Album Sales and SPS charts this week, with just about 106k albums and 123k with singles and streams factored in. It’s a big coup for the alt-folk trio, the label’s power duo of Scott Robinson and Paul Roper, and their team. The band, whose “Ho Hey” was a monster smash a few years ago, have come roaring back with sophomore set Cleopatra, which also bows at #1 in the U.K.

Another debut, from returning rockers Deftones (Reprise), lands in the #2 berth, moving just shy of 66k albums and 68k SPS. Two chart veterans, Mercury Nashville’s Chris Stapleton (just south of 38k sales, down 36%, and nearly 47k SPS) and XL/Columbia’s Adele (23k/30k SPS, -20%) follow, and eOne’s Zakk Wylde rounds out the Top 5 in the neighborhood of 20k on both sides.

On the SPS chart, last week’s champ, G.O.O.D./Def Jam’s Kanye West, secures the #4 spot with 48k (-52%), once again without mainstream retail. Westbury Road/Roc Nation’s Rihanna and Def Jam’s Justin Bieber take the #5 and #6 positions thanks to big streams and huge sales of singles “Work” and “Love Yourself,” respectively.

The week's new releases include new sets by two very different rock-guitar icons—Santana RecordsSantana and KISS guitarist Ace Frehley (another eOne jam).

In other news, Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders are now tussling for a primary victory in New York, where the phrase “Hey, screw you, jagoff” can be taken as an endorsement.

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