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Kings of Leon have officially topped the Sales Plus Streaming (SPS) Chart with 77k for WALLS, their seventh studio album through RCA.

A CHART STORY FIT FOR KINGS

RCA Alt/Rockers Win Big With WALLS

Kings of Leon have officially topped the Sales Plus Streaming (SPS) Chart with 77k for WALLS, their seventh studio album through RCA.

The next biggest debut belongs to eOne’s The Game, who bowed at #4 with 31k for 1992.

The only other debuts to make the Top 15 were JoJo’s Mad Love, which lands at #5 with 28k, and Hillsong Worship’s Let There Be Light (Hillsong), which lands at #15 with 17k.

As the CMAs near, Chris Stapleton’s Traveller (Mercury Nashville) breaks back into the Top 20. If you recall, Stapleton’s performance with Justin Timberlake at last year’s CMA show was what rocketed him into the limelight. This year, the sudden star, who’s been selling consistently since then, is up for Entertainer of the Year, Single of the Year (“Nobody to Blame”), Male Vocalist of the Year, Musical Event of the Year (“You Are My Sunshine” with wife Morgane) and Music Video of the Year (“Fire Away”).

Rae Sremmurd’s SremmLife 2 (Eardruma/Interscope) also gets a bit of a boost, going #39-33 as single “Black Beatles” goes #17-8 on HITSStreaming Songs Chart.

Meanwhile, The LumineersCleopatra (Dualtone), which was recently discounted to $7.99 at iTunes, re-enters the chart at #39. Barbra Streisand’s Encore: Movie Partners (Columbia) also re-enters the chart; following some ticket bundle redemptions, the set returns at #42. And Alessia Cara’s Know-It-All (Def Jam)—also a re-entry, powered by a $7.99 sale at iTunes—appears at #43.

As for the SPS marketshare battle, there’s UMG at #1 with 37%, WMG at #2 with 30% and SME at #3 with 25%.

Over on the Album Sales Chart, the Top 3 titles are debuts; Kings of Leon come in at #1 with 67k, while The Game and JoJo follow with 24k and 20k, respectively.

On this chart, a total of eight acts make the Top 15. Those are Hillsong Worship (#6, 14k), 3 Legged’s Blackberry Smoke (#7, 13k), Razor & Tie’s Kidz Bop Kids (#8, 12k), Hollywood’s Sabrina Carpenter (#10, 11.5k) and Big Picnic’s Johnnyswim (#11, 11k).

On a somewhat related note, a new weed strain called Blackberry Smoke was the only thing to get us through that last presidential debate.

This week’s album sales marketshare battle looks a little different from the SPS one; there, SME’s at #1 with 37%, UMG’s at #2 with 28% and WMG’s at #3 with 23%.

Streeting this week are albums from Interscope’s Lady Gaga, Reprise’s Michael Buble, RCA’s Jimmy Eat World, Columbia’s Leonard Cohen and Razor & Tie’s Pretty Reckless, as well as RCA’s Pentatonix and Big Machine’s Rascal Flatts.

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