Arcade Fire, Lorde Rule Billboard Charts!


Grammy Award winning Canadian Indie act Arcade Fire storms in at # 1 with their fourth studio album ‘Reflektor‘ on the Billboard 200 Albums Chart this week, bumping Katy Perry’s ‘Prism‘ to # 2.

Reflektor‘ shifted over 140,000 units this week, thus becoming the band’s second # 1 album after their previous set ‘The Suburbs‘ debuted atop the charts, eventually winning the coveted Album Of The Year Grammy in 2011.

Mizz Kelly Clarkson, thoroughly flaw-free as ever, announces the arrival of Christmas a month and a half in advance, as ‘Wrapped In Red‘, her first Christmas set launches at # 3 this week with over 70,000 units sold. The album becomes her sixth album to arrive within the top 3 – her entire discography! Expect the album sales to soar over the next few weeks around the holiday season, along with Mary J Blige’s first Christmas release ‘A Mary Christmas‘, which peaked at # 23 on its release a fortnight ago.

Over at the Hot 100 Singles Chart, Lorde’s ‘Royals‘ continues to rule for a 6th consecutive week, effectively blocking major new entries by Eminem and One Direction.

And after 7 weeks of women ruling the top 3 – Miley, Katy and Lorde – a man named Eminem breaks into the top 3 with his new single ‘The Monster‘ – of course with the help of a certain woman named Rihanna.

The Monster‘ sold over 373,000 downloads to d├ębut at # 3 on the Hot 100 – thus becoming Rihanna’s 25th top 10 hit, making her achieve the feat faster than Queen Madonna herself. Looks like she’s on course to land her 13th # 1 single soon, looking at the airplay and digital sales of ‘The Monster‘.

Check out all the action on the top 10 of both the Hot 100 and Billboard 200 right after the jump!

The Billboard Top 10 Singles this week are :

1. Royals – Lorde

2. Wrecking Ball – Miley Cyrus

3. The Monster – Eminem feat. Rihanna

4. Roar – Katy Perry

5. Wake Me Up – Avicii

6. Story Of My Life – One Direction

7. Hold On We’re Going Home – Drake feat. Majid Jordan

8. Demons – Imagine Dragons

9. Counting Stars – One Republic

10. Applause – Lady Gaga

The Billboard Top 10 Albums this week are :

1. Reflektor – Arcade Fire

2. Prism – Katy Perry

3. Wrapped In Red – Kelly Clarkson

4. Duck The Halls : A Robertson Family Christmas – The Robertsons

5. Nothing Was The Same – Drake

6. It Goes Like This – Thomas Rhett

7. Drinks After Work – Toby Keith

8. Pure Heroine – Lorde

9. Bangerz – Miley Cyrus

10. Recharged – Linkin Park