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ScHoolboy Q’s 'Oxymoron' tops Billboard album chart, 'Frozen' drops to No. 2

By Daniel S Levine,

After dominating the Billboard charts again last week, Disney’s Frozen soundtrack has had to give up its throne. This week, rapper ScHoolboy Q’s first album with a major label, Oxymoron, topped the Billboard 200 album chart.

Oxymoron, which was released by Top Dawg Entertainment, scored 139,000 copies sold, according to Nielsen SoundScan numbers, Billboard reports. ScHoolboy Q earned the largest rap album debut on the chart since Eminem’s Marshall Mathers LP 2 logged 792,000 copies in November.

Meanwhile, Frozen sold another 91,000 copies, earning its ninth straight week in the top 10. When it hit No. 1 last week, it joined the record books. It has spent the most weeks at No. 1 for a soundtrack since Titanic in 1998.

Frozen could see a boost on next week’s chart, since the film won the Oscar for Best Animated Feature and Best Original Song for “Let It Go.”

Beck’s Morning Phase debuted at No. 3 with 87,000 copies. IT’s his highest debut since Guero hit No. 2 in 2005. His previous album, Modern Guilt, started at No. 4 in 2008.

Satellite Flight: The Journey to Mother Moon by Kid Cudi reached No. 4. The album was sold only on iTunes, Google Play and Amazon MP3, but still sold 87,000 copies. The album was released to more online retailers on Monday.

Romeo Santos’ Formula: Vol. 2 started at No. 5 with 85,000 copies. Dierks Bentley’s Riser, which was also a new release, debuted at No. 6 with only 63,000 copies.

The No. 7 spot is held by Eric Church’s The Outsiders (43,000). The No. 8 and No. 9 sports are held by The Fray’s Helios (37,000) and Now 49 (34,000). Beyonce’s self-titled album stayed in the top 10 with 32,000 copies sold.

Pharrell Williams’ Oscar nominee “Happy” scored another week at the top of the Digital Songs Chart with a whopping 413,000 downloads.

image courtesy of Amazon

 

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