Lana Del Rey's 'Ultraviolence' tops Billboard 200, Sam Smith's 'In the Lonely Hour' right behind

By Kyle Johnson,

Lana Del Rey snagged her first number one album on the Billboard 200 chart with Ultraviolence, while British singer Sam Smith's debut album In the Lonely Hour was right behind in the No. 2 spot.

With 182,000 copies sold during the week ending June 22 according to numbers from Nielsen SoundScan, Del Rey captured the top spot, reports Billboard. The sales easily double what her last album Born to Die pulled in during its first week over two years ago.

Her major-label debut sold 77,000 copies and made it as high as the second spot on the chart.

Smith's first album, In the Lonely Hour also did extremely well, managing to sell 166,000 copies, which was easily good enough for the second spot behind Del Rey on the 200 chart, according to Reuters.

Linkin Park came in at the third spot with their latest album The Hunting Party, which sold 110,000 copies. Their sixth album is the first since Hybrid Theory to miss debuting at No. 1 on the chart.

The unstoppable Frozen soundtrack sold another 42,000 copies to fall only one spot on the chart, notching its 26th straight week as a top-five selling album. Willie Nelson rounds out the top five with 37,000 copies sold of his Band of Brothers effort.

The last new album of the week, Jennifer Lopez's A.K.A., hit the charts low and only managed to snag the eighth spot on the chart with 33,000 copies sold.

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