Cher Ties Solo-Career-Best Rank on HipHopMagz 200 as 'Dancing Queen' Debuts at No. three

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The album launches with 2018’s largest gross sales week for a pop album by a lady.

Cher’s new album Dancing Queen debuts at No. three on the Billboard 200 albums chart, tying for the diva’s highest-charting solo album ever. It additionally earns the most important gross sales week of 2018 for a pop album by a lady, and Cher’s largest gross sales week since Nielsen Music started electronically monitoring music gross sales in 1991.

The Billboard 200 chart ranks the most well-liked albums of the week within the U.S. based mostly on multi-metric consumption as measured in equal album models. Units are comprised of conventional album gross sales, observe equal albums (TEA) and streaming equal albums (SEA). The new Oct. 13-dated chart -- the place Dancing Queen debuts at No. three -- can be posted in full on Billboard's web sites on Tuesday, Oct. 9.

As beforehand reported, Lil Wayne’s Tha Carter V debuts at No. 1 on the newest Billboard 200 chart.

Cher additionally reached No. three along with her earlier studio set, 2013’s Closer to the Truth. (Cher was additionally one-half of Sonny & Cher, which peaked at No. 2 on the chart in 1965 with Look at Us.)

Dancing Queen -- comprised fully of ABBA covers -- bows with 153,000 models, of which 150,000 are in album gross sales. The set generated about 1,000 in TEA models and a couple of,000 in SEA models. Dancing Queen’s sturdy bow was inspired by gross sales generated from a live performance ticket/album sale redemption provide for her upcoming U.S. tour, in addition to old style album gross sales via shops like Target, Walmart, iTunes, Amazon and the like.

Dancing Queen can also be the top-selling album of the week with 150,000 copies bought. It marks Cher’s first No. 1 on the Top Album Sales chart and her largest gross sales week for an album since Nielsen Music started electronically monitoring gross sales in 1991. Cher’s earlier largest one-week gross sales sum got here in 2003, when The Very Best of Cher began with 122,000 copies bought (April 14, 2003 chart).

Dancing Queen additionally tallies the most important gross sales week for a pop album by a lady in 2018, and the second-largest gross sales body for a pop set this yr (trailing solely the debut week of Justin Timberlake’s Man of the Woods, when it began with 242,000 copies bought on the Feb. 17-dated record). The final pop album by a lady to yield a bigger gross sales week was Taylor Swift’s popularity, which bought 232,000 in its second stanza (chart dated Dec. 9, 2017).