The good news: Mariah Carey has landed her 17th Top 10 album on the Billboard 200 with Me. I Am Mariah… The Elusive Chanteuse, which debuts on the chart at #3. The bad news: The album only sold 58,000 copies in its first week, i.e. just below the low-end (60,000) of what Billboard had been projecting last week for Mimi’s latest. This marks the lowest opening week for a (non-holiday) studio album by Carey. (Her last pop album, 2009′s Memoirs Of An Imperfect Angel, moved 168,000 copies out of the gate.)
Meanwhile, Coldplay stick around in the top spot for a second week, as the UK band’s sixth album Ghost Stories sold another 83,000. The next debut after Mariah is Austin Mahone‘s sophomore EP The Secret. The mostly-RedOne-produced pop set goes in at #5 with 46,000 copies sold.
See how the rest of the Top 10 played out this week below.
The Top 10 Of The Billboard 200 Chart
1. Coldplay, Ghost Stories *2 weeks*
2. Brantley Gilbert, Just As I Am
3. Mariah Carey, Me. I Am Mariah… The Elusive Chanteuse *new*
4. Soundtrack, Frozen
5. Austin Mahone, The Secret *new*
6. Various, Now 50
7. Michael Jackson, Xscape
8. The Black Keys, Turn Blue
9. Crowder, The Neon Steeple *new*
10. Iggy Azalea, The New Classic
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