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As for the album charts, R&B singer Trey Songz’s record Trigga debuted at No. 1, selling 105,000 copies in its first week on sale according to data from Nielsen SoundScan, per Billboard. The next two spots on the Billboard 200 are occupied by British singers — Ed Sheeran’s sophomore effort, X, dropped to second place, and Smith’s In the Lonely Hour came in third. As for rock and roll, the hard rock group Seether’sIsolate and Medicate debuted at No. 4 and MAGIC!’s Don’t Kill the Magic made its entrance at No. 6.
Between them, the soundtrack for Disney’s animated movie Frozen retains its grip on the American consciousness, continuing to sell enough copies to stay in the fifth spot in its 32nd week on the charts. It was also a good week for country music, as Miranda Lambert’s Platinum rose from No. 8 to No. 7 and Colt Ford’s Thanks for Listening debuted at No. 10.
Robin Thicke’s album Paula — named after his estranged wife who he’s been very publicly and embarrassingly trying to win back since a cheating scandal split them up in the wake of his massive fame after last year’s “Blurred Lines” — sold more copies than some have been gleefully reporting, as the record debuted at No. 9 on the Billboard 200. Either way, Thicke hatred is at an all-time high, and it doesn’t seem likely that Paula will stay on the charts for long.