Lumineers‘ new LP Cleopatra nabbed the top spot on the Billboard 200 in its first week of release, selling 125,000 copies.
Of that, 108,000 were traditional album sales, while the rest came in the form of streams and downloads of their chart-topping single, “Ophelia.”
- In other chart news, Deftones‘ new album Gore resulted in the band’s best opening week chart position and album sales in more than a decade. The LP debuted at Number Two on theBillboard 200 with 71,000 copies sold. Deftones’ last album, Koi No Yokan maxed out at Number 11 in 2012.
- The Lumineers’ self-titled debut album was released in 2012 and rose to Number Two on the Billboard chart the following year. It has sold 1.7 million copies and featured the chart-topping Modern Rock hit “Ho Hey.”
- “Ho Hey” spent 62 weeks on the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart, peaking at Number Three.
- The follow-up track, “Stubborn Love,” found its way onto President Barack Obama‘s Spotify playlist.
- The Lumineers spent a solid three years touring behind their debut, hitting six of the world’s seven continents.
- They earned a pair of Grammy nominations for Best New Artist and Best Americana Album.
- The band’s debut ended up selling 1.7 million albums in the U.S. and three million worldwide.
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