While Daft Punk ’s Random Access Memories scored the top spot on the Billboard 200 chart this week, new albums from The National and 30 Seconds to Mars also secured positions in the top 10 on the list.
The National’s Trouble Will Find Me scored the #3 spot on the tally, selling 75,000 copies, according to Nielsen Soundscan. The album’s first-week chart position mirrors the group’s previous release, 2010’s High Violet , which debuted and peaked at #3 on the Billboard 200, racking up 51,000 copies its first week out.
Meanwhile, 30 Seconds to Mars’ fourth studio album, Love Lust Faith + Dreams , clocked in at #6 on the list with 53,000 copies sold, according to Nielsen Soundscan. The successful sales week makes Love Lust Faith + Dreams the group’s first album to debut in the top 10. The band’s previous release, 2009’s This Is War , debuted and peaked at #19 on the Billboard 200, selling 69,000 copies in its first week.
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