The RIAA platinum-selling release was the highest selling rock album and fourth-highest-selling album released in 2016, according to Nielsen Soundscan
They also cracked the top 50 with Soundscan
with Atlanta's own De'Leon Carr entering at #47 with his "Church Boy Soul" EP.
Drake's album More Life spent a second week at the top of the Billboard 200 chart on Monday, keeping Britain's Ed Sheeran in second place while musician Trey Songz debuted at No 3, according to figures from Nielsen SoundScan
Mendes' "Illuminate" sold 121,000 albums, 79,000 songs and was streamed 24 million times, totaling 145,000 units, according to figures from Nielsen SoundScan
for the week ended on Sept.
Dan Pisa, Edinburgh would be Michael Jackson's It has been downloaded an 3.4million times according to SoundScan
. This is added to the in America and the half a it made in the UK.
"Nashville'' has made a successful side business out of the music from the show, with four collections of soundtracks that have sold a combined 627,000 copies, according to Nielsen Soundscan
No album has sold more copies on the format since SoundScan
began tracking sales in 1990.
The new album sold 383,000 copies in the week through May 25, (http://www.nielsen.com/us/en/nielsen-solutions/audience-measurement.html) according to Nielsen SoundScan
. Coldplay's albums "Mylo Xyloto" (2011), "X&Y" (2005), and "Viva La Vida or Death and All His Friends" (2008) also hit the No.
The Metallica album, released in the same year experts at Nielsen SoundScan
began tracking music sales Stateside, is just one of two projects which have racked up over 15 million sales in the chart's history - Shania Twain's 'Come On Over' boasts 15.57 million units.
Yet digital-download sales fell for the first time ever last year as people turn to streaming services such as Spotify, Google's YouTube and Pandora Media to listen to music, according to Nielsen SoundScan
. "The age of digital downloads is basically over," said Aram Sinnreich, a media professor at Rutgers University who studies the intersection of technology and music.
Mumford & Sons' second album, Babel, was fourth with 1.4 million sales, according to Nielsen SoundScan
Billboard's change of methodology in determining Top Album and Hot 100 Singles chart rankings to include the use of actual point-of-sale information from SoundScan
in 1991 led to a significant increase in the sales, amount, and frequency of Urban music being programmed on Top 40 radio in the latter 90s and extending into the new millennium.