Arcade Fire Score Second #1 Album
Billboard reports that Arcade Fire has scored its second straight No. 1 album with Reflektor, which moved 140,000 copies en route to the top of the Billboard 200. That’s 16,000 less than the first-week figure for The Suburbs, which also debuted on top in 2010, but it was still enough to unseat Katy Perry, so that’s something. Considering Eminem’s last record sold 10 million copies, we’re guessing The Marshall Mathers LP 2 will make sure Win’s big win doesn’t last for long, but for the time being, let’s bring back Greta and the kids and party some more:
On to a second straight Grammy triumph too? Nominations will be announced one month from today with a live TV special.
UPDATE: As commenter Joe O’Leary points out, only the “Reflektor” single is eligible for the 2014 Grammys. Because it was released after the Sept. 30 deadline, Reflektor the album will be eligible for 2015 Grammy consideration.