Of Revival’s first-week units, 85,000 were in pure album sales, which also makes it the top selling album of the week (and her second-largest sales week yet). It debuts at No. 1 on the Top Album Sales chart. Her last studio album, 2013’s Stars Dance, was her first No. 1 on the Billboard 200. It started with 97,000 in album sales (her best sales week ever).
Revival is also Gomez’s first album for Interscope, after charting four studio efforts and a greatest hits set for Hollywood Records (between 2009 and 2014).
Revival was led by the single “Good for You,” featuring A$AP Rocky, which became her first No. 1 on the Pop Songs airplay chart (known as Mainstream Top 40 on billboard.biz). It also climbed to No. 5 on the Billboard Hot 100 -- her highest charting single so far on that tally.
The album’s latest single, “Same Old Love,” is climbing both lists: it was bulleted at No. 21 on the Oct. 24-dated Pop Songs chart, and rose 48-38 on the Hot 100.
Behind Gomez on the Billboard 200 is rapper The Game with the debut of The Documentary 2 at No. 2 (95,000 units; 83,000 in album sales). It’s the seventh top 10 effort for The Game, following Blood Moon: Year of the Wolf (No. 7 in 2014), Jesus Piece (No. 6; 2012), The R.E.D. Album (No. 1; 2011), LAX (No. 2; 2008), Doctor’s Advocate (No. 1; 2006) and The Documentary (No. 1; 2005).
The new Documentary 2 set is the first of a two-part release for The Game, as he issued The Documentary 2.5 on Oct. 16.
The rest of the new top 10 is fairly quiet, save for a third new entry in the region: country singer Jana Kramer’s Thirty One at No. 10 (22,000 units; 18,000 from album sales). The effort is Kramer’s second studio album and marks her first top 10, surpassing the No. 19 debut and peak of her self-titled 2012 debut.
As for the rest of the top 10: The Weeknd’s Beauty Behind the Madness slips 2-3 (77,000 units; up 5 percent), Fetty Wap’s self-titled album holds at No. 4 (53,000; down 17 percent) and Drake & Future’s What a Time to Be Alive dips 3-5 (49,000; down 25 percent).
Taylor Swift’s 1989 is steady at No. 6 (37,000; down 1 percent), Luke Bryan’s Kill the Lights climbs 9-7 (31,000; up 5 percent) and Janet Jackson’s Unbreakable drops 1-8 in its second week (30,000; down 74 percent). Thomas Rhett’s Tangled Up falls 7-9 with 27,000 (down 16 percent).