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Bjork’s Rush-Released Album Debuts in Top 20 on Billboard 200

Bjork's rush-released album 'Vulnicura' debuts in the top 20 of the Billboard 200 chart, and surpasses the first-week sales of her last studio set.

Less than a week after Bjork announced her new album Vulnicura on Jan. 13, the entire set leaked to the Internet, prompting the singer to rush-release the effort via download a mere handful of days after it was announced — on Jan. 20. That was months before it was originally slated for release, in March.
Talk about a fast turnaround.
Perhaps the publicity surrounding the leak and the accelerated release helped spur sales for the set, which enters at No. 20 on the Billboard 200 with just over 23,000 units and at No. 15 on Top Album Sales with 23,000 sold in the week ending Jan. 25, according to Nielsen Music. It starts stronger than Bjork’s last studio effort, 2011’s Biophilia, which launched at No. 27 on the Billboard 200 with 15,000 sold in its first week.


The new album also bows at No. 5 on Alternative Albums and No. 6 on Top Rock Albums.