Texas a cappella group Pentatonix beat former Disney Channel star Demi Lovato to the top spot on the weekly US Billboard 200 album chart on Monday with its self -titled record. It was the first No. 1 album for the five-person group, who won the NBC television show, “The Sing-Off,” in 2011.
“Pentatonix” sold 98,447 units, compared with 98,176 for Lovato’s new release “Assured.” The Billboard 200 chart tallies units from record sales, song sales (10 songs equal one record) and streaming action (1,500 streams equal one album).
Last week’s chart-topper, Selena Gomez, eased to the 7th location with “Unbreakable,” while Canadian rapper The Weeknd held on to the No. 3 position with “Beauty Behind the Madness.”