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A capella group Pentatonix lands atop Billboard chart with 1st ever No. 1 album


Photo courtesy of RCA Music Group

Arlington, Texas based a capella group Pentatonix narrowly held off pop star Demi Lovato in a hotly contested race to score its first ever number one album on the Billboard Top 200 chart.

Propelled by the group’s hit lead single, “Can’t Sleep Love,” Pentatonix’s self-titled album tallied just over 98K impressions (88K pure album sales), while Lovato’s Confident was just off the pace with 96K impressions (77K pure album sales).

Elsewhere on the chart, new entries in this week’s top ten include Bad Boy Records artist Machine Gun Kelly bowing at number four with his sophomore album, General Admission. The Game’s Documentary 2.5 debuts at number six. Progressive rock band Coheed and Cambria show up for the party at number ten with their latest album, The Color Before the Sun.

Check out the complete list of top 10 albums below.

1. Pentatonix – Pentatonix

2. Demi Lovato – Confident

3. The Weeknd – Beauty Behind the Madness

4. Machine Gun Kelly – General Admission

5. Fetty Wap – Fetty Wap

6. The Game – The Documentary 2.5

7. Selena Gomez – Revival

8. Drake and Future – What A Time To Be Alive

9. Taylor Swift – 1989

10. Coheed and Cambria – The Color Before the Sun


  1. webbj on October 27, 2015 at 8:40 am

    this is the worst group ever!! who listen to this BS?

    • PTX D. Luffy on October 28, 2015 at 9:43 am

      lol. you can ask 9.2 million people on youtube who will tell you otherwise

    • Nigg.Newton on October 28, 2015 at 2:45 pm

      YOU — can only SAY — WHITE WASH…

  2. shellyTheGreat on October 27, 2015 at 5:12 pm

    yay, i love them! they’re so talented. look up their michael jackson medley…they sing and beat-box all of his most popular songs.

  3. PTX D. Luffy on October 28, 2015 at 9:42 am

    why did you choose a very old photo? lol

  4. Anthony Patterrson on October 28, 2015 at 11:48 pm

    Now we’re measuring things by “impressions”?

    • TJ on October 29, 2015 at 4:16 am

      That’s how they measure now. Impressions = album sales, streams, downloads, etc.

      • Anthony Patterrson on October 29, 2015 at 8:31 am

        Ahh, another way to rip off artists and consumers, while actually not selling anything.

  5. guest on October 29, 2015 at 10:14 am

    I’ve never heard them before but if they’re singing a capella that must be able to actually sing. Maybe this will start a trend of people that can actually sing making a comeback.