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The Wallflowers’ ‘Exit Wounds’ Debuts at No. 3 on Billboard’s Top Album Sales Chart

Exit Wounds marks The Wallflowers’ highest-charting album yet, and second top 10, on the 30-year-old Top Album Sales chart. The act’s previous high came with its debut set, 1996’s Bringing Down the Horse, which peaked at No. 4 in 1997.

Exit Wounds also launches in the top 10 on the Americana/Folk Albums chart (No. 4) and Tastemaker Albums chart (No. 10). The latter ranks the week’s top-selling albums at independent record stores.

Tomorrow x Together’s former No. 1 The Chaos Chapter: Freeze rises 4-2 (7,000 sold; up 1%) and Taylor Swift’s chart-topping Evermore bumps 5-4 (nearly 6,000; down 15%).

Cyrus’ Plastic Hearts re-enters the chart at No. 5 – a new peak – with a little more than 5,000 sold (up 1,233%) thanks to its vinyl LP release on July 9. Of the album’s sales for the week, 91% came from its vinyl edition, which also bows at No. 1 on the Vinyl Albums chart. Plastic Hearts initially debuted and peaked at No. 5 on the Top Album Sales chart dated Dec. 12, 2020.

Queen’s Greatest Hits falls 3-6 on the new Top Album Sales chart (just over 5,000; down 26%), BTS’ former No. 1 Map of the Soul: 7 climbs 12-7 (5,000; up 5%), Fleetwood Mac’s Rumours bumps 9-8 (nearly 5,000; down 6%), the former No. 1 Guardians of the Galaxy: Awesome Mix Vol. 1 soundtrack ascends 11-9 (a little less than 5,000; down 4%), and Michael Jackson’s Thriller holds at No. 10 (almost 5,000; down 6%).

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