Sitting high on the top of the album chart this week is Kesha, whose latest album Rainbow debuts at No. 1 with 116,000 units sold. The set, which is the singer's first in five years, is the second highest first-week sales for a female artist this year (Katy Perry's Witness clocked in 180,000 units earlier this year). According to Billboard, of that sum, 89,000 were traditionally sold. Kesha's last album, Warrior, debuted at No. 6 in 2012.
Not far behind Kesha's grand return is Kendrick Lamar, whose critically lauded album DAMN. lands at No. 2 with 43,000 copies after logging a fourth nonconsecutive week at No. 1.
DJ Khaled's Grateful rises to No. 3 with 34,000 sold, while 2017's new star on the block Khalid and his debut album, American Teen, jumps from No. 10 to No. 4 with 32,000 units.
Like Kesha, rapper Moneybagg Yo scored an impressive debut this week, as his latest project, Federal 3X, peaked at No. 5 with 30,000 units sold. The N-Less/Interscope Records signee pulled in the strong numbers after industry forecasters suggested he was set to debut with sales 15,000 and 20,000 units. It's the first top 10 effort for the Memphis-bred rapper, who has already logged a pair of entries in 2017: 2 Federal (with Yo Gotti, No. 97) and Heartless (No. 177).
Rounding out the top 10 are as follows: Ed Sheeran's ÷ (28,000 units), SZA's CTRL (27,000 units), 21 Savage's Issa Album (26,000 units), Imagine Dragons' Evolve (26,000 units) and Bruno Mars' 24K Magic (25,000 units).