With its chart-topping lead single, ‘Lose You to Love Me,’ top 30 hit, ‘Look at Her Now,’ and title track in tow, Selena Gomez took her highly anticipated third album, ‘Rare,’ to chart battle on January 10.
Industry analysts first predicted the Interscope set would shift 105,000-120,000 its first week (as we reported here), a feat that – if accomplished – could mark the highest first week sales of her career. However, the ongoing success of the previous week’s chart champion, Roddy Ricch, not only created quite the tight race for the tally’s summit but also stood to see Gomez blocked from the top spot for the first time in her short music career (as a solo act).
Now, with ‘Rare’s inaugural sales in its rear view, Billboard has officially unveiled the project’s final first week count. Look inside to see just how many units were “sold” and where it lands on this week’s chart list: