YouTube star's debut album premieres at No. 5 on Billboard charts
With 30,000 albums sold, Troye Sivan's debut TRXYE made a top 5 premiere on the Billboard 200 chart this week, making him the second-highest debut of the week and breaking new ground for YouTube stars turned musicians.
The 19-year-old Australian had a much shorter week of sales than other albums, as the album came out on on a Friday to facillitate a global release. Even still, he obtained his top 10 debut, falling just ahead of Five Seconds of Summer and behind Gaslight Anthem's newest album, the highest debut on the chart with only 3,000 more units sold than Sivan. Other higher ranking albums include two soundtracks (Guardians of the Galaxy and Frozen) and the stalwart Now That's What I Call Music series' latest edition, No. 51.
On the digital albums chart, Sivan debuted at No. 2, behind only the Guardians soundtrack.
Sivan was obviously overjoyed and took to Twitter to announce the news.
TRXYE DEBUTED AT #5 ON THE BILLBOARD CHARTS— Troye Sivan (@troyesivan) August 20, 2014
Hopefully the momentum holds for the YouTube star in the coming weeks.
Screenshot via Troye Sivan VEVO/YouTube