SoundScanner: Macklemore and Ryan Lewis Take Their Grandpa Style Into Platinum Territory

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AVICII ‘WAKES UP’ THE CHARTS: Swedish producer Avicii’s “Wake Me Up” jumps up four spots to No. 3 on this week’s Digital Songs chart, rising 27 percent to 175,000 downloads and bringing its nine-week total to 765,000 sales. The bluegrass sampling smash, which has amassed 72 million spins on Spotify, is the first single from Avicii’s debut True, which is due next month. Also making moves inside the Top 10 is Lorde, the New Zealand 16-year-old whose hip-hop skewering “Royals” climbs four spots to No. 6. “Royals” is up 35 percent this week, a bigger week-to-week sales boost than any other song in the top 50, bringing its 11-week total to 598,000 downloads.

BRYAN’S CHART ‘PARTY’ CONTINUES: Luke Bryan‘s Crash My Party holds at No. 1 on the Top Current Albums chart. The set is down 70 percent from last week’s debut, but its 159,000 sales give it a 15,000 copy lead over John Mayer’s Paradise Valley, which debuts in the runner-up slot with 144,000 sales. Mayer leads a week that sees four other titles debut in the top 10: He’s followed by Tyrese, Ginuwine and Tank’s R&B supergroup TGT‘s Three Kings (No. 3, 76,000), professional beach bum Jimmy Buffett‘s Songs from St. Somewhere (No. 4, 55,000), lost-but-now-found rapper Earl Sweatshirt‘s Doris (No. 5, 49,000) and A$AP Rocky associate A$AP Ferg‘s Trap Lord (No. 9, 32,000).

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