September 19, 2013 16:20

Arctic Monkeys return to US top ten for first time since 2007

'AM' gives the band their biggest Stateside hit since 'Favourite Worst Nightmare' six years ago

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Arctic Monkeys have returned to the US Top 10 for the first time since 2007 with their new album 'AM'.

The album, Arctic Monkeys' fifth studio effort, sold 42,000 copies in its first week on sale, enough to place it at Number Six on the Billboard 200. Nielsen SoundScan data shows that the sales fell just 2,000 copies short of the band’s best ever sales week in the States, back in 2007 when 'Favourite Worst Nightmare' was released and became their first US Top 10 hit.

Arctic Monkeys’ fourth album 'Suck It And See' peaked at 14 in the US upon its release in 2011, while their debut 'Whatever People Say I Am That’s What I’m Not' reached 24 in 2006. That album did, however, give them their biggest-selling single there when it reached Number Six in 2006. The band's third album 'Humbug' reached 15 in 2009.

Back in Britain, Alex Turner and co recently made Official UK Albums Chart history with 'AM', released by Domino Records, becoming the band's fifth consecutive Number One and the first indie-released act to achieve such a feat.

According to the latest sales data, 'AM' sold more than 157,000 copies in the UK last week. The tally makes 'AM' the second fastest selling album of 2013 so far behind Daft Punk's 'Random Access Memories', which sold 165,000 on its release back in May.

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