Sia Earns First Top Spot on U.S. Album Charts
Aussie chanteuse Sia collected her first U.S. No. 1 album with by far the smallest chart-topping numbers in recent memory.
The vocalist, born Sia Furler, commanded the domestic album chart as her Monkey Puzzle/RCA set “1000 Forms of Fear” moved 52,000 copies, according to Nielsen SoundScan data for the week ending July 13. Sia, who has logged several collaborative pop, dance, and rap hits as a singer and writer, is currently riding her own breakout single, “Chandelier.”
The album’s victory is something of a Pyrrhic one, from an industry standpoint, for “1000 Forms of Fear” notched the lowest sales for a No. 1 album since August 2012, when the Zac Brown Band’s “Uncaged” moved 48,000. Amos Lee’s “Mission Bell” sold a record low 40,000 copies in 2011.