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Gwen Stefani Scores Her First No. 1 Album on Billboard 200 Chart

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Posted on 04:53, Thursday, March 24

Billboard - Gwen Stefani debuts at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 albums chart with This Is What the Truth Feels Like, earning her first chart-topper as a solo artist. The album, her third release, earned 84,000 equivalent album units in the week ending March 24, according to Nielsen Music. Of that sum it sold 76,000 in pure album sales.

The Billboard 200 chart ranks the most popular albums of the week in the U.S. based on multi-metric consumption, which includes traditional album sales, track equivalent albums (TEA) and streaming equivalent albums (SEA). The new April 9-dated chart (where This Is What the Truth Feels Like is No. 1) will be posted in full to Billboards websites on Tuesday, March 29.

This Is What the Truth Feels Like was released on March 18 through Interscope Records and is Stefanis first solo album since 2006s The Sweet Escape, which debuted and peaked at No. 3 (243,000 sold in its first week). Prior to that, she reached No. 5 in 2005 with Love. Angel. Music. Baby., which was released in 2004 (bowing with 309,000 sold in its first week).

The new album is supported by its current single, Make Me Like You, which recently reached the top 30 of the Pop Songs airplay chart.

Stefani is, of course, also the lead singer of the band No Doubt, which previously topped the Billboard 200 with its breakthrough album, Tragic Kingdom. The set -- No Doubt's first to reach the list -- led the chart for nine nonconsecutive weeks in 1996 and 1997. The group has since clocked five more charting efforts, including four that hit the top 10.

With Stefanis solo No. 1, she joins an exclusive club of artists that first reached No. 1 as part of a band or group, and then later earned their own solo leader. (In fact, she's one of only five women to achieve the feat.)

She stands alongside artists like Beyonce, who has five solo No. 1s, in addition to a pair of leaders with the group Destiny's Child. (The group notched chart-toppers in 2001 and 2005; Beyonce's No. 1s happened in 2003, 2006, 2008, 2011 and 2013.)

Other solo/group No. 1 combos include: Eric Clapton and Blind Faith and CreamJohn Fogerty and Creedence Clearwater Revival; George Harrison, John Lennon and Paul McCartney (including No. 1s with Wings, as well as solo) of The BeatlesLauryn Hill and FugeesJanis Joplin of Big Brother & the Holding CompanyGeorge Michael and Wham!; Stevie Nicks and Fleetwood Mac; Paul Simon and Simon & Garfunkel; Justin Timberlake and *NSYNCSteve Winwood and Blind Faith; and Neil Young of Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young.

Rob Thomas and Bobby Brown are almost in that group, but they notched their No. 1s in reverse order. Thomas' solo No. 1 came in 2005, well after Matchbox Twentys 1997 chart debut, but before the band got its first No. 1 in 2012. As for Brown, he earned his solo No. 1 in 1989, years after New Edition's chart debut, but before the group scored its first No. 1, in 1996, with Home Again.

Also worth noting: Eminem has led the list seven times as a soloist between 2000 and 2013, and also visited the top twice as part of the group D12 in 2001 and 2004, and once with Bad Meets Evil in 2011

Elsewhere on the new Billboard 200 chart, Jordan Smith debuts at No. 2 with Something Beautiful (54,000 units; 52,000 in pure album sales). Smith is the most recent winner of NBCs reality competition series The Voice.

Smith earns the highest charting album and best sales week ever for a contestant from The Voice, surpassing, respectively, the No. 6 peak of both Melanie Martinezs Cry Baby and Sawyer Fredericks The Voice: The Complete Season 8 Collection (both in 2015), and the opening sales week of Cassadee Popes Frame by Frame (43,000).

Rihannas Anti slips from No. 1 to No. 3 with 52,000 units (down 3 percent), Adeles 25 moves 2-4 (51,000 units; up less than 1 percent), Justin Biebers Purpose dips 3-5 (47,000 units; down 3 percent), Chris Stapletons Traveller rises 7-6 (33,000 units; down 4 percent) and Twenty One Pilots Blurryface is up 8-7 (32,000 units; down 1 percent).

The soundtrack to Fox TVs live special The Passion: New Orleans bows at No. 8 with 31,000 units (28,000 copies sold). Its the first top 10-charting TV soundtrack since Disney Channels Descendants debuted at No. 1 on the chart dated Aug. 22, 2015 with 42,000 units (and 30,000 copies sold).

Country singer Kane Brown debuts at No. 9 with his new Chapter I (EP), his first release through Zone 4/RCA Nashville. It launches with 28,000 units (22,000 copies sold). Brown previously reached No. 40 with his self-released Closer EP, which has sold 38,000 copies since its release last June.

Joey + Rorys Hymns rounds out the new Billboard 200s top 10, as it descends 4-10 with 27,000 units (down 38 percent).

Gwen Stefani Set for First No. 1 Album on Billboard 200 Chart

Gwen Stefani is aiming for her first solo No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 chart with her latest release, This Is What the Truth Feels Like. Industry forecasters suggest the set could earn around 80,000 equivalent album units in the week ending March 24. That should be enough for the title to debut atop the chart dated April 9.

The Billboard 200 chart ranks the most popular albums of the week based on multi-metric consumption, which includes traditional album sales, track equivalent albums (TEA) and streaming equivalent albums (SEA). The top 10 of the new April 9-dated Billboard 200 chart is scheduled to be revealed on Billboards websites on Sunday, March 27.

This Is What the Truth Feels Like is Stefanis third solo album, and follows The Sweet Escape (released in 2006, peaking at No. 3) and her debut, Love. Angel. Music. Baby. (2004, No. 5).

Stefani has visited the top of the chart once before, but as the lead singer of the band No Doubt. The groups breakthrough album Tragic Kingdom spent nine weeks at No. 1 in 1996 and 1997. The act logged five more charting sets, four of which reached the top 10.

Also heading for the top 10 on next weeks Billboard 200 chart is Jordan Smith, the ninth season winner of The Voice. His debut set, Something Beautiful, could bow in the top five of the list with around 50,000 units (with nearly all of that sum generated by traditional album sales).

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