Arcade Fire’s new epic double-album — and our recent Album of the Week — Reflektor debuted at No. 1 in the United States after its first week of being commercially available, according to Billboard. It’s the week’s best selling album, having sold 140,000 copies.
The band also debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard charts in 2010 with the release of The Suburbs, which sold 156,000 copies in its first week.
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