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Arctic Monkeys’ "AM" Debuts at #6 on "Billboard" 200

Image courtesy of Facebook.com/ArcticMonkeys (via ABC News Radio)
Image courtesy of Facebook.com/ArcticMonkeys (via ABC News Radio)

Arctic Monkeys has scored their second top-10 album on the Billboard 200.

The group’s fifth studio album, AM , secured the #6 slot this week with 42,000 copies sold, according to Nielsen SoundScan. Arctic Monkeys’ 2007 release, Favourite Worst Nightmare , was their first album to hit the top 10 on the tally. It debuted at #7 on the list with 44,000 copies sold its first week out.

AM also made big waves across the Atlantic earlier this week. As previously reported, the record debuted at the top of the U.K.'s Official Album Chart this week, with 157,000 copies sold. AM also has the distinction of being the Arctic Monkeys’ fifth consecutive studio album to score a #1 debut on the tally, and is the second fastest-selling album of the year so far in the U.K., right behind Daft Punk ’s Random Access Memories .

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