|This week, Selena Gomez collects her first No. 1 title on the Billboard 200 with the arrival of Stars Dance. The Hollywood Records release sold 97,000 copies in its first week -- a career-high frame for the singer.|
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - American pop singer Selena Gomez topped the Billboard 200 album chart for the first time on Wednesday, besting rapper Jay-Z and the soundtrack to "Teen Beach Movie."
Backed by her hit single "Come & Get It," 21-year-old Gomez's fourth studio album, "Stars Dance," sold 97,000 in the past week, according to figures compiled by Nielsen SoundScan.
Jay-Z, whose album "Magna Carta Holy Grail" topped the chart for two weeks, fell to No. 2, selling 77,000 copies.
The soundtrack to "Teen Beach Movie," a Disney Channel film, rose to No. 3 from No. 8 with 57,000 in sales during the week.
Walt Disney Co's Disney Music Group labels Walt Disney Records and Hollywood Records released "Teen Beach Movie" and Gomez's "Stars Dance," respectively.
|Singer Selena Gomez performs on ABC's 'Good Morning America' show in New York, July 26, 2013.|
Compilation album "Kidz Bop 24" of children singing pop hits fell one spot to No. 4, selling 39,000 copies, and Latin pop singer Marc Anthony's Spanish-language album "3.0" debuted at No. 5, selling slightly fewer than 39,000 copies.
Anthony's album is the highest-selling opening week for a Spanish-language album since 2011, Billboard said.
|Lyrically, the album features songs that focus on love and relationships, namely Gomez's highly publicized relationship with pop singer #Justin Bieber.|
Other debut albums to break into the top 10 are "Tracing Back Roots" by rock group We Came as Romans at No. 8 and "Rich Gang," a compilation from the rap labels Young Money Entertainment and Cash Money Records, at No. 9.
|The album was influenced by artists such as #Britney Spears and features elements of pop and dance music.|
Overall album sales for the week ending July 28 totaled $4.68 million units according to Billboard, down 4 percent from the same week in 2012.