Sia Earns First No. 1 Album On Billboard 200 with ‘1000 Forms of Fear’
Singer-songwriter Sia nabs her first No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 — and her best sales week ever — as “1000 Forms of Fear” debuts atop the list. The new album, released on Monkey Puzzle through RCA Records, sold 52,000 copies in the week ending July 13, according to Nielsen SoundScan.
The album was released Tuesday, July 8.
Sia took a rather unconventional route to promoting her album. She opted not to show her face during TV performances of the album’s single “Chandelier,” and didn’t pose for traditional photo shoots. Instead, she performed on TV with her back to the camera while a dancer (or dancers) interpreted the song — as seen recently on “The Ellen DeGeneres Show,” “Late Night With Seth Meyers” and “Jimmy Kimmel Live!”
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