Shawn Mendes ousts Drake for top spot on Billboard album chart

By Piya Sinha-Roy LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Social media star turned singer Shawn Mendes' sophomore album debuted at the top of the weekly U.S. Billboard 200 chart on Monday, ousting Canadian R&B star Drake and holding off new entries from country singer Luke Bryan and veteran rocker Bruce Springsteen. Mendes' "Illuminate" sold 121,000 albums, 79,000 songs and was streamed 24 million times, totaling 145,000 units, according to figures from Nielsen SoundScan for the week ended on Sept. 29. …

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