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Miranda Lambert album scores first No. 1 on Billboard 200 chart

Published on Jun 12, 2014 7:05 AM
Miranda Lambert performs during the 2014 CMA Festival in Nashville, Tennessee on June 6, 2014. -- PHOTO: AFP

LOS ANGELES (REUTERS) - Country singer Miranda Lambert debuted at the top of the Billboard 200 album chart for the first time on Wednesday, beating Disney's juggernaut film soundtrack Frozen and a new album from rapper 50 Cent.

Platinum, the fifth album from Lambert, sold 180,000 copies in its first week, according to figures from Nielsen SoundScan.

She held off Frozen, which sold 52,000 copies in its 28th week on the chart and notched No. 2. The soundtrack, which features the Oscar-winning song Let It Go, has sold 2.9 million copies in the United States since its November release.

Country singer Brantley Gilbert's Just As I Am dropped one spot to No. 3 this week, while 50 Cent's Animal Ambition: An Untamed Desire to Win opened at No. 4. Last week's chart-topper Coldplay's Ghost Stories dropped to No. 5.

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