Demi and Miley land in the Top 5.

Shania Twain’s first album in 15 years hit the top of the charts.

It was worth the wait. Shania’s new record Now opened with pretty solid numbers. According to Billboard, the country singer sold 137,000 equivalent album units. Here’s a copy + paste excerpt from BB about why this is a big deal:

Of that sum, 134,000 were in traditional album sales — the third-largest sales week for a country album in 2017, and the largest for a woman in nearly two years. Now, which was released on Sept. 29 through Mercury Nashville, is Twain’s second No. 1 album and the first chart-topping country set by a female artist in over three years.

Now is the second country album to hit No. 1 on the Billboard 200 in 2017, following Thomas Rhett’s Life Changes. Now is also the first country set by a woman to lead the chart in over three years, since Miranda Lambert’s Platinum spent a week at No. 1 (June 21, 2014).

Additionally, Now notches the third-biggest sales week for a country album in 2017.

Quite the comeback! But it’s also worth mentioning her competition.

The late Tom Petty (and The Heartbreakers) returned to the charts as well. The Greatest Hits compilation moved 84,000 units.

That blocked Demi Lovato’s new record, Tell Me You Love Me, from debuting at No. 2. She comes in at No. 3 with 74,000 units (48,000 in traditional album sales).

Rapper A Boogie Wit da Hoodie’s new album, The Bigger Artist, soars to No. 4 with 67,000 units (10,000 in traditional album sales).

Then there’s Miley. Poor Miley. Younger Now scooched into the Top 5 at No. 5 with 45,000 units (33,000 in traditional album sales).

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