Ever hear of 5 Seconds of Summer? They’re a boy band from Australia. They land this week at number 1 on the pop album charts with 253,000 copies sold of their self titled debut. That’s a whopping SEVEN times more than the number 2 this week, the “Frozen” soundtrack. Weird AL dropped to number 3 from last week’s number 1.
5 Seconds of Summer has been on tour opening for One Direction. They’re sort of the NSync to the latter group’s Backstreet Boys. The group played the Today show’s summer concert series on July 22nd, which no doubt helped.
Otherwise, absolutely nothing is happening on the charts. They are static. When something breaks through, it’s like water in the desert. 5 Seconds of Summer is signed to Capitol, part of Universal Music. They don’t compare to another Capitol band from long ago, the Beatles, but at least they made a dent in the charts. Think of it — two weeks ago Sia sold only 52,000 copies to be number 1.