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Kris Wu Debuts on Billboard Chart at No. 100 After Sales Audit

Kris Wu Debuts on Billboard Chart at No. 100 After Sales Audit

Kris Wu‘s new album Antares shot to number one on the iTunes chart after its release and his songs dominated the singles chart as well.

It seemed like the Chinese pop star was going to debut at the top of the Billboard chart, but it was discovered that many of the sales could not be validated.

After an audit, Kris‘ album debuted at No. 100 on the Billboard 200 albums chart with 8,000 equivalent album units. Of that number, the singer sold 5,000 albums.

It is believed that Kris‘ fans in China, where the album was released days after the U.S. release, hacked into the U.S. iTunes store to purchase the album.

Billboard and Nielsen Music have been working to validate the accuracy and legitimacy of the sales volumes that were reported for Kris Wu last week,” a Nielsen rep told Billboard. “As with all instances when providers are unable to validate sales, Nielsen decides on a case by case basis whether streaming or sales activity is chart-eligible. In this case, we did not receive the required validation of certain Kris Wu sales for last week and have decided to remove all unverified activity for the week ending November 8.”

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