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The Weeknd's 'Starboy' rockets to No. 1 debut

Maeve McDermott
USATODAY
Abel Tesfaye is having a good week.

Look what he's done: The Weeknd's Starboy is the third-largest debut of 2016.

The R&B singer's new album debuted at No. 1 on Billboard's album charts, selling 348,000 equivalent album units in the week ending Dec. 1, according to Nielsen.

Strong streaming numbers, particularly for the album's self-titled single with Daft Punk, launched Starboy to the third-highest first-week sales of 2016, behind Drake’s Views (1.04 million units) and Beyonce’s Lemonade (653,000). Over one-third of the album's total numbers came from streaming (117,000 units), making Starboy only the second album to surpass 100,000 streaming equivalent album units in a single week, following Views with 163,000.

Starboy is the Weeknd's second No. 1 debut, following his 2015 album Beauty Behind the Madness, which pulled slightly more first-week sales with 412,000 units. His 2013 effort Kiss Land debuted at No. 2.

Stream the album below.

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