British singer Sam Smith scores first U.S. number one in album charts. Francis Maguire reports.
Sam Smith's 'The Thrill of it All' scored the British singer his first no 1 on the Billboard 200 album chart. Smith's second album sold close to 240,000 units in its first week to beat the likes of Maroon 5 and Blake Shelton. Billboard said it was Smith's best sales week ever in the United States. The Billboard 200 chart tallies units from album sales, song sales and streaming activity.