'Empire' keeps building

March 18, 2015 8:40 PM

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When the Empire soundtrack mde its debut atop Billboard's albums chart Wednesday, it marked the first time an album had kept an artist with a better-selling title from the No. 1 spot.

Madonna's Rebel Heart outsold the soundtrack to Fox's hit TV series, moving 116,000 copies to Empire's 110,000. But when it came to on-demand streaming and individual track sales — two factors that have been part of Billboard's chart methodology since December — Empire had a clear edge. The soundtra...

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