The No. 1 spot on the Billboard Top 200 chart has been battled over with “Game of Thrones”-like intensity every week of 2015 to date. A new contender enters the power struggle this week: Imagine Dragons’ “Smoke + Mirrors” claimed the top spot with its 195,000-unit debut, according to Nielsen Music data for the week ending Feb. 22.
“Smoke + Mirrors” did not rely on any sleight of hand to reach No. 1, but it surely did benefit from a well-placed Target ad during the Grammy telecast two weeks ago. Imagine Dragons used four minutes of Target’s advertising time to perform their song “Shots” live from Las Vegas in the Grammys’ firs...
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