Rounding out the top 10 is the seventh and final new arrival to the region: Amanda Palmer’s “Theatre is Evil,” debuting at No. 10 with 24,000. Of the set’s first week, 93% of its sales came from digital downloads or via Internet retailers. That huge share isn’t surprising: Much of those sales are owed to a Kickstarter campaign mounted by Palmer to fund the making of the album. Many of those who pledged a certain amount of money to the project also received either a download or physical copy of the album.
—Woah. A huge congrats to Amanda Palmer and her 24,883 Kickstarter backers for helping debut Theatre is Evil in the top ten of this week’s Billboard charts!