Album Sales

‘A Star is Born’ Tops the Charts

The A Star is Born soundtrack is the number one album in the country:

The set, which was released via Interscope Records on Oct. 5, starts with 231,000 equivalent album units earned in the week ending Oct. 11, according to Nielsen Music — the biggest week for a soundtrack in more than three-and-a-half years. Of Star’s overall starting sum, 162,000 were in album sales.

Twenty One Pilots came in second:

The set starts with 175,000 units, of which 135,000 are in album sales — the act’s biggest sales week ever (stepping past its previous high, logged when Blurryface sold 134,000 in its first week back in 2015).

Lil Wayne Tops the Charts

Lil Wayne has the number one album in the country this week:

The set, which was released on Sept. 28 via Young Money/Republic Records, makes a splash with 480,000 equivalent album units earned in the week ending Oct. 4, according to Nielsen Music. That sum is the third-largest week for an album in 2018. Further, Tha Carter V also opens with the second-biggest streaming week ever for an album, with 433 million on-demand audio streams logged for its songs in its first week.

Eminem Tops the Charts

Eminem has the number one album this week:

The set, which was released without warning on Aug. 31 via Shady/Aftermath/Interscope Records, earned 434,000 equivalent album units in the week ending Sept. 6, according to Nielsen Music. Of that sum, 252,000 were in traditional album sales.

BTS Top the Charts

BTS have the number one album in the country this week:

The new album — the third in the South Korean boy band’s Love Yourself trilogy — arrives atop the list with 185,000 equivalent album units earned in the week ending Aug. 30 according to Nielsen Music. Of that sum, 141,000 were in traditional album sales.

Travis Scott Tops the Charts Again

Travis Scott still has the number one album in the country:

Travis Scott’s Astroworld notches a second week at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 albums chart, as the set earned 205,000 equivalent album units in the week ending Aug. 16 (down 62 percent), according to Nielsen Music. Of that sum, a little over 78,000 were from traditional album sales (down 71 percent).

Travis Scott Tops the Charts

Travis Scott has dethroned Drake as the number one album in the country this week:

The set — which was released Aug. 3 via Cactus Jack/Grand Hustle/Epic Records — earned 537,000 equivalent album units in the week ending Aug. 9, according to Nielsen Music. Of that total, 270,000 were driven by traditional album sales — the second-biggest sales week of 2018.

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Drake Tops the Charts, Again

Drake once again has the number one album in the country this week:

For a third straight week, Drake’s Scorpion holds at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 albums chart. The set earned 260,000 equivalent album units in the week ending July 19, according to Nielsen Music. Of that sum, 29,000 were in traditional album sales.

Drake Tops the Charts

Drake has the number one album in the country this week:

Scorpion, which was released on June 29 via Young Money/Cash Money/Republic Records, bows with 732,000 equivalent album units earned in the week ending July 5 according to Nielsen Music. Of that sum, 160,000 were in traditional album sales.

Panic! at the Disco Top the Charts

Panic! at the Disco have the number one album in the country this week:

Pray for the Wicked — which was released on June 22 via DCD2/Fueled by Ramen — launches with 180,000 equivalent album units earned in the week ending June 28, according to Nielsen Music. Of that sum, 151,000 were in traditional album sales. Both figures represent the biggest week for an alternative rock album in 2018.

5 Seconds of Summer Top the Charts

5 Seconds of Summer have the number one album in the country:

In a week where there’s no shortage of action at the top of the Billboard 200 albums chart, 5 Seconds of Summer debut at No. 1 with the band’s third full-length studio album, Youngblood. The set arrives atop the tally with 142,000 equivalent album units earned in the week ending June 21, according to Nielsen Music. Of that sum, 117,000 were in traditional album sales.

Kanye West Tops the Charts

Kanye West has the number one album this week:

The set — which was released on June 1 via G.O.O.D. Music/Def Jam Recordings — earned 208,000 equivalent album units in the week ending June 7, according to Nielsen Music, and is the fifth-largest week for an album in 2018. Of Ye’s starting sum, 85,000 were in traditional album sales.

Shawn Mendes Tops the Charts

Shawn Mendes has the number one album in the country this week:

The set — which was released on May 25 via Island Records — launches with 182,000 equivalent album units earned in the week ending May 31, according to Nielsen Music. Of that figure, 142,000 were in traditional album sales. Both sums represent new highs for the artist.