Album Sales

Taylor Swift Tops the Charts

Surprise! Taylor Swift has the number one album in the country:

Lover earned 867,000 equivalent album units in the U.S. in the week ending Aug. 29, according to Nielsen Music. Of that sum, 679,000 were in album sales. Both figures are the largest registered for any album in a single week since Swift’s reputation debuted with 1.238 million units in its first week, of which 1.216 million were in album sales (in the week ending Nov. 16, 2017).

The album accounted for 27% of all U.S. album sales last week.

Slipknot Top the Charts

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

Slipknot scores its third No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 chart as the rock band’s We Are Not Your Kind bows in the top slot. The album earned 118,000 equivalent album units in the week ending Aug. 15, according to Nielsen Music. Of that sum, 102,000 were in album sales.

Drake Tops the Charts

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

Drake achieves his ninth No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 chart, as his new archival compilation album, Care Package, premieres in the top slot. The set, which was released on Aug. 2 via OVO Sound/Republic Records, launches with 109,000 equivalent album units earned in the U.S. in the week ending Aug. 8, according to Nielsen Music. Of that sum, 16,000 were in album sales.

NF Tops the Charts This Week

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

The set, which was released on July 26 via NF Real Music/Caroline, starts with 130,000 equivalent album units earned in the U.S. in the week ending Aug. 1 according to Nielsen Music — the fourth-largest week for a rap album released in 2019. Of that sum, 84,000 were in album sales, which made it the biggest sales week for a rap set this year.

Ed Sheeran Tops the Charts

Ed Sheeran has the number one album this week:

The set, which was released on July 12 via Atlantic Records, bows with 173,000 equivalent album units earned in the U.S. in the week ending July 18, according to Nielsen Music. It marks the largest week of the year for a pop album by a male artist. Of that starting sum, 70,000 were in album sales.

Dreamville Top the Charts

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

Revenge of the Dreamers III opens at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart, earning 115,000 equivalent album units in the U.S. in the week ending July 11, according to Nielsen Music.

Of that sum, 23,000 were in album sales. The multi-act 18-track hip-hop project boasts the Dreamville label’s roster of acts, including Dreamville chief J. Cole on eight songs.

Madonna Tops the Billboard Charts

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

Madonna lands her ninth No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 chart as Madame X enters atop the tally. The set, released via Interscope Records on June 14, launches with 95,000 equivalent album units earned in the U.S. in the week ending June 20, according to Nielsen Music. Of that sum, 90,000 were in album sales.

Thomas Rhett Tops the Charts

Thomas Rhett has the number one album in the country this week:

Thomas Rhett notches his second No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 chart as Center Point Road debuts atop the tally. The album earned 76,000 equivalent album units in the week ending June 6, according to Nielsen Music. Of that sum, 45,000 were in album sales. Both sums represent the biggest weeks of 2019 for any country album.

Billie Eilish Tops the Charts

Billie Eilish has the number one album in the country this week:

Billie Eilish’s When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go? claims a third nonconsecutive week at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 albums chart, as it set rises 3-1 in its ninth week on the list.

The set earned 62,000 equivalent album units in the week ending May 30, according to Nielsen Music (down 1% compared to the previous week).

Logic Tops the Charts

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

Logic notches his third No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 chart as Confessions of a Dangerous Mind debuts atop the tally.

The set starts with 80,000 equivalent album units earned in the week ending May 16, according to Nielsen Music. Of that sum, 24,000 were in album sales. Confessions was released on May 10 via Visionary/Def Jam Recordings.

Vampire Weekend Top The Charts

Vampire Weekend have the number one album in the country this week:

Vampire Weekend scores its third No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 chart, as the band’s Father of the Bride bows atop the list.

The set earned 138,000 equivalent album units in the week ending May 9, according to Nielsen Music. Of that sum, 119,000 were in album sales. Both sums represent the largest for any rock album in 2019.

Billie Eilish Tops the Charts

Billie Eilish has the number one album in the country this week:

Billie Eilish’s When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go? jumps back to No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart, rising 2-1 in its fourth week on the tally and collecting its second total week at No. 1. The effort earned 88,000 equivalent album units in the week ending April 25 in the U.S. according to Nielsen Music (up 10%).

BTS Top The Charts

BTS has the number one album in the country:

The seven-track set, which was released on April 12, starts with 230,000 equivalent album units earned in the U.S. in the week ending April 19, according to Nielsen Music — a career-best week for BTS. Of that sum, 196,000 were in album sales — another career-high week for the South Korean pop group.

Khalid’s ‘Free Spirit’ Tops the Charts

Khalid’s Free Spirit is the number one album in the country this week:

Khalid notches his first No. 1 on the Billboard 200 albums chart, as his third release, Free Spirit, opens atop the tally. The set, released on April 5 through Right Hand/RCA Records, starts with 202,000 equivalent album units earned in the week ending April 11, according to Nielsen Music — the fourth-largest week of 2019 for an album. Of that sum, 85,000 were in traditional album sales.

Billie Eilish Tops Billboard Charts

Billie Eilish has the number one album in the country:

Billie Eilish scores her first No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 chart, as When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go? storms in atop the tally with 313,000 equivalent album units earned in the U.S. in the week ending April 4, according to Nielsen Music, scoring the second-largest week of 2019 for any album. Of the album’s starting sum, 170,000 were in album sales, the second-largest sales week for an album this year.