Album Sales

Hozier Top the Charts

Hozier have the number one album in the country:

Hozier scores his first No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 chart, as his sophomore full-length set Wasteland, Baby! bows atop the list. The LP, released via Rubyworks/Columbia on March 1, earned 89,000 equivalent album units in the U.S. in the week ending March 7, according to Nielsen Music. Of that sum, 75,000 were in album sales.

Backstreet Boys Top the Charts

Backstreet Boys have the number one album in the country:

After a nearly 20-year wait, Backstreet Boys are back on top of the Billboard 200 chart. The group debuts at No. 1 on the list with its new studio album DNA, marking the vocal quintet’s third No. 1, and first leader since Black & Blue spent two weeks at No. 1 in December of 2000.

I guess, [puts on sunglasses], Backstreet’s back.

Future Earns Sixth No. 1 Album

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

Future Hndrxx Presents: The WIZRD debuts atop the tally with 126,000 equivalent album units earned in the week ending Jan. 24, according to Nielsen Music. Of that sum, 15,000 were in album sales. The album was released on Jan. 18 via Freebandz/Epic Records.

21 Savage Tops the Charts

21 Savage still has the number one album in the country this week:

21 Savage spends a second week atop the Billboard 200 albums chart with I Am > I Was, earning 65,000 equivalent album units in the week ending Jan. 3, according to Nielsen Music. The set slips by 51 percent in its second week on the tally after debuting at No. 1 with 131,000 units.

21 Savage Tops the Charts

21 Savage has the number one album in the country:

The set was released on Dec. 21 via Slaughter Gang/Epic Records and launches with 131,000 equivalent album units earned in the week ending Dec. 27, according to Nielsen Music. Of that sum, 18,000 were in traditional album sales, as the bulk of the album was driven by streaming activity.

Kodak Black Tops the Charts

Kodak Black has the number one album in the country this week:

The set, which was released on Dec. 14 via Dollaz N Dealz/Atlantic Records, earned 89,000 equivalent album units in the week ending Dec. 20, according to Nielsen Music. Of that sum, 5,000 were in traditional album sales — as the bulk of the album’s units were driven by streaming activity.

Meek Mill Tops the Charts This Week

Meek Mill has the number one album in the country this week:

The set earned 229,000 equivalent album units in the week ending Dec. 6, according to Nielsen Music. Of that sum, 42,000 were in traditional album sales.

The 1975 had the top selling album, and came in at number four:

Rock band The 1975 bows at No. 4 with its new album A Brief Inquiry Into Online Relationships, as the set begins with 66,000 equivalent album units. Of that sum, 48,000 were in album sales, which also makes the set the top-selling album of the week.

Mumford & Sons Top the Charts

Mumford and Sons have the number one album in the country:

The quartet’s album, which was released on Nov. 16 via Gentlemen of the Road/Glassnote Records, launches with 230,000 equivalent album units earned in the week ending Nov. 22, according to Nielsen Music. That’s the biggest week for an alternative rock album in 2018. Of the album’s starting sum, 214,000 were in album sales.

Kane Brown Tops the Charts

Kane Brown has the number one album in the country this week.

Country singer-songwriter Kane Brown earns his first No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 chart, as his second full-length studio effort, Experiment, bows in the top slot. The set, which was released on Nov. 9 via Zone 4/RCA Nashville, starts with 124,000 equivalent album units earned in the week ending Nov. 15, according to Nielsen Music. Of that sum, 105,000 were in album sales.

Metro Boomin Tops the Charts

Metro Boomin has the number one album in the country this week.

The surprise set, which was announced Oct. 31 and released Nov. 2 via Boominati/Republic Records, earned 99,000 equivalent album units in the week ending Nov. 8, according to Nielsen Music. Of that sum, 5,000 were in album sales, as the album was largely driven by streaming activity.

‘A Star is Born’ Tops the Charts, Again

The A Star is Born soundtrack is still the top selling album in the country:

Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper’s A Star Is Born soundtrack holds steady at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 albums chart for a third week, earning 109,000 equivalent album units in the week ending Oct. 25 (down 24 percent) according to Nielsen Music. Of that sum, 61,000 were in traditional album sales (down 30 percent).

‘A Star is Born’ Soundtrack Tops the Charts Again

The A Star is Born soundtrack is once again the top album in the country:

Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper’s A Star Is Born soundtrack spends a second week at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 albums chart, as the set earned 143,000 equivalent album units in the week ending Oct. 18, according to Nielsen Music (down 38 percent compared to its opening frame a week ago). Of the latest tracking week’s unit sum, 86,000 were in album sales — down 47 percent.

‘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.