Charts

Charts

Harry Styles Tops the Charts

Harry Styles has the number one album in the country.

The set, which was released on Dec. 13 via Erskine/Columbia Records, earned 478,000 equivalent album units in the U.S. in the week ending Dec. 19, according to Nielsen Music. That figure marks the biggest week for a pop album by a male artist in over four years, the largest week for a Columbia album in more than three years, and the third-biggest week overall for any album in 2019. It also scores the largest sales week for an album by a solo U.K. male artist since Nielsen Music began electronically tracking sales data in 1991.

Roddy Rich Tops the Charts

Roddy Rich has the number one album in the country this week:

Rapper Roddy Ricch starts straight in at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart with his debut studio album, Please Excuse Me for Being Antisocial. The set, which was released on Dec. 6 via Bird Vision/Atlantic Records, starts with 101,000 equivalent album units earned in the U.S. in the week ending Dec. 12, according to Nielsen Music.

‘Frozen 2’ Soundtrack Tops the Charts

The Frozen 2 soundtrack is the top album this week:

The Frozen 2 soundtrack jumps to No. 1 on the Billboard 200 albums chart, as the set rises 3-1 with 80,000 equivalent album units earned in the U.S. in the week ending Dec. 5, according to Nielsen Music. It’s the first week at No. 1 for the album. The set was released on Nov. 15 via Walt Disney Records, and is the companion album to the blockbuster animated sequel film of the same name.

Trippie Redd Tops the Charts

Trippie Redd has the number one album in the country this week.

Rapper Trippie Redd captures his first No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 chart, as A Love Letter to You 4 debuts atop the tally. The set, which was released on Nov. 22 via TenThousand Projects, earned just under 104,000 equivalent album units in the week ending Nov. 28 in the U.S., according to Nielsen Music.

Billboard Announces New Rules For Merchandise/Album Bundles

Colin Stutz, writing at Billboard:

Moving forward, in order for an album sale to be counted as part of a merchandise/album bundle, all the items in the bundle must also be available for purchase concurrently and individually on the same website. In addition, the merchandise item sold on its own will have to be priced lower than the bundle which includes both the merchandise and the album. Further, merchandise bundles can only be sold in an artist’s official direct-to-consumer web store and not via third-party sites.

Kanye West Tops the Charts

Kanye West has the number one album in the country:

Jesus Is King was released on Oct. 25 via G.O.O.D. Music/Def Jam Recordings and earned 264,000 equivalent album units in the U.S. in the week ending Oct. 31, according to Nielsen Music. Of that sum, 109,000 were in album sales, while the rest was powered largely by streaming activity.

YoungBoy Never Broke Again Tops the Charts

YoungBoy Never Broke Again has the number one album in the country this week:

The set, which was released on Oct. 11 via Never Broke Again/Atlantic Records, starts with 110,000 equivalent album units earned in the U.S. in the week ending Oct. 17, according to Nielsen Music. Of that sum, just 3,000 were in album sales, while the rest was overwhelmingly powered by streaming activity.

SuperM Top the Charts

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

The set, which was released via SM/Capitol Records on Oct. 4, launches with 168,000 equivalent album units earned in the U.S. in the week ending Oct. 10, according to Nielsen Music. Of that sum, 164,000 were in album sales.

DaBaby Tops the Charts

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

The set, which is the hip-hop artist’s second studio effort, starts with 145,000 equivalent album units earned in the U.S. in the week ending Oct. 3, according to Nielsen Music. Of that sum, just 8,000 were in album sales, as the set was powered largely by streaming activity. Kirk was released on Sept. 27 via SouthCoast/Interscope Records.

Post Malone Tops the Charts This Week

Post Malone has the number one album in the country this week.

Post Malone’s Hollywood’s Bleeding nets a third straight week at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 albums chart, as it earned 149,000 equivalent album units in the U.S. in the week ending Sept. 26 (down 25%), according to Nielsen Music. The album is the first to spend its first three weeks at No. 1 in nearly a year.

Blink-182 came in at number three:

Blink-182’s new album Nine bows at No. 3 on the Billboard 200, granting the rock trio its eighth top 10 effort. Nine bows with 94,000 equivalent album units earned (with 77,000 of that sum in 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.