Charts

Charts

Album Sales Hit New Weekly Low in U.S.

Billboard:

In the week ending March 19, overall album sales fell 29% to 1.52 million, according to Nielsen Music/MRC Data. That number combines sales of all formats of albums: digital albums, CDs, vinyl LPs, cassettes and so forth.

1.52 million is the smallest number of albums sold in a week since the firm began tracking music sales in 1991. The previous Nielsen/MRC Data-era low for overall album sales came only earlier this year, when 1.65 million were sold in the week ending Jan. 16.

Lil Uzi Vert Tops the Charts

Lil Uzi Vert once again has the top album in the country:

Lil Uzi Vert’s Eternal Atake secures a second week at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 albums chart, as the set earned 247,000 equivalent album units in the U.S. in the week ending March 19, according to Nielsen Music/MRC Data. That’s down just 14% compared to its debut atop the list a week ago with 288,000 units.

Lil Uzi Vert Tops the Charts

Lil Uzi Vert has the number one album in the country this week:

The set was released on March 6 via Generation Now/Atlantic, and starts with 288,000 equivalent album units earned in the U.S. in the week ending March 12, according to Nielsen Music/MRC Data. It’s the rapper’s first release in nearly two-and-a-half years, since his first leader, Luv Is Rage 2, bowed at No. 1 on the Sept. 17, 2017-dated chart with 135,000 units.

Lil Baby Tops the Charts

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

Lil Baby lands his first No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 chart as My Turn debuts atop the tally with the biggest streaming week of 2020 for an album.

The set, which was released via Quality Control/Motown on Feb. 28, earned 197,000 equivalent album units in the U.S. in the week ending March 5, according to Nielsen Music/MRC Data.

BTS Top the Charts

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

Map of the Soul: 7 storms in atop the tally with 422,000 equivalent album units earned in the U.S. in the week ending Feb. 27, according to Nielsen Music/MRC Data. Of that sum, 347,000 are in album sales. It’s the fourth No. 1 in less than two years for the seven-member South Korean pop group.

Justin Bieber Tops the Charts

Justin Bieber has the top album in the country this week:

Justin Bieber scores his seventh No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 chart as Changes debuts atop the tally. The set, which was released on Feb. 14 via SchoolBoy/Raymond Braun/Def Jam Recordings, earned 231,000 equivalent album units in the U.S. in the week ending Feb. 20, according to Nielsen Music/MRC Data.

Lil Wayne Tops the Charts

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

Funeral is the fifth leader for Lil Wayne, and it enters with 139,000 equivalent album units earned in the U.S. in the week ending Feb. 6, according to Nielsen Music/MRC Data. The album was released on Jan. 31 via Young Money/Republic Records and follows Lil Wayne’s chart-topping Tha Carter V, which was released in 2018.

Roddy Ricch Tops the Charts

Roddy Ricch has the number one album in the country:

Roddy Ricch’s Please Excuse Me for Being Antisocial returns to No. 1 on the Billboard 200 albums chart for a third nonconsecutive week, while Billie Eilish’s When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go? vaults back into the top three after Eilish’s big night at the Grammy Awards.

Eminem Tops the Charts

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

Eminem notches his historic 10th No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 chart with his latest release, Music to Be Murdered By. The set debuts atop the tally with 279,000 equivalent album units earned in the U.S. in the week ending Jan. 23, according to Nielsen Music.

Selena Gomez Tops the Charts

Selena Gomez has the top album in the country:

Selena Gomez earns her third No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 chart, as Rare launches atop the tally. The set, which was released Jan. 10 via Interscope Records, starts with 112,000 equivalent album units earned in the U.S. in the week ending Jan. 16, according to Nielsen Music.

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.