Eddie Vedder’s new studio album, Earthling, lands at No. 1 on Billboard’s High Album Gross sales chart (dated Feb. 26), marking the Pearl Jam frontman’s first solo chief on the tally. The trouble leads a busy high 10, the place 5 extra albums debut within the area, from Spoon, Mary J. Blige, Massive Thief, Slash that includes Myles Kennedy and The Conspirators and The Weeknd.
Billboard’s High Album Gross sales chart ranks the top-selling albums of the week based mostly solely on conventional album gross sales. The chart’s historical past dates again to Could 25, 1991, the primary week Billboard started tabulating charts with electronically monitored piece depend info from SoundScan, now MRC Information. Pure album gross sales had been the only measurement utilized by the Billboard 200 albums chart by the checklist dated Dec. 6, 2014, after which that chart switched to a technique that blends album gross sales with monitor equal album items and streaming equal album items. For all chart information, comply with @billboard and @billboardcharts on each Twitter and Instagram.
Of Earthling’s 16,000 copies bought within the week finish Feb. 17, bodily gross sales comprise 11,000 (3,000 on vinyl and eight,000 on CD) and digital gross sales comprise 5,000. The album’s vinyl LP gross sales got here from a limited-edition $40 urgent (dubbed “fresh-pressed”) bought solely to members of Pearl Jam’s fan membership (Ten Membership). The album’s normal extensive launch on vinyl isn’t scheduled till July 29.
Earthling additionally debuts at No. 1 on Billboard’s High Rock Albums and High Present Album Gross sales charts – Vedder’s first solo No. 1 on each charts. High Rock Albums ranks the week’s hottest rock releases by equal album items. High Present Album Gross sales ranks the week’s biggest-selling present albums (not together with catalog – older – releases).
Spoon’s Lucifer on the Couch begins at No. 2 on High Album Gross sales – the act’s highest-charting album but. The set bows with simply over 14,000 copies bought, with practically 8,000 of that in vinyl LP gross sales. Mary J. Blige’s Good Morning Attractive debuts at No. 3 with 14,000 bought – her fifteenth high 10. Massive Thief visits the highest 10 for the primary time, as Dragon New Heat Mountain I Imagine In You bows at No. 4 with practically 14,000 bought (10,000 of that sum on vinyl – enabling its No. 1 debut on the Vinyl Albums chart).
Two former No. 1s are subsequent up on High Album Gross sales, because the soundtrack to Encanto falls 3-5 with simply over 12,000 (down 25%) and Adele’s 30 dips 5-6 with 12,000 (up 4%).
Slash that includes Myles Kennedy and The Conspirators’ new album 4 debuts at No. 7 with 10,000 bought.
Fleetwood Mac’s Rumours falls 6-8 with 8,000 bought (down 31%) and Mitski’s Laurel Hell drops 1-9 in its second week with 7,000 bought (down 72%).
Rounding out the brand new high 10 on High Album Gross sales is the debut of The Weeknd’s Home of Balloons at No. 10 with practically 7,000 bought – nearly all from vinyl LP gross sales. The mixtape was initially launched in 2011 and arrives on High Album Gross sales due to vinyl LP gross sales.
Within the week ending Feb. 17, there have been 1.785 million albums bought within the U.S. (up 1.6% in comparison with the earlier week). Of that sum, bodily albums (CDs, vinyl LPs, cassettes, and many others.) comprised 1.373 million (up 3.3%) and digital albums comprised 412,000 (down 3.6%).
There have been 635,000 CD albums bought within the week ending Feb. 17 (up 4.2% week-over-week) and 729,000 vinyl albums bought (up 2.6%). Yr-to-date CD album gross sales stand at 4.284 million (down 8.6% in comparison with the identical timeframe a 12 months in the past) and year-to-date vinyl album gross sales whole 4.949 million (down 5%).
General year-to-date album gross sales whole 12.16 million (down 8.8% in comparison with the identical year-to-date timeframe a 12 months in the past). Yr-to-date bodily album gross sales stand at 9.29 million (down 6.6%) and digital album gross sales whole 2.869 million (down 15.5%).