Elton John50 years of re-release of Maniac over the water makes a splash on Billboard‘s album charts (dated June 25), as the set debuts in the top 10 on both Top album sales and Vinyl albums. The set also comes on Top rock albums and Catalog albumand it’s coming on the Billboard 200 for the first time in almost 50 years.
Maniac over the water was first released in 1972 and topped the No. 8 on the Billboard 200 in February of that year. The set featured the hit singles “Levon” and “Tiny Dancer”.
Also in the top 10 on Top Album Sales: new releases from BTS, Movable in white and Carrie Underwood debut while seat belts Cowboy Bebop The soundtrack hits the top 10 for the first time after a re-release of vinyl.
Billboard‘s Top album sales chart ranks the best-selling album of the week based solely on traditional album sales. The history of the chart goes back to May 25, 1991, the first week Billboard began tabulating charts with electronically monitored piece number information from SoundScan, now Luminate. Pure album sales were the only goal used by Billboard 200 album chart through the list dated dec. 6, 2014, after which the chart switched to a method that mixes album sales with number-equivalent album units and streaming-equivalent album units.
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Maniac over the water was re-released on June 10 in five new configurations – a deluxe digital album, a set of two CDs, a set of four LP vinyl, a super deluxe set of three CDs / a blu-ray and a single LP colored vinyl pressing. All but the latter include a number of bonus numbers. All versions of the album, old and new, are combined for tracking and mapping purposes.
On the 31-year-old Top Album Sales chart, Galing debuts at No. 8 with 7,000 copies sold in the U.S. in the week ending June 16, according to Luminate. Of that amount, vinyl sales make up 3,000 – making it possible to debut at No. 9 on the Vinyl Albums list. The latter list ranks the best-selling vinyl album of the week.
Galing also debuted on Top Rock Albums (No. 16), Catalog Albums (No. 43) and re-entered the Billboard 200 (No. 115) with 9,000 similar album units earned. Galing was last on Billboard 200 dated nov. 11, 1972. (Top rock albums and catalog albums rank the week’s most popular rock releases and catalogs [older] album of the week, by device, respectively.)
At No. 1 on Top Album Sales, BTS ‘ Proof scorer annual second largest sales weekarrives with 266,000 copies sold. Harry Styles‘formerly No. 1 Harry’s house is a non-mover at No. 2 with 26,000 sold (down 22%).
Rock band Motionless In White sees their new studio album To score the end of the world debut on No. 3 – the band’s highest hit chart to date on Top Album Sales. The effort starts with the group’s second largest sales week ever: 23,000 sold. At No. 4, Carrie Underwood’s latest studio release, Denim and rhinestonesstarts with 22,000 sold.
SEVENTEEN‘s 4th album: Face the Sun. falls from No. 1 to No. 5 in its second week with 17,000 sold (down 59%). TOMORROW X TOGETHER‘s chart topping Minisode 2: Thursday’s children is stable at No. 6 with 13,000 (up 17%) and Olivia Rodrigo’s former leader Angry decrease 5-7 by 10,000 (down 29%).
Seat belts soundtrack to Cowboy Bebop hits the top 10 for the first time as the set re-enters the chart at No. 9 with 7,000 sold (up 10.694%). The album had previously topped as No. 25 on Feb. 6, 2021-dated list. The soundtrack rises back on the chart after a double-LP-colored vinyl reissue. In fact, all of the album’s sales for the week were from vinyl formats, and the set is back on the Vinyl Albums hit list with a new high of # 3.
Closing the top 10 on Top Album Sales is Post Malone‘s Twelve carat toothachewhich falls 3-10 in its second week with nearly 7,000 sold (down 69%).
In the week ending June 16, 1,961 million albums were sold in the United States (an increase of 16% over the previous week). Of this sum, physical albums (CDs, vinyl LPs, cassettes, etc.) accounted for 1.589 million (up 21.3%), and digital albums comprised 372,000 (down 2.4%).
909,000 CD albums were sold in the week ending June 16 (an increase of 41.3% week-over-week) and 670,000 vinyl albums were sold (up 2%). Year-to-date sales of CD albums stand at 15,501 million (10.9% decrease over the same time frame a year ago) and year-to-date sales of vinyl albums 17.638 million (down 0.2%).
Total year-to-date album sales amount to 42.989 million (a decrease of 9% compared to the same year-to-date timeframe a year ago). Year to date, sales of physical albums are 33,372 million. (down 5.3%) and digital album sales total DKK 9,617 million. (down 19.7%).