Taylor Swift‘s Midnights continues its hot streak at the top Billboard‘s Top album sales chart as the set spends its 12th consecutive week and total at No. 1 on the chart dated Jan. 21. The album sold 25,000 copies in the US in the week ending January. 12 (down 58%) according to Luminate.
Midnights now has the most weeks at No. 1 on the Top Album Sales list since Frozen The soundtrack reigned for 13 non-consecutive weeks in 2014. Midnights has the most consecutive weeks at No. 1 since Titanic the soundtrack logged all 16 of its consecutive No. 1 weeks in 1998.
Midnights‘ total US album sales are now 1,140 million.
Billboard‘s Top album sales ranks the week’s best-selling albums based on traditional album sales only. The history of the chart dates back to May 25, 1991, the first week Billboard began tabulating charts with electronically monitored piece count information from SoundScan, now Luminate. Pure album sales were the only metric used by Billboard 200 album chart through the list dated dec. 6, 2014, after which that chart switched to a method that mixes album sales with track-equivalent album units and streaming-equivalent album units. For all chart news, follow @billboard and @billboardcharts on both Twitter and Instagram.
BTS‘ Love yourself: her re-enters Top Album Sales at No. 2 after the set’s Jan. 6 release on vinyl. The effort, originally released in 2017, rejoins the chart with 20,000 sold (up 2,130%), with most coming from vinyl sales (18,000). This is the first time BTS has released an album on vinyl in the US, although the group has released singles on vinyl.
Love yourself: her also debuts at No. 1 on Billboard‘s Vinyl albums chart, the first time a K-pop title leads the chart. It also stops Swift’s stranglehold on the top spot Midnightspushing the album down to No. 2 after 11 straight weeks at No. 1.
Back on Top Album Sales, ATEEZ’s Spin Off: From the Witness drops one spot to No. 3 (14,000; down 66%), while French Montana’s Coke Boys 6: Gangsta Grillz, hosted by DJ Drama, debuts at No. 4 (11,000).
Fleetwood Macs Rumors dips 4-5 (just over 7,000; down 17%), RM’s Indigo falls 3-6 (7,000; down 22%) and Michael Jackson’s Thriller falls 6-7 (almost 7,000; down 16%). Stray Kids’ former No. 1 MAXIDENT re-enters the chart at No. 8 with nearly 6,000 sold (up 378%) after a new Target-exclusive CD edition of the album was released on Jan. 6.
Rounding out the top 10 are two former No.1s: Harry Styles’ Harry’s house (5-9 with nearly 6,000; down 32%) and Tyler, the Creator You do (7-10 with 5,000; down 23%).
In the week ending Jan. 12, 1.837 million albums were sold in the US (down 13.5% from the previous week). Of this total, physical albums (CDs, vinyl LPs, cassettes, etc.) accounted for 1,512 million (down 14.7%) and digital albums comprised 325,000 (down 7.5%).
589,000 CD albums were sold in the week ending January. 12 (down 13.6% week-over-week) and 915,000 vinyl albums sold (down 15.4%). Year-to-date CD album sales are at 1.27 (up 3.4% from the same time frame a year ago) and year-to-date vinyl album sales total 1.996 million (an increase of 33.2%).
Total year-to-date album sales total 3.961 million (an increase of 11.8% compared to the same year-to-date time frame a year ago). Year to date, physical album sales are 3.285 million (up 19.8%), and digital album sales total 676,000 (down 15.4%).