YUNGBLUD scores first top 10 on Billboard’s album sales chart

YOUNG BLOOD lands his first top 10 on Billboard‘s Top album sales chart (dated September 17) – and his best sales week to date – as his self-titled third studio album debuts at No. 3 with 13,000 copies sold in the US in the week ending September. 8, according to Luminate.

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The set also makes a splash Billboard album charts that bow in the top 10 on Top rock and alternative albums, Top rock albums, Top Alternative Albums, Top current album sales, Tastemaker Albums and Vinyl albums.

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.

Top Rock & Alternative Albums, Top Rock Albums and Top Alternative Albums rank the week’s most popular rock and alternative, rock and alternative releases, respectively, by corresponding album units. Top Current Albums shows the best-selling current albums of the week (excluding older albums, called catalog). Tastemaker Albums ranks the best-selling albums at independent and small record stores.

Of YOUNG BLOOD‘s 13,000 copies sold in its first week, physical sales include 12,000 (6,500 on vinyl; 5,500 on CD and a negligible amount on cassette) and digital downloads include 1,000.

YOUNG BLOOD sold well in independent record stores as the album debuted at No. 2 on the Tastemakers Albums chart, with nearly 5,000 sold through indie retailers. (Tastemakers ranks the week’s best-selling album in indie stores.) The album’s sales were boosted on indie with eight in-store appearances during the tracking week of YUNGBLUD (dubbed by the artist the American as F**k In- Store Tour).

In addition, the set also bows at No. 2 Vinyl albums chart, with 6,500 sold via vinyl LP (50% of the album’s total first week sales).

Megadeth‘s The sick, the dying… and the dead! arrives at No. 1 on Top Album Sales with 45,000 sold – marking the first chart-topper for the rock band on the 31-year-old chart. The act had previously gone as high as No. 2, twice, with Countdown to Extinction in 1992 and Dystopia in 2016. The new album also opens at No. 1 on Top Rock & Alternative Albums, Top Rock Albums, Top Hard Rock Albums, Top Current Album Sales and Tastemaker Albums.

TWICE‘s Between 1&2: 11th mini album falls 1-2 in its second week on Top Album Sales (24,000; down 74%). Silk Sonic – the duo of Bruno Mars and Anderson Paak – dives 3-4 with his An evening with Silk Sonic (10,000; down 73%), Harry Styles‘ top-top Harry’s house rises 8-5 (8,000; up 10%), Kendrick Lamar‘s Sir. Morality and the great steppes falls 2-6 (almost 8,000; down 80%) and THE ENHYPEformer manager Manifesto: Day 1 is a non-mover at No. 7 (7,000; down 11%).

Jon Pardi clocks his third top 10 on Top Album Sales as Sir. Saturday night starting at No. 8 with 5,000 sold. SEVENTEEN’s former No.1 SEVENTEEN 4th Album Repackage: Sector 17 up 14-9 by nearly 5,000 (down 5%).

King’s X closes out the new top 10 as the rock band’s first studio album in 14 years, Three sides of one, debuts at No. 10 with 4,000 sold. It is the first top 10 on the 31-year tally for the act.

In the week ending Sept. 8, 1.658 million albums were sold in the US (down 5.7% from the previous week). Of this total, physical albums (CDs, vinyl LPs, cassettes, etc.) accounted for 1,292 million (down 6.5%) and digital albums comprised 367,000 (down 2.6%).

606,000 CD albums were sold in the week ending September. 8 (down 9.4% week-over-week) and 677,000 vinyl albums sold (down 3.5%). Year-to-date CD album sales stand at 23,476 million (down 8.5% compared to the same time frame a year ago) and year-to-date vinyl album sales 26,545 million (up 0.2% ).

Total year-to-date album sales total 64,543 million (down 8.2% compared to the same year-to-date time frame a year ago). Year-to-date, physical album sales of 50,377 million (down 4%) and digital album sales totaling DKK 14,166 million. (down 20.6%).


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