Olivia Rodrigo’s Sour skips back to No. 1 on Billboard’s Top Album Sales chart (dated July 17), as the set rises 4-1 with 10,000 copies in the U.S. in the week ending July 8 (down 2%), according to MRC Data. It’s the second week atop the list for the album, which bowed at No. 1 on the chart dated June 5.
So far, Sour has sold 155,000 copies, making it the sixth-biggest selling album of 2021. The top-seller of the year thus far is Taylor Swift’s Evermore, with 380,000 sold.
Billboard’s Top Album Sales chart ranks the top-selling albums of the week based only on traditional album sales. The chart’s history dates back to May 25, 1991, the first week Billboard began tabulating charts with electronically monitored piece count information from SoundScan, now MRC Data. Pure album sales were the measurement solely utilized by the Billboard 200 albums chart through the list dated Dec. 6, 2014, after which that chart switched to a methodology that blends 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.