Plus, new albums from Blackberry Smoke and DMX debut in the top 10, while Playboi Carti’s Whole Lotta Red hits a new chart high, following its release on vinyl.
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.
Olivia Rodrigo’s Sour slips 1-2 in its second week on Top Album Sales, with 24,000 copies sold (down 67%).
DMX’s posthumous album Exodus debuts at No. 3 with 14,000 sold, while Blackberry Smoke’s new You Hear Georgia starts at No. 4 with 12,000 sold. It’s the eighth top 10 for DMX, and the third for Blackberry Smoke. It’s also the highest-charting effort yet for the latter act, eclipsing the No. 6 peak of 2016’s Like an Arrow.
Playboi Carti’s Whole Lotta Red re-enters Top Album Sales at No. 5 with 8,500 sold (up 7,203%) following the set’s May 28 release on vinyl LP. The album initially debuted and peaked at No. 6 from its digital downloads upon its release on Dec. 25, 2020. (The set has yet to be issued on CD.)
Twenty One Pilots’ Scaled and Icy falls 2-6 in its second week (8,000 sold; down 84%), Swift’s former No. 1 Folklore jumps 25-7 (7,000; up 59% thanks to a surge in vinyl LP sales), Harry Styles’ chart-topping Fine Line rises 11-9 (6,000; down 11%) and Alan Jackson’s Where Have You Gone dips 7-10 (nearly 6,000; down 48%).