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.
At No. 1 on Top Album Sales, Rodrigo’s Sour clocks the third-largest sales week for an album released this year. Only the debut frames of Taylor Swift’s Fearless (Taylor’s Version) (179,000) and Morgan Wallen’s Dangerous: The Double Album (74,000) were larger.
Twenty One Pilots’ Scaled and Icy starts at No. 2 on Top Album Sales with 51,000 copies sold, while Lord Huron debuts at No. 4 with Long Lost (16,000). For Twenty One Pilots, it’s the duo’s third album to reach the top two on Top Album Sales, and for Lord Huron, it’s the act’s third top 10.
Blake Shelton nabs his 13th top 10 on Top Album Sales with the No. 5 start of his new studio effort Body Language (just under 15,000 sold). Shelton got his first top 10 with 2003’s The Dreamer, which debuted and peaked at No. 8 on the Feb. 22, 2003-dated chart.
Waterparks splash in with their second top 10 on Top Album Sales, as the group’s new studio set, Greatest Hits, enters at No. 6 (13,000). Alan Jackson’s Where Have You Gone falls 3-7 in its second week on the chart, selling 11,000 copies (down 59%).
Nipsey Hussle’s Victory Lap re-enters Top Album Sales at No. 8 with nearly 9,000 sold (up 3,332%). The set also hits No. 1 for the first time on the Vinyl Albums chart. Nearly all of its sales were on vinyl, securing it the largest sales week in 2021 for an R&B/hip-hop set on wax.
During the tracking week ending May 27, Victory Lap was issued on gold-colored vinyl exclusively via Walmart (which has sold out already) while the late artist’s official webstore also carried a reissued edition of the black vinyl album with expanded packaging (and promptly sold out of its stock). The black vinyl edition will become widely available to all retailers on June 25.
Rounding out the top 10 on latest Top Album Sales chart: The Devil Wears Prada’s ZII bows at No. 9 with 8,500 while The Black Keys’ Delta Kream falls 2-10 in its second week with 8,000 (down 74%).