Adam Lambert lands his fifth high 10-charting effort on Billboard’s High Album Gross sales chart (dated March 11) as his new covers venture, Excessive Drama, debuts at No. 7. The set marks his highest-charting effort on High Album Gross sales since 2015, when the studio set The Unique Excessive debuted and peaked at No. 2 (July 4, 2015-dated chart).
Excessive Drama boasts renditions of such high 40-charting Billboard Sizzling 100 hits as Bonnie Tyler’s “Holding Out for a Hero,” Duran Duran’s “Ordinary World,” Sia’s chart-topping “Chandelier” and Tradition Membership’s “Do You Really Want to Hurt Me.”
Additionally within the high 10 of the brand new High Album Gross sales chart, Gorillaz land their second No. 1 with the arrival of Cracker Island, Godsmack notches its eighth high 10 (and highest charting set since 2010) with the No. 2 bow of Lighting Up the Sky, Karol G clocks her first high 10 with Mañana Será Bonito and Dierks Bentley achieves his tenth high 10 with the No. 9 bow of Gravel & Gold.
Billboard’s High Album Gross sales chart ranks the top-selling albums of the week based mostly solely on conventional album gross sales. The chart’s historical past dates again to Could 25, 1991, the primary week Billboard started tabulating charts with electronically monitored piece rely data from SoundScan, now Luminate. Pure album gross sales had been the only real measurement utilized by the Billboard 200 albums chart by the checklist dated Dec. 6, 2014, after which that chart switched to a strategy that blends album gross sales with monitor equal album items and streaming equal album items. For all chart information, observe @billboard and @billboardcharts on each Twitter and Instagram.
Excessive Drama offered 8,500 copies within the U.S. within the week ending March 2, in response to Luminate. Bodily gross sales comprise 4,500 (successfully all from CD gross sales) and digital album gross sales comprise 4,000.
At No. 1, Gorillaz’s Cracker Island breezes in with 48,500 copies offered in its first week, the fourth-largest gross sales week of 2023 and the largest for a rock album. Of its beginning sum, 32,000 had been vinyl gross sales – the most important gross sales week for a vinyl album in 2023 and the largest debut week for a rock album on vinyl in almost a 12 months, since Purple Sizzling Chili Peppers’ Limitless Love offered 38,500 in its first week (chart dated April 16, 2022).
Godsmack’s Lighting Up the Sky enters High Album Gross sales at No. 2 with 18,000 offered. P!nk’s Trustfall slips to No. 3 with 17,000 offered (down 71%) after its debut at No. 1 every week in the past. TOMORROW X TOGETHER’s chart-topping The Identify Chapter: Temptation falls 2-4 with 14,000 (down 37%) and Taylor Swift’s former chief Midnights dips 4-5 with 11,000 (down 23%).
Karol G nabs her first high 10-charting set on High Album Gross sales as Mañana Será Bonito debuts at No. 6 with 10,000 offered (her finest gross sales week ever). The set additionally enters atop the Billboard 200 – the primary all-Spanish-language No. 1 by a feminine artist – largely powered by streaming exercise.
Paramore’s chart-topping This Is Why falls 6-8 with 7,000 offered (down 43%).
Dierks Bentley collects his tenth high 10-charting set on High Album Gross sales as Gravel & Gold – his first studio album in almost 5 years –enters at No. 9 with 6,000 offered. All however two of Bentley’s charting efforts on High Album Gross sales have reached the highest 10 – he’s solely missed the area along with his self-titled debut (peaking at No. 26 in 2003) and a four-song EP titled Nation & Chilly Cans (No. 54 in 2012).
Closing out the highest 10 of the brand new High Album Gross sales chart is Stray Youngsters’ former No. 1 MAXIDENT, rising 11-10 with almost 6,000 offered (down 6%).
Within the week ending March 2, there have been 1.852 million albums offered within the U.S. (down 2.4% in comparison with the earlier week). Of that sum, bodily albums (CDs, vinyl LPs, cassettes, and many others.) comprised 1.474 million (down 4.4%) and digital albums comprised 378,000 (up 6.5%).
There have been 606,000 CD albums offered within the week ending March 2 (down 5% week-over-week) and 856,000 vinyl albums offered (down 4.2%). 12 months-to-date CD album gross sales stand at 5.525 million (up 0.8% in comparison with the identical time-frame a 12 months in the past) and year-to-date vinyl album gross sales complete 7.968 million (up 26%).
General year-to-date album gross sales complete 16.67 million (up 7.3% in comparison with the identical year-to-date time-frame a 12 months in the past). 12 months-to-date bodily album gross sales stand at 13.576 million (up 14.3%) and digital album gross sales complete 3.094 million (down 15.3%).