Harry Styles’ ‘Harry’s House’ Debuts at No. 1 on Billboard 200 – Billboard
Harry Styles‘ Harry’s house made his debut at the top of the Billboard 200 album chart (dated June 4) with a whopping 521,500 equivalent album units earned in the US in the week ending May 26, according to Luminate. It’s the biggest week of 2022 for any album and only the fourth album in the past 18 months to earn at least 500,000 units in a single week. Records biggest week for an album since Adeleit is 30 made its debut with 839,000 units in the week ending November 25, 2021 (chart from December 4, 2021). (Styles and Adele are also label mates — both are on Columbia Records.)
Harry’s house is Styles’ third No. 1 on the Billboard 200 – all of his solo releases. And all three bowed to No. 1. He also topped the list with 2019 Thin line and his self-titled debut in 2017. Harry’s house was released on May 20.
Harry’s house also set a modern-era record for one-week vinyl album sales, as it sold 182,000 copies on vinyl in the United States. It marks the biggest week for an album on vinyl since Luminate began tracking music sales in 1991. It breaks the previous record, set last year, when Taylor Swiftit is Red (Taylor’s version) sold 114,000 copies on vinyl in the week ending November 18, 2021.
Vinyl sales for Harry’s house were so large that vinyl sales alone would have made the album No. 1 on the Billboard 200 in all but three weeks of 2022 so far.
Harry’s house was preceded by No. 1 Billboard Hot 100 hit song “As It Was”, which spent three weeks at the top of the list (through the last published chart, dated May 28).
Styles opened the album with interviews and/or performances on Apple Music with Zane Lowe (May 16), SiriusXM’s The Howard Stern Show (May 18), NBC Today (May 19) and NPR morning edition (May 20). Apple Music also live-streamed Styles One night only in New York UBS Arena concert on May 20.
The Billboard 200 chart ranks the most popular albums of the week in the United States based on multimetric consumption measured in equivalent album units, compiled by Luminate. Units include album sales, track equivalent albums (TEA), and streaming equivalent albums (SEA). Each unit equals 1 album sale, or 10 individual tracks sold from an album, or 3,750 official ad-supported audio and video streams or 1,250 paid/on-demand subscription generated songs from a album. The new table dated June 4, 2022 will be published in full on Billboard‘s website on June 1 (one day later than usual, due to the Memorial Day holiday on May 30 in the United States). For all charting news, follow @billboard and @billboardcharts on Twitter and Instagram.
Of Harry’s house 521,500 equivalent album units earned, album sales include 330,000 (biggest selling week of 2022), SEA units include 189,000 (or 246.96 million on-demand streams of all 13 tracks in the together – the biggest streaming week of 2022 for a non-R&B/hip-hop or Latin album) and TEA units have 2,500.
In the past 18 months, only four albums have earned at least 500,000 equivalent album units in a single week, and all of them have done so in their first images: Harry’s house (521,500), Adele 30 (839,000); by Swift Red (Taylor’s version) (604,500) and Duckit is Certified lover (612,500; chart dated September 18, 2021).
In terms of traditional album sales, the last album to sell more copies than Harry’s house in a single week was Adele’s 30, when it debuted with 692,000 copies sold in its first week (ending November 25, 2021; chart dated December 4, 2021). The only other album to sell more than Harry’s house in the past 18 months was Swift Red (Taylor’s version)when it sold 369,000 copies in its opening frame (week ending November 18, 2021; chart dated November 27, 2021).
bad bunnyit is A summer without you stands at No. 2 on the latest Billboard 200 (155,000 equivalent album units; down 15%) after dipping to No. 1 three weeks ago. Kendrick Lamarit is Mr. Morale and Big Steps falls 1-3 in its second week with 96,000 units (down 68%). Comingis the old number 1 I never loved you completes the top four, slipping 3-4 in its fourth week with 77,000 units (down 14%).
Singer-songwriter Zach Bryan made his Billboard 200 debut with his major debut album, American griefbowing at No. 5. The 34-track set enters with 71,500 equivalent album units earned – the biggest week for a country album in 2022. Of the set’s starting sum, SEA units include 64,500 (equivalent to 84.09 million official on-demand streams of the album’s 34 songs), album sales include 6,000, and TEA units include 1,000.
American grief was preceded by three top 40 hits on Billboard‘s Hot Country Songs, including the single “Something in the Orange”. The cut became her first entry on the all-genre Billboard Hot 100 chart on May 7.
Bryan made his Billboard chart debut in September 2019 when his DeAnn the album peaked at number 10 on the Heatseekers South Central regional chart (which ranked the top albums of the week by new and developing artists in the south central region of the United States). By the end of 2021, Bryan had charted a trio of top 20 charting efforts on Billboardit is American/folk albums chart.
Morgan Wallenis the old number 1 Dangerous: the double album falls 5-6 on the new Billboard 200 with 51,500 equivalent album units earned (down 7%), Jack Harlowit is Go home, you miss the kids trough 6-7 (41,000; down 26%), Olivia Rodriguetop of the charts Acid increases from 9 to 8 (32,500; up 1%), TOMORROW X TOGETHERR Minisode 2: Thursday’s Child dropping from 4 to 9 in its second week (30,500; down 55%) and Lil Durkis the old number 1 7220 is a non-move at No. 10 (27,000; down 7%).
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