Michael Bublé captures his ninth top 10 on Billboard‘s Top Album Sales Chart (dated April 9) as his 11th full-length studio album, Upperdebuted at No. 3. This is the singer’s seventh consecutive full studio to bow in the top three of the chart. Upper begins with 21,000 copies sold in the United States in the week ending March 31, according to Luminate, formerly MRC Data.
Elsewhere in the top 10 best-selling albums, seven more albums debut in the region, led by the chart-topping finish of Machine Gun Kelly’s General public sale.
BillboardThe Top Album Sales chart ranks the top-selling albums of the week based solely on traditional album sales. The history of the chart dates back to May 25, 1991, the first week Billboard began compiling tables with electronically controlled room count information from SoundScan, now MRC Data. Pure album sales were the only metric used by the Billboard 200 albums chart in the list dated December 6, 2014, after which that chart switched to a methodology that mixes album sales with equivalent album units of tracks and equivalent streaming album units. For all charting news, follow @billboard and @billboardcharts on Twitter and Instagram.
Of UpperOf the 21,000 copies sold in the week ending March 31, physical sales include 12,000 (all on CD) and digital sales include nearly 9,000. A vinyl LP release for the album is scheduled for May 13.
Upper adds to Bublé’s top 10 list on the album best-selling count, as he had already reached the region with Love (peaking at #1 2018, after debuting at #2), Nobody but me (No. 2; 2016), To be loved (No. 1; 2013), Christmas (No. 1; 2013), Hollywood: luxury PE (No. 10; 2010), Crazy Love (No. 1; 2009), call me irresponsible (peaking at No. 1 in 2007, after debuting at No. 2) and It’s time (#7; 2005)
At No. 1 best-selling album, Machine Gun Kelly’s General public sale debuted with 42,000 copies sold. Sales of the album were boosted by its availability in deluxe editions and box sets sold through Machine Gun Kelly’s official online store. stray kids odd falls from #1 to #2 in its second week with 22,000 sales (down 78%).
Almost everything else in the top 10 consists of debuts: Keshi’s Gabrielle (#4; 17,000 sold), NCT Dream’s Glitch mode (#5; 13,000), Reba McEntire’s My Chains Are Gone: Hymns and Gospel Favorites (#6; 12,000), Mac Miller’s 2012 mixtape macadelic (#7; nearly 12,000 – following release on vinyl LP), Wallows’ Tell me it’s over (#8; 11,000) and Maren Morris’ humble quest (No. 9; nearly 11,000). Top of the charts Encanto The soundtrack rounded out the top 10, falling 6-10 with 9,000 sales (although up 25%, following its March 27 Oscar show, where two of the album’s songs were performed and the film won Best Animated Feature).
In the week ending March 31, 1.836 million albums were sold in the United States (up 3.7% from the previous week). Of this sum, physical albums (CDs, vinyls, cassettes, etc.) accounted for 1.419 million (up 1.7%) and digital albums accounted for 417,000 (up 10.8%).
There were 689,000 CD albums sold in the week ending March 31 (down 1.3% week over week) and 720,000 vinyl albums sold (up 5%) . Year-to-date CD album sales were 8.141 million (down 10.1% from the same period a year ago) and vinyl album sales year-to-date the year amounted to 9.124 million (down 1.2%).
Total album sales year-to-date were 22.666 million (down 8.6% from the same period year-to-date a year ago). Year-to-date, physical album sales totaled 17.384 million (down 5.5%) and digital album sales totaled 5.282 million (down 17.8%).