NAYEON Launches to No. 1 Best-Selling Album With Debut Effort – Billboard

NAYEON’s first solo effort IM NAYEON: 1st mini-album tilts at the top Billboard‘s Top Album Sales chart (dated July 9) with the biggest sales week of 2022 in the United States for an album by a woman or a woman-led group. The set begins with 52,000 copies sold in the United States in the week ending June 30, according to Luminate.


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NAYEON is the first member of K-pop girl group TWICE to release a solo album. TWICE is no stranger to charting top album sales, having landed four charting efforts, including No. 1. The taste of love: the 10th mini-album in 2021.

Also in the top 10 of best-selling albums: new efforts by Luke Combs, Conan Gray, Coheed and Cambria, Jack Johnson and Porcupine Tree arrive, while Tyler, the Creator and Kanye West climb back into the top 10 after releases vinyls.

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 information on electronically controlled room counts from SoundScan, now Luminate. 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.

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Sales of CD albums accounted for 98% of IM NAYEONtotal first week sales, while the remaining sales were for digital album purchases. The seven-track album was not released in any other physical configuration (such as vinyl or cassette).

Like many K-pop releases, the CD setup of IM NAYEON was released in deluxe collectible packages (17 in total, including exclusive editions for Target and Barnes & Noble) each with a standard set of items and random items (such as photo cards, postcards and a poster).

Luke Combs’ new album Growing up debuted at No. 2 on the top-selling album charts with 28,000 copies sold, while Conan Gray’s latest release, super evilstarts at No. 3 with 27,000. Tyler, the creator’s former No. 1 Call me if you get lost re-enters the chart at No. 4 with 24,000 (up 8,090%) after the set was released on vinyl at all retailers. His vinyl LP was previously only sold through his official online store. Indeed, all of the album’s sales for the week were on vinyl, and it also reenters at No. 1 on the vinyl album chart. In total, Call me if you get lost has sold 76,000 copies on vinyl – all in 2022 – and is the 6th best-selling vinyl album of the year.

BTS Evidence falling from 1 to 5 in its second week on top album sales, with 16,000 sold (down 69%).

by Kanye West donda returned to No. 6 with nearly 16,000 sold after the album was released on vinyl. The four-LP set sold for around $60.

Harry Styles’ former number 1 Harry’s house down from 2 to 7 with 15,000 sales (down 32%).

The latest studio effort from Coheed and Cambria Vaxis II: A Window to the Awakened Mind bows at No. 8 with nearly 15,000 sold. Jack Johnson’s New Meet the moonlight enters at No. 9 with 11,000 and Porcupine Tree’s Closing / Continuation starts at #10 with 10,000.

In the week ending June 30, 1.848 million albums were sold in the United States (down 12.3% from the previous week). Of this sum, physical albums (CDs, vinyls, cassettes, etc.) accounted for 1.445 million (down 16.3%) and digital albums accounted for 403,000 (up 5.6%).

There were 684,000 CD albums sold in the week ending June 30 (down 2.5% week over week) and 751,000 million vinyl albums sold (down 26 %). Year-to-date CD album sales were 16.886 million (down 10.7% from the same period a year ago) and vinyl album sales year-to-date the year amounted to 19.402 million (up 1%).

Total album sales year-to-date were 46.944 million (down 8.4% from the same period year-to-date a year ago). Year-to-date, physical album sales totaled 36.543 million (down 4.7%) and digital album sales totaled 10.401 million (down 19.6%).