Nation celebrity Morgan Wallen and 17-year-old pop upstart Olivia Rodrigo have got 2021 off to a blazing chart get started, with respective bows atop the album and singles charts, respectively.
Wallen’s sophomore effort, “Unhealthy: The Double Album,” debuted at the Rolling Stone album chart with an even-better-than-expected 263,900 album gadgets. The most important consider that tally was once 223 million tune streams, simply environment a file for a rustic album in one week. After all, one reason why for that quantity was once that there was once extra of Wallen to like — this is, the double-album structure gave fanatics 30 new songs to move. Complete album gross sales have been additionally sturdy, racking up 69,600 copies, and particular person monitor gross sales have been wholesome at 68,000, including as much as make Wallen’s double album a triple risk.
Jazmine Sullivan’s “Heaux Stories” was once the opposite debut within the best 10 albums, debuting at No. 4 with 41,000 album gadgets. The good fortune of the R&B singer’s first complete album in 5 years got here most commonly from streaming, as she attracted 40.8 million streams. Album gross sales have been modest at 6,900, as have been monitor gross sales at 6,200. Sullivan is most probably to select up some further wind in her sails — and gross sales — with this week’s announcement that she is going to proportion Nationwide Anthem tasks on the Tremendous Bowl with nation singer Eric Church.
Taylor Swift’s “Evermore” slipped from the highest spot to No. 2, including 52,000 album gadgets to its general. Different returning albums incorporated Pop Smoke at No. 3 and Lil Durk, Ariana Grande, the Weeknd, Swift’s “Folklore,” Juice WRLD and Megan Thee Stallion at Nos. 5-10.
The highest 20 noticed one further premiere, as Barry Gibb’s “Greenfields: The Gibb Brothers’ Songbook Vol. 1,” the previous Bee Gee’s album of collaborations with best nation and Americana stars, got here in at No. 15 at the power of 26,400 album gadgets. Maximum of that got here in complete album gross sales, with 22,700 copies offered.
At the Rolling Stone songs chart, Rodrigo’s chart-topping “Drivers License” had a blockbuster 67.7 million streams in its first week. Tune gadgets stood at 568,000.
Wallen needed to accept 2d position at the songs chart, as his “Wasted on You” debuted at No. 2. Tune streams for that individual monitor have been 16.8 million. But when he didn’t have a No. 1 right here like he did at the album chart, Wallen was once nonetheless the one performer who may just declare two songs within the best 10 — let by myself the six he if truth be told claims at this time. But even so “Wasted on You,” Wallen additionally charts “Someone’s Drawback” at No. 4, “7 Summers” at No. 5, “Sand in My Boots” at No. 7, “Extra Than My Homeland” at No. 9 and “Caution” made its stand at No. 10. Amplify the sphere to the highest 30, and Wallen has 9 out of 30 songs there.
After Rodrigo and Wallen, there wasn’t a lot room left for different artists within the best 10 songs, however returnees come with SZA’s “Just right Days” at No. 3, 24goldn’s “Temper” at No. 6 and — falling to No. 8 after topping the chart ultimate week — Justin Bieber’s “Any individual.”