Top First Week Sales of Music Albums in the U.S. of 2018

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Billboard has been publishing a list of the most popular albums in the United States every week since March 1956. Nowadays, they even include the sales numbers for the albums that make the top ten. For anyone else who is curious, here is a chart that ranks the first week sales of every album this year.

NOTE: This only covers America and albums that debuted in the top ten on the Billboard 200 chart.

Last updated (5/20/18): Playboy Carti, Charlie Puth, Arctic Monkeys, Tee Grizzley

ArtistAlbumFirst Week Sales
Post Malonebeerbongs & bentleys461,000
J. ColeKOD397,000
Justin TimberlakeMan of the Woods293,000
Cardi BInvasion of Privacy255,000
MigosCulture II199,000
Jason AldeanRearview Town183,000
The WeekndMy Dear Melancholy169,000
Various ArtistsBlack Panther soundtrack154,000
Keith UrbanGraffiti U145,000
Fall Out BoyMania130,000
Jack WhiteBoarding House Reach124,000
Camila Cabello



Bobby Tarantino II

119,000 (1) (2)
Breaking BenjaminEmber88,000
A Perfect CircleEat the Elephant68,000
BridgesGood Thing66,000
Above & Beyond

Lil Yachty

Common Ground

Lil Boat 2

64,000 (1) (2)
David ByrneAmerican Utopia63,000
Thirty Seconds to MarsAmerica62,000
Playboy CartiDie Lit61,000
ShinedownAttention Attention60,000
Rich the KidThe World is Yours59,000
Various Artists

Charlie Puth

Fifty Shades Freed soundtrack


58,000 (1) (2)
Rae SremmurdSR3MM57,000
John Prine

Tory Lanez

Janelle Monáe

The Tree of Forgiveness

Memories Don’t Die

Dirty Computer

54,000 (1) (2) (3)
Nipsey HussleVictory Lap53,000
Kacey Musgraves

Judas Priest

Golden Hour


49,000 (1), (2)
Arctic MonkeysTranquility Base Hotel + Casino47,000
Brandi Carlile

YoungBoy Never Broke Again

By the Way, I Forgive You

Until Death Call My Name

43,000 (1) (2)
Scotty McCreery


Seasons Change

When Legends Rise

40,000 (1) (2)
Jimi HendrixBoth Sides of the Sky37,000
PentatonixPTX Presents: Top Pop, Vol. 134,000
Tee GrizzleyActivated33,000
Lord Huron

Lake Street Dive

Vide Noir

Free Yourself Up

32,000 (1) (2)
The DecemberistsI’ll Be Your Girl30,000
Lil Xan

Vance Joy

Total Xanarchy

Nation of Two

28,000 (1) (2)
Various ArtistsNow That’s What I Call Music! 6525,000

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