The Biggest Album Debuts of 2018: Updated Chart

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The Biggest Album Debuts of 2018: Chart

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Billboard has been publishing a list of the most popular albums every week since March 1956. They include the sales numbers for the albums that make the top ten, but don’t offer a way to view the biggest sales numbers for each year.

For anyone else who is curious, here is a chart that ranks the first week sales of every album of 2018.

NOTE: This only covers albums that debuted in the top ten on the Billboard 200 chart. Sorry to Juice WRLD and Mamma Mia 2.

Last updated (9/16): Paul McCartney, Lauren Daigle, Russ, $uicideboy$

ArtistAlbumFirst Week Sales
DrakeScorpion732,000
Travis ScottAstroworld537,000
Post Malonebeerbongs & bentleys461,000
EminemKamikaze434,000
J. ColeKOD397,000
Justin TimberlakeMan of the Woods293,000
Dave Matthews BandCome Tomorrow292,000
Cardi BInvasion of Privacy255,000
Ariana GrandeSweetener231,000
Kanye WestYe208,000
MigosCulture II199,000
Nicki Minaj

BTS

Queen

Love Yourself: Answer

185,000 (1) (2)
Jason AldeanRearview Town183,000
Shawn MendesShawn Mendes182,000
Panic! at the DiscoPray for the Wicked180,000
The WeekndMy Dear Melancholy169,000
Various ArtistsBlack Panther soundtrack154,000
Paul McCartneyEgypt Station153,000
Keith UrbanGraffiti U145,000
Kids See Ghosts

5 Seconds of Summer

Kids See Ghosts

Youngblood

142,000 (1) (2)
BTSLove Yourself: Tear135,000
XXXTentacion?131,000
Fall Out BoyMania130,000
Jack WhiteBoarding House Reach124,000
The CartersEverything is Love123,000
Camila Cabello

Logic

Camila

Bobby Tarantino II

119,000 (1) (2)
Lauren DaigleLook Up Child115,000
Dierks BentleyThe Mountain102,000
Breaking BenjaminEmber88,000
Florence + The MachineHigh as Hope84,000
Wiz KhalifaRolling Papers 280,000
RussZoo79,000
Pusha T

Nas

Kenny Chesney

Daytona

Nasir

Songs for the Saints

77,000 (1) (2) (3)
A$AP RockyTesting75,000
Trippie Redd

Troye Sivan

Life’s a Trip

Bloom

72,000 (1) (2)
Lil Baby

Five Finger Death Punch

Harder Than Ever

And Justice for None

71,000 (1) (2)
A Perfect Circle

Christina Aguilera

Eat the Elephant

Liberation

68,000 (1) (2)
Bridges

Ghost

Mac Miller

Good Thing

Prequelle

Swimming

66,000 (1) (2) (3)
Above & Beyond

Lil Yachty

Common Ground

Lil Boat 2

64,000 (1) (2)
David Byrne

Gorillaz

American Utopia

The Now Now

63,000 (1) (2)
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

Voicenotes

58,000 (1) (2)
Rae Sremmurd

Future

SR3MM

Beastmode 2

57,000 (1) (2)
YGStay Dangerous56,000
6ix9ineDay6955,000
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
Cole SwindellAll of It50,000
Kacey Musgraves

Judas Priest

Ozuna

Golden Hour

Firepower

Aura

49,000 (1), (2) (3)
Arctic MonkeysTranquility Base Hotel + Casino47,000
$uicideboy$I Want to Die in New Orleans46,000
Dan + Shay

Why Don’t We

Dan + Shay

8 Letters

44,000 (1) (2)
Brandi Carlile

YoungBoy Never Broke Again

By the Way, I Forgive You

Until Death Call My Name

43,000 (1) (2)
Young ThugSlime Language41,000
Scotty McCreery

Godsmack

Seasons Change

When Legends Rise

40,000 (1) (2)
Jimi HendrixBoth Sides of the Sky37,000
NAVReckless36,000
PentatonixPTX Presents: Top Pop, Vol. 134,000
Tee Grizzley

Jason Mraz

Activated

Know

33,000 (1) (2)
Lord Huron

Lake Street Dive

Vide Noir

Free Yourself Up

32,000 (1) (2)
The DecemberistsI’ll Be Your Girl30,000
HalestronVicious29,000
Lil Xan

Vance Joy

Total Xanarchy

Nation of Two

28,000 (1) (2)
Meek Mill

Daughtry

Legends of the Summer

Cage to Rattle

26,000 (1) (2)
Various ArtistsNow That’s What I Call Music! 6525,000

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