After 10 weeks of domination There is a refreshing champion in the Billboard album chart by country singer-songwriter Morgan Wallen: Justin Bieber.
Bieber’s new album, “The justiceMRC data, according to Billboard’s tracking service, opened with the equivalent of 154,000 sales in the United States, with 157 million streams and 30,000 copies sold as a full package. This is Bieber’s eighth time in the top spot; At the age of 27, he is the youngest soloist to achieve this feat. (Elvis Presley was circling the 30s by the time his “Rustabout” soundtrack topped in early 1965. All of the Beatles members were 26 or younger when “Yesterday and Today” became their eighth No. 1 in 1966 .)
After a lengthy marketing campaign that began in September, “Peaches,” the fifth single from Justice, also tops Bieber on Billboard’s Hot 100 chart.
This week’s No. 2 album is also new: Lana Del Rey’s long-awaited “Chemtrails at Country Club“Started with the equivalent of 75,000 sales.
Valen’s “Dangerous: The Double Album”, which debuted in early January Streaming blockbuster – still a rarity among releases in the country – and has ruled the charts ever since, leftover Industry reprimand Valen was later caught on video using a racial slurry. Wallen organized through a combination of fan loyalty and lack of serious competition. This week, “Dangerous” falls to No. 3.
The arrival of new albums by two boldface-name artists marks the beginning of a change on the charts, and the return of a more competitive release schedule. Many artists stopped releasing new music in the winter, more than uncertain about the prospects of this year’s tour. But with the return of concerts expected this summer or fall, albums are beginning to flood the market. New titles from Carrie Underwood and rapper NF are already out, soon to be released by Demi Lovato, Taylor Swift and many more.
Also on the album chart this week, Pop Smoke’s “Shoot for the Stars Aim for the Moon” is number 4 and Dua Lipa’s “Future Nostalgia” is number 5.