Olivia Rodrigo’s sophomore album, Guts, debuts atop the Billboard 200 chart (dated Sept. 23), scoring the singer-songwriter her second No. 1 set, following her 2021 debut Bitter. The brand new album begins with 302,000 equal album items earned within the U.S. within the week ending Sept. 14, in line with Luminate. That marks the fourth-largest week for any album in 2023 and Rodrigo’s greatest week but.
With each Bitter and Guts having debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200, Rodrigo is the primary feminine artist to start out atop the chart with two first chart entries in 9 years. Ariana Grande was the final lady to debut at No. 1 with two preliminary chart entries, with Yours Really in 2013 and My Every thing in 2014.
Additionally within the prime 10 of the brand new Billboard 200, BTS’ V debuts at No. 2 with Layover, whereas Tyler Childers’ Rustin’ within the Wind launches at No. 10.
The Billboard 200 chart ranks the most well-liked albums of the week within the U.S. primarily based on multi-metric consumption as measured in equal album items, compiled by Luminate. Models comprise album gross sales, monitor equal albums (TEA) and streaming equal albums (SEA). Every unit equals one album sale, or 10 particular person tracks bought from an album, or 3,750 ad-supported or 1,250 paid/subscription on-demand official audio and video streams generated by songs from an album. The brand new Sept. 23, 2023-dated chart shall be posted in full on Billboard‘s web site on Sept. 19. For all chart information, observe @billboard and @billboardcharts on each Twitter and Instagram.
Of Guts’ 302,000 equal album items earned within the week ending Sept. 14, SEA items comprise 151,000 (equaling 199.59 million on-demand official streams of the set’s 12 songs — the sixth-largest debut streaming week of 2023), album gross sales comprise 150,000 (powered by 94,000 in vinyl gross sales — the seventh-largest week for a vinyl album since Luminate started electronically monitoring gross sales in 1991) and TEA items comprise 1,000.
Guts was launched by its first single “Vampire,” which debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard Sizzling 100 songs chart (dated July 15), marking her third chief. (She beforehand topped the chart with Bitter’s “Drivers License” and “Good 4 U.”) Earlier than Guts’ arrival, it spun off one other Sizzling 100 hit with “Bad Idea Right?,” which debuted and peaked (by way of probably the most just lately revealed chart dated June 16) at No. 10 (Aug. 26 chart).
Rodrigo ushered within the album with main promotional appearances, together with performances on NBC’s In the present day (Sept. 8, the day of the album’s launch) and the MTV Video Music Awards (Sept. 12). She additionally did interviews with In the present day (Sept. 10) and with Zane Lowe on Apple Music 1’s New Music Every day (Sept. 8), and made an look on the American Specific and Spotify Guts Gallery pop-up activation in New York on Sept. 7. Additional, her upcoming Guts World Tour was introduced on Sept. 13, with the trek beginning on Feb. 23 in Palm Springs, Calif.
Guts’ first-week gross sales had been bolstered by its availability throughout 13 totally different vinyl variants (together with a signed version), two deluxe boxed units containing a vinyl LP and branded merchandise, 4 CD editions (together with a signed model), two deluxe boxed units containing a CD and branded merchandise, and a cassette tape.
BTS’ V sees his first solo studio album, Layover, launch at No. 2 on the Billboard 200, incomes 100,000 equal album items in its first week. Of that sum, album gross sales comprise 88,000, SEA items comprise 9,000 (equaling 12.95 million on-demand official streams of the set’s six tracks) and TEA items comprise 3,000. Layover’s debut was enhanced by its availability in 13 collectible CD iterations, all with randomized branded merch parts contained inside, with unique variants bought through Barnes & Noble, Goal, Walmart and the Weverse retailer.
Zach Bryan’s self-titled album falls to No. 3 on the Billboard 200 (95,000 equal album items; down 18%) after spending its first two weeks at No. 1. Morgan Wallen’s chart-topping One Factor at a Time slips 2-4 (78,000; down 7%), Travis Scott’s former No. 1 Utopia drops 3-5 (56,000; down 22%), and SZA’s former chief SOS is a non-mover at No. 6 (45,000; up 1%).
Peso Pluma’s Génesis rises one spot to No. 7 (43,000 equal album items; up 4%), Taylor Swift’s former No. 1 Midnights falls 5-8 (42,000; down 7%), and Wallen’s first No. 1, Harmful: The Double Album, ascends 10-9 (39,000; down 4%).
Childers rounds out the highest 10, as his newest launch, Rustin’ within the Rain, debuts at No. 10 with 38,000 equal album items earned — his greatest week but by whole items. It’s the second prime 10-charting effort for the artist, following Can I Take My Hounds To Heaven (No. 8 in 2022). Of Rain’s 38,000 first-week items, album gross sales comprise 25,000 and SEA items comprise 13,000 (equaling 17.39 million on-demand official streams of the set’s seven songs), rounded out by a negligible quantity of TEA items.
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