David Byrne earns his highest charting album ever on the Billboard 200 chart as American Utopia enters at No. 3 with 63,000 equivalent album units earned in the week ending March 15, according to Nielsen Music.
The Billboard 200 chart ranks the most popular albums of the week in the U.S. based on multi-metric consumption, which includes traditional album sales, track equivalent albums (TEA) and streaming equivalent albums (SEA). The new March 24-dated chart (where Byrne debuts at No. 3 and Logic’s Bobby Tarantino II starts at No. 1) will be posted in full on Billboard's websites on Tuesday, March 20.
Byrne’s debut — his 12th charting solo set — is driven by traditional album sales, as effectively all of its units were in pure sales, resulting in Byrne's biggest sales week since Nielsen Music began tracking sales in 1991. American Utopia’s arrival was enhanced by sales generated from a concert ticket/album sale redemption offer with the artist’s tour, which started earlier in March.