Record-Breaking No. 1 Debut: Come Tomorrow is Dave Matthews Band’s seventh straight studio album to debut at No. 1 — making them the only group to see seven consecutive studio albums bow at No. 1. The band’s hot streak dates back to 1998, when Before These Crowded Streets started at No. 1 — marking the group’s first leader. (Dave Matthews Band has charted many other non-studio albums since 1998 that did not go to No. 1, including a greatest hits package and a bevy of live releases.)
Biggest Week for a Rock Album in Over Four Years: Come Tomorrow starts with the largest week for a rock album in overall units since the Billboard 200 transitioned to a consumption units-ranked list in late 2014. Further, the album scores the biggest sales week for a rock release in more than four years — since Coldplay’s Ghost Stories bowed with 383,000 copies sold (chart dated June 7, 2014). Come Tomorrow’s big first week was bolstered by sales generated from a concert ticket/album sale redemption offer with the group’s tour that began on May 18.
Biggest Sales Week of 2018: Come Tomorrow easily notches the biggest sales week for an album in 2018, with 285,000 copies sold. It surpasses the previous high-water mark of the year, set when Justin Timberlake's Man of the Woods started with 242,000 copies sold (Feb. 17-dated chart). The last album to sell more in a week before Come Tomorrow was Taylor Swift's reputation., when it bowed with 1.2 million (chart dated Dec. 2, 2017).
Largest Overall Week for a Group Since 2015: No group has logged a week as big as Dave Matthews Band with Come Tomorrow in total units since One Direction’s Made in the A.M. started at No. 2 with 459,000 units on the Dec. 5, 2015-dated chart.
Fourth-Largest Overall Week of 2018: Only three albums have tallied bigger weeks in 2018, and all were accomplished in their opening frames: Post Malone’s beerbongs & bentleys (461,000 units; May 12), J. Cole’s KOD (397,000; May 5) and Justin Timberlake’s Man of the Woods (293,000).
News about the rest of the new top 10 is scheduled to be announced later today (June 17).