Billboard’s Top Album Sales chart ranks the top-selling albums of the week based only on traditional album sales. The chart’s history dates back to May 25, 1991, the first week Billboard began tabulating charts with electronically monitored piece count information from SoundScan, now MRC Data. Pure album sales were the measurement solely utilized by the Billboard 200 albums chart through the list dated Dec. 6, 2014, after which that chart switched to a methodology that blends album sales with track equivalent album units and streaming equivalent album units. For all chart news, follow @billboard and @billboardcharts on both Twitter and Instagram.
Of Crazy in Love: The 1st Album’s sales of 22,000, physical album sales comprise 21,000 (all from CD sales) and 1,000 via digital download. Like many K-pop releases, the CD edition of the album was issued in multiple collectible packages (including a Target-exclusive edition).
ITZY replaces another Korean pop act at No. 1, as NCT 127’s Sticker: The 3rd Album falls from No. 1 to No. 2 in its second week (15,000; down 76%).
Angels & Airwaves’ new studio album Lifeforms bows at No. 3 with 13,000 sold while YoungBoy Never Broke Again’s Sincerely, Kentrell starts at No. 4 with 10,000. Metallica’s self-titled former No. 1 is up one spot to No. 5 with 9,000 (down 26%) and Olivia Rodrigo’s chart-topping Sour climbs 7-6 with nearly 9,000 (down 26%).
Billy Strings’ Renewal launches at No. 7 (8,000 sold), Billie Eilish’s former No. 1 Happier Than Ever climbs 11-8 (7,000; down 9%), Sufjan Stevens and Angelo De Augustine’s A Beginner’s Mind debuts at No. 9 (nearly 7,000) and Kacey Musgraves’ Star-Crossed falls 4-10 in its third week (nearly 7,000; down 54%).