The set starts with 36,000 equivalent album units earned in the Oct. 1-7 tracking period, according to MRC Data. Of that sum, 32,000 units are via album sales.
Carlile earns her third No. 1, all tallied consecutively, on Top Rock Albums, a streak started with 2015’s The Firewatcher’s Daughter, followed by 2018’s By the Way, I Forgive You. With three Top Rock Albums rulers, Carlile boasts the most by a solo woman in the chart’s 15-year history, passing the two each by Fiona Apple, Colbie Caillat, Norah Jones and Alanis Morissette. She also ties Evanescence, Florence + the Machine and Paramore for the most leaders by any woman-fronted act.
On Americana/Folk Albums, Carlile claims her fifth No. 1, the most by a woman or an act with a lead woman, passing She & Him, partially fronted by Zooey Deschanel. She ties for the second-most No. 1s overall since the list began in December 2009.
Most No. 1s, Americana/Folk Albums
8, Bob Dylan
5, Brandi Carlile
5, John Mayer
4, Leonard Cohen
4, Jason Isbell (solo and with the 400 Unit)
4, Mumford & Sons
4, She & Him
4, Sturgill Simpson
4, Chris Stapleton
4, Neil Young
On the all-format Billboard 200, Days debuts at No. 11, marking Carlile’s fourth top 20 entry. She hit a No. 5 high with By the Way.
The new album’s lead single, “Right on Time,” bullets at its No. 5 best on Adult Alternative Airplay. It’s Carlile’s sixth top 10 on the tally, dating to her first, “The Story (I Was Made for You),” a No. 3 hit in 2007.