K-pop group Seventeen lands its first No. 1 on Billboard’s Top Album Sales chart, as the 13-member act’s latest effort, Your Choice: 8th Mini Album, opens atop the tally (dated July 3). It sold 20,500 copies in the U.S. in the week ending June 24, according to MRC Data — the act’s best sales week yet.
Your Choice is the third K-pop album in a row to hit No. 1 — the first time that’s happened. It displaces TWICE’s Taste of Love (which falls 1-3 in its second week), which itself bumped Tomorrow x Together’s The Chaos Chapter: Freeze from No. 1 (on the latest chart, it rises 9-8 in its third week).
Like many K-pop releases, the sales of Your Choice were bolstered by the availability of collectible CD packages (four, including one exclusive to Target), each with a set of standard internal paper goods (lyric book, sticker, bookmark, etc.) and randomized elements (photo book, photo card, poster, etc.). Ninety-five percent of the album’s 20,500 copies sold were the CD editions (19,500), while its digital download sold the remaining 5% (1,000).
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.
Olivia Rodrigo’s former No. 1 Sour rises 6-2 on Top Album Sales with 12,000 sold (though down 20%). TWICE’s Taste of Love falls 1-3 with 11,000 (down 75%) and Taylor Swift’s former leader Evermore climbs 7-4 with nearly 10,000 (down 34%).
Veteran rock band Styx returns with its 17th studio album Crash of the Crown bowing at No. 5 on Top Album Sales. The album, the group’s first studio set since 2017, arrives with 9,000 sold. It’s the first top 10 for the act in the 30-year history of Top Album Sales.
A pair of archival live albums from Phish are next up on Top Album Sales, as the first two titles in the group’s vinyl-only LP On LP series bow at Nos. 6 and 7. LP On LP 01: Recorded Live, July 14, 2019, Alpine Valley Music Theatre debuts at No. 6 while LP On LP 02: Recorded Live, May 26, 2011, Bethel Woods Center for the Arts enters at No. 7. Both titles sold about 8,000 copies each. The sets also bow at Nos. 1 and 2 on the Vinyl Albums chart.
Rounding out the new top 10 on Top Album Sales: Tomorrow x Together’s The Chaos Chapter: Freeze rises 9-8 with a little under 8,000 (down 43%), Fleetwood Mac’s Rumours bounds 28-9 (6,000; though down 3%) and Queen’s Greatest Hits jumps 36-10 with nearly 6,000 (up 4%).