Styles released his second solo album on December 13, and in the week ending December 19, he was sold in the United States for 478,000 units, according to Nielsen Music. This is the third-best sales week for an album this year.
Thus, “Fine Line” recorded the best sales week of the last four years for an artist’s pop album and the best week for an album released by the Columbia record company in over three years. In addition, this has been the best week for an album by a British artist since Nielsen Music began performing electronically in 1991.
The tracks on the album were accessed 108.7 million times online, totaling 83,000 units.
Harry Styles, who was part of the One Direction group, also ranked first on Billboard with the self-titled debut album, released in 2017. He is also the first British artist to debut at the top of the US album chart with the first two albums. studio.
The debut of “Fine Line” was followed by Taylor Swift’s “Lover” (869,000 units in the first week) and Post Malone’s “Hollywood’s Bleeding” (489,000 units in the first week).
In the second place on the Billboard 200, the country singer Blake Shelton debuted with “Fully Loaded: God’s Country”, his 12th album, which ranks among the top ten. The disc was sold in 96,000 units.
Rapper Roddy Ricch and his first studio album, “Please Excuse Me for Being Antisocial,” went down two positions, up to three, after, in the second week of the debut, the album was sold in 81,000 units.
Post Malone and “Hollywood’s Bleeding” remained fourth, with 63,000 units sold in the 15th week of launch, the soundtrack of the animated movie “Frozen II” climbed two positions, up to five, with 60,000 units sold in the fifth week of debut, as well as Michael Bublé and “Christmas”, ranked sixth, after the album was sold in 58,000 units in the top 79 weeks.
The Pentatonix group and “The Best of Pentatonix Christmas” also climbed two positions on the Billboard 200, after the album was sold in 56,000 units in the eighth week of release.
Mariah Carey and “Merry Christmas” climbed four places, to eight, with 51,000 units sold in the 89th week, and Billie Eilish and “When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?” positions, up to nine, after the album was sold in 49,000 units in the 38th week since its release.
Taylor Swift’s “Lover” has climbed three places in the US album rankings, up to ten, after being sold in 47,000 units in its 17th week since its debut.
Billboard 200 ranks the most popular albums in the United States over the course of a week, based on multi-metric consumption, which includes the sale of physical copies of records, singles (10 songs mean an album) and online activity (1,500 hits are equal with an album).