It would have been Halsey’s week to finally release the No. 1 album, but Kanye West had other plans and a surprise drop of his “rod” on Sunday morning thwarted him again. Both artists had a lot to celebrate, though, rarely a six-figure album-equivalent debut and, in the case of the West, boasting the right to premiere the biggest album of 2021 so far.
“Danda” debuted with 313,000 album-equivalent units, surpassing the previous 2021 mark of Olivia Rodrigo’s “Talk”, which debuted in June with 302,000. West’s album sales were exactly 37,000, but his personal streams, which set records at several DSPs, were memorable, adding up to 341 million.
Halsey had the honor of coming west to make the biggest claim Sale The week’s album, “If I Can’t Love, I Want Power,” sold 63,000 full copies. Although its flows are less than a tenth of the west, 31.6 million. All in all, Halsey came up with a very healthy 110,000 album equivalent unit.
These two debut Rodrigo No. Pushes the number, then the no. Doja Cat at number 5 and Kid Laroi at number 5. , Thanks to a deluxe version with additional tracks.
The only other debuting albums to enter the top 20 of the Rolling Stone album chart were One Republic’s “Human” at number 11 with 29,000 units and Chavez’s “Screen Violence” at number 17 with 20,000 units. An album that may be expected to be even bigger, a new project of Aaron Desner and Justin Vernon’s joint Big Red Machine, it reached only 99 in its first week, Taylor Swift fans – who led and co-wrote two tracks – already have those numbers. Flowed when they were available weeks ago.
On Rolling Stone’s song chart, the West track “Hurricane” ruled Roast, which drew a lot of attention on the release of “Donder” due to its mention of breaking up with Kim Kardashian. It had 27.6 streams in its first five days. West ranks 4-8 in the top 10, including “Prison,” “Off the Grid,” “Moon,” and “Praise God.” In addition to having five songs in the top ten, West had 11 in the top 20.
BTS and Meghan Thi Stallion’s “Butter” landed at No. 2, followed by another long-standing collaboration, Kid Laroi and Justin Bieber’s “Stay” at No. 3.
Next week, Drake will be featured on the album charts and most of the top songs. Although they didn’t end up toe to toe, – and the West’s initial total would include a chart only five days a week, which would put him in trouble – anyone who would have an eye would be able to boast about the largest number after Drake. Fully weighed