The Biggest Album Debuts of 2019: U.S. Chart

Billboard has been publishing a list of the most popular albums in America every week since March 1956. They include the “equivalent album units” for the albums in the top ten. What’s not included is a way to view the biggest debuts for each year.

For anyone else who is curious, here is a chart that ranks the first week unit sales of every album of 2019.

NOTE:

  • This only covers first-week album sales in America that debuted in the top ten on the Billboard 200 chart
  • EPs are included in this list
  • “Equivalent album units” factor in traditional album sales, concert ticket/merch bundles and streaming numbers

CLICK HERE FOR THE 2018 LIST

Artist Album First Week “Units”
Taylor Swift Lover 867,000
Post Malone Hollywood’s Bleeding 489,000
Harry Styles Fine Line 478,000
Jonas Brothers Happiness Begins 414,000
Ariana Grande Thank U, Next 360,000
Billie Eilish When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go? 313,000
Tool Fear Inoculum 270,000
Kanye West JESUS IS KING 264,000
Backstreet Boys DNA 234,000
BTS Map of the Soul: Persona 230,000
Khalid Free Spirit 202,000
Ed Sheeran No. 6 Collaborations Project 173,000
Luke Combs What You See Is What You Get 172,000
SuperM The 1st Mini Album 168,000
Juice WRLD

Tyler, the Creator

Death Race for Love

Igor

165,000 (1) (2)
DaBaby Kirk 146,000
Vampire Weekend Father of the Bride 138,000
DJ Khaled Father of Asahd 137,000
Summer Walker Over It 134,000
Young Thug So Much Fun 131,000
NF The Search 130,000
Future The WIZRD 126,000
Slipknot We Are Not Your Kind 118,000
P!nk

Various Artists

Hurts 2B Human

Revenge of the Dreamers III

115,000 (1) (2)
Celine Dion Courage 113,000
YoungBoy Never Broke Again AI YoungBoy 2 110,000
Drake Care Package 109,000
Chris Brown

Chance the Rapper

Indigo

The Big Day

108,000 (1) (2)
Hillsong United People 107,000
Zac Brown Band The Owl 106,000
Lana Del Rey

Trippie Redd

Norman Fucking Rockwell!

A Love Letter to You 4

104,000 (1) (2)
Roddy Ricch Please Excuse Me For Being Antisocial 101,000
Blake Shelton Fully Loaded: God’s Country 96,000
Madonna Madame X 95,000
Blink-182 Nine 94,000
Gunna Drip or Drown 2 90,000
Offset

Hozier

The Who

Father of 4

Wasteland, Baby!

WHO

89,000 (1) (2) (3)
The Raconteurs Help Us Stranger 88,000
The Lumineers

Camila Cabello

III

Romance

86,000 (1) (2)
Tory Lanez

Jason Aldean

Chixtape 5

9

83,000 (1) (2)
NAV Bad Habits 82,000
ScHoolboy Q Crash Talk 81,000
Logic

Rick Ross

Confessions of a Dangerous Mind

Port of Miami 2

80,000 (1) (2)
Lil Nas X

Brockhampton

7

Ginger

77,000 (1) (2)
Thomas Rhett

Kevin Gates

Center Point Road

I’m Him

76,000 (1) (2)
Rex Orange County Pony 70,000
Lil Tecca We Love You Tecca 68,000
Bruce Springsteen Western Stars 66,000
2 Chainz

Lionel Richie

XXXTentacion

Rap or Go to the League

Hello from Las Vegas

Bad Vibes Forever

65,000 (1) (2) (3)
Various Artists Control the Streets, Vol. 2 63,000
Beyoncé

Santana

Melanie Martinez

Homecoming: The Live Album (first tracking week)

Africa Speaks

K-12

57,000 (1) (2) (3)
Anderson .Paak Ventura 55,000
Gary Clark Jr.

Lil Skies

Various Artists

This Land

Shelby

The Lion King: The Gift

54,000 (1) (2) (3)
Miranda Lambert Wildcard 53,000
The Black Keys Let’s Rock 52,000
George Strait

Trippie Redd

Honky Tonk Time Machine

!

51,000 (1) (2)
Florida Georgia Line

Yeezy

Can’t Say I Ain’t Country

TM104: The Legend of the Snowman

50,000 (1) (2)
Maggie Rogers Heard It in a Past Life 49,000
Lil Pump

Luke Combs

Coldplay

Harverd Dropout

The Prequel

Everyday Life

48,000 (1) (2) (3)
Maren Morris Girl 46,000
Lil Tjay True 2 Myself 45,000
Lil Durk

Fabolous

Love Songs 4 the Streets 2

Summertime Shootout 3: Coldest Summer Ever

44,000 (1) (2)
Solange

YNW Melly

When I Get Home

Melly vs. Melvin

43,000 (1) (2)
Rich the Kid

PnB Rock

Future

Whiskey Myers

The World Is Yours 2

TrapStar Turnt PopStar

SAVE ME

Whiskey Myers

42,000 (1) (2) (3) (4)
Lizzo

Bastille

Cuz I Love You

Doom Days

41,000 (1) (2)
Sammy Hagar & The Circle

The National

Moneybagg Yo

Chance the Rapper

Space Between

I Am Easy to Find

43VA Heartless

Acid Rap (first tracking week)

40,000 (1) (2) (3) (4)
Machine Gun Kelly Hotel Diablo 39,000
Beyoncé

Various Artists

Polo G

Wale

Homecoming: The Live Album (first two days)

‘Aladdin’ soundtrack

Die a Legend

Wow… That’s Crazy

38,000 (1) (2) (3) (4)
YG 4Real 4Real 37,000
Miley Cyrus

Mustard

J Balvin & Bad Bunny

Key Glock & Young Dolph

Various Artists

Brantley Gilbert

SHE IS COMING

Perfect Ten

Oasis

Dum and Dummer

‘Descendants 3’ soundtrack

Fire & Brimstone

36,000 (1) (2) (3) (4) (5) (6)
Cody Johnson

Sara Bareilles

Ain’t Nothin’ to It

Amidst the Chaos

35,000 (1) (2)
Kehlani

Of Monsters and Men

The Highwomen

While We Wait

Fever Dream

The Highwomen

34,000 (1) (2) (3)
Korn The Nothing 33,000
AJR

Gucci Mane

Neotheater

Delusions of Grandeur

32,000 (1) (2)
Brooks & Dunn

Gucci Mane

Old Dominion

Reboot

Woptober II

Old Dominion

31,000 (1) (2) (3)
Mötley Crüe The Dirt 30,000
Rammstein

Megan Thee Stallion

Untitled Rammstein album

Fever

28,000 (1) (2)
Mac DeMarco Here Comes the Cowboy 27,000
Nas The Lost Tapes 2 23,000

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