J. Cole, The Black Keys and Alan Jackson figure in the Top 10 on Billboard’s Top Album Sales chart dated May 29, with their records attracting strong sales in their first week.
According to MRC Data, J. Cole’s new album The Off-Season, has debuted at No. 1 on Top Album Sales with 37,000 sold in the U.S. in the week ending May 20. All of The Off-Season‘s 37,000 copies sold came from digital album sales, as the set was not released on any physical formats. The album marks Cole’s sixth No. 1 on the Top Album Sales list.
The Black Keys’ new blues covers project, Delta Kream, ranks No. 2 on the list, having sold 30,000 copies. Of that sum, physical album sales comprise 22,000 (with 14,000 vinyl LPs and 8,000 CDs) while digital album sales comprise 8,000.
Jackson debuts at No. 3 on Top Album Sales with his new studio set Where Have You Gone selling 27,000 copies. Of that sum, physical album sales comprise 18,000 (all from CDs), while digital album sales comprise 9,000. The album is Jackson’s 16th top 10 and highest charting title since Thirty Miles West, which peaked at No. 2 in 2012.
Overall, nine of the top 10 albums on the Top Album Sales list are debuts, and this has happened for the second time in less than a month. The chart dated May 15 had nine top 10 debuts. Before that, there were nine debuts in the top 10 in October 2020.
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