US: Top 50 Album Debuts of the 2010s

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*IMPORTANT DISCLAIMER: THIS THREAD IS BASED ON BILLBOARD'S CALENDAR YEAR, WHICH IS DECEMBER-NOVEMBER, SO FOR EXAMPLE., DEC 2009 COUNTS FOR 2010. IMPORTANT TO NOTE WHEN LOOKING AT THIS.

 

Decade (sales only to be fair)

 

 

2015 12/12 Adele - 25 3,378,000

2014 11/15 Taylor Swift - 1989 1,287,000

2018 12/2 Taylor Swift - reputation 1,216,000 

2012 11/10 Taylor Swift - Red 1,208,000

2011 6/11 Lady Gaga - Born This Way 1,108,000

2010 11/13 Taylor Swift - Speak Now 1,047,000

2013 4/6 Justin Timberlake - The 20/20 Experience 968,000 

2011 9/17 Lil Wayne - Tha Carter IV 964,000

2016 5/21 Drake - Views 852,000

10 2013 11/23 Eminem - The Marshall Mathers LP2 792,000

11 2010 7/10 Eminem - Recovery 741,000 

12 2010 12/12/09 Susan Boyle - I Dreamed a Dream 701,000

13 2013 10/12 Drake - Nothing Was the Same 658,000

14 2011 12/3 Drake - Take Care 631,000

15 2013 12/28 Beyoncé - BEYONCÉ 617,000

16 2012 10/13 Mumford & Sons - Babel 600,000

17 2013 12/14 One Direction - Midnight Memories 546,000  

18 2012 12/1 One Direction - Take Me Home 540,000 

19 2013 7/27 JAY Z - Magna Carta... Holy Grail 528,000 

20 2013 8/31 Luke Bryan - Crash My Party 528,000 

21 2015 12/5 Justin Bieber - Purpose 522,000

22 2010 2/27 Sadé - Soldier of Love 502,000 

23 2010 12/11 Kanye West - My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy 496,000

24 2015 2/28 Drake - If You're Reading This It's Too Late 495,000

25 2016 5/14 Beyoncé - Lemonade 485,000 

26 2010 2/13 Lady Antebellum - Need You Now 481,000 

27 2011 11/12 Coldplay - Mylo Xyloto 447,000

28 2010 7/3 Drake - Thank Me Later 447,000 

29 2011 8/27 JAY Z & Kanye West - Watch the Throne 436,000

30 2010 1/2 Alicia Keys - The Element of Freedom 417,000

31 2012 11/3 Jason Aldean - Night Train 409,000

32 2015 12/5 One Direction - Made In the A.M. 402,000

33 2014 12/6 One Direction - FOUR 387,000

34 2017 11/5 P!nk - Beautiful Trauma 384,000

35 2014 6/7 Coldplay - Ghost Stories 383,000

36 2010 12/11 Nicki Minaj - Pink Friday 375,000

37 2012 7/7 Justin Bieber - Believe 374,000

38 2016 12/31 J. Cole - 4 Your Eyez Only 363,000

39 2012 4/14 Madonna - MDNA 359,000

40 2014 12/27 J. Cole - 2014 Forest Hills Drive 354,000

41 2017 5/6 Kendrick Lamar - DAMN. 353,000

42 2011 3/12 Adele - 21 352,000 

43 2013 10/19 Justin Timberlake - The 20/20 Experience - 2 of 2 350,000

44 2011 10/1 Lady Antebellum - Own the Night 347,000 

45 2013 6/8 Daft Punk - Random Access Memories 339,000

46 2015 10/10 Drake & Future - What a Time to Be Alive 334,000

47 2010 1/9 Mary J. Blige - Stronger withEach Tear 330,000 

48 2010 4/17 Usher - Raymond v Raymond 329,000

49 2013 7/6 Kanye West - Yeezus 327,000

50 2015 9/19 The Weeknd - Beauty Behind the Madness 326,000

 

 

2010

 

 

11/13 Taylor Swift - Speak Now 1,047,000

7/10 Eminem - Recovery 741,000 

12/12/09 Susan Boyle - I Dreamed a Dream 701,000

2/27 Sadé - Soldier of Love 502,000 

2/13 Lady Antebellum - Need You Now 481,000 

7/3 Drake - Thank Me Later 447,000 

1/2 Alicia Keys - The Element of Freedom 417,000

1/9 Mary J. Blige - Stronger withEach Tear 330,000 

4/17 Usher - Raymond v Raymond 329,000

10 11/27 Susan Boyle - The Gift 318,000 

11 12/5/09 John Mayer - Battle Studies 286,000

12 4/10 Justin Bieber - My World 2.0 283,000

13 6/19 Jack Johnson - To the Sea 243,000 

14 10/2 Linkin Park - A Thousand Suns 241,000 

15 10/2 Trey Songz - Passion, Pain & Pleasure 240,000 

16 11/6 Sugarland - The Incredible Machine 203,000 

17 12/12/09 Adam Lambert - For Your Entertainment 198,000

18 11/20 Jason Aldean - My Kinda Party 193,000 

19 9/11 Katy Perry - Teenage Dream 192,000 

20 11/6 Kings of Leon - Come Around Sundown 184,000

21 4/10 Monica - Still Standing 184,000

22 10/16 Kenny Chesney - Hemingway's Whiskey 183,000 

23 12/12/09 Rihanna - Rated R 181,000

24 12/5/09 Norah Jones - The Fall 180,000

25 9/18 Disturbed - Asylum 179,000 

26 8/7 Rick Ross - Teflon Don 176,000 

27 2/20 Lil Wayne - Rebirth 176,000 

28 12/12/09 Lady Gaga - The Fame Monster 174,000

29 12/26/09 Glee Cast - Glee: Season 1, The Music - Vol. 2 173,000 

30 2/6 Various Artists - Hope for Haiti Now 171,000 

31 11/27 Kid Cudi - Man On the Moon, Vol. 2: The Legend of Mr. Rager 169,000 

32 12/5/09 Casting Crowns - Until the Whole World Hears 167,000

33 8/14 Avenged Sevenfold - Nightmare 163,000 

34 12/5/09 50 Cent - Before I Self Destruct 160,000

35 8/21 Arcade Fire - The Suburbs 156,000 

36 6/26 Glee Cast - Glee: The Music - Journey to Regionals 154,000 

37 10/9 Zac Brown Band - You Get What You Give 153,000

38 1/23 Kesha - Animal 152,000 

39 6/26 Various Artists - The Twilight Saga: Eclipse Soundtrack 146,000 

40 1/9 Young Money - We Are Young Money 142,000

41 10/9 Maroon 5 - Hands All Over 142,000  

42 3/27 Ludacris - Battle of the Sexes 137,000

43 12/5/09 Justin Bieber - My World 137,000

44 6/5 Glee Cast - Glee: The Music, Vol. 3 - Showstoppers 136,000 

45 4/10 Various Artists - NOW 33 135,000

46 7/3 Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers - Mojo 125,000 

47 1/30 Vampire Weekend - Contra 124,000 

48 1/2 Robin Thicke - Sex Therapy: The Experience 123,000 

49 5/22 Godsmack - The Oracle 117,000

50 9/11 Fantasia - Back to Me 117,000

 

2011

 

 

6/11 Lady Gaga - Born This Way 1,108,000

9/17 Lil Wayne - Tha Carter IV 964,000

12/11/10 Kanye West - My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy 496,000

11/12 Coldplay - Mylo Xyloto 447,000

8/27 JAY Z & Kanye West - Watch the Throne 436,000

12/11/10 Nicki Minaj - Pink Friday 375,000

3/12 Adele - 21 352,000 

10/1 Lady Antebellum - Own the Night 347,000 

7/16 Beyoncé - 4 310,000 

10 4/16 Britney Spears - Femme Fatale 276,000

11 4/9 Chris Brown - F.A.M.E. 270,000

12 12/4/10 Jackie Evancho - O Holy Night 239,000

13 4/30 Foo Fighters - Wasting Light 235,000

14 9/17 Red Hot Chili Peppers - I'm With You 229,000

15 1/1 Michael Jackson - Michael 228,000

16 10/15 J. Cole - Cole World: The Sideline Story 217,000

17 11/19 Justin Bieber - Under the Mistletoe 210,000

18 12/4/10 Rihanna - Loud 207,000

19 3/26 Lupe Fiasco - Lasers 204,000

20 4/16 Wiz Khalifa - Rolling Papers 197,000

21 10/22 Scotty McCreery - Clear As Day 197,000

22 12/4/10 Josh Groban - Illuminations 191,000

23 12/4/10 Kid Rock - Born Free 189,000 

24 10/8 Tony Bennett - Duets II 179,000 

25 7/2 Bad Meets Evil - Hell: The Sequel 171,000 

26 12/4/10 Rascal Flatts - Nothing Like This 165,000

27 4/9 Jennifer Hudson - I Remember Me 165,000

28 11/19 Wale - Ambition 164,000

29 11/12 Kelly Clarkson - Stronger 163,000

30 12/4/10 Keith Urban - Get Closer 162,000 

31 12/4/10 Glee Cast - Glee: The Music - The Christmas Album 161,000 

32 7/2 Jackie Evancho - Dream With Me 161,000

33 3/5 Justin Bieber - Never Say Never: Remixes 161,000

34 12/25/10 T.I. - No Mercy 159,000

35 1/1 R. Kelly - Love Letter 154,000

36 6/11 Brad Paisley - This is Country Music 153,000

37 10/15 blink-182 - Neighborhoods 151,000 

38 2/26 Various Artists - NOW 37 151,000 

39 8/27 Luke Bryan - Tailgates & Tanlines 145,000

40 8/13 Eric Church - Chief 145,000 

41 11/26 Mac Miller - Blue Slide Park 144,000

42 1/8 Jamie Foxx - Best Night of My Life 144,000 

43 11/12 Michael Bublé - Christmas 141,000

44 7/9 Jill Scott - The Light of the Sun 135,000

45 11/19 Miranda Lambert - Four the Record 133,000

46 11/19 Susan Boyle - Someone to Watch Over Me 132,000

47 12/18/10 Glee Cast - Glee: The Music - Season Two, Vol. 4 128,000

48 5/21 Beastie Boys - Hot Sauce Committee Part Two 128,000

49 1/8 Keyshia Cole - Calling All Hearts 128,000

50 10/29 Evanescence - Evanescence 127,000

 

 

2012

 

 

11/10 Taylor Swift - Red 1,208,000

12/3/11 Drake - Take Care 631,000 

10/13 Mumford & Sons - Babel 600,000

11/3 Jason Aldean - Night Train 409,000

7/7 Justin Bieber - Believe 374,000

4/14 Madonna - MDNA 359,000

10/6 P!nk - The Truth About Love 280,000 

5/19 Carrie Underwood - Blown Away 267,000

9/29 Dave Matthews Band - Away from the World 266,000

10 4/21 Nicki Minaj - Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded 253,000

11 11/10 Kendrick Lamar-  good kid, m.A.A.d city 241,000

12 7/28 Zac Brown Band - Uncaged 234,000

13 1/7 Jeezy - TM103: Hustlerz Ambition 233,000

14 12/10/11 Nickelback - Here & Now 227,000 

15 7/14 Linkin Park - Living Things 223,000

16 7/14 Maroon 5 - Overexposed 222,000

17 6/9 John Mayer - Born & Raised 219,000

18 8/18 Rick Ross - God Forgives, I Don't 218,000

19 12/24/11 The Black Keys - El Camino 206,000

20 10/6 Various Artists - Kanye West Presents G.O.O.D. Music: Cruel Summer 205,000

21 4/14 Lionel Richie - Tuskegee 199,000

22 12/10/11 Rihanna - Talk That Talk 198,000

23 3/24 Bruce Springsteen - Wrecking Ball 196,000

24 7/7 Kenny Chesney - Welcome to the Fishbowl 193,000

25 2/25 Van Halen - A Different Kind of Truth 187,000

26 3/31 One Direction - Up All Night 176,000 

27 4/7 Various Artists - The Hunger Games Soundtrack 175,000

28 11/17 Meek Mill - Dreams & Nightmares 165,000

29 12/10/11 Mary J. Blige - My Life II: The Journey Continues - Act 1 156,000

30 8/4 Nas - Life is Good 149,000

31 9/1 2 Chainz - Based on a T.R.U. Story 147,000

32 2/25 Various Artists - NOW 41 142,000

33 10/13 Green Day - Uno! 139,000

34 5/12 Jack White - Blunderbuss 138,000 

35 9/8 Trey Songz - Chapter V 135,000

36 7/21 Chris Brown - Fortune 135,000

37 7/28 Frank Ocean - channel ORANGE 131,000

38 4/21 Rascal Flatts - Changed 130,000

39 12/10/11 Daughtry - Break the Spell 129,000

40 6/30 Usher - Looking 4 Myself 128,000 

41 10/13 No Doubt - Push & Shove 115,000

42 12/24/11 Amy Winehouse - Lioness: Hidden Treasures 114,000 

43 10/6 The Killers - Battle Born 113,000

44 9/29 Little Big Town - Tornado 113,000

45 8/25 Various Artists - NOW 43 111,000

46 5/19 Norah Jones - Little Broken Hearts 110,000

47 9/29 Bob Dylan - Tempest 110,000

48 4/14 Shinedown - Amaryllis 106,000 

49 6/30 Rush - Clockwork Angels 103,000 

50 5/5 Jason Mraz - Love Is a Four Letter Word 102,000 

 

 

2013

 

 

4/6 Justin Timberlake - The 20/20 Experience 968,000 

2 11/23 Eminem - The Marshall Mathers LP2 792,000

10/12 Drake - Nothing Was the Same 658,000

12/1/12 One Direction - Take Me Home 540,000 

7/27 JAY Z - Magna Carta... Holy Grail 528,000 

8/31 Luke Bryan - Crash My Party 528,000 

10/19 Justin Timberlake - The 20/20 Experience - 2 of 2 350,000

6/8 Daft Punk - Random Access Memories 339,000

7/6 Kanye West - Yeezus 327,000

10 7/6 J. Cole - Born Sinner 297,000

11 11/9 Katy Perry - PRISM 286,000

12 10/26 Miley Cyrus - Bangerz 270,000

13 11/30 Lady Gaga - ARTPOP 258,000 

14 12/8/12 Rihanna - Unapologetic 238,000

15 4/13 Lil Wayne - I Am Not a Human Being II 217,000 

16 2/16 Justin Bieber - Believe Acoustic 211,000 

17 4/13 Blake Shelton - Based on a True Story... 199,000

18 5/11 Michael Bublé - To Be Loved 195,000

19 12/29/12 Bruno Mars - Unorthodox Jukebox 192,000 

20 1/5 T.I. - Trouble Man: Heavy Is the Head 179,000 

21 8/17 Robin Thicke - Blurred Lines 177,000 

22 12/8/12 Phillip Phillips - The World from the Side of the Moon 169,000

23 5/25 Lady Antebellum - Golden 167,000

24 11/2 Pearl Jam - Lightning Bolt 166,000

25 12/15/12 Alicia Keys - Girl on Fire 159,000

26 9/14 Avenged Sevenfold - Hail to the King 159,000 

27 7/13 Wale - The Gifted 158,000

28 6/29 Black Sabbath - 13 155,000 

29 5/4 Fall Out Boy - Save Rock & Roll 154,000 

30 5/18 Kenny Chesney - Life on a Rock 153,000

31 3/23 Luke Bryan - Spring Break... Here to Party 150,000

32 12/8/12 Kid Rock - Rebel Soul 146,000

33 2/23 Josh Groban - All That Echoes 145,000

34 9/7 John Mayer - Paradise Valley 144,000 

35 12/22/12 Wiz Khalifa - O.N.I.F.C. 141,000

36 11/16 Arcade Fire - Reflektor 140,000

37 2/2 A$AP Rocky - LONG.LIVE.A$AP 139,000

38 9/21 Ariana Grande - Yours Truly 138,000 

39 5/25 Various Artists - The Great Gatsby Soundtrack 137,000

40 5/4 Kid Cudi - Indicud 136,000

41 6/1 Vampire Weekend - Modern Vampires of the City 134,000

42 4/20 The Band Perry - Pioneer 129,000

43 10/19 Lorde - Pure Heroine 129,000

44 6/1 George Strait - Love is Everything 120,000

45 10/5 Jack Johnson - From Here to Now to You 117,000

46 8/24 The Civil Wars - The Civil Wars 116,000 

47 11/30 Various Artists - NOW 48 114,000

48 9/21 Tamar Braxton - Love & War 114,000

49 8/17 Five Finger Death Punch - The Wrong Side of Heaven & the Righteous Side of Hell: Volume 1 112,000

50 6/1 Demi Lovato - DEMI 110,000

 

 

2014

 

 

11/15 Taylor Swift - 1989 1,287,000

12/28/13 Beyoncé - BEYONCÉ 617,000

12/14/13 One Direction - Midnight Memories 546,000  

6/7 Coldplay - Ghost Stories 383,000

3/1 Eric Church - The Outsiders 288,000

10/25 Jason Aldean - Old Boots, New Dirt 278,000

8/9 5 Seconds of Summer - 5 Seconds of Summer 259,000

6/7 Brantley Gilbert - Just As I Am 211,000

7/12 Ed Sheeran - x 209,000

10 11/1 Florida Georgia Line - Anything Goes 197,000 

11 10/4 Barbra Streisand - Partners 196,000

12 11/29 Foo Fighters - Sonic Highways 190,000

13 7/5 Lana Del Rey - Ultraviolence 182,000

14 6/21 Miranda Lambert - Platinum 180,000

15 3/22 Rick Ross - Mastermind 179,000

16 11/29 Pink Floyd - The Endless River 170,000

17 9/13 Ariana Grande - My Everything 169,000

18 7/5 Sam Smith - In the Lonely Hour 166,000

19 12/14/13 Garth Brooks - Blame It On My Roots: Five Decades of Influences 164,000

20 9/20 Maroon 5 - V 164,000

21 5/31 The Black Keys - Turn Blue 164,000

22 5/31 Michael Jackson - XSCAPE 157,000

23 5/24 Various Artists - NOW 50 153,000

24 10/4 Chris Brown - X 145,000

25 4/19 5 Seconds of Summer - She Looks So Perfect 143,000

26 3/15 ScHoolboy Q - Oxymoron 139,000

27 6/28 Jack White - Lazaretto 138,000 

28 12/28/13 R. Kelly - Black Panties 133,000

29 11/8 Slipknot - .5: The Gray Chapter 132,000

30 8/16 Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers - Hypnotic Eye 131,000

31 10/11 Tony Bennett & Lady Gaga - Cheek to Cheek 131,000

32 11/29 Garth Brooks - Man Against Machine 130,000

33 10/11 Kenny Chesney - The Big Revival 130,000

34 9/20 Jeezy - Seen It All: The Autobiography 121,000

35 3/22 Pharrell Williams - G I R L 113,000 

36 7/5 Linkin Park - The Hunting Party 110,000

37 12/21/13 Britney Spears - Britney Jean 107,000

38 7/19 Trey Songz - Trigga 105,000 

39 8/2 Weird Al Yankovic - Mandatory Fun 104,000

40 11/15 Various Artists - NOW 52 103,000

41 10/18 Blake Shelton - Bringing Back the Sunshine 101,000

42 2/1 Bruce Springsteen - High Hopes 99,000

43 2/22 Various Artists - NOW 49 98,000 

44 12/28/13 Childish Gambino - Because the Internet 96,000

45 8/23 Various Artists - NOW 51 94,000

46 9/6 Wiz Khalifa - Blacc Hollywood 90,000

47 9/27 Lecrae - Anomaly 88,000

48 3/15 Beck - Morning Phase 87,000

49 3/15 Kid Cudi - Satellite Fight: The Journey to Mother Moon 87,000

50 3/15 Romeo Santos - Formula: Vol. 2 85,000

 

 

2015* (streaming now included - sales in parenthesis; amounts in decade chart sales only to be fair)

 

 

2/28 Drake - If You're Reading This It's Too Late 535,000 (495,000) 

12/6/14 One Direction - FOUR 387,000 (SPS unknown)

9/19 The Weeknd - Beauty Behind the Madness 412,000 (326,000)

12/27/14 J. Cole - 2014 Forest Hills Drive 375,000 (354,000)

10/10 Drake & Future - What a Time to Be Alive 375,000 (334,000)

4/4 Kendrick Lamar - To Pimp a Butterfly 363,000 (324,000)

8/29 Luke Bryan - Kill the Lights 345,000 (320,000)

8/29 Dr. Dre - Compton 295,000 (276,000)

2/28 Various Artists - Fifty Shades of Grey Soundtrack 258,000 (210,000)

10 7/18 Meek Mill - Dreams Worth More Than Money 246,000 (215,000)

11 1/3 Nicki Minaj - The Pinkprint 244,000 (198,000)

12 1/31 Meghan Trainor - Title 238,000 (195,000)

13 5/23 Mumford & Sons - Wilder Mind 231,000 (231,000)

14 5/16 cZac Brown Band - JEKYLL + HYDE 228,000 (214,000)

15 2/7 Fall Out Boy - American Beauty / American Psycho 218,000 (192,000)

16 3/7 Imagine Dragons - Smoke + Mirrors 195,000 (172,000)

17 11/14 5 Seconds of Summer - Sounds Good Feels Good 192,000 (179,000)

18 5/16 Josh Groban - Stages 180,000 (176,000)

19 11/14 Carrie Underwood - Storyteller 177,000 (164,000)

20 12/20/14 AC/DC - Rock or Bust 174,000 (172,000)

21 3/14 Big Sean - Dark Sky Paradise 173,000 (139,000)

22 8/8 Future - DS2 151,000 (126,000)

23 12/13/14 Various Artists - SHADY XV 148,000 (138,000)

24 6/6 TWENTY ØNE PILØTS - blurryface 147,000 (134,000)

25 3/14 Kid Rock - First Kiss 146,000 (137,000)

26 6/13 A$AP Rocky - AT.LONG.LAST.A$AP 146,000 (117,000)

27 7/11 Breaking Benjamin - Dark Before Dawn 141,000 (135,000)

28 6/20 Florence + The Machine - How Big How Blue How Beautiful 137,000 (128,000)

29 3/28 Empire Cast - Empire: Original Soundtrack from Season 1 130,000 (110,000)

30 10/17 Fetty Wap - Fetty Wap 129,000 (75,000)

31 3/28 Madonna - Rebel Heart 121,000 (116,000)

32 9/26 Five Finger Death Punch - Got Your Six 119,000 (114,000)

33 5/2 Shawn Mendes - Handwritten 119,000 (106,000)

34 1/3 D'Angelo & The Vanguard - Black Messiah 117,000 (111,000)

35 10/31 Selena Gomez - Revival 117,000 (85,000)

36 10/24 Janet Jackson - Unbreakable 116,000 (109,000)

37 10/10 Lana Del Rey - Honeymoon 116,000 (105,000)

38 9/19 Halsey - BADLANDS 115,000 (97,000)

39 5/30 Various Artists - Pitch Perfect 2 Soundtrack 107,000 (92,000)

40 3/28 Luke Bryan - Spring Break... Checkin' Out 106,000 (89,000)

41 12/27/14 Carrie Underwood - Greatest Hits: Decade #1 103,000 (94,000)

42 4/18 Wale - The Album About Nothing 100,000 (88,000)

43 2/21 Various Artists - NOW 53 99,000 (99,000)

44 9/12 Disturbed - Immortalized 98,000 (93,000)

45 11/7 Pentatonix - Pentatonix 98,000 (88,000)

46 11/7 Demi Lovato - Confident 98,000 (77,000)

47 7/4 James Taylor - Before This World 97,000 (96,000)

48 3/21 Kelly Clarkson - Piece By Piece 97,000 (83,000)

49 5/9 Alabama Shakes - Sound & Color 96,000 (91,000)

50 10/31 The Game - The Documentary 2 95,000 (83,000)

 

 

2016

 

 

12/12/15 Adele - 25 3,482,000 (3,378,000)

5/21 Drake - Views 1,039,000 (852,000)

5/14 Beyoncé - Lemonade 653,000 (485,000)

12/5/15 Justin Bieber - Purpose 649,000 (522,000)

12/5/15 One Direction - Made In the A.M. 459,000 (402,000)

9/10 Frank Ocean - Blonde 276,000 (232,000)

12/26/15 Coldplay - A Head Full of Dreams 210,000 (195,000)

11/12 Lady Gaga - Joanne 201,000 (170,000)

2/6 Panic! At the Disco - Death of a Bachelor 190,000 (169,000)

10 7/23 blink-182 - California 186,000 (172,000)

11 1/9 Chris Brown - Royalty 184,000 (162,000)

12 8/27 Various Artists - Suicide Squad: The Album 182,000 (128,000)

13 1/30 David Bowie - Blackstar 181,000 (174,000)

14 5/28 Radiohead - A Moon Shaped Pool 181,000 (173,000)

15 3/26 Kendrick Lamar - Untitled Unmastered 178,000 (142,000)

16 6/11 Ariana Grande - Dangerous Woman 175,000 (129,000)

17 6/11 Blake Shelton - If I'm Honest 170,000 (153,000)

18 4/16 ZAYN - Mind of Mine 157,000 (112,000)

19 9/17 Barbra Streisand - Encore: Movie Partners Sing Broadway 149,000 (148,000)

20 9/17 Florida Georgia Line - Dig Your Roots 145,000 (126,000)

21 10/15 Shawn Mendes - Illuminate 145,000 (121,000)

22 10/1 Jason Aldean - They Don't Know 138,000 (131,000)

23 12/5/15 Logic - The Incredible True Story 135,000 (118,000)

24 2/27 Future - EVOL 134,000 (100,000)

25 12/26/15 G-Eazy - When It's Dark Out 132,000 (103,000)

26 11/26 Bon Jovi - This House Is Not for Sale 129,000 (128,000)

27 4/30 The Lumineers - Cleopatra 125,000 (108,000)

28 7/9 Red Hot Chili Peppers - The Getaway 118,000 (108,000)

29 2/20 Kevin Gates - Islah 112,000 (93,000)

30 9/17 Britney Spears - Glory 111,000 (88,000)

31 3/19 The 1975 - i like it when you sleep, for you are so beautiful yet so unaware of it 108,000 (98,000)

32 12/5/15 Jeezy - Church In These Streets 107,000 (98,000)

33 6/4 Meghan Trainor - Thank You 107,000 (84,000)

34 5/28 Keith Urban - Ripcord 106,000 (92,000)

35 6/18 Dierks Bentley - Black 101,000 (88,000)

36 1/9 Various Artists - Star Wars: The Force Awakens Soundtrack 100,000 (94,000)

37 10/29 Green Day - Revolution Radio 95,000 (90,000)

38 8/20 DJ Khaled - Major Key 95,000 (59,000)

39 4/23 Kanye West - The Life of Pablo 94,000 (-)

40 11/12 Michael Bublé - Nobody But Me 91,000 (85,000)

41 11/19 Kenny Chesney - Cosmic Hallelujah 89,000 (79,000)

42 11/19 Jeezy - Trap or Die 3 89,000 (73,000)

43 9/24 Travi$ Scott - Birds In the Trap Sing McKnight 88,000 (53,000)

44 11/19 Meek Mill - DC4 87,000 (45,000)

45 4/9 Gwen Stefani - This Is What the Truth Feels Like 84,000 (76,000)

46 2/20 Sia - This Is Acting 81,000 (68,000)

47 11/5 Kings of Leon - Walls 77,000 (68,000)

48 11/19 Avenged Sevenfold - The Stage 76,000 (72,000)

49 5/28 Cole Swindell - You Should Be Here 76,000 (65,000)

50 7/30 ScHoolboy Q - Blank Face LP 74,000 (52,000)

 

2017

 

 

5/6 Kendrick Lamar - DAMN. 603,000 (353,000)

4/8 Drake - More Life 505,000 (226,000)

12/31/16 J. Cole - 4 Your Eyez Only 492,000 (363,000)

3/25 Ed Sheeran - ÷ 451,000 (322,000) 

11/4 P!nk - Beautiful Trauma 408,000 (384,000)

12/17/16 The Weeknd - Starboy 348,000 (209,000)

12/10/16 Metallica - Hardwired... To Self Destruct 291,000 (282,000) 

7/29 JAY-Z - 4:44 262,000 (174,000)

5/27 Logic - Everybody 247,000 (196,000)

10 11/25 Sam Smith - The Thrill of It All 237,000 (185,000)

11 12/10/16 Bruno Mars - 24K Magic 231,000 (194,000)

12 6/3 Harry Styles - Harry Styles 230,000 (193,000)

13 4/29 The Chainsmokers - Memories... Do Not Open 221,000 (166,000)

15 11/18 Kenny Chesney - Live in No Shoes Nation 219,000 (217,000)

16 5/27 Chris Stapleton - From a Room: Volume 1 219,000 (202,000)

17 12/24/16 Various Artists - The Hamilton Mixtape 187,000 (169,000)

18 7/1 Katy Perry - Witness 180,000 (162,000)

19 11/11 Niall Horan - Flicker 152,000 (128,000)

20 2/25 Big Sean - I Decided. 151,000 (65,000)

21 7/15 DJ Khaled - Grateful 149,000 (50,000)

22 7/15 Imagine Dragons - Evolver 147,000 (109,000)

23 6/3 Zac Brown Band - Welcome Home 146,000 (139,000)

24 5/20 Gorillaz - Humanz 140,000 (115,000)

25 3/11 Future - Future 140,000 (60,000)

26 10/21 Shania Twain - Now 137,000 (134,000)

27 12/3/16 A Tribe Called Quest - We Got It from Here... Thank You 4 Your Service 135,000 (112,000)

28 9/16 Lil Uzi Vert - Luv is Rage 2 135,000 (28,000)

29 12/10/16 Miranda Lambert - The Weight of These Wings 133,000 (122,000)

30 5/6 John Mayer - The Search for Everything 132,000 (120,000)

31 2/18 Migos - Culture 131,000 (44,000)

32 10/7 Foo Fighters - Concrete & Gold 127,000 (120,000)

33 12/24/16 The Rolling Stones - Blue & Lonesome 123,000 (120,000)

34 9/30 Thomas Rhett - Life Changes 123,000 (94,000)

35 3/4 Various Artists - Fifty Shades Darker Soundtrack 123,000 (72,000)

36 11/25 Maroon 5 - Red Pill Blues 122,000 (94,000)

37 3/18 Future - HNDRXX 121,000 (48,000)

38 10/14 The Killers - Wonderful Wonderful 118,000 (111,000)

39 9/2 Kesha - Rainbow 117,000 (90,000)

40 6/10 Linkin Park - One More Light 111,000 (100,000)

41 7/8 Lorde - Melodrama 109,000 (82,000)

42 8/12 Lana Del Rey - Lust for Life 107,000 (80,000)

43 6/17 Bryson Tiller - True to Self 107,000 (47,000)

44 6/24 Halsey - Hopeless Fountain Kingdom 106,000 (76,000)

45 8/12 Tyler, The Creator - Flower Boy 106,000 (70,000)

46 7/8 2 Chainz - Pretty Girls Like Trap Music 106,000 (57,000)

47 8/12 Meek Mill - Wins & Losses 102,000 (37,000)

48 12/24/16 Childish Gambino - "Awaken, My Love!" 101,000 (72,000)

49 8/19 Arcade Fire - Everything Now 100,000 (94,000)

50 9/16 XXXTentacion - 17 87,000 (18,000)

 

 

2018

 

 

12/2/17 Taylor Swift - reputation 1,238,000 (1,216,000)

7/14 Drake - Scorpion 732,000 (160,000)

5/12 Post Malone  Beerbongs & Bentleys 461,000 (153,000)

5/5 J. Cole - KOD 397,000 (174,000)

2/17 Justin Timberlake - Man of the Woods 293,000 (242,000)

6/23 Dave Matthews Band - Come Tomorrow 292,000 (285,000)

1/3 Eminem - Revival 267,000 (197,000)

4/21 Cardi B - Invasion of Privacy 255,000 (103,000)

6/16 Kanye West - Ye 208,000 (85,000)

10 2/10 Migos - Culture II 199,000 (38,000)

11 12/23/17 U2 - Songs of Experience 186,000 (180,000)

12 4/28 Jason Aldean - Rearview Town 183,000 (162,000)

13 6/9 Shawn Mendes - Shawn Mendes 182,000 (142,000)

14 7/7 Panic! at the Disco - Pray for the Wicked 180,000 (151,000)

15 4/14 The Weeknd - My Dear Melancholy 169,000 (68,000)

16 2/24 Various Artists - The Black Panther Soundtrack 154,000 (52,000)

17 5/12 Keith Urban - Graffiti U 145,000 (137,000)

18 6/30 5 Seconds of Summer - Youngblood 142,000 (117,000)

19 6/23 KIDS SEE GHOSTS - KIDS SEE GHOSTS 142,000 (79,000)

20 6/2 BTS - Love Yourself: TEAR 135,000 (130,000)

21 3/31 XXXTentacion - ? 131,000 (20,000)

22 2/3 Fall Out Boy - M A N I A 130,000 (117,000)

23 12/23/17 Chris Stapleton - From a Room: Volume 2 125,000 (116,000)

24 4/7 Jack White - Boarding House Reach 124,000 (121,000)

25 6/30 The Carters - Everything Is Love 123,000 (70,000)

26 1/3 G-Eazy - The Beautiful & Damned 122,000 (68,000)

27 3/24 Logic - Bobby Tarantino II 119,000 (32,000)

28 1/27 Camila Cabello - Camila 109,000 (65,000)

29 12/30/17 Luke Bryan - What Makes You Country 108,000 (99,000)

30 12/9/17 Tim McGraw & Faith Hill - The Rest of Our Live 104,000 (98,000)

31 6/23 Dierks Bentley - The Mountain 102,000 (94,000)

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All up to date. Will probably update like once a month.

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44 12/27 Carrie Underwood - Greatest Hits: Decade #1 94,000

 

mess @ this doing more than many studio albums

 

This is amazing tho :clap3:

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8 11/12 Lady Gaga - Joanne 201,000 (170,000)

9 2/6 Panic! At the Disco - Death of a Bachelor 190,000 (169,000)

 

My favs slaying together :clap3:

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the pinkprint was released in 2014 though :)

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FF and Glory :clap3:

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Is Ari really the 3rd highest female of 2016? and #17 overall for DW. :clap3:

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Eminem :clap3:

 

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13 minutes ago, KasioKas said:

Is Ari really the 3rd highest female of 2016? and #17 overall for DW. :clap3:

Yep right behind Gaga and Bey

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On the radio, yesterday, they were playing top selling vinyls of all time. MJ- Thriller sold FIFTY MILLION copies. 5 - 0 - million. 

 That means 50million people went to the store and purchased the record. No online ordering. Certainly no streaming.

 

i guess because we have access to a **** TON more artists nowadays, we don't have to listen to what the radio wants us to hear, so it's quite a feat to get 1mil+ people on board with your music when they can be listening to literally anything else they want to hear. Kudos to Adele, Taylor etc. Though I will have to pray for the 1mil+ people that enjoy TSwift hihii

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britney still DOING it, almost 20 years after her debut :clap3: 

 

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49 minutes ago, Gwegend said:

On the radio, yesterday, they were playing top selling vinyls of all time. MJ- Thriller sold FIFTY MILLION copies. 5 - 0 - million. 

 That means 50million people went to the store and purchased the record. No online ordering. Certainly no streaming.

 

i guess because we have access to a **** TON more artists nowadays, we don't have to listen to what the radio wants us to hear, so it's quite a feat to get 1mil+ people on board with your music when they can be listening to literally anything else they want to hear. Kudos to Adele, Taylor etc. Though I will have to pray for the 1mil+ people that enjoy TSwift hihii

 

I don't need your prayers, thanks. Maybe save them for Gwen's next album! :heart2:

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13 minutes ago, Hunter_13 said:

 

I don't need your prayers, thanks. Maybe save them for Gwen's next album! :heart2:

Cool. 

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The Taylor domination :skull: 

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16 hours ago, Hunter_13 said:

 

I don't need your prayers, thanks. Maybe save them for Gwen's next album! :heart2:

:rip:

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2013 11/23 Eminem - The Marshall Mathers LP2 792,000

10 2010 7/10 Eminem - Recovery 741,000 

 

King.

 

 

19 4/16 ZAYN - Mind of Mine 157,000 (112,000)
22 10/15 Shawn Mendes - Illuminate 145,000 (121,000)

9 4/16 Britney Spears - Femme Fatale 276,000
32 9/17 Britney Spears - Glory 111,000 (88,000)

 

:heart2:

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Updated up to present.

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Can you make a list with the SPS debuts? Pure sales only skew things against R&B/Hip-hop artists (ie: Beyonce would be #12 instead of #23 with Lemonade)

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2 minutes ago, Auris said:

Can you make a list with the SPS debuts? Pure sales only skew things against R&B/Hip-hop artists (ie: Beyonce would be #12 instead of #23 with Lemonade)

For the whole decade it's hard because I don't know if there's any where to fairly compare debuts from 2010 vs 2015-17(with SPS included) without it just being pure sales. 

 

I could maybe compile a list of Top debuts from 2015-onward with SPS included

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Wait j cole opened bigger than Kendrick with their latest albums? :eek:

I know Ken had much more longevity, but didnt knoe bout this.

 

Otherwise; Adele :clap3:

 

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On 2/12/2017 at 0:46 PM, MusicTalker said:

 

2016

 

5/21 Drake - Views 1,039,000 (852,000)

5/14 Beyoncé - Lemonade 653,000 (485,000)

12/31 J. Cole - 4 Your Eyez Only 492,000 (363,000)

12/17 The Weeknd - Starboy 348,000 (209,000)

12/10 Metallica - Hardwired... To Self Destruct 291,000 (282,000) 

9/10 Frank Ocean - Blonde 276,000 (232,000)

12/10 Bruno Mars - 24K Magic 231,000 (194,000)

11/12 Lady Gaga - Joanne 201,000 (170,000)

2/6 Panic! At the Disco - Death of a Bachelor 190,000 (169,000)

10 12/24 Various Artists - The Hamilton Mixtape 187,000 (169,000)

11 7/23 blink-182 - California 186,000 (172,000)

12 1/9 Chris Brown - Royalty 184,000 (162,000)

13 8/27 Various Artists - Suicide Squad: The Album 182,000 (128,000)

14 1/30 David Bowie - Blackstar 181,000 (174,000)

15 5/28 Radiohead - A Moon Shaped Pool 181,000 (173,000)

16 3/26 Kendrick Lamar - Untitled Unmastered 178,000 (142,000)

17 6/11 Ariana Grande - Dangerous Woman 175,000 (129,000)

18 6/11 Blake Shelton - If I'm Honest 170,000 (153,000)

19 4/16 ZAYN - Mind of Mine 157,000 (112,000)

20 9/17 Barbra Streisand - Encore: Movie Partners Sing Broadway 149,000 (148,000)

21 9/17 Florida Georgia Line - Dig Your Roots 145,000 (126,000)

22 10/15 Shawn Mendes - Illuminate 145,000 (121,000)

23 10/1 Jason Aldean - They Don't Know 138,000 (131,000)

24 12/3 A Tribe Called Quest - We Got It from Here... Thank You 4 Your Service 135,000 (112,000)

25 2/27 Future - EVOL 134,000 (100,000)

26 12/10 Miranda Lambert - The Weight of These Wings 133,000 (122,000)

27 11/26 Bon Jovi - This House Is Not for Sale 129,000 (128,000)

28 4/30 The Lumineers - Cleopatra 125,000 (108,000)

29 12/24 The Rolling Stones - Blue & Lonesome 123,000 (120,000)

30 7/9 Red Hot Chili Peppers - The Getaway 118,000 (108,000)

31 2/20 Kevin Gates - Islah 112,000 (93,000)

32 9/17 Britney Spears - Glory 111,000 (88,000)

33 3/19 The 1975 - i like it when you sleep, for you are so beautiful yet so unaware of it 108,000 (98,000)

34 6/4 Meghan Trainor - Thank You 107,000 (84,000)

35 5/28 Keith Urban - Ripcord 106,000 (92,000)

36 6/18 Dierks Bentley - Black 101,000 (88,000)

37 12/24 Childish Gambino - "Awaken, My Love!" 101,000 (72,000)

38 1/9 Various Artists - Star Wars: The Force Awakens Soundtrack 100,000 (94,000)

39 10/29 Green Day - Revolution Radio 95,000 (90,000)

40 8/20 DJ Khaled - Major Key 95,000 (59,000)

41 4/23 Kanye West - The Life of Pablo 94,000 (-)

42 11/12 Michael Bublé - Nobody But Me 91,000 (85,000)

43 11/19 Kenny Chesney - Cosmic Hallelujah 89,000 (79,000)

44 11/19 Jeezy - Trap or Die 3 89,000 (73,000)

45 9/24 Travi$ Scott - Birds In the Trap Sing McKnight 88,000 (53,000)

46 11/19 Meek Mill - DC4 87,000 (45,000)

47 4/9 Gwen Stefani - This Is What the Truth Feels Like 84,000 (76,000)

48 2/20 Sia - This Is Acting 81,000 (68,000)

49 11/5 Kings of Leon - Walls 77,000 (68,000)

50 11/19 Avenged Sevenfold - The Stage 76,000 (72,000)

 

... :alexz2:...

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On 2/13/2017 at 8:37 PM, Bchip said:

8 11/12 Lady Gaga - Joanne 201,000 (170,000)

9 2/6 Panic! At the Disco - Death of a Bachelor 190,000 (169,000)

 

My favs slaying together :clap3:

omg mine too lol

 

OT: Slay Gaga!!!

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Updated with Kesha who got the 20th highest debut of 2017 overall and the 2nd best for a female behind Katy

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