Shinedown’s latest studio album, Planet Zeromakes his debut at the top Billboard‘s Top Album Sales chart (dated July 16), granting the group their first No. 1 on the list. The set begins with 43,000 copies sold in the United States in the week ending July 7, according to Luminate. Overall, it’s the group’s fifth top 10 and ninth charting effort overall.
BillboardThe Top Album Sales chart ranks the top-selling albums of the week based solely on traditional album sales. The history of the chart dates back to May 25, 1991, the first week Billboard began compiling tables with information on electronically controlled room counts from SoundScan, now Luminate. Pure album sales were the only metric used by the Billboard 200 albums chart in the list dated December 6, 2014, after which that chart switched to a methodology that mixes album sales with equivalent album units of tracks and equivalent streaming album units.
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Planet Zero also opens at No. 1 on Current Top Selling Albums, Top Rock & Alternative Albums, Top Rock Albums, Top Alternative Albums, and Top Hard Rock Albums.
Of the 43,000 copies sold of Planet Zerophysical format sales include 30,000 (24,000 on vinyl LP, 6,000 on CD and less than 500 on cassette) and digital album sales include 13,000. Planet ZeroSales of were supported by the availability of 15 different physical formats. All had the same audio content. Among them were an autographed CD, several color vinyl variants and two color cassettes.
Four previous number 1s are as follows in the best-selling albums: NAYEON’s IM NAYEON: 1st mini-album drops to No. 2 in its second week (15,000; down 71%), Tyler, the Creator Call me if you get lost goes up 4-3 (12,000; down 49%), Harry Styles Harry’s house bumps 7-4 (12,000; down 21%) and BTS’ Evidence is stable at No. 5 (10,000; down 41%).
Imagine Dragons’ Mercury – Act 1 returned to the top 10, re-entering the chart at No. 6, after the album was re-released on July 1 with additional songs. The set returns to the list with 9,000 sold (up 2,289%).
The awards of TOMORROW X TOGETHER Minisode 2: Thursday’s Child jumps from 15 to 7 with 7,000 sales (+1%), Conan Gray’s super evil falls 3-8 with 7,000 (down 75%), former SEVENTEEN leader SEVENTEEN 4th album: Facing the sun rebounds 17-9 with 6,000 (up 4%) and former No. 1 Olivia Rodrigo Acid increases from 16 to 10 with 6,000 (down 12%).
In the week ending July 7, 1.684 million albums were sold in the United States (down 8.9% from the previous week). Of that sum, physical albums (CDs, vinyl, cassettes, etc.) accounted for 1.302 million (down 9.9%) and digital albums accounted for 381,000 (down 5.3%).
There were 595,000 CD albums sold in the week ending July 7 (down 12.9% week over week) and 697,000 million vinyl albums sold (down 7 .1%). Year-to-date CD album sales were 17.482 million (down 10.6% from the same period a year ago) and vinyl album sales year-to-date the year amounted to 20.1 million (up 1%).
Total album sales year-to-date were 48.628 million (down 8.4% from the same period year-to-date a year ago). Year-to-date, physical album sales totaled 37.846 million (down 4.6%) and digital album sales totaled 10.782 million (down 19.5%).