Chappell Roan Hits Top 10 on Album Sales Chart for First Time

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Chappell Roan’s The Rise and Fall of a Midwest Princess reaches the top 10 of Billboard’s Top Album Sales chart for the first time, as the set re-enters the list dated June 8 at No. 8. The set sold 6,000 copies in the U.S. in the week ending May 30 (the album’s best sales week yet, up 168%), according to Luminate. The surge in sales is owed to a replenishment of stock for the CD and vinyl editions of the album across retail, along with continued exposure of the artist and the growth of the album’s hit single “Good Luck, Babe!,” which reaches the top 40 of the Billboard Hot 100 for the first time, rallying 43-31.

Midwest Princess also hits new peaks on the Billboard 200 (28-16), Top Current Album Sales (38-8), Vinyl Albums (a re-entry at No. 5) and Top Streaming Albums (29-20).

Also in the top 10 of Top Album Sales, the latest releases from Twenty One Pilots, RM and Wallows arrive.

Billboard’s Top Album Sales chart ranks the top-selling albums of the week based only on traditional album sales. The chart’s history dates back to May 25, 1991, the first week Billboard began tabulating charts with electronically monitored piece count information from SoundScan, now Luminate. Pure album sales were the sole measurement utilized by the Billboard 200 albums chart through the list dated Dec. 6, 2014, after which that chart switched to a methodology that blends album sales with track equivalent album units and streaming equivalent album units. For all chart news, follow @billboard and @billboardcharts on both Twitter and Instagram.

Twenty One Pilots’ Clancy debuts at No. 1 on Top Album Sales, marking the band’s second leader on the list. Clancy bows with 113,000 copies sold – the largest sales week of 2024 for a rock album. (Rock albums are defined as those titles that have charted, or are eligible to chart on the Top Rock Albums ranking.) Clancy’s first-week sales were bolstered by its availability across 11 vinyl variants, signed and unsigned zine/CD journal editions and digipak CDs, deluxe CD boxed sets containing branded merch, and a deluxe digital album with four bonus live tracks.

RM logs his third top five-charting set on Top Album Sales as Right Place, Wrong Person enters at No. 2 with 43,000 sold – his best debut sales week. The album’s first-week sales were supported by its availability across 13 different CD variants, all containing branded paper merch and other collectibles. Taylor Swift’s former leader The Tortured Poets Department falls 1-3 with 41,000 sold (down 81%), and Billie Eilish’s Hit Me Hard and Soft falls 2-4 with nearly 41,000 (down 79%).

Wallows scores its fourth top 10-charting effort, and highest sales week yet, as Model enters with nearly 15,000 sold at No. 5. The set’s first-week sales were supported by its availability across a dozen vinyl variants (including three signed editions, one for each of the trio’s members), two cassettes, two CDs (one of which was signed by the band) and a standard digital album.

TOMORROW X TOGETHER’s chart-topping minisode 3: TOMORROW climbs 12-6 with 9,000 (up 52% following a stock replenishment at brick-and-mortar retail). SEVENTEEN’s SEVENTEEN Best Album ‘17 Is Right Here’ rises 8-7 with 7,000 (down 7%) and two chart-toppers from Swift close out the top 10: Lover (11-9 with 6,000; down 6%) and 1989 (Taylor’s Version) (13-10 with nearly 6,000; down 7%).