Pop vocal group Why Don’t We scores its first top 10 album on the Billboard 200 chart, as its first full-length studio set, 8 Letters, bows at No. 9. The set earned 44,000 units in the week ending Sept. 6 according to Nielsen Music, with 37,000 that sum in traditional album sales.
The Billboard 200 chart ranks the most popular albums the week in the U.S. based on multi-metric consumption as measured in equivalent album units. Units are comprised traditional album sales, track equivalent albums (TEA) and streaming equivalent albums (SEA). The new Sept. 15-dated chart -- where 8 Letters debuts at No. 9 -- will be posted in full on Billboard's websites on Tuesday, Sept. 11.
Why Don’t We made its Billboard chart debut on Dec. 17, 2016, when its first EP, the independently-distributed Only the Beginning, entered the Heatseekers Albums chart. The group charted four further EPs on the tally through the Nov. 2017 release A Why Don’t We Christmas. One those EPs, Invitation, reached the Billboard 200 and peaked at No. 113 on Oct. 14, 2017.
The five-member group signed to Atlantic Records in mid-2017, and has since notched a pair hits on the Pop Songs airplay chart with “Something Different” and “Trust Fund Baby.”
As previously reported, Eminem's Kamikaze debuts at No. 1 on the Sept. 15-dated chart.