The set launches with the largest week of the yr for a lady, and the biggest for a rustic album in additional than three years.
Carrie Underwood lands her fourth No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 chart, as Cry Pretty begins atop the listing. The set, which was launched on Sept. 14 Capitol Nashville, bows with 266,000 equal album models earned within the week ending Sept. 20 in keeping with Nielsen Music. Of that sum, 251,000 have been in conventional album gross sales.
With the arrival at No. 1, Underwood makes nation historical past: she's the primary girl to deliver 4 nation albums to the highest of the all-genre Billboard 200 chart.
The Billboard 200 chart ranks the most well-liked albums of the week within the U.S. primarily based on multi-metric consumption as measured in equal album models. Units are comprised of conventional album gross sales, observe equal albums (TEA) and streaming equal albums (SEA). The new Sept. 29-dated chart (the place Cry Pretty debuts at No. 1) will probably be posted in full on Billboard's web sites on Tuesday, Sept. 25.
Of Cry Pretty’s 266,000 models, most have been in album gross sales: 251,000, as famous above. The the rest was comprised of SEA models (11,000) and TEA models (Four,000).
First Woman to Take Four Country Albums to No. 1 on Billboard 200: Underwood is the primary girl to hit the highest of the Billboard 200 chart with 4 nation albums: Cry Pretty, Blown Away (2012), Play On (2009) and Carnival Ride (2007). Previously, she was tied with Faith Hill, Linda Ronstadt and Taylor Swift with three leaders every. (Swift has had 5 No. 1s on the Billboard 200, however solely three of them additionally charted on the Top Country Albums chart, as her two most up-to-date leaders -- popularity and 1989 -- have been pop efforts.) Among all acts, Garth Brooks has introduced probably the most nation albums to No. 1 on the Billboard 200, with 9 leaders in his profession.
Biggest Week for a Country Album in More Than Three Years: Cry Pretty’s launch of 266,000 models is the largest for any nation album since Aug. 29, 2015, when Luke Bryan’s Kill the Lights bowed at No. 1 with 345,000 models earned. Cry Pretty logs the largest general week for a rustic album by a girl for the reason that charts started rating albums by equal album models in late 2014.
2018’s Largest Week for a Woman: Cry Pretty’s debut body of 266,000 models is the largest week for any album by a girl in 2018, surpassing the earlier high-water mark, set by Cardi B’s Invasion of Privacy, which launched at No. 1 with 255,000 models (April 21 chart). The final bigger stanza for an album by a girl was racked up on the Dec. 2, 2017-dated listing, when Taylor Swift’s popularity entered at No. 1 with 1.238 million models.
2018’s Biggest Sales Week for a Woman & Country Album: Cry Pretty clocks the biggest gross sales body for an album by a girl since Swift’s popularity bowed final yr (1.216 million offered in its first week, Dec. 2, 2017). Further, Cry Pretty snags the largest for a rustic album in additional than three years, since Bryan’s Kill the Lights debuted with 320,000 copies offered.
Further, Cry Pretty nabs the biggest gross sales week for a rustic album by a feminine artist for the reason that Jan. 5, 2013-dated listing, when Taylor Swift's Red offered 276,000 copies in its ninth week on the listing.
Underwood supported the album’s first-week with interviews and performances on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon (Sept. 13) and The Ellen DeGeneres Show (Sept. 19) in addition to an interview on CBS’ Sunday Morning (Sept. 16).
Cry Pretty’s sizable first-week was supported by gross sales generated from a live performance ticket/album sale redemption provide, in addition to sturdy gross sales sellers like Target, Walmart, the iTunes Store and so forth.
At No. 2 on the brand new Billboard 200, Eminem’s former No. 1 Kamikaze is regular with 103,000 models (down 24 p.c).
6LACK arrives at No. three along with his second album, East Atlanta Love Letter. It notches the singer-rapper his first prime 10 effort and highest charting set but and bows with 77,000 models (20,000 in conventional album gross sales). The streaming-powered set (which garnered 56,000 SEA models, equaling 72.7 million on-demand audio streams for its tracks). 6LACK’s first launch, FREE 6LACK, debuted at No. 68 on the Dec. 10, 2016-dated chart with 10,000 models, and ultimately peaked at No. 34 on the May 13, 2017-dated listing (14,000 models -- the set’s largest week).
Drake’s Scorpion steps 5-Four with 68,000 models (down 5 p.c), Travis Scott’s Astroworld climbs 7-5 with 62,000 models (down 6 p.c) and Post Malone’s beerbongs & bentleys ascends Eight-6 with 47,000 models (down 2 p.c). Ariana Grande’s Sweetener rebounds 10-7 with 38,000 models (down 13 p.c), Paul McCartney’s Egypt Station slides 1-Eight in its second week with 37,000 models (down 76 p.c) and Nicki Minaj’s Queen rises 11-9 with 36,000 models (down 12 p.c).
Juice WRLD’s Goodbye & Good Riddance closes out the brand new prime 10, stepping 12-10 with simply over 36,000 models (down three p.c).