Olivia Rodrigo’s ‘Sour’ Skips Back to No. 1 on Top Album Sales Chart

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Olivia Rodrigo’s Sour skips back to No. 1 on Billboard’s Top Album Sales chart (dated July 17), as the set rises 4-1 with 10,000 copies in the U.S. in the week ending July 8 (down 2%), according to MRC Data. It’s the second week atop the list for the album, which bowed at No. 1 on the chart dated June 5.

So far, Sour has sold 155,000 copies, making it the sixth-biggest selling album of 2021. The top-seller of the year thus far is Taylor Swift’s Evermore, with 380,000 sold.

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 MRC Data. Pure album sales were the measurement solely 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.

Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers’ archival album Angel Dream: Songs and Music From the Motion Picture ‘She’s the One’ re-enters at a new high of No. 2 with nearly 9,000 sold (up 2,891%). The album spent one week on the list previously, when it debuted at No. 12 on the June 26-dated chart (12,000 sold), following its release exclusively on blue vinyl LP for Record Store Day’s first 2021 drop on June 12. It re-enters on the new chart following its wide release on digital download, black vinyl LP and CD on July 2.

Queen’s Greatest Hits jumps 24-3 with 7,000 sold (up 54%) following promotion around its 40th anniversary reissue on July 2. Tomorrow x Together’s former No. 1 The Chaos Chapter: Freeze bumps 13-4 with nearly 7,000 (though down 2%), while Swift’s previous No. 1 Evermore rises 9-5 with 6,500 (down 18%).

Garth Brooks’ 2019 vinyl boxed set The Legacy Collection debuts at No. 6 with 6,000 sold (up 286%), following deep discounting on the title for Amazon Prime Day (June 21). A slimmed down version of the box, titled Legacy, re-enters at No. 8 with 5,000 (up 273%).

Joni Mitchell earns her highest charting album in the 30-year history of the Top Album Sales chart, as her new boxed set The Reprise Albums (1968-1971) debuts at No. 7 with a little more than 5,000 sold. The boxed set, available on CD, vinyl LP and download, includes four remastered albums: Song to a Seagull (originally released in 1968), Clouds (1969), Ladies of the Canyon (1970) and Blue (1971).

Fleetwood Mac’s Rumours (21-9 with 5,000; down less than 1%) and Michael Jackson’s Thriller (20-10 with 5,000; down 5%) round out the new top 10.

 
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