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  • Here's the "HITS" version of the top 50 Year-End Albums by total activity (SPS)...





    RANK ARTIST | TITLE YTD ACTIVITY ALBUMS SONGS AOD STREAMS VOD STREAMS
    1 MORGAN WALLEN | DANGEROUS: THE DOUBLE ALBUM 3,230,000 289,000 582,000 3,651,743,000 291,247,000
    2 OLIVIA RODRIGO | SOUR 2,859,000 557,000 613,000 2,968,621,000 229,620,000
    3 DRAKE | CERTIFIED LOVER BOY 1,973,000 68,000 193,000 2,430,188,000 120,105,000
    4 ADELE | 30 1,939,000 1,464,000 273,000 557,716,000 41,619,000
    5 POP SMOKE | SHOOT FOR THE STARS AIM FOR THE MOON 1,535,000 47,000 189,000 1,976,096,000 209,363,000
    6 DOJA CAT | PLANET HER 1,512,000 34,000 327,000 1,851,993,000 221,053,000
    7 THE KID LAROI | F*CK LOVE 1,507,000 14,000 399,000 1,968,573,000 178,252,000
    8 JUSTIN BIEBER | JUSTICE 1,475,000 123,000 551,000 1,657,561,000 101,935,000
    9 DUA LIPA | FUTURE NOSTALGIA 1,405,000 111,000 727,000 1,584,404,000 119,677,000
    10 THE WEEKND | AFTER HOURS 1,344,000 106,000 525,000 1,505,468,000 185,623,000
    11 LUKE COMBS | WHAT YOU SEE IS WHAT YOU GET 1,330,000 99,000 430,000 1,513,463,000 121,852,000
    12 BILLIE EILISH | HAPPIER THAN EVER 1,251,000 431,000 176,000 1,046,884,000 85,182,000
    13 LIL BABY | MY TURN 1,230,000 23,000 124,000 1,529,870,000 280,023,000
    14 TAYLOR SWIFT | EVERMORE 1,217,000 530,000 138,000 868,650,000 25,056,000
    15 ROD WAVE | SOULFLY 1,206,000 13,000 82,000 1,581,305,000 241,766,000
    16 POLO G | HALL OF FAME 1,178,000 27,000 122,000 1,568,695,000 183,685,000
    17 MONEYBAGG YO | A GANGSTA'S PAIN 1,176,000 18,000 203,000 1,438,380,000 190,150,000
    18 JUICE WRLD | LEGENDS NEVER DIE 1,140,000 72,000 78,000 1,536,847,000 150,792,000
    19 TAYLOR SWIFT | RED (TAYLOR'S VERSION) 1,137,000 622,000 123,000 631,147,000 38,296,000
    20 POST MALONE | HOLLYWOOD'S BLEEDING 1,102,000 42,000 183,000 1,353,557,000 119,727,000
    21 ARIANA GRANDE | POSITIONS 1,088,000 182,000 167,000 1,164,670,000 106,090,000
    22 THE WEEKND | THE HIGHLIGHTS 1,063,000 94,000 230,000 1,210,858,000 166,681,000
    23 LIL NAS X | MONTERO 1,020,000 28,000 319,000 1,237,048,000 220,736,000
    24 TAYLOR SWIFT | FEARLESS (TAYLOR'S VERSION) 1,016,000 522,000 93,000 624,034,000 25,498,000
    25 J. COLE | THE OFF-SEASON 1,015,000 111,000 65,000 1,160,153,000 60,019,000
    26 LIL DURK | THE VOICE 1,011,000 9,000 130,000 1,270,013,000 198,007,000
    27 HARRY STYLES | FINE LINE 1,001,000 318,000 195,000 882,383,000 58,664,000
    28 JUICE WRLD | GOODBYE & GOOD RIDDANCE 979,000 46,000 57,000 1,358,509,000 155,974,000
    29 KANYE WEST | DONDA 976,000 53,000 58,000 1,187,539,000 35,440,000
    30 QUEEN | GREATEST HITS 1 973,000 229,000 326,000 922,544,000 72,045,000
    31 TAYLOR SWIFT | FOLKLORE 944,000 305,000 79,000 816,720,000 22,638,000
    32 POOH SHIESTY | SHIESTY SEASON 926,000 8,000 103,000 1,172,764,000 249,124,000
    33 LIL BABY & LIL DURK | THE VOICE OF THE HEROES 920,000 17,000 133,000 1,159,391,000 99,184,000
    34 FLEETWOOD MAC | RUMOURS 912,000 237,000 268,000 828,551,000 43,887,000
    35 LUKE COMBS | THIS ONE'S FOR YOU 864,000 70,000 163,000 992,648,000 106,813,000
    36 MACHINE GUN KELLY | TICKETS TO MY DOWNFALL 858,000 86,000 167,000 961,597,000 108,477,000
    37 BAD BUNNY | EL ULTIMO TOUR DEL MUNDO 855,000 7,000 74,000 1,064,559,000 164,679,000
    38 HAMILTON | ORIGINAL BROADWAY CAST 841,000 72,000 55,000 992,265,000 43,099,000
    39 BILLIE EILISH | WHEN WE ALL FALL ASLEEP, WHERE DO WE GO? 835,000 226,000 112,000 805,171,000 56,093,000
    40 POLO G | THE GOAT 828,000 11,000 67,000 1,172,913,000 129,487,000
    41 MEGAN THEE STALLION | GOOD NEWS 824,000 30,000 191,000 984,150,000 143,882,000
    42 MORGAN WALLEN | IF I KNOW ME 788,000 56,000 152,000 925,166,000 80,235,000
    43 GIVEON | WHEN IT'S ALL SAID AND DONE... TAKE TIME 775,000 33,000 76,000 949,830,000 138,540,000
    44 BAD BUNNY | YHLQMDLG 757,000 5,000 35,000 972,700,000 87,498,000
    45 ED SHEERAN | = 749,000 171,000 564,000 665,300,000 48,389,000
    46 ELTON JOHN | DIAMONDS 743,000 125,000 270,000 758,718,000 61,804,000
    47 DOJA CAT | HOT PINK 742,000 20,000 132,000 911,380,000 164,703,000
    48 TRAVIS SCOTT | ASTROWORLD 718,000 88,000 38,000 815,750,000 64,711,000
    49 EMINEM | CURTAIN CALL 717,000 56,000 226,000 823,472,000 128,318,000
    50 CHRIS STAPLETON | STARTING OVER 716,000 180,000 322,000 633,555,000 39,594,000
    Last edited by oldbloke; Wed January 5, 2022, 20:40.
    My thread on Pulse: Weekly Top 10 Albums Sales Thread
    http://pulsemusic.proboards.com/thre...s-sales-thread

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    • oldbloke Can you please assist me with the total SPS units of these albums

      1. Wings/YNWA
      2. The Most Beautiful Moment in Life: Young Forever

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      • Originally posted by xrafaelx View Post
        last 2021 estimates for harry's singles and niall's heartbreak weather, louis' walls?
        Week 52 estimates…
        Watermelon Sugar – Sales: 349,000 /ODAS: 665,700,000
        Adore You – Sales: 198,000 / ODAS: 560,800,000
        Falling – ODAS: 330,600,000
        Golden – ODAS: 230,800,000
        Heartbreak Weather – Sales: 109,000 / SPS: 470,000
        Walls – Sales: 76,000

        My thread on Pulse: Weekly Top 10 Albums Sales Thread
        http://pulsemusic.proboards.com/thre...s-sales-thread

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        • Originally posted by Samiamoah View Post
          oldbloke Can you please assist me with the total SPS units of these albums

          1. Wings/YNWA
          2. The Most Beautiful Moment in Life: Young Forever
          I don't have anything on these, but you may find the link below useful
          https://chartmasters.org/2021/05/bts...d-songs-sales/

          My thread on Pulse: Weekly Top 10 Albums Sales Thread
          http://pulsemusic.proboards.com/thre...s-sales-thread

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          • HOLIDAY ALBUM SPS WEEK 52
            Titles shown in green are 2021 releases
            Rank Estimated EAS This Season* TITLE Artist
            1 409,000 CHRISTMAS Michael Buble
            2 302,000 A CHARLIE BROWN CHRISTMAS Vince Guaraldi
            3 272,000 MERRY CHRISTMAS Mariah Carey
            4 259,000 THE CHRISTMAS SONG Nat King Cole
            5 222,000 A CHRISTMAS GIFT FOR YOU FROM PHIL SPECTOR Various
            6 219,000 THE BEST OF PENTATONIX CHRISTMAS Pentatonix
            7 199,000 CHRISTMAS CLASSICS Bing Crosby
            8 197,000 THE CHRISTMAS ALBUM Andy Williams
            9 166,000 ULTIMATE CHRISTMAS Frank Sinatra
            10 163,000 WHEN CHRISTMAS COMES AROUND Kelly Clarkson
            11 160,000 MY GIFT Carrie Underwood
            12 156,000 RUDOLPH THE RED-NOSED REINDEER Burl Ives
            13 142,000 ROCKIN' AROUND THE CHRISTMAS TREE: THE DECCA CHRISTMAS RECORDINGS Brenda Lee
            14 140,000 THE CLASSIC CHRISTMAS ALBUM Perry Como
            15 134,000 WRAPPED IN RED Kelly Clarkson
            16 117,000 RUDOLPH THE RED-NOSED REINDEER AND OTHER CHRISTMAS CLASSICS Gene Autry
            17 114,000 WHITE CHRISTMAS Bing Crosby
            18 110,000 THE CHRISTMAS ALBUM Dean Martin
            19 97,000 THE CLASSIC CHRISTMAS ALBUM Elvis Presley
            20 94,000 EVERGREEN Pentatonix
            21 84,000 UNDER THE MISTLETOE Justin Bieber
            22 83,000 FELIZ NAVIDAD Jose Feliciano
            23 82,000 THE CHRISTMAS ALBUM Jackson 5
            24 77,000 A LEGENDARY CHRISTMAS John Legend
            25 71,000 I DREAM OF CHRISTMAS Norah Jones
            26 68,000 DR SEUSS' HOW THE GRINCH STOLE CHRISTMAS Soundtrack
            27 66,000 CHRISTMAS EVE AND OTHER STORIES Trans-Siberian Orchestra
            28 63,000 THE NIGHTMARE BEFORE CHRISTMAS Soundtrack
            29 62,000 YOU MAKE IT FEEL LIKE CHRISTMAS Gwen Stefani
            30 60,000 A HOLLY DOLLY CHRISTMAS Dolly Parton
            31 60,000 NOEL Josh Groban
            32 60,000 BERRY CHRISTMAS (EP) Chuck Berry
            33 58,000 EVERYDAY IS CHRISTMAS Sia
            34 57,000 A PENTATONIX CHRISTMAS Pentatonix
            35 57,000 THE CHRISTMAS ALBUM Beach Boys
            36 54,000 ELLA WISHES YOU A SWINGING CHRISTMAS Ella Fitzgerald
            37 54,000 A DRUMMER BOY CHRISTMAS For King & Country
            38 51,000 A WINTER ROMANCE Dean Martin
            39 47,000 THE POLAR EXPRESS Soundtrack
            40 46,000 HOME FOR CHRISTMAS 'Nsync
            * = Weeks 39-52
            My thread on Pulse: Weekly Top 10 Albums Sales Thread
            http://pulsemusic.proboards.com/thre...s-sales-thread

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            • thank you so much for another year of updates!!

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              • Dua Lipa’s ‘Levitating’ Is Most-Streamed Song of 2021 In U.S., Morgan Wallen’s ‘Dangerous: The Double Album’ Is MRC Data’s Top Album


                1/6/2022

                By Keith Caulfield


                Plus: Total album consumption grows 11% in U.S., album sales increase for the first time in a decade, vinyl sales outpace CD sales for the first time in modern era & on-demand streaming increases 10%.

                Morgan Wallen’s Dangerous: The Double Album rounds out 2021 as the most popular album of the year in the U.S., according to MRC Data. Meanwhile, Dua Lipa’s “Levitating” was the most-streamed song and most-heard song on the radio.Dangerous: The Double Album is Wallen’s second full-length studio album and was released on Jan. 8, 2021. It finishes the year with 3.226 million equivalent album units earned in the U.S. Most of that sum was driven by streaming activity of the set’s sprawling 30-song tracklist. Dangerous is the first country music release to be MRC Data’s year-end top album since 2009, when Taylor Swift’s Fearless was the champ.

                2021 also marks the sixth straight year a solo male has MRC Data’s top album, following Lil Baby’s My Turn (2020), Post Malone’s Hollywood’s Bleeding (2019), Drake’s Scorpion (2018), Ed Sheeran’s (Divide) (2017) and Drake’s Views (2016). The last time an album not by a solo male was tops for the year was in 2015, when Adele’s 25 ruled.

                MRC Data’s 2021 tracking year ran from Jan. 1, 2021, through Dec. 30, 2021.

                Equivalent album units – for album titles and chart rankings cited below (but not industry volume numbers) – comprise traditional album sales, track equivalent albums (TEA) and streaming equivalent albums (SEA). Each unit equals one album sale, or 10 individual tracks sold from an album, or 3,750 ad-supported on-demand official audio and video streams generated by songs from an album, or 1,250 paid/subscription on-demand official audio and video streams generated by songs from an album. Album titles and album chart rankings by equivalent album units do not include UGC (user-generated content) streams, but UGC streams are included in MRC Data’s industry volume numbers. (UGC streams are not factored into any of Billboard’s weekly charts.)

                For the sake of clarity, equivalent album units do not include listening to music on broadcast radio or digital radio broadcasts. All numbers cited in this story are rounded, and for the U.S. only. Programmed streams are not included in any of the data in this story.

                MRC Data (formerly Nielsen Music and SoundScan) began tracking music sales in 1991. MRC Data’s sales, streaming and airplay data is used to compile Billboard’s weekly charts.

                Wallen’s Dangerous: The Double Album debuted atop the weekly Billboard 200 albums chart dated Jan. 23 and spent 10 weeks at No. 1 – the most of any album in 2021. The set spent more weeks at No. 1 than any other album since Drake’s Views spent 13 nonconsecutive weeks in the lead in 2016. Dangerous includes a pair of top 10-charting hit songs on the all-genre Billboard Hot 100 chart: “7 Summers” (No. 6 peak in August of 2020) and “Wasted on You” (No. 9 in January 2021). Both tracks also reached No. 1 on the Hot Country Songs chart.

                On Feb. 2, in the middle of the album’s fourth week of release, a video emerged showing Wallen using the N-word. He subsequently issued an apology. Reaction was swift, and his music was removed from dozens of high-profile playlists on streamers such as Apple Music and Spotify, and multiple radio groups dropped his music. However, on the Billboard 200, the album posted a gain in units earned during its fourth week and held at No. 1. Dangerous remained in the top 10 of the weekly Billboard 200 chart in all but one of its 51 weeks on the list in the 2021 tracking year. Dangerous is only the seventh album released since January of 2000 to spend 50 weeks in the top 10.

                TOP 10 ALBUMS OF 2021 IN U.S., BY TOTAL EQUIVALENT ALBUM UNITS

                1. Morgan Wallen, Dangerous: The Double Album (3.226 million)
                2. Olivia Rodrigo, Sour (2.856 million)
                3. Drake, Certified Lover Boy (1.970 million)
                4. Adele, 30 (1.936 million)
                5. Pop Smoke, Shoot for the Stars Aim for the Moon (1.533 million)
                6. Doja Cat, Planet Her (1.510 million)
                7. The Kid LAROI, F*ck Love (1.505 million)
                8. Justin Bieber, Justice (1.473 million)
                9. Dua Lipa, Future Nostalgia (1.403 million)
                10. The Weeknd, After Hours (1.342 million)

                Source: MRC Data, for the tracking period Jan. 1, 2021, through Dec. 30, 2021. UGC streams are not included in this chart, but are included in MRC Data’s on-demand streaming charts (below). MRC Data’s equivalent album unit totals include SEA and TEA for an album’s songs registered before an album’s release, but during the tracking period. For example, Adele’s 30 album unit total includes SEA and TEA for its song “Easy on Me” from Oct. 15, 2021 (its release day) through Nov. 18, 2021, before the album was released on Nov. 19, 2021.

                Dangerous: The Double Album was also the most-streamed album of 2021, in terms of on-demand official streams generated by an album’s songs, with 3.94 billion streams (equating to 2.88 million SEA units of the album’s total 3.23 million units).

                In terms of traditional album sales, Dangerous sold 288,000 copies (both physical and digital formats combined) – making it the tenth highest-selling album of 2021. (See list, below.)

                Olivia Rodrigo’s debut album Sour is the No. 2 biggest album of 2021 by equivalent album units earned, with 2.856 million units. Drake’s Certified Lover Boy is No. 3 with 1.970 million units, Adele’s late 2021 release 30 finishes the year at No. 4 with 1.936 million units (from only six weeks of release) and Pop Smoke’s 2020 album Shoot for the Stars Aim for the Moon is No. 5 with 1.533 million units. (Shoot finished 2020 as the year’s No. 3 album.)

                TOTAL ALBUM CONSUMPTION INCREASES 11.3%: Equivalent album units increased by 11.3% in 2021, to 893.1 million (up from 802.5 million in 2020). There were 26 albums that earned at least 1 million equivalent album units in 2021 – up from 24 in 2020.

                R&B/HIP-HOP STILL DOMINATES, LATIN SURGES: R&B/hip-hop music continues to lead the way in total album consumption, with 247.5 million units earned in 2021 – holding 27.7% of total volume (893.1 million) across MRC Data’s core genres measured. R&B/hip-hop consumption increased 6.1% in 2021 over its volume in 2020 (233.3 million). (R&B/hip-hop is an umbrella genre for MRC Data that contains most titles categorized as R&B and/or rap.)

                2021’s next-largest genre, by total album consumption, was rock with 178.7 million units (up 12.2% from 159.2 million in 2020). Pop music was third, with 116.5 million units (up 13.6% from 102.6 million). Country and Latin music, respectively, round out the top five genres of 2021, with 72.2 million (up 13.8% from 63.5 million in 2020) and 48.2 million (up 21.2% from 39.8 million in 2020).

                Latin music had the second-largest percentage gain among MRC Data’s core genres, in terms of total album consumption in 2021, with a 21.2% increase. Notably, Latin music’s top two albums of the year were held by the same artist – Bad Bunny. His 2020 releases El Ultimo Tour del Mundo and YHLQMDLG are Nos. 1 and 2 for the Latin genre in 2021, with 854,000 and 755,000 units earned in 2021, respectively. (In 2020, the two albums closed the year as the Nos. 4 and 1 biggest Latin albums, with 1.44 million and 348,000.) El Ultimo Tour del Mundo made history in late 2020, when it debuted at No. 1 on the all-genre Billboard 200 chart, becoming the first all-Spanish-language No. 1 album.

                Latin’s gain trailed only the increase of the comedy music genre, which rallied 27.3% to 2.1 million units in 2021 (up from 1.7 million in 2020). The comedy genre surged in 2021 thanks largely to the success of Bo Burnham’s hit album Inside (The Songs), which earned 464,000 units in 2021. The set has spent more than 25 weeks at No. 1 on Billboard’s Comedy Albums chart, and also reached the top 10 on the weekly all-genre Billboard 200 – the first comedy set to reach the top 10 since 2015.

                ADELE’S ‘30’ IS 2021’s TOP-SELLING ALBUM: Adele’s fourth full-length studio album, 30, finishes 2021 as the year’s top-selling album in the U.S., with 1.464 million copies sold across all formats (physical and digital combined: CD, vinyl LP, cassette, digital download, etc.). 30 is the only album to sell a million copies in 2021, and did so in just six weeks of release – the album was released on Nov. 19, 2021. (See the top 10-selling albums of 2021, below.)

                Adele also claimed the top-selling album in 2016 and 2015 (with 25 in both years), and in 2012 and 2011 (with 21 in both years). Adele equals Swift as the only artists to capture the top-selling album of the year five times since MRC Data began tracking sales in 1991. (Swift had the top-seller in 2020, 2019, 2017, 2014 and 2009.)

                For the fourth year in a row, just one album sold a million copies in the U.S. In 2020, Taylor Swift’s Folklore was the only million-seller (1.28 million), in 2019, Swift’s Lover was the lone million-seller (1.09 million) and in 2018 the soundtrack to The Greatest Showman was tops with 1.49 million.

                TOP 10 SELLING ALBUMS OF 2021 IN U.S. (PHYSICAL & DIGITAL SALES COMBINED)

                1. Adele, 30 (1.464 million)
                2. Taylor Swift, Red (Taylor’s Version) (621,000)
                3. Olivia Rodrigo, Sour (557,000)
                4. Taylor Swift, Evermore (529,000)
                5. Taylor Swift, Fearless (Taylor’s Version) (521,000)
                6. Billie Eilish, Happier Than Ever (430,000)
                7. Harry Styles, Fine Line (317,000)
                8. Taylor Swift, Folklore (304,000)
                9. Carrie Underwood, My Savior (293,000)
                10. Morgan Wallen, Dangerous: The Double Album (288,000)
                Source: MRC Data, for the tracking period Jan. 1, 2021, through Dec. 30, 2021.

                Swift has four of the top 10-selling albums of 2021 – the first time since MRC Data began tracking sales in 1991 that one artist has four of the year’s top 10 best-sellers. Her 2020 releases Evermore and Folklore are Nos. 4 and 8 for the 2021 year (529,000 and 304,000 sold, thanks in part to their vinyl LP releases in 2021). Her first two rerecorded album projects, Fearless (Taylor’s Version) and Red (Taylor’s Version), both released in 2021, are Nos. 5 and 2 for the year (521,000 and 621,000).

                Prior to 2021, Garth Brooks had the most year-end top 10 albums in a single year (dating to 1991), with three among the top 10 in 1992: Ropin’ the Wind (No. 2), No Fences (No. 6) and The Chase (No. 7).

                Taylor Swift sold the most albums in total among all artists in 2021, with 2.36 million sold across her entire catalog and via all formats (physical and digital combined). Adele was the No. 2 biggest-seller of albums, having moved 1.62 million in 2021.

                U.S. ALBUM SALES INCREASE FOR FIRST TIME IN A DECADE: Total U.S. album sales increased by 6.3% in 2021 total 108.98 million (up from 102.48 million in 2020). It’s the first time overall album sales have posted a yearly increase since 2011, when sales rose by 1.3%. (A common thread in both 2021 and 2011: a new album release from Adele. Her mega-selling 21 album bowed in 2011, while 30 dropped in 2021.)

                Physical album sales (CD, vinyl LP, cassette, etc.) grew by 21.7% in 2021 to 82.79 million (up from 68.06 million in 2020) – thanks largely to the continuing comeback story of the vinyl LP.

                VINYL OUTSELLS CDS FOR FIRST TIME IN MODERN ERA: For the first time since MRC Data began tracking music sales in 1991, vinyl albums outsold CD albums for the year – and vinyl is now the leading format for album purchases overall in the U.S.

                41.72 million vinyl albums were sold in 2021 (up 51.4% from 27.55 million in 2020). 2021 marked the 16th consecutive year vinyl album sales grew, and the largest year for vinyl album sales since MRC Data began tracking sales in 1991. Also in 2021, Vinyl LP sales saw their single-largest sales week of the MRC Data era, when 2.11 million vinyl albums were sold in the week ending Dec. 23.

                CD ALBUM SALES UP FOR FIRST TIME SINCE 2004: 40.59 million CD albums were sold in 2021 (up 1.1% from 40.16 million in 2020), making it the second-most popular format among consumers who purchased albums. Strikingly, CD album sales posted a yearly gain for the first time since 2004, when CD sales increased 4.6% to 665.5 million (from 636.5 million in 2003).

                The top-selling album on the CD format of 2021 is Adele’s 30, with 898,000 copies sold. The act who sold the most albums on the CD format in 2021 was BTS, with 1.03 million sold. Adele was the No. 2-seller on CD in 2021, with 952,000 copies sold across her entire catalog.

                Digital album sales were the third-most popular format in 2021 for album purchases, and the segment fell 23.9% in 2021 to 26.19 million (down from 34.42 million in 2020).

                The top-selling digital album of 2021 was Adele’s 30 with 245,000 copies sold. Swift was the top-selling artist with digital albums in 2021, with 354,000 downloads sold across her catalog in total. Adele was the runner-up in digital album sales in 2021, with 279,000 copies sold.

                Vinyl was the dominant format for album purchases in the U.S. up until the early 1980s. After that, cassettes took hold until the early 1990s, when the CD format blossomed and remained king until 2021.

                All album sales, and general industry trends, from March 2020 onwards should be viewed through a COVID-19-impacted lens. In the second quarter of 2020, many brick and mortar music stores had to close temporarily and alter their business model due to the pandemic. (Still, physical album sales fell only 7.4% in 2020 as compared to 2019.)

                Vinyl album sales comprised 38.3% of all album sales in the U.S. in 2021 (41.72 million of 108.98 million). Further, vinyl LPs accounted for 50.4% of all physical albums sold (41.72 million of 82.79 million). Both sums are MRC Data-era records for vinyl’s share of the album sales market in the U.S.

                In 2021 there were a total of 87 albums that sold at least 50,000 copies on vinyl – up from 51 in 2020. The year’s top-seller is Adele’s 30, with 318,000 copies sold. Comparatively, only 67 albums on the CD format sold at least 50,000 copies in 2021, up from 65 in 2020.

                Swift has three of the year’s top 10-selling vinyl albums (Nos. 3, 6 and 9, see below). Swift is also the top-selling artist on vinyl in 2021, having sold 1.09 million total vinyl LPs during the year across her entire catalog. The Beatles were the No. 2 best-selling act on vinyl in 2021, with 659,000 sold.

                TOP 10 SELLING VINYL ALBUMS OF 2021 IN U.S.

                1. Adele, 30 (318,000)
                2. Olivia Rodrigo, Sour (268,000)
                3. Taylor Swift, Red (Taylor’s Version) (260,000)
                4. Harry Styles, Fine Line (256,000)
                5. Billie Eilish, Happier Than Ever (252,000)
                6. Taylor Swift, Evermore (249,000)
                7. Prince & The Revolution, Purple Rain (Soundtrack) (207,000)
                8. The Beatles, Abbey Road (201,000)
                9. Taylor Swift, Folklore (195,000)
                10. Kendrick Lamar, Good Kid, M.A.A.D City (194,000)
                Source: MRC Data, for the tracking period Jan. 1, 2021, through Dec. 30, 2021.

                TOTAL STREAMING GROWS 10% IN U.S.: Total U.S. on-demand song streams (audio and video combined) grew 10% to 1.13 trillion in 2021 (up from 1.03 trillion in 2020). Total on-demand audio streams jumped 12.6% to 988 billion (up from 877 billion in 2020).

                The R&B/hip-hop genre held the largest share of on-demand streams (audio and video combined) in 2021, among MRC Data’s core genres measured, with 30.1% of the year’s volume (340.35 billion of 1.13 trillion). In 2020, R&B/hip-hop represented a leading 32.2% of volume.

                The rock genre had the second-largest share of on-demand song streams (audio and video combined) in 2021, with 16.3% of the volume (184.28 billion of 1.13 trillion). Rock was also 2020’s second-biggest genre, with 15.9% of volume.

                Looking just at on-demand audio streams for 2021, R&B/hip-hop was tops with 29.8% (294.89 billion of 988.14 billion), while rock was in second place with 17% (167.52 billion of 988.14 billion). The two genres were also the leaders in 2020, with 30.7% and 16.2% of on-demand audio streams that year, respectively.

                Note: UGC streams are included in MRC Data’s industry streaming on-demand volume numbers and its year-end streaming song charts. UGC streams are not factored into any of Billboard’s weekly charts.

                ‘LEVITATING’ TO NO. 1: Dua Lipa’s “Levitating” was the most-streamed song of 2021 in the U.S., with 804.71 million on-demand audio and video streamed combined. It’s also the top-streamed song in terms of audio-only on-demand streams (626.56 million). The most-streamed song of 2020 was Roddy Ricch’s “The Box” with 1.32 billion clicks.

                “Levitating” was originally released in March of 2020 as part of the star’s Future Nostalgia album, and was promoted as a single in the fall of 2020. “Levitating” eventually peaked at No. 2 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, logged a record number of weeks in the top 10 for a song by a female artist (41), and was crowned the year-end No. 1 song on the Hot 100 for 2021.

                For clarity, in general, all variations of a song are combined for tracking purposes in MRC Data and on Billboard’s charts. Thus, all versions of “Levitating” are combined for tracking purposes, including its assorted dance remixes and variations featuring DaBaby, and Madonna and Missy Elliott, respectively. The same goes for The Weeknd’s “Save Your Tears,” which began as a solo track in 2020, and now continues to be popular via its 2021 remix with Ariana Grande.

                TOP 10 MOST STREAMED SONGS OF 2021 IN U.S., ON-DEMAND (AUDIO & VIDEO COMBINED)

                1. Dua Lipa, “Levitating” (804.71 million)
                2. Olivia Rodrigo, “Drivers License” (761.58 million)
                3. Olivia Rodrigo, “Good 4 U” (709.79 million)
                4. Lil Nas X, “Montero (Call Me by Your Name)” (684.90 million)
                5. The Kid LAROI & Justin Bieber, “Stay” (679.90 million)
                6. The Weeknd & Ariana Grande, “Save Your Tears” (677.91 million)
                7. Masked Wolf, “Astronaut in the Ocean” (609.90 million)
                8. Doja Cat featuring SZA, “Kiss Me More” (599.06 million)
                9. Lil Nas X & Jack Harlow, “Industry Baby” (597.80 million)
                10. Polo G, “Rapstar” (572.96 million)
                Source: MRC Data, for the tracking period Jan. 1, 2021, through Dec. 30, 2021. Includes UGC streams.

                TOP 10 MOST STREAMED SONGS OF 2021 IN U.S., ON DEMAND AUDIO

                1. Dua Lipa, “Levitating” (626.56 million)
                2. Olivia Rodrigo, “Drivers License” (595.21 million)
                3. Olivia Rodrigo, “Good 4 U” (579.61 million)
                4. The Weeknd & Ariana Grande, “Save Your Tears” (558.16 million)
                5. Glass Animals, “Heat Waves” (517.98 million)
                6. Doja Cat featuring SZA, “Kiss Me More” (500.07 million)
                7. Polo G, “Rapstar” (487.46 million)
                8. The Kid LAROI & Justin Bieber, “Stay” (486.45 million)
                9. Lil Nas X, “Montero (Call Me by Your Name)” (470.20 million)
                10. Masked Wolf, “Astronaut in the Ocean” (452.21 million)
                Source: MRC Data, for the tracking period Jan. 1, 2021, through Dec. 30, 2021. Includes UGC streams.

                BTS’ BIG DIGITAL SALES: For the second year in a row, BTS has the year’s top-selling digital song in the U.S., as “Butter” rounds out 2021 with 1.89 million downloads sold. In 2020, the group’s “Dynamite” was the top seller, with 1.26 million sold. 2021 marks the third straight year in which only one song sold at least 1 million downloads, as digital track sales continue to erode on a yearly basis.

                2021 marked the ninth consecutive year digital track sales declined, as they fell 13.2% to 202.92 million (down from 233.85 million in 2020).

                TOP 10 SELLING DIGITAL SONGS OF 2021 IN U.S.

                1. BTS, “Butter” (1.89 million)
                2. Walker Hayes, “Fancy Like” (499,000)
                3. BTS, “Permission to Dance” (404,000)
                4. Dua Lipa, “Levitating” (375,000)
                5. Masked Wolf, “Astronaut in the Ocean” (325,000)
                6. BTS, “Dynamite” (308,000)
                7. Coldplay x BTS, “My Universe” (287,000)
                8. Ed Sheeran, “Bad Habits” (282,000)
                9. Silk Sonic (Bruno Mars & Anderson .Paak), “Leave the Door Open” (260,000)
                10. The Weeknd & Ariana Grande, “Save Your Tears” (251,000)
                Source: MRC Data, for the tracking period Jan. 1, 2021, through Dec. 30, 2021.

                DUA’S DOUBLE DUTY: Dua Lipa’s “Levitating” was not only the most-streamed song of 2021 in the U.S., but also the biggest song on the radio. The track collected 2.94 billion audience impressions across all monitored radio stations. Audience impressions are measured by cross-reference plays with Nielsen Audio audience data – i.e., a play of a song on a top-rated New York station at 8 a.m. on a Monday has more listeners (audience) than an overnight weekend play in a smaller city.

                TOP 10 RADIO SONGS OF 2021 IN U.S. (BASED ON AUDIENCE IMPRESSIONS)

                1. Dua Lipa, “Levitating” (2.94 billion)
                2. The Weeknd & Ariana Grande, “Save Your Tears” (2.41 billion)
                3. Chris Brown & Young Thug, “Go Crazy” (2.21 billion)
                4. The Weeknd, “Blinding Lights” (2.13 billion)
                5. Silk Sonic (Bruno Mars & Anderson .Paak), “Leave the Door Open” (2.11 billion)
                6. Doja Cat featuring SZA, “Kiss Me More” (2.03 billion)
                7. 24kGolden featuring Iann Dior, “Mood” (1.94 billion)
                8. Ariana Grande, “Positions” (1.87 billion)
                9. Olivia Rodrigo, “Good 4 U” (1.854 billion)
                10. Ed Sheeran, “Bad Habits” (1.849 billion)
                Source: MRC Data, for the tracking period Jan. 1, 2021, through Dec. 30, 2021.

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                • When can we expect the full top 100 for SPS upto week 52?
                  Also, Mr. oldbloke, do you have access to the top 200 for SPS like you do with album sales?

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                  • Taylor’s is such a force when it comes to album sales, no one does it like her. Given she plans to re-release her next few studio albums I wouldn’t be surprised to see her appear several times in the 2022 countdown.
                    "you act like nothing really happened but it meant the world to me"

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                    • Well, I would say Adele does it pretty damn great too as she just sold over 1M pure copies in 18 days. Scoring the best selling album of the year after she did it twice with both 21 and 25.

                      Oldbloke, do you have pure sales estimates for the following songs?

                      - Abcdefu
                      ​​​​​​- That’s What I Want
                      - Ghost
                      - Happier Than Ever
                      - Oh My God

                      Thanks! And thank you for another great year of sales and units estimations!

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                      • Originally posted by Lemo View Post
                        Taylor’s is such a force when it comes to album sales, no one does it like her. Given she plans to re-release her next few studio albums I wouldn’t be surprised to see her appear several times in the 2022 countdown.
                        Yes. I can foresee selling 2M+ albums per year every until 2024 (when her tenth album should realistically come out). Honestly, with the vinyl revival and Taylor dominating that format, as well as Taylor still being in her prime, I think she could actually overtake Mariah in the long run and become the best selling female artist in Nielsen history. She's at around 38M pure albums sold, and Mariah is at 56M. At her current rate it would take her 9 years to surpass her. I'm aware that she'll slow down eventually, but Mariah is barely adding any pure units to her catalogue so it's not that farfetched.

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                        • Originally posted by Adelefan2125 View Post
                          Oldbloke, do you have pure sales estimates for the following songs?

                          - Abcdefu
                          ​​​​​​- That’s What I Want
                          - Ghost
                          - Happier Than Ever
                          - Oh My God

                          Thanks!
                          Abcdefu - 76,000
                          Thats What I Want - 28,000
                          Ghost - 43,000
                          Happier Than Ever - 39,000
                          Oh My God - 12,000


                          My thread on Pulse: Weekly Top 10 Albums Sales Thread
                          http://pulsemusic.proboards.com/thre...s-sales-thread

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                          • Originally posted by Leviathan View Post

                            Yes. I can foresee selling 2M+ albums per year every until 2024 (when her tenth album should realistically come out). Honestly, with the vinyl revival and Taylor dominating that format, as well as Taylor still being in her prime, I think she could actually overtake Mariah in the long run and become the best selling female artist in Nielsen history. She's at around 38M pure albums sold, and Mariah is at 56M. At her current rate it would take her 9 years to surpass her. I'm aware that she'll slow down eventually, but Mariah is barely adding any pure units to her catalogue so it's not that farfetched.
                            I thing vinyl sales reached a peak this year, and will logically decrease in 2022 with the price becoming more amd more expensive, and the difficulty to supply.

                            When you read "41.72 millions vinyl albums were sold", what does it mean?

                            Does it mean that if an album is a double LP, it accounts fpr two vinyl Sold in the 41M?
                            Id a Super Deluxe Edition is 13 vinyls, does it mean 13 vinyls sold or just one?

                            That's an important question I think.

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                            • All albums count as one. If it's 2 CDs or 2 vinyls, it's one sale.

                              Only the RIAA counts it as 2.

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                              • oldbloke
                                After week 52, here my yearly request about Neil Young sales:

                                The Times
                                Way Down In The Rust Bucket
                                Archives Vol. II 1972-1976
                                Young Shakespeare
                                Carnegie Hall 1970
                                Barn
                                Greatest Hits
                                Prisoner Of Rock'n'Roll

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                                • Originally posted by thebigham View Post
                                  All albums count as one. If it's 2 CDs or 2 vinyls, it's one sale.

                                  Only the RIAA counts it as 2.
                                  Ok thanks to clarify.
                                  That means a lot more of vinyls were in fact produced- maybe around twice that number.

                                  Some boxset or deluxe edition even contains both CD and vinyls but must be in fact counted as CDs.

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                                  • YTD SALES STATS - WEEK 52
                                    2021 2020 change
                                    Total Album Sales 108,982,000 102,480,000 6.3%
                                    Digital 26,187,000 34,423,000 -23.9%
                                    Physical 82,795,000 68,057,000 21.7%
                                    - CD 40,589,000 40,159,000 1.1%
                                    - Vinyl 41,717,000 27,549,000 51.4%
                                    - Other 489,000 349,000 40.2%
                                    Digital Track Sales 202,920,000 233,853,000 -13.2%
                                    Total Album Sales 108,982,000 102,480,000 6.3%
                                    Track Equivalent Albums 20,292,000 23,385,000 -13.2%
                                    Stream Equivalent Albums 721,606,000 634,633,000 13.7%
                                    Total Equivalent Albums 850,880,000 760,499,000 11.9%
                                    % Of Total EAS
                                    Total Album Sales 12.8% 13.5% -5.0%
                                    Track Equivalent Albums 2.4% 3.1% -22.4%
                                    Stream Equivalent Albums 84.8% 83.4% 1.6%
                                    My thread on Pulse: Weekly Top 10 Albums Sales Thread
                                    http://pulsemusic.proboards.com/thre...s-sales-thread

                                    Comment


                                    • ALBUM SALES WEEK 52
                                      albums selling over 500,000 - this year - 5 / last year - 2
                                      albums selling over 250,000 - this year - 10 / last year - 16
                                      albums selling over 100,000 - this year - 76 / last year - 72
                                      Titles shown in blue are 2021 releases, titles shown in red are catalog
                                      Rank Estimated 2021 Sales TITLE Artist Estimated Total Sales
                                      1 1,464,000 30 Adele 1,464,000
                                      2 621,000 RED (TAYLOR'S VERSION) Taylor Swift 621,000
                                      3 557,000 SOUR Olivia Rodrigo 557,000
                                      4 529,000 EVERMORE Taylor Swift 812,000
                                      5 521,000 FEARLESS (TAYLOR'S VERSION) Taylor Swift 521,000
                                      6 430,000 HAPPIER THAN EVER Billie Eilish 430,000
                                      7 317,000 FINE LINE Harry Styles 1,195,000
                                      8 304,000 FOLKLORE Taylor Swift 1,579,000
                                      9 293,000 MY SAVIOR Carrie Underwood 293,000
                                      10 288,000 DANGEROUS: THE DOUBLE ALBUM Morgan Wallen 288,000
                                      11 242,000 METALLICA Metallica 17,380,000
                                      12 235,000 RUMOURS Fleetwood Mac 4,442,000
                                      13 231,000 GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY: AWESOME MIX VOL. 1 Soundtrack 2,965,000
                                      14 230,000 ABBEY ROAD Beatles 6,315,000
                                      15 227,000 GREATEST HITS Queen 8,350,000
                                      16 225,000 WHEN WE ALL FALL ASLEEP WHERE DO WE GO Billie Eilish 1,248,000
                                      17 223,000 PURPLE RAIN Prince & the Revolution 4,268,000
                                      18 222,000 THE CHAOS CHAPTER: FREEZE Tomorrow X Together 222,000
                                      19 214,000 STICKER: THE 3RD ALBUM NCT 127 214,000
                                      20 212,000 MAP OF THE SOUL: 7 BTS 886,000
                                      21 205,000 GOOD KID M.A.A.D CITY Kendrick Lamar 2,176,000
                                      22 192,000 LEGEND Bob Marley & the Wailers 12,987,000
                                      23 191,000 BE BTS 464,000
                                      24 191,000 LET IT BE (OST) Beatles 1,914,000
                                      25 187,000 THRILLER Michael Jackson 7,422,000
                                      26 186,000 CHRONICLE:THE 20 GREATEST HITS Creedence Clearwater Revival 7,551,000
                                      27 181,000 POSITIONS Ariana Grande 280,000
                                      28 178,000 STARTING OVER Chris Stapleton 355,000
                                      29 177,000 DONT SMILE AT ME Billie Eilish 595,000
                                      30 170,000 = Ed Sheeran 170,000
                                      31 160,000 GOLD-GREATEST HITS Abba 6,261,000
                                      32 157,000 DARK SIDE OF THE MOON Pink Floyd 10,771,000
                                      33 155,000 BACK IN BLACK AC/DC 8,049,000
                                      34 155,000 FORMULA OF LOVE: O+T=<3 Twice 155,000
                                      35 155,000 NEVERMIND Nirvana 9,990,000
                                      36 154,000 SCALED AND ICY Twenty One Pilots 154,000
                                      37 154,000 VOYAGE Abba 154,000
                                      38 152,000 MEDICINE AT MIDNIGHT Foo Fighters 152,000
                                      39 152,000 LOVER Taylor Swift 1,411,000
                                      40 150,000 CHEMTRAILS OVER THE COUNTRY CLUB Lana Del Rey 150,000
                                      41 148,000 AM Arctic Monkeys 1,183,000
                                      42 146,000 THE BATTLE AT GARDEN'S GATE Greta Van Fleet 146,000
                                      43 145,000 HARRY STYLES Harry Styles 654,000
                                      44 142,000 THE VERY BEST OF:SOUNDS OF SUMMER Beach Boys 3,745,000
                                      45 141,000 KIDS SEE GHOSTS Kids See Ghosts 288,000
                                      46 141,000 A CHARLIE BROWN CHRISTMAS Vince Guaraldi 4,186,000
                                      47 140,000 TRAVELLER Chris Stapleton 2,844,000
                                      48 137,000 2014 FOREST HILLS DRIVE J Cole 1,599,000
                                      49 135,000 BORN TO DIE Lana Del Rey 1,845,000
                                      50 134,000 IF I CAN'T HAVE LOVE I WANT POWER Halsey 134,000
                                      51 131,000 IGOR Tyler The Creator 375,000
                                      52 131,000 LOVE FOR SALE Tony Bennett & Lady Gaga 131,000
                                      53 130,000 THE ALBUM Blackpink 314,000
                                      54 128,000 RESONANCE PT.1 NCT 265,000
                                      55 124,000 DIAMONDS Elton John 635,000
                                      56 122,000 JUSTICE Justin Bieber 122,000
                                      57 120,000 SOB ROCK John Mayer 120,000
                                      58 120,000 BACK TO BLACK Amy Winehouse 3,648,000
                                      59 120,000 MAP OF THE SOUL: PERSONA BTS 687,000
                                      60 119,000 SENJUTSU Iron Maiden 119,000
                                      61 111,000 THE COLLEGE DROPOUT Kanye West 3,686,000
                                      62 110,000 FUTURE NOSTALGIA Dua Lipa 196,000
                                      63 109,000 STAR-CROSSED Kacey Musgraves 109,000
                                      64 109,000 GREATEST HITS Bob Seger & the Silver Bullet Band 10,241,000
                                      65 109,000 THE OFF-SEASON J Cole 109,000
                                      66 107,000 AN EVENING WITH SILK SONIC Silk Sonic (Bruno Mars & Anderson.Paak) 107,000
                                      67 106,000 GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY VOL. 2: AWESOME MIX VOL. 2 Soundtrack 1,068,000
                                      68 106,000 AFTER HOURS The Weeknd 585,000
                                      69 105,000 WEEZER Weezer 3,697,000
                                      70 105,000 MTV UNPLUGGED IN NEW YORK Nirvana 5,611,000
                                      71 105,000 GREATEST HITS Fleetwood Mac 5,721,000
                                      72 104,000 GREATEST HITS Guns N'Roses 6,381,000
                                      73 104,000 BLACK PUMAS Black Pumas 167,000
                                      74 103,000 ONES Selena 1,156,000
                                      75 101,000 ENTER THE WU-TANG (36 CHAMBERS) Wu-Tang Clan 2,782,000
                                      76 101,000 SWIMMING Mac Miller 320,000
                                      77 99,000 MY GIFT Carrie Underwood 370,000
                                      78 98,000 WHAT YOU SEE IS WHAT YOU GET Luke Combs 479,000
                                      79 97,000 RAISING THE ROOF Robert Plant & Alison Krauss 97,000
                                      80 97,000 LOVE YOURSELF: TEAR BTS 529,000
                                      81 96,000 WELCOME 2 AMERICA Prince 96,000
                                      82 95,000 TEN Pearl Jam 10,626,000
                                      83 94,000 THE HIGHLIGHTS The Weeknd 94,000
                                      84 93,000 GREATEST HITS Journey 9,544,000
                                      85 92,000 GREATEST HITS Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers 9,165,000
                                      86 92,000 KIND OF BLUE Miles Davis 3,896,000
                                      87 90,000 CHRISTMAS Michael Buble 4,533,000
                                      88 90,000 ARE YOU EXPERIENCED Jimi Hendrix Experience 500,000
                                      89 89,000 WHEN CHRISTMAS COMES AROUND Kelly Clarkson 89,000
                                      90 89,000 TICKETS TO MY DOWNFALL Machine Gun Kelly 192,000
                                      91 88,000 WHERE HAVE YOU GONE Alan Jackson 88,000
                                      92 88,000 FLOWER BOY Tyler The Creator 343,000
                                      93 87,000 LOVE YOURSELF: HER BTS 425,000
                                      94 87,000 1 Beatles 13,205,000
                                      95 86,000 SGT PEPPER'S LONELY HEARTS CLUB BAND Beatles 5,494,000
                                      96 86,000 ASTROWORLD Travis Scott 663,000
                                      97 86,000 APPETITE FOR DESTRUCTION Guns N'Roses 6,027,000
                                      98 85,000 LED ZEPPELIN IV Led Zeppelin 4,501,000
                                      99 85,000 MUSIC TO BE MURDERED BY Eminem 372,000
                                      100 84,000 TASTE OF LOVE: THE 10TH MINI ALBUM (EP) Twice 84,000
                                      101 83,000 CLOUDS (THE MIXTAPE) NF 83,000
                                      102 83,000 BLURRYFACE Twenty One Pilots 1,868,000
                                      103 81,000 PUNISHER Phoebe Bridgers 128,000
                                      104 81,000 LOVE YOURSELF: ANSWER BTS 544,000
                                      105 80,000 DAMN. Kendrick Lamar 1,248,000
                                      106 76,000 MUSIC OF THE SPHERES Coldplay 76,000
                                      107 76,000 HEART Eric Church 76,000
                                      108 76,000 POWER UP AC/DC 302,000
                                      109 76,000 GREATEST HITS 2Pac 5,582,000
                                      110 75,000 AMERICAN TEEN Khalid 484,000
                                      111 75,000 SOUL Eric Church 75,000
                                      112 75,000 CTRL SZA 323,000
                                      113 75,000 GREATEST HITS 1974-78 Steve Miller Band 6,096,000
                                      114 74,000 IN THESE SILENT DAYS Brandi Carlile 74,000
                                      115 74,000 INSIDE (THE SONGS) Bo Burnham 74,000
                                      116 74,000 DELTA KREAM Black Keys 74,000
                                      117 73,000 DIMENSION : DILEMMA Enhypen 73,000
                                      118 72,000 DANCING WITH THE DEVIL…THE ART OF STARTING OVER Demi Lovato 72,000
                                      119 72,000 THEIR GREATEST HITS: VOLUMES 1 & 2 Eagles 219,000
                                      120 72,000 MAN ON THE MOON III: THE CHOSEN Kid Cudi 96,000
                                      121 71,000 HAMILTON: AN AMERICAN MUSICAL Original Cast 2,187,000
                                      122 71,000 LEGENDS NEVER DIE Juice WRLD 371,000
                                      123 71,000 THE WALL Pink Floyd 6,376,000
                                      124 70,000 THIS ONE'S FOR YOU Luke Combs 708,000
                                      125 69,000 GREENFIELDS: THE GIBB BROTHERS SONGBOOK VOL.I Barry Gibb & Friends 69,000
                                      126 69,000 RIDE THE LIGHTNING Metallica 5,203,000
                                      127 68,000 AWAKEN MY LOVE Childish Gambino 68,000
                                      128 68,000 THE GREATEST SHOWMAN Soundtrack 2,000,000
                                      129 68,000 DIRTY DANCING Soundtrack 2,848,000
                                      130 68,000 CERTIFIED LOVER BOY Drake 68,000
                                      131 68,000 CIRCLES Mac Miller 239,000
                                      132 67,000 GREATEST HITS Foo Fighters 1,295,000
                                      133 67,000 THE MISEDUCATION OF Lauryn Hill 7,635,000
                                      134 67,000 YOUR CHOICE: 8TH MINI ALBUM (EP) Seventeen 67,000
                                      135 66,000 LICENSED TO ILL Beastie Boys 6,494,000
                                      136 65,000 CHROMATICA Lady Gaga 397,000
                                      137 64,000 SUPER ONE: THE 1ST ALBUM SuperM 239,000
                                      138 64,000 MAMMOTH WVH Mammoth WVH 64,000
                                      139 64,000 GREATEST HITS Motley Crue 926,000
                                      140 63,000 WHAT'S GOING ON Marvin Gaye 591,000
                                      141 63,000 BORN HERE LIVE HERE DIE HERE Luke Bryan 164,000
                                      142 63,000 ALL THINGS MUST PASS George Harrison 923,000
                                      143 63,000 GREATEST HITS White Stripes 103,000
                                      144 61,000 ALL-TIME GREATEST HITS Neil Diamond 751,000
                                      145 61,000 ULTIMATE SINATRA Frank Sinatra 671,000
                                      146 61,000 CALL ME IF YOU GET LOST Tyler The Creator 61,000
                                      147 61,000 ATTACCA: 9TH MINI ALBUM (EP) Seventeen 61,000
                                      148 61,000 GREATEST HITS Notorious BIG 1,219,000
                                      149 60,000 THE BITTER TRUTH Evanescence 60,000
                                      150 60,000 BODY LANGUAGE Blake Shelton 60,000
                                      151 60,000 THANK U NEXT Ariana Grande 410,000
                                      152 59,000 TRIPLE LIVE DELUXE Garth Brooks 98,000
                                      153 59,000 HYBRID THEORY Linkin Park 10,888,000
                                      154 59,000 EVERGREEN Pentatonix 59,000
                                      155 58,000 AND JUSTICE FOR ALL Metallica 6,327,000
                                      156 57,000 UNIVERSE: THE 3RD ALBUM NEO CULTURE TECHNOLOGY (2021) NCT 57,000
                                      157 56,000 CRAZY IN LOVE: THE 1ST ALBUM Itzy 56,000
                                      158 56,000 A HOLLY DOLLY CHRISTMAS Dolly Parton 273,000
                                      159 56,000 40TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION Gary Brewer & the Kentucky Ramblers 56,000
                                      160 56,000 21 Adele 12,116,000
                                      161 56,000 IF I KNOW ME Morgan Wallen 152,000
                                      162 55,000 CURTAIN CALL: THE HITS Eminem 4,431,000
                                      163 55,000 FORTITUDE Gojira 55,000
                                      164 54,000 MY BEAUTIFUL DARK TWISTED FANTASY Kanye West 1,698,000
                                      165 54,000 THE LUNAR INJECTION KOOL AID ECLIPSE CONSPIRACY Rob Zombie 54,000
                                      166 54,000 FACES Mac Miller 54,000
                                      167 54,000 SOLAR POWER Lorde 54,000
                                      168 54,000 THE GOOD TIMES AND THE BAD ONES Why Don't We 54,000
                                      169 53,000 DONDA Kanye West 53,000
                                      170 53,000 MERCURY - ACT 1 Imagine Dragons 53,000
                                      171 52,000 THE ESSENTIAL Michael Jackson 2,883,000
                                      172 52,000 RANDOM ACCESS MEMORIES Daft Punk 1,164,000
                                      173 51,000 WHEN YOU SEE YOURSELF Kings Of Leon 51,000
                                      174 51,000 HOTEL CALIFORNIA Eagles 2,990,000
                                      175 51,000 25 Adele 9,592,000
                                      176 51,000 GREATEST HITS Bon Jovi 1,414,000
                                      177 50,000 I DREAM OF CHRISTMAS Norah Jones 50,000
                                      178 50,000 SKOOL LUV AFFAIR BTS 179,000
                                      179 50,000 MAN ON THE MOON: THE END OF DAYS Kid Cudi 1,262,000
                                      180 50,000 CURRENTS Tame Impala 175,000
                                      181 50,000 THE BEST BTS 50,000
                                      182 50,000 LED ZEPPELIN II Led Zeppelin 2,977,000
                                      183 50,000 BLUE BANISTERS Lana Del Rey 50,000
                                      184 50,000 GOLD-DIGGERS SOUND Leon Bridges 50,000
                                      185 50,000 THE DEFINITIVE COLLECTION Lionel Richie 2,371,000
                                      186 50,000 THE BEST OF PENTATONIX CHRISTMAS Pentatonix 257,000
                                      187 50,000 ALL I KNOW SO FAR: SETLIST P!nk 50,000
                                      188 50,000 WONDER Shawn Mendes 134,000
                                      189 49,000 TAPESTRY Carole King 2,507,000
                                      190 48,000 CUZ I LOVE YOU Lizzo 343,000
                                      191 48,000 NIRATIAS Chevelle 48,000
                                      192 48,000 THE ESSENTIAL Johnny Cash 1,900,000
                                      193 48,000 FULLY LOADED: GOD'S COUNTRY Blake Shelton 284,000
                                      194 47,000 PLASTIC HEARTS Miley Cyrus 89,000
                                      195 47,000 MASTER OF PUPPETS Metallica 5,633,000
                                      196 47,000 THE BEATLES Beatles 4,490,000
                                      197 47,000 HOZIER Hozier 1,055,000
                                      198 47,000 DEJA VU Crosby Stills Nash & Young 1,597,000
                                      199 47,000 MCCARTNEY III Paul McCartney 167,000
                                      200 46,000 THE DREAMING Monsta X 46,000
                                      My thread on Pulse: Weekly Top 10 Albums Sales Thread
                                      http://pulsemusic.proboards.com/thre...s-sales-thread

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                                      • SONG SALES WEEK 52
                                        songs selling over 250,000 - this year - 10 / last year - 11
                                        songs selling over 100,000 - this year - 39 / last year - 71
                                        Titles shown in blue are 2021 releases
                                        Rank Estimated 2021 Sales TITLE Artist Estimated Total Sales
                                        1 1,889,000 BUTTER BTS 1,889,000
                                        2 499,000 FANCY LIKE Walker Hayes 499,000
                                        3 404,000 PERMISSION TO DANCE BTS 404,000
                                        4 375,000 LEVITATING Dua Lipa feat. DaBaby 458,000
                                        5 325,000 ASTRONAUT IN THE OCEAN Masked Wolf 343,000
                                        6 308,000 DYNAMITE BTS 1,563,000
                                        7 287,000 MY UNIVERSE Coldplay x BTS 287,000
                                        8 282,000 BAD HABITS Ed Sheeran 282,000
                                        9 260,000 LEAVE THE DOOR OPEN Silk Sonic (Bruno Mars & Anderson .Paak) 260,000
                                        10 251,000 SAVE YOUR TEARS The Weeknd 272,000
                                        11 229,000 BLINDING LIGHTS The Weeknd 849,000
                                        12 222,000 DRIVERS LICENSE Olivia Rodrigo 222,000
                                        13 213,000 LIL BIT Nelly & Florida Georgia Line 266,000
                                        14 213,000 STAY Kid Laroi & Justin Bieber 213,000
                                        15 213,000 EASY ON ME Adele 213,000
                                        16 197,000 BEST FRIEND Saweetie feat. Doja Cat 197,000
                                        17 192,000 COLD HEART (PNAU REMIX) Elton John & Dua Lipa 192,000
                                        18 177,000 UP Cardi B 177,000
                                        19 168,000 GOOD 4 U Olivia Rodrigo 168,000
                                        20 168,000 DRUNK (AND I DON'T WANNA GO HOME) Elle King & Miranda Lambert 168,000
                                        21 165,000 THE GOOD ONES Gabby Barrett 184,000
                                        22 164,000 PEACHES Justin Bieber feat. Daniel Caesar & Giveon 164,000
                                        23 150,000 AM I THE ONLY ONE Aaron Lewis 150,000
                                        24 146,000 HEAT WAVES Glass Animals 170,000
                                        25 142,000 SHIVERS Ed Sheeran 142,000
                                        26 137,000 FOREVER AFTER ALL Luke Combs 246,000
                                        27 136,000 IF I DIDN'T LOVE YOU Jason Aldean & Carrie Underwood 136,000
                                        28 135,000 MONTERO (CALL ME BY YOUR NAME) Lil Nas X 135,000
                                        29 135,000 INDUSTRY BABY Lil Nas X & Jack Harlow 135,000
                                        30 132,000 KISS ME MORE Doja Cat feat. SZA 132,000
                                        31 120,000 TENNESSEE WHISKEY Chris Stapleton 2,209,000
                                        32 113,000 BEAUTIFUL MISTAKES Maroon 5 feat. Megan Thee Stallion 113,000
                                        33 112,000 BUY DIRT Jordan Davis Featuring Luke Bryan 112,000
                                        34 111,000 WITHOUT YOU Kid Laroi 124,000
                                        35 111,000 DREAMS Fleetwood Mac 1,538,000
                                        36 111,000 DON'T START NOW Dua Lipa 435,000
                                        37 106,000 BEGGIN' Maneskin 106,000
                                        38 103,000 CHASING AFTER YOU Ryan Hurd with Maren Morris 103,000
                                        39 101,000 I HOPE Gabby Barrett 567,000
                                        40 99,000 LEAVE BEFORE YOU LOVE ME Marshmello X Jonas Brothers 99,000
                                        41 95,000 LET'S GO BRANDON Loza Alexander 95,000
                                        42 95,000 BANG AJR 298,000
                                        43 94,000 ANYONE Justin Bieber 94,000
                                        44 89,000 MY JESUS Anne Wilson 89,000
                                        45 89,000 STARTING OVER Chris Stapleton 188,000
                                        46 87,000 SCARS IN HEAVEN Casting Crowns 87,000
                                        47 87,000 DEJA VU Olivia Rodrigo 87,000
                                        48 87,000 SAND IN MY BOOTS Morgan Wallen 87,000
                                        49 87,000 WATERMELON SUGAR Harry Styles 349,000
                                        50 85,000 YOU SHOULD PROBABLY LEAVE Chris Stapleton 94,000
                                        My thread on Pulse: Weekly Top 10 Albums Sales Thread
                                        http://pulsemusic.proboards.com/thre...s-sales-thread

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                                        • ALBUM SPS WEEK 52
                                          Rank Estimated EAS TITLE Artist
                                          1 3,226,000 DANGEROUS: THE DOUBLE ALBUM Morgan Wallen
                                          2 2,856,000 SOUR Olivia Rodrigo
                                          3 1,970,000 CERTIFIED LOVER BOY Drake
                                          4 1,936,000 30 Adele
                                          5 1,533,000 SHOOT FOR THE STARS AIM FOR THE MOON Pop Smoke
                                          6 1,510,000 PLANET HER Doja Cat
                                          7 1,505,000 F*CK LOVE Kid Laroi
                                          8 1,473,000 JUSTICE Justin Bieber
                                          9 1,403,000 FUTURE NOSTALGIA Dua Lipa
                                          10 1,342,000 AFTER HOURS The Weeknd
                                          11 1,328,000 WHAT YOU SEE IS WHAT YOU GET Luke Combs
                                          12 1,249,000 HAPPIER THAN EVER Billie Eilish
                                          13 1,228,000 MY TURN Lil Baby
                                          14 1,215,000 EVERMORE Taylor Swift
                                          15 1,204,000 SOULFLY Rod Wave
                                          16 1,175,000 HALL OF FAME Polo G
                                          17 1,173,000 A GANGSTA'S PAIN Moneybagg Yo
                                          18 1,136,000 LEGENDS NEVER DIE Juice WRLD
                                          19 1,136,000 RED (TAYLOR'S VERSION) Taylor Swift
                                          20 1,100,000 HOLLYWOOD'S BLEEDING Post Malone
                                          21 1,086,000 POSITIONS Ariana Grande
                                          22 1,061,000 THE HIGHLIGHTS The Weeknd
                                          23 1,021,000 MONTERO Lil Nas X
                                          24 1,014,000 FEARLESS (TAYLOR'S VERSION) Taylor Swift
                                          25 1,013,000 THE OFF-SEASON J Cole
                                          26 1,008,000 THE VOICE Lil Durk
                                          27 1,000,000 FINE LINE Harry Styles
                                          28 979,000 GOODBYE AND GOOD RIDDANCE Juice WRLD
                                          29 976,000 DONDA Kanye West
                                          30 971,000 GREATEST HITS Queen
                                          31 942,000 FOLKLORE Taylor Swift
                                          32 922,000 SHIESTY SEASON Pooh Shiesty
                                          33 920,000 THE VOICE OF THE HEROES Lil Baby & Lil Durk
                                          34 910,000 RUMOURS Fleetwood Mac
                                          35 863,000 THIS ONE'S FOR YOU Luke Combs
                                          36 856,000 TICKETS TO MY DOWNFALL Machine Gun Kelly
                                          37 853,000 EL ULTIMO TOUR DEL MUNDO Bad Bunny
                                          38 841,000 HAMILTON: AN AMERICAN MUSICAL Original Cast
                                          39 834,000 WHEN WE ALL FALL ASLEEP WHERE DO WE GO Billie Eilish
                                          40 826,000 THE GOAT Polo G
                                          41 822,000 GOOD NEWS Megan Thee Stallion
                                          42 787,000 IF I KNOW ME Morgan Wallen
                                          43 774,000 WHEN IT'S ALL SAID AND DONE...TAKE TIME Giveon
                                          44 755,000 YHLQMDLG Bad Bunny
                                          45 745,000 = Ed Sheeran
                                          46 742,000 DIAMONDS Elton John
                                          47 741,000 HOT PINK Doja Cat
                                          48 716,000 ASTROWORLD Travis Scott
                                          49 716,000 CURTAIN CALL: THE HITS Eminem
                                          50 712,000 STARTING OVER Chris Stapleton
                                          51 700,000 GOOD KID M.A.A.D CITY Kendrick Lamar
                                          52 699,000 CHRONICLE:THE 20 GREATEST HITS Creedence Clearwater Revival
                                          53 698,000 DEATH RACE FOR LOVE Juice WRLD
                                          54 696,000 DESTINED 2 WIN Lil Tjay
                                          55 673,000 BEERBONGS AND BENTLEYS Post Malone
                                          56 670,000 TRAVELLER Chris Stapleton
                                          57 663,000 THATS WHAT THEY ALL SAY Jack Harlow
                                          58 662,000 LOVER Taylor Swift
                                          59 655,000 SINCERELY KENTRELL YoungBoy Never Broke Again
                                          60 654,000 AN EVENING WITH SILK SONIC Silk Sonic (Bruno Mars & Anderson.Paak)
                                          61 654,000 SCORPION Drake
                                          62 653,000 KHALED KHALED DJ Khaled
                                          63 647,000 2014 FOREST HILLS DRIVE J Cole
                                          64 644,000 PRAY 4 LOVE Rod Wave
                                          65 643,000 ETERNAL ATAKE Lil Uzi Vert
                                          66 639,000 CTRL SZA
                                          67 634,000 OVER IT Summer Walker
                                          68 624,000 MUSIC TO BE MURDERED BY Eminem
                                          69 619,000 LEGEND Bob Marley & the Wailers
                                          70 609,000 YOUNG STONER LIFE: SLIME LANGUAGE 2 Young Thug/Various
                                          71 606,000 DREAMLAND Glass Animals
                                          72 581,000 STONEY Post Malone
                                          73 580,000 GREATEST HITS Journey
                                          74 574,000 CULTURE III Migos
                                          75 574,000 BACK IN BLACK AC/DC
                                          76 570,000 DIVINELY UNINSPIRED TO A HELLISH EXTENT Lewis Capaldi
                                          77 570,000 Ed Sheeran
                                          78 570,000 BLAME IT ON BABY DaBaby
                                          79 558,000 WHOLE LOTTA RED Playboi Carti
                                          80 557,000 TOP YoungBoy Never Broke Again
                                          81 555,000 GREATEST HITS 2Pac
                                          82 550,000 9 Jason Aldean
                                          83 550,000 LUV IS RAGE 2 Lil Uzi Vert
                                          84 543,000 PLEASE EXCUSE ME FOR BEING ANTISOCIAL Roddy Ricch
                                          85 539,000 TAKE CARE Drake
                                          86 539,000 GREATEST HITS Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers
                                          87 538,000 DONT SMILE AT ME Billie Eilish
                                          88 534,000 ? XXXTentacion
                                          89 532,000 GREATEST HITS Guns N'Roses
                                          90 530,000 DAMN. Kendrick Lamar
                                          91 522,000 ABBEY ROAD Beatles
                                          92 521,000 NEVERMIND Nirvana
                                          93 519,000 THRILLER Michael Jackson
                                          94 515,000 1989 Taylor Swift
                                          95 510,000 DOO-WOPS AND HOOLIGANS Bruno Mars
                                          96 509,000 METALLICA Metallica
                                          97 498,000 JUST CAUSE Y'ALL WAITED 2 Lil Durk
                                          98 495,000 CALL ME IF YOU GET LOST Tyler The Creator
                                          99 491,000 AMERICAN TEEN Khalid
                                          100 490,000 BELIEVERS NEVER DIE: GREATEST HITS Fall Out Boy
                                          My thread on Pulse: Weekly Top 10 Albums Sales Thread
                                          http://pulsemusic.proboards.com/thre...s-sales-thread

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                                          • Please remember to "like" oldbloke's posts. It's a lot of work compiling the numerous charts he posts!

                                            His "Album Sales Week 52" has only 3 likes.

                                            oldbloke has been doing this thread since 2008! THANKS for all the numbers!!!!!

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                                            • Thanks so much Oldbloke! You’re the reason I actually signed up to UKMiX 11 years ago!
                                              "you act like nothing really happened but it meant the world to me"

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                                              • Hi oldbloke! In your post https://www.ukmix.org/forum/chart-di...5#post10793055 "album sales week 51", Taylor Swift's 1989 sold 50k, ranked at #171. But in "album sales week 52", 1989 was not on the list, was that an adjustment to your previous estimations or smth else?

                                                Thank you for the efforts by the way! We love you!

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                                                • Originally posted by TheMysteriousMan View Post
                                                  Hi oldbloke! In your post https://www.ukmix.org/forum/chart-di...5#post10793055 "album sales week 51", Taylor Swift's 1989 sold 50k, ranked at #171. But in "album sales week 52", 1989 was not on the list, was that an adjustment to your previous estimations or smth else?

                                                  Thank you for the efforts by the way! We love you!
                                                  Yes it’s an adjustment – I received a few bits of additional info this week. 1989 sales for 2021 are around 45,000.

                                                  One of the biggest adjustments, and one I find a little confusing is on the SPS list at #82. I didn’t even have this album in my original top 200. The number comes from the MRC Data Year-End Report, which lists the top 5 country albums. I also missed adjusting the SPS for the Beatles “1” album after the “Let It Be” re-issue.


                                                  You can download that MRC report here:
                                                  https://mrcdatareports.com/mrc-data-...ar-end-report/

                                                  My thread on Pulse: Weekly Top 10 Albums Sales Thread
                                                  http://pulsemusic.proboards.com/thre...s-sales-thread

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                                                  • Originally posted by borderwolf View Post
                                                    oldbloke
                                                    After week 52, here my yearly request about Neil Young sales:

                                                    The Times - 7,000
                                                    Way Down In The Rust Bucket - 24,000
                                                    Archives Vol. II 1972-1976 - 12,000
                                                    Young Shakespeare - 25,000
                                                    Carnegie Hall 1970 - 22,000
                                                    Barn - 28,000
                                                    Greatest Hits
                                                    I've added the sales for the 2020/2021 releases above. Greatest Hits didn't chart on the TAS weekly listings in 2021. I'd still imagine it would be his biggest seller though, somewhere in the 30,000-40,000 range at a guess.
                                                    My thread on Pulse: Weekly Top 10 Albums Sales Thread
                                                    http://pulsemusic.proboards.com/thre...s-sales-thread

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