Harry Styles Leads with Fine Line for Second Week
Harry Styles has earned his second week on top of the Billboard 200 chart with the album Fine Line. The album earns 89,000 equivalent album units in the United States for its second week, according to Nielsen Music. Most noteworthy, that number is down 81% compared to its debut from the previous week. Initially the set launched on top of the charts with a cool 478,000 units.
Additionally, it should be worth mentioning that The Billboard 200 chart ranks albums in the United States based on multi-metric consumption. Albums are measured in equivalent album units and are comprised of album sales, streaming equivalent albums, and track equivalent albums. With his second week, Harry Styles sum is made up of 47,000 in album sales. This is down 88% comparatively to its first week, where the album Fine Lines sales figures came in at 393,000. Especially relevant, this is the first pop album to spend two weeks in the top spot since Ed Sheeran did it back in July with No.6 Collaborations Project. This is also Styles second number 1 and has now given the ex-One Direction singer his longest reign on top, as the self-titled debut album spent a single week at number 1.
However, as the year wraps up alongside the holiday season, the charts are still filled with holiday themed albums. Michael Buble’s Christmas currently sits in the number 2 spot, with 77,000 equivalent album units, giving the album its highest rank since it went on a five-week tear in 2011-2012. Other holiday albums still seeing success on the charts are Kelly Clarkson’s Wrapped in Red, The Robertsons’ Duck the Halls, Pentatonix’s PTXmas, and Mary J Blige with “A Mary Christmas”.
As the Holiday music begin to find themselves falling off the charts, we will see a rise in pop music again. Billie Eilish, Roddy Ricch, and Post Malone are all expected to move back up on top.