Beyoncé debuts at the top of the US album chart with impressive sales figures

Just like in the UK, “RENAISSANCE”, Beyoncé’s long-awaited new album, debuted at number one on the US chart with impressive numbers. The singer sold the equivalent of 332,000 copies of the work, the second best performance in a week in 2022 – the record, which will hardly be surpassed, is held by Harry Styles, with more than 500,000 units sold. To date, all of the singer’s studio albums have topped the Billboard 200.

The “first act” of ‘RENAISSANCE’ was successful both on streaming services and in actual sales. 190,000 copies were, in fact, purchased by the artist’s fans – 121,000 on CD, 43,000 downloads and 26,000 vinyls. The rest came from auditions of their tracks on Spotify and the like.

In an unusual week, four other albums debuted in the top 10, including two by South Korean groups. ATEEZ’s “The World EP.1: Movement” took third place and ENHYPEN’s “Manifesto: Day 1” came sixth. In both cases, the numbers were achieved thanks to K-pop’s tradition of selling many CD units – which are usually marketed in several different configurations and a lot of care in the graphic design.

“Sing Me a Lullaby, My Sweet Temptation”, by $uicideboy$, in seventh place, and “Jackpot Juicer”, by Dance Gavin Dance, in eighth, were the other news.

The top 10 looked like this:

1 – “RENAISSANCE – ACT 1” – Beyoncé (debut)
2 – “Un Verano Sin Ti” – Bad Bunny (dropped one position)
3 – “The World EP.1: Movement” – ATEEZ (debut)
4 – “Dangerous: The Double Album” – Morgan Wallen (dropped two positions)
5 – “Harry’s House” – Harry Styles (dropped two positions)
6 – “Manifesto: Day 1” – ENHYPEN (debut)
7 – “Sing Me a Lullaby, My Sweet Temptation” – $uicideboy$ (debut)
8 – “Jackpot Juicer” – Dance Gavin Dance (debut)
9 – “I NEVER LIKED YOU” – Future (dropped four places)
10 – “Honestly, Nevermind” – Drake (dropped four spots)

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