Don Toliver’s second album, Life of a Don, debuts at No. 1 on Billboard’s Top Album Sales chart (dated Oct. 23), selling 18,000 copies in the U.S. in the week ending Oct. 14, according to MRC Data. It’s just the third R&B/hip-hop album to reach No. 1 on the chart this year, following Tyler, the Creator’s Call Me If You Get Lost (July 10-dated chart) and J. Cole’s The Off-Season (May 29).
Toliver leads a busy top 10, as new projects from aespa, Trivium, Grateful Dead, Reba and Old Dominion also arrive in the region.
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.
Korean pop group aespa sees its Savage album bow at No. 2 on Top Album Sales, with 17,000 copies sold. Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga’s Love for Sale falls 2-3 with 13,000 sold (down 65%). Olivia Rodrigo’s former No. 1 Sour climbs 6-4 with 10,000 sold (up 21%).
Rock act Trivium starts at No. 5 with In the Court of the Dragon (9,000), Grateful Dead’s latest archival live release Listen to the River: St. Louis ’71 ’72 ’73 debuts at at No. 6 (nearly 9,000) and Taylor Swift’s former No. 1 Fearless (Taylor’s Version) falls 1-7 with 8,000 (down 94%), after the album returned to No. 1 a week ago following its Oct. 1 release on signed CD and vinyl LP.
Reba’s Revived Remixed Revisited bows at No. 8 with 8,000 sold, NCT 127’s former No. 1 Sticker: The 3rd Album falls 5-9 with nearly 8,000 (down 16%) and Old Dominion’s Time, Tequila & Therapy starts at No. 10 with 7,500.