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TOMORROW X TOGETHER Scores Fifth No. 1 on Top Album Sales Chart With ‘The Name Chapter: Freefall’

Plus: Offset, Troye Sivan, Beartooth and Boygenius debut in top 10, while Zach Bryan and Pink Floyd re-enter the region.



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TOMORROW X TOGETHER scores its fifth No. 1 on Billboard’s Top Album Sales chart (dated Oct. 28), as group’s The Name Chapter: Freefall opens atop the list, selling 106,000 copies in the week ending Oct. 19 in the U.S., according to Luminate.

Also in the top 10 of the new Top Album Sales chart: the latest releases from Offset, Troye Sivan, Beartooth and Boygenius debut in the top 10, while Zach Bryan’s self-titled album re-enters at No. 3 and Pink Floyd’s The Dark Side of the Moon re-enters at No. 7.

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 Luminate. Pure album sales were the sole measurement 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.


Of the 106,000 copies sold of The Name Chapter: Freefall, physical sales comprise 105,000 (all CD sales) and digital downloads comprise 1,000. As with many major K-pop releases, Freefall was issued in an assortment of collectible CD variants with randomized merchandise contained in each package — 14 in total, including exclusive editions sold through Barnes & Noble, Target and Walmart, as well as the act’s webstore (including signed versions).

Offset’s new Set It Off starts at No. 2 on Top Album Sales with 25,000 copies sold. Its first-week sales were bolstered by its availability in four deluxe boxed sets (each containing a T-shirt and a CD), two artist webstore-exclusive CD variants and three vinyl LP variants.


Zach Bryan’s self-titled album returns to its debut and peak position, as the album re-enters at No. 3 with 24,000 sold (up 2,686%) — a new weekly sales high for the album and for any Bryan album. Its sales gain is owed to its release on CD and vinyl LP — with the CD accounting for about 3,000 sold, and the vinyl selling 20,000. The album was only available in one singular CD or vinyl LP edition. The album was only previously available to purchase as a digital download.

Troye Sivan’s new studio album Something to Give Each Other bows at No. 4 on Top Album Sales, with 16,000 copies sold. It’s his sixth top 10 consecutive album on the tally — the entirety of his charting efforts. The new album’s sales were goosed by its availability across five vinyl variants (including a signed version), three CD editions (including a signed version), a cassette and a digital album.

Beartooth nabs its second top 10-charting effort on Top Album Sales as The Surface starts at No. 5 with 12,000 copies sold. Its sales were enhanced by its availability across 13 vinyl editions (including one signed edition), three CD editions (including a signed CD and a signed longbox package), a cassette and a digital album.


Boygenius’ four-song EP The Rest debuts at No. 6 on Top Album Sales with nearly 12,000 copies sold — largely from vinyl sales. Available in three different vinyl variants, it sold about 9,000 copies on wax. Its CD sold about 1,000 and its digital album sold 2,000.

Pink Floyd’s The Dark Side of the Moon re-enters Top Album Sales at No. 7 with 12,000 copies sold (up 678%), following the release of its 50th anniversary remastered edition on CD, vinyl LP and Blu-ray. It’s the highest rank for the album on the 32-year-old chart, and its biggest sales week since 2014. (On the overall Billboard 200 chart, The Dark Side of the Moon hit No. 1 in 1973, marking the band’s first of five chart-toppers.)


Rounding out the new Top Album Sales chart is a trio of former No. 1s: Olivia Rodrigo’s Guts falls 4-8 (11,000; down 20%), NCT 127’s Fact Check: The Fifth Album drops 1-9 in its second week (10,000; down 67%) and Taylor Swift’s Lover dips 8-10 (9,000; though up 6%).

In the week ending Oct. 19, there were 1.697 million albums sold in the U.S. (up 1.6% compared to the previous week). Of that sum, physical albums (CDs, vinyl LPs, cassettes, etc.) comprised 1.379 million (up 1.8%) and digital albums comprised 318,000 (up 0.6%).

There were 652,000 CD albums sold in the week ending Oct. 19 (up 9.1% week-over-week) and 711,000 vinyl albums sold (down 4.7%). Year-to-date CD album sales stand at 27.411 million (up less than 1% compared to the same time frame a year ago) and year-to-date vinyl album sales total 36.341 million (up 18.4%).

Overall year-to-date album sales total 78.888 million (up 5.4% compared to the same year-to-date time frame a year ago). Year-to-date physical album sales stand at 64.183 million (up 9.7%) and digital album sales total 14.706 million (down 9.8%).

This article was originally published by Billboard U.S.

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