It’s official: Nick Jonas’ “Last Year Was Complicated” is #1 on the Billboard Top Album Sales chart.
Jonas’ latest solo effort tops the chart thanks to what Billboard reports as 47K first week US sales. The count gives “LYWC” the narrow edge over the “Hamilton: An American Musical” cast recording, which sold 45K weekly copies in conjunction with its Tony Awards dominance.
While “LYWC” ranks as June 10-16 tracking week’s #1 album for pure sales, it takes #2 on the Billboard 200 consumption chart. The addition of TEA (track sales/10) and SEA (track streams/1500) to the pure sales figure results in a first-week consumption tally of 66K units.
Drake’s “Views,” which earns a seventh week at #1, generated 121K consumption units. The majority of those — 74K — are SEA.
“Hamilton” rises to #3 on the Billboard 200 with 62,000 total units, while Beyonce’s “Lemonade” (#4, 56K units) and Jon Bellion’s new “The Human Condition” (#5, 40K units, 32K from pure sales) complete the Top 5.