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Harry Styles Wins US Album Sales Race, Will Claim #1 On Billboard 200

Harry Styles’ debut album predictably opens at #1.

Harry Styles backstage at Corden | Terence Patrick/CBS

Making good on projections (and common sense expectations), Harry Styles’ self-titled album won this week’s US sales and consumption races.

According to BuzzAngle Music and Hits Daily Double, “Harry Styles” sold approximately 200,010 pure US copies during its first week of release. With TEA (track sales/10) and SEA (track streams/1500) included, the album generated ~240,054 total consumption units.

Due Sunday, Billboard’s more authoritative data will differ slightly from that reported by BuzzAngle and Hits.

The discrepancies will not, however, affect the album’s chart positioning. It will take #1 on the Billboard Top Album Sales (pure sales) and Billboard 200 (consumption) charts.

This week’s top pure sales performers, per BuzzAngle:
1) Harry Styles – Harry Styles (200,010 pure sales)
2) Zac Brown Band – Welcome Home (145,619 pure sales)
3) Chris Stapleton – From A Room, Volume 1 (65,582 pure sales)
4) Paramore – After Laughter (54,720 pure sales)
5) Vol. 2 Guardians Of The Galaxy – Awesome Mix, Vol. 2 (53,821 pure sales)

This week’s top consumption performers, per BuzzAngle:
1) Harry Styles – Harry Styles (240,054 units)
2) Zac Brown Band – Welcome Home (151,789 units)
3) Kendrick Lamar – DAMN. (114,629 units)
4) Chris Stapleton – From A Room, Volume 1 (75,490 units)
5) Paramore – After Laughter (65,984 units)

Written by Brian Cantor

Brian Cantor is the editor-in-chief for Headline Planet. He has been a leading reporter in the music, movie, television and sporting spaces since 2002.

Brian's reporting has been cited by major websites like BuzzFeed, Billboard, the New Yorker and The Fader -- and shared by celebrities like Taylor Swift, Justin Bieber and Nicki Minaj.

Contact Brian at brian.cantor[at]


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