Keith Urban’s “Graffiti U” will predictably earn #2 on this week’s key US album charts.
According to Hits Daily Double and BuzzAngle, the country star’s new album sold about 136K pure US copies during the April 27-May 3 tracking period. The inclusion of TEA (track sales/10) and SEA (track streams/1500) yields a consumption tally in the 143.5K neighborhood.
Billboard’s more authoritative data may differ slightly from that reported by Hits, but the discrepancies should not affect the album’s chart positioning. The pure sales total should result in a #2 bow on Billboard Top Album Sales, while the consumption figure should grab “Graffiti U” #2 on the Billboard 200.
Post Malone’s “Beerbongs & Bentleys” will top both charts.
In addition to the enthusiasm one would expect for a new Keith Urban album, “Graffiti U” benefited from a concert ticket-album bundle. Albums redeemed in conjunction with the promotion count as sales.
“Graffiti U” is the follow-up to Urban’s “Ripcord.” Released in 2016, that album debuted with 93K pure sales and 106K total units.