Harry Styles’ “Harry’s House” debuts at No. 1 on Billboard 200
Harry Styles’ Harry’s House debuts atop the Billboard 200 albums chart (dated June 4) with a massive 521,500 equivalent album units earned in the US in the week ending May 26, according to Luminate.
Billboard reports that the set is only the fourth album in the last 18 months to earn 500,000-plus units in a single week.
The outlet adds that Harry’s House logs the biggest week for an album since Adele’s 30 debuted with 839,000 units in the week ending November 25, 2021 (chart dated December 4, 2021).
Incidentally, Styles and Adele are labelmates — both are on Columbia Records.
Harry’s House is Styles’ third No. 1 on the Billboard 200 — the entirety of his solo releases. And all three have bowed at No. 1. He also topped the list with 2019’s Fine Line and his 2017 self-titled debut.
Harry’s House, which was released on May 20, also logs a modern-era record for single-week vinyl album sales, as it sold 182,000 copies on vinyl in the US. That marks the largest week for an album on vinyl since Luminate began tracking music sales in 1991. It beats the previous high, set last year, when Taylor Swift’s Red (Taylor’s Version) sold 114,000 vinyl copies in the week ending Nov. 18, 2021.
The vinyl sales for Harry’s House were so large that vinyl sales alone would have made the album No. 1 on the Billboard 200 in all but three weeks of 2022 thus far.
Harry’s House was preceded by the No. 1 Billboard Hot 100 hit song “As It Was,” which has spent three weeks atop the list (through the most recently published chart, dated May 28).
The Billboard 200 chart ranks the most popular albums of the week in the US based on multi-metric consumption as measured in equivalent album units, compiled by Luminate. Units comprise album sales, track equivalent albums (TEA) and streaming equivalent albums (SEA). Each unit equals one album sale, or 10 individual tracks sold from an album, or 3,750 ad-supported or 1,250 paid/subscription on-demand official audio and video streams generated by songs from an album. The new June 4, 2022-dated chart will be posted in full on Billboard‘s website on June 1 (one day later than usual, owed to the Memorial Day holiday on May 30 in the U.S.). For all chart news, follow @billboard and @billboardcharts on both Twitter and Instagram.