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Gracie Abrams Scores First No. 1 on Top Album Sales Chart With ‘The Secret of Us’

Gracie Abrams Scores First No. 1 on Top Album Sales Chart With ‘The Secret of Us’

Gracie Abrams notches her first No. 1 on Billboard’s Top Album Sales chart (dated July 6) with her largest sales week ever, as The Secret of Us arrives atop the tally. The set, her second full-length studio effort, sold 50,000 copies in the U.S. in the week ending June 27, according to Luminate.

Abrams’ previous high-water mark came when her first full-length release, Good Riddance, peaked at No. 7 on the July 1, 2023-dated chart with 10,000 sold – powered by its arrival on vinyl that week. That same week also marked her best sales week until the debut of The Secret of Us.


The first-week sales of The Secret of Us was supported by the album’s availability across seven vinyl variants (all color variations, two of which were signed and exclusive to Abrams’ webstore, as well as one that was exclusive to Target with an alternative cover). Vinyl sales accounted for 41,000 of the album’s total sales for the week – her best week on vinyl, and the sixth-largest week for a vinyl set in 2024. Secret also starts at No. 1 on the Vinyl Albums chart.

Also in the top 10 of the new Top Album Sales chart: Ariana Grande’s chart-topping Eternal Sunshine re-enters at No. 3 thanks to sales of a signed edition, a 50th anniversary reissue of Grateful Dead’s From the Mars Hotel arrives, the all-star covers tribute to Tom Petty, Petty Country, debuts, and The Story So Far’s new album I Want to Disappear enters.

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. The new July 6, 2024-dated chart will be posted in full on Billboard‘s website on July 2. For all chart news, follow @billboard and @billboardcharts on both Twitter and Instagram.

Taylor Swift’s chart-topping The Tortured Poets Department holds at No. 2 with 28,000 copies sold (down 16%).

Ariana Grande’s former leader Eternal Sunshine re-enters at No. 3 with 17,000 copies sold (up 598%). Its surge is owed largely to sales of a signed CD sold exclusively in Grande’s webstore for a limited time.

Chappell Roan’s buzzy The Rise and Fall of a Midwest Princess hits a new peak, vaulting 14-4 with 15,000 sold (her best sales week yet). The sales are largely from the vinyl edition of the album (9,000 sold – up 131%, it’s No. 2 on Vinyl Albums), which continues to be available in four variants (a standard black vinyl, a “collector’s edition” in expanded packaging [also in black vinyl], and two color editions).

Grateful Dead’s 50th anniversary expanded reissue of its 1974 live album From the Mars Hotel enters at No. 4 on Top Album Sales at No. 5 with 14,000 sold (up from a negligible sum the week prior). The set was remastered and reissued across four vinyl variants, a three-CD set and a deluxe digital download (the latter two included a bevy of bonus tracks). All versions of the album, old and new, are combined for charting and tracking purposes. The original release of the album peaked at No. 16 on the Billboard 200 in August of 1974.

Billie Eilish’s Hit Me Hard and Soft slips 5-6 on Top Album Sales with 13,000 sold (down 21%).

The all-star compilation album Petty Country: A Country Music Celebration of Tom Petty, starts at No. 7 on Top Album Sales with nearly 11,000 sold. The 20-track Petty Country collection boasts country covers of Petty tunes, including Chris Stapleton’s “I Should Have Known It,” Dolly Parton’s “Southern Accents” and Luke Combs’ “Runnin’ Down a Dream.”

With almost 11,000 sold, Petty Country collects the biggest-selling week for any compilation album in well over a year, since A Philly Special Christmas shifted about 100 copies more on the Jan. 7, 2023-dated chart. In terms of country music compilations, no compilation has sold as much as Petty Country in a single week in six years, since Now That’s What I Call Country, Volume 11, debuted with 12,000 copies on the June 23, 2018 chart.

Petty Country was issued on across four vinyl variants (all color variations), CD and digital download.

ATEEZ’s chart-topping Golden Hour: Part.1 rises 10-8 on Top Album Sales with 10,000 (down 13%) while NAYEON’s NA falls 1-9 in its second week with just over 9,000 (down 78%).

The Story So Far rounds out the top 10, as its new album I Want To Disappear debuts at No. 10 with 9,000. It’s the second top 10-charting effort for the rock band, and fifth entry overall. The new set’s sales was bolstered by its availability across five color vinyl variants, in addition to a standard CD and digital download album.

By Michael

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