[WEEKLY SALES] Bryson Tiller Stays ‘True to Self’ and Scores First #1 Album

James Donio, President of the Music Business Association (Music Biz), commented on this week’s sales numbers issued by Nielsen (published in Billboard) and BuzzAngle Music (published in HITS Daily Double):

“Bryson Tiller continued his rise in the Hip-Hop scene this week, scoring his first #1 album on the Nielsen and BuzzAngle Music charts with True to Self. The record moved over 107,000 album equivalent units despite being released about a month earlier than expected, easily topping his first album Trapsoul’s best chart position at #8. And with Kendrick Lamar’s DAMN. at #2, Drake’s More Life at #4, and Lil Yachty’s Teenage Emotions debuting at #5, the charts continue to be dominated by Hip-Hop acts, illustrating the genre’s growing influence in the streaming era. Other notable chart moves include The Beatles’ first trip to the Top 3 since 2001, with their 50th anniversary reissue of Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band landing at #3, and the debut of the Summer Latin Hits 2017 compilation, which reached #9. Next week, we’ll be cheering on our Music Biz 2016 Breakthrough Artist Halsey, who will hit the charts with her new album, Hopeless Fountain Kingdom.”