Billie Eilish’s ‘Happier Than Ever’ Soars to Number One on Apple Music Pre-Add Chart

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Emily Blake
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It’s been over two years since Billie Eilish released her chart-dominating debut, When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go? and fans have, seemingly, been getting impatient. Last week, she finally announced its followup, Happier Than Ever, would be arriving this summer, and it promptly shot to the top of the Apple Music Pre-Add Chart.

During the week of April 23 through April 29th, Happier Than Ever, which drops July 30th, pulled in more pre-adds than any other album on the platform. Pre-adds allow listeners to queue up an album to be added to their library when it’s released, offering a good indication of the albums that fans are most excited for. It’s a good sign that it’s leading the pre-add chart, where previous RS 200 toppers like Rod Wave and Moneybagg Yohave also led.

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Other notable debuts include Blake Shelton’s 12th studio album, Body Language, Lord Huron’s Long Lost Julia Michaels’ Not In Chronological Order. See the full Apple Music Pre-Add Chart below.

Top Albums, Apple Music Pre-Adds – April 23rd through April 29th

  1. Billie Eilish, Happier Than Ever (7/30/2021) NEW

  2. Die drei ???, Folge 210: und die schweigende Grotte (5/14/2021)

  3. Jorja Smith, Be Right Back (5/14/2021) +17

  4. Olivia Rodrigo, SOUR (5/21/2021)Preview (opens in a new tab)

  5. Blake Shelton, Body Language (5/21/2021) NEW

  6. The Alchemist, This Thing Of Ours (4/30/2021) NEW

  7. Elevation Worship & Maverick City Music, Old Church Basement (4/30/2021) NEW


  9. Lord Huron, Long Lost (5/21/2021) NEW

  10. Rag’n’Bone Man, Life By Misadventure (5/7/2021) -7

  11. Shekhinah, Trouble In Paradise (5/7/2021) NEW

  12. Dodie, Build A Problem (Apple Music Film Edition) (5/7/2021) NEW

  13. Toosii, Thank You For Believing (5/7/2021) +8

  14. Hiatus Kaiyote, Mood Valiant(6/25/2021) NEW

  15. Steps, What the Future Holds, Pt. 2 (9/10/2021) NEW

  16. Julia Michaels, Not In Chronological Order (4/30/2021) NEW

  17. Japanese Breakfast, Jubilee (6/4/2021) NEW

  18. Jungle, Loving In Stereo (8/20/2021) NEW

  19. Bebe Rexha, Better Mistakes (5/7/2021) +4

  20. Wolf Alice, Blue Weekend (6/11/2021) NEW

  21. Manchester Orchestra, The Million Masks Of God (4/30/2021) NEW

  22. Haftbefehl, Das schwarze Album (4/30/2021) NEW

  23. Ashe, Ashlyn (5/7/2021) NEW

  24. TWICE, Kura Kura – EP (5/12/2021) -11

  25. Dayglow, Harmony House (5/21/2021) NEW

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