Zach Bryan‘s fourth studio album, “Zach Bryan,” has launched at number-one on the Billboard 200 for the tracking week that ended August 31. The country-rock collection achieved 200,000 equivalent units based on the combination of its traditional album sales, individual track sales and online streams. Read more about this week’s chart here at Billboard.com.
“Zach Bryan” is the first number-one album of the artist’s career, but it follows the blockbuster success of his previous release, “American Heartbreak,” which was released in May 2022 and debuted at number-five but has never left the top 40 after well over a year. In fact, that album is back up two spots to number-14 on this week’s chart.
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“Zach Bryan” simultaneously debuts atop the Top Country Albums and Top Rock Albums charts. The vast majority of its album units came from streaming (181,000, which equates to more than 233 million on-demand streams), which sets a new record for the biggest streaming week every for a rock album. It only sold 17,000 units, but it was only available to purchase digitally. It will be released 0n CD and vinyl on October 13, at which point the album might enjoy another sharp spike on the chart.
Rounding out the top five this week at Travis Scott‘s “Utopia” at number-two, Morgan Wallen‘s “One Thing at a Time” at number-three, Taylor Swift‘s “Midnights” at number-four and SZA‘s “SOS” shooting back up to number-five thanks to the success of its latest single “Snooze.”
In our weekly Billboard 200 predictions contest, most of our users correctly predicted that “Zach Bryan” would top the chart. More than a dozen users also correctly predicted “Utopia” in second place and “One Thing at a Time” in third position. Only one user anticipated “Midnights” at number-four and “SOS” at number-five, though. How did you do betting on this week’s top five albums?
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