Country Singer Morgan Wallen rebounds to #1 on the United World Chart for a 3rd week with his 2nd studio album 'Dangerous: The Double Album' after selling another 103,000 units and a total of 1,024,000 so far!

Posted on March 3, 2021

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Country Singer, Morgan Wallen, returns to #1 on the Global Album Chart for a third week with his 2nd Studio album 'Dangerous: The Double Album' after selling another 103,000 units and a total of 1,024,000 so far. The double album was released on January 8, 2021 via Big Loud Records and Republic Records on CD, vinyl, and digital download. 'The album received generally positive reviews from music critics and was a commercial success, debuting at number one on the US Billboard 200 and US Top Country Albums charts, earning 265,000 album-equivalent units in its first week. The Double Album' is the first country album to spend its first five weeks at #1 on the Billboard 200 since Shania Twain’s 'Up!' in 2002. It is No.1 on the year-to-date United World chart!
 
The highest debut of the week is South Korean singer and Singer/actor Kim Wooseok ex-member of the boy group Up10tion. His second EP, '2nd Desire (Tasty)' debuts at #2 selling 86,000 units after debuting atop the Gaon Album Chart in Korea.
 
With the success of his new single smash 'Save Your Tears', The Weeknd's 4th Studio Album 'After Hours' rebounds 11-3 on the United World chart with sales of 76,000 sales, and a total of 3,597,000 million so far! After Hours was supported by four singles: "Heartless", "Blinding Lights", "In Your Eyes", and "Save Your Tears", with the first two topping the US Billboard Hot 100 and receiving platinum certification. In March 2020, 'After Hours' broke the record for the most global pre-adds in Apple Music history, with over 1.02 million users. The album received generally positive reviews from music critics, with some naming it the Weeknd's best work. It debuted atop the Billboard 200, earning 444,000 album-equivalent units of which 275,000 were pure sales, marking the Weeknd's 4th #1 album in the US, and stayed atop the chart for 4 consecutive weeks. It also reached the top spot in 20 other countries, including Canada and the UK.
 
Dua Lipa's 'Future Nostalgia' reenters the United World Top 10 at #4 after selling another 72,000 units and 2,487,000 so far, powered by a reissue of the album, titled 'The Moonlight Edition', released via Warners on February 11, 2021, along with its lead single, "We're Good". Upon its first release on March 27, 2020, 'Future Nostalgia' received widespread acclaim from music critics. Commercially, the album topped the charts in 13 countries and reached the top ten in 31 countries. In the UK, it peaked atop the UK Albums Chart for 4 non-consecutive weeks, becoming her 1st album to do so. At the upcoming 63rd Annual Grammy Awards, 'Future Nostalgia' is nominated for Album of the Year and Best Pop Vocal Album, whilst "Don't Start Now" is nominated for Record of the Year, Song of the Year and Best Pop Solo Performance.

New entry at #5 for Japanese iconic Trio, SEKAI NO OWARI's 'Sekai No Owari 2010-2019' with 1st week sales of 72.000 after debuting atop the Oricon Album chart in Japan.
Real Pop Smoke's 'Shoot For The Stars, Aim For The Moon' slips 4-6 on the United World Chart, selling another 72.000 and 3.813.000 so far! 50 Cent executive produced Pop Smoke's posthumous debut studio album which was released on July 3, 2020, and debuted at #1 on the Billboard 200, with all 19 tracks from the album charting on the Billboard Hot 100. The album spawned a string of international top 10 singles, including "For the Night" and "What You Know Bout Love". 'Shoot for the Stars, Aim for the Moon' was a commercial success, debuting at No. 1 one in several other countries, including Australia, Austria, Canada, Denmark, Finland, Ireland, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Switzerland and the UK!
 
Last week's #1, Foo Fighters 10th studio album 'Medicine At Midnight' slips 4-6 after selling another 69,000 equivalent sales and 277,000 globally! The Album has so far peaked at #1 in Australia, Austria, Belgium (Flanders), Germany, Ireland, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Portugal, Scotland, Switzerland and the UK, reaching #2 in Finland, Italy & Sweden, #3 in Canada, Spain and the US, #4 in Norway, #6 in Denmark & Poland, #7 in the Czech Republic, #11 in Japan, #13 in Hungary and #16 in France!
 
The Weeknd's compilation album 'The Highlights' drops 3-8 with equivalent sales of 64,000 and a total of 199.000 so far. 'The Highlights' is Abel's 2nd greatest hits compilation, released on February 5, and follows his 4th studio album 'After Hours' (2020) and his first greatest hits album 'The Weeknd in Japan' (2018). It was released in anticipation of his performance at the Super Bowl LV halftime show and includes songs from his three Billboard 200 number one studio albums, 'Beauty Behind the Madness' (2015), 'Starboy' (2016), and 'After Hours' (2020), and also his debut mixtape 'House of Balloons' (2011), his EP 'My Dear Melancholy' (2018), and his two co-lead collabs "Love Me Harder" and "Pray for Me", with Ariana Grande and Kendrick Lamar, from the albums 'My Everything' (2014) and 'Black Panther: The Album' (2018)! The Album has debuted at #1 in Canada and #2 on the US Billboard 200 with 89,000 album-equivalent units, including 10,000 pure album sales, the Weeknd's highest charting compilation album! It also debuted at #2 on the official UK chart, #3 in Ireland, #4 in France, #5 in New Zealand, #10 in Belgium (Flanders) and Switzerland, #11 in Scotland, #13 in Germany, #14 in Poland and #15 in Austria!
 
Former Number One for 4 whole weeks, Taylor Swift's 'evermore', drops 6-9, after selling another 63.000 units and 1.459.000 official sales so far excluding China, where Taylor is the top-selling foreign Artist. As per Republic Records, 'evermore' sold over 1 Million Records in its 1st week globally including 509,000 units in China, marking Swift's 3rd album in 16 months to do so, and her 8th consecutive studio album to achieve it! 'evermore' debuted at #1 on the Billboard 200 in America, with Swift becoming the first woman in American history with 8 consecutive number-one debuting albums! All 15 of 'evermore' tracks entered the Billboard Hot 100 the same week, with the lead single, "Willow", becoming her 7th No.1 single on the chart and 2nd No. 1 in 2020 following "Cardigan". With 'folklore' and 'evermore', Swift became the first act to simultaneously debut atop both the Billboard 200 and Hot 100 charts twice! 'evermore' ranks #8 on Rolling Stone's best-selling year end albums chart, and #10 on Nielsen SoundScan's best selling albums of 2020 with 283.000 copies sold in the US! its sister album, 'folklore', was the best-selling album of 2020 in the US! 'evermore' also hit #1 in Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Portugal and the UK.
 
Harry Styles 'Fine Line' slips 8-10 on the United World Chart this week, after selling another 54,000 equivalent units and 4,460,000 so far! It's Harry's 2nd studio album, and was released on 13 December 2019 by Columbia and Erskine Records. 'Fine Line' debuted at #1 on the Billboard 200, breaking the record for the biggest debut from a British male artist since Nielsen SoundScan began, scoring 478,000 album-equivalent units of which 393,000 were pure sales. On February 25, 2020, the album was certified platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) for combined sales and album-equivalent units of over one million units in the US. As of December 2020, it had sold over 2,081,033 album-equivalent units in the US. The Album also peaked at #1 in Argentina, Australia, Canada, Croatia, Ireland, Lithuania, Mexico, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Portugal & Sweden, peaking at #2 in Estonia, Greece, Iceland, Norway and the UK. 'After Hours' was the best-selling album in Australia of 2020 and the 3rd best-selling Album of 2020 on the United World Chart selling 3.174.000 equivalent units! The album has just surpassed 1.5 billion streams on Spotify and its most successful single,"Watermelon Sugar", has surpassed a Billion streams on the platform. It's Harry's 1st single to top the US Hot 100!


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