Dave Grohl and the Foo Fighters, have the World's best-selling album, debuting atop the United World Chart with their 10th studio album 'Medecine At Midnight' and 208,000 equivalent units sold globally in its 1st week!

Posted on February 23, 2021


Dave Grohl and Foo Fighters have the World's best-selling album, debuting atop the United World Chart with their 10th studio album 'Medicine At Midnight' after selling another 208,000 equivalent sales globally! Originally scheduled for a 2020 release, the album was postponed to February 5, 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Three singles were released ahead of the album's release: "Shame Shame" in November 2020, "No Son of Mine" on New Year's Day 2021, and "Waiting on a War" in January 2021. The Album has so far peaked at #1 in Australia, Austria, Belgium (Flanders), Germany, Ireland, 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.
Last week's chart topper, Country singer, Morgan Wallen, dips 1-2 with 'Dangerous: The Double Album' has sold another 158,000 consumption units, and a total of 921,000 so far, and is No.1 on the year-to-date chart.
New entry at no. 3 for The Weeknd's compilation album 'The Highlights' with equivalent sales of 135,000. '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, #2 in the US and UK, #3 in Ireland, #4 in France, #5 in New Zealand, #10 in Belgium (Flanders) and Switzerland, #11 in Scotland, #13 in Germany and #14 in Poland!
Real Pop Smoke's 'Shoot For The Stars, Aim For The Moon' rebounds 5-4 in its 28th week on the chart, selling another 75,000 eqivalent units and 3,741,000 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. The album debuted at No. 1 one in several other countries, including Australia, Austria, Canada, Denmark, Finland, Ireland, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Switzerland and the UK!
Former Number One for 4 whole weeks, Taylor Swift's 'evermore', holds at #6 for a 2nd week, after selling another 62.000 units and 1.396.000 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.
Ariana Grande's former chart topping album, 'Positions', rebounds 10-7 in its 13th week on the chart, selling another 54,000 units and 1,466,000 units so far! It's Ariana's 6th studio album, released on October 30, 2020, by Republic Records. 'Positions' also debuted at number one on the US Billboard 200 chart with 174,000 album-equivalent units, which includes 42,000 sales, marking Grande's 5th number-one album in the US. The album also hit #1 in Argentina, Canada, Ireland, Lithuania, New Zealand, Norway, and the UK. The title track of the same name debuted atop the Billboard Hot 100 and earned Grande her 5th number-one single in the US and 3rd Hot 100 chart-topper in 2020, the only act with five #1 debuts on the chart! All 14 of its tracks charted simultaneously on the Hot 100.
Harry Styles 'Fine Line' rises 9-8 on the United World Chart this week, after selling another 53,000 equivalent units and 4,406,000 so far! It's Harry's 2nd studio album, and was released on 13 December 2019 by Columbia and Erskine Records. 'Fine Line' debuted #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. 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! 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!
Lil Durk's 'The Voice' drops 3-9 after selling another 52,000 units and 392,000 since its release 4 weeks ago. It's the Rapper's 6th studio album and was released on December 24, 2020, by Only the Family, Alamo Records and Geffen Records. The album contains guest appearances from late rapper King Von, 6lack, Young Thug, YNW Melly, and Booka600. A deluxe edition was released on January 29, 2021, with twelve additional tracks. It features additional guest appearances from Lil Baby, Pooh Shiesty, and Sydny August. 'The Voice' reached #2 in the US in its third week! It has so far peaked at #6 in Canada and #26 in the UK!
Juice Wrld's 'Legends Never Die' returns to the Top 10 at #10 after selling another 50,000 units and 3,058,000 so far! Its the late Rapper's 3rd studio album and was released posthumously after his death on July 10, 2020 through Grade A Productions and Interscope Records. The album features guest appearances from the Weeknd, Trippie Redd, Marshmello, Polo G, The Kid Laroi and Halsey. 'Legends Never Die' debuted atop the US Billboard 200 with 497,000 album-equivalent units in its first week. It also reached number one in Australia, Canada, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, Ireland, New Zealand, Norway and the UK. The album was supported by six singles: "Righteous", "Tell Me U Luv Me", "Life's a Mess", "Come & Go", "Wishing Well", and "Smile".

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