Tyler, the Creator’s ‘Wolf’ Returns to Top 10 on Album Sales Chart After Vinyl Reissue


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Tyler, the Creator’s Wolf returns to the top 10 on Billboard’s Top Album Sales chart (dated Nov. 4), re-entering the list at No. 4 following its reissue on vinyl for its 10th anniversary. The album sold 26,000 copies in the U.S. in the week ending Oct. 26 (up 4,982%), according to Luminate, with nearly all of that sum driven by vinyl sales. The album originally debuted and peaked at No. 3 on Top Album Sales in 2013.

Wolf, first released in 2013, was reintroduced on vinyl on Oct. 20 in either a multi-disc collectible boxed set or a standard pink-colored vinyl edition. On the Vinyl Albums chart, which ranks the top-selling vinyl releases of the week, Wolf re-enters at No. 3. The set peaked at No. 2 on the list in 2014.

Also in the top 10 of the new Top Album Sales chart: The latest releases from Blink-182, The Rolling Stones and Cher all debut in the top five.

Billboard’s Top Album Sales chart ranks the top-selling albums of the week based only on traditional album sales. The chart’s history dates back to May 25, 1991, the first week Billboard began tabulating charts with electronically monitored piece count information from SoundScan, now Luminate. Pure album sales were the sole measurement utilized by the Billboard 200 albums chart through the list dated Dec. 6, 2014, after which that chart switched to a methodology that blends album sales with track equivalent album units and streaming equivalent album units. For all chart news, follow @billboard and @billboardcharts on both Twitter and Instagram.

Blink-182’s reunion album One More Time starts at No. 1 on Top Album Sales with 101,000 copies sold, marking the third leader for the rock group. The Rolling Stones’ new Hackney Diamonds – the band’s first studio album of original material since 2005 – launches at No. 2 with 94,000 copies sold. TOMORROW X TOGETHER’s The Name Chapter: Freefall drops to No. 3 with 28,000 (down 73%) after debuting atop the list a week ago.

Cher’s first holiday album, Christmas, starts at No. 5 with 20,000 sold. It also bows at No. 1 on the Top Holiday Albums tally, which returns to Billboard’s chart rankings for the season.

Taylor Swift’s former leader Lover rises 10-6 (10,000; up 12%) and Olivia Rodrigo’s chart-topping Guts bumps 8-7 (9,000; down 13%). Two of Swift’s former No. 1s are next, as Midnights climbs 12-8 (nearly 9,000; up 1%) and Folklore ascends 18-9 (8,000; up 17%). Boygenius’ The Rest rounds out the top 10, dipping 6-10 in its second week with nearly 8,000 sold (down 35%).

In the week ending Oct. 26, there were 1.767 million albums sold in the U.S. (up 4.1% compared to the previous week). Of that sum, physical albums (CDs, vinyl LPs, cassettes, etc.) comprised 1.424 million (up 3.2%) and digital albums comprised 344,000 (up 8.1%).

There were 601,000 CD albums sold in the week ending Oct. 26 (down 7.9% week-over-week) and 811,000 vinyl albums sold (up 14%). Year-to-date CD album sales stand at 26.012 million (down 1.4% compared to the same time frame a year ago) and year-to-date vinyl album sales total 37.152 million (up 16.2%).

Overall year-to-date album sales total 80.656 million (up 3.9% compared to the same year-to-date time frame a year ago). Year-to-date physical album sales stand at 65.607 million (up 7.9%) and digital album sales total 15.049 million (down 10.5%).

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