In a unique situation, Bon Jovi‘s 2016 album This House is Not for Sale returns to #1 on the Billboard 200 chart thanks to its bundling with tickets for the band’s upcoming tour. It earned 120,000 equivalent album units, almost entirely in traditional album sales, due to redemptions from ticket buyers. The price of a CD was bundled into the cost of each ticket and Billboard notes that every album that was redeemed counted towards the chart figure. This House is Not for Sale debuted at #1 back in November of 2016.
Black Panther: The Album is at #2 with Culture II from Migos at #3. The highest new debut of the week comes from rapper 6ix9ine with his first album Day69. The soundtrack to The Greatest Showman is at #5, followed by Ed Sheeran at #6 and Post Malone at #7. Evolve from Imagine Dragons moves up to #8 in part due to the album’s recent reissue with the new song “Next to Me,” as well as an accompanying sale in the iTunes Store. DAMN. from Kendrick Lamar is at #9.
The top ten is rounded out by singer-songwriter Vance Joy‘s sophomore album Nation of Two and its chart debut.