Dave Matthews Band have the seventh #1 album of their career as Come Tomorrow debuts atop this week’s Billboard 200 chart. The band’s newest released had 292,000 equivalent album units in the week, 285,000 were in traditional album sales, which was the biggest sales week for a rock band in over four years, according to Nielsen. It was also the biggest sales week thus far in 2018 as well as the fourth-biggest overall total unit number this year. These numbers were all boosted by the band’s bundling of the album with tickets to their extensive summer tour. Come Tomorrow is not only DMB’s seventh #1 album, it’s their seventh album in a row to debut at #1, dating back to 1998.
At #2 on the chart is Kids See Ghosts, the collaborative project between Kanye West and Kid Cudi. The eponymous release earned 142,000 units, with 79,000 in traditional album sales. It was the latest in a series of weekly seven-song collections from West’s G.O.O.D. Music label. The previous week’s #1 record, West’s own Ye, slipped to #5 this week.
The Billboard 200 was led by three debuts this week, as veteran Country artist Dierks Bentley arrives at #3 with The Mountain. It is Bentley’s ninth Top 10 record of his career. Speaking of Bentleys, at #4 is beerbongs & bentleys from Post Malone.
At #6 is Cardi B, followed by Juice WRLD at #7 and The Greatest Showman soundtrack at #8. Lil Baby lands at #9 with Shawn Mendes at #10.