As expected, Justin Timberlake‘s new album Man of the Woods debuts at #1 on this week’s Billboard 200. The record earned 293,000 equivalent album units, according to Nielsen Music, 242,000 of which were in traditional album sales. It is the biggest overall week for an album since Taylor Swift‘s reputation debuted at #1 last December with 1.24 million total units. Four of JT’s five solo albums have hit #1. His first one, Justified, peaked at #2 back in 2002.
Last week’s #1 album, Culture II from Migos, slipped to #2, followed by The Greatest Showman soundtrack at #3, Ed Sheeran’s ÷ at #4 and 24K Magic from Bruno Mars at #5.
Post Malone is at #6, followed by Kendrick Lamar (#7), Camila Cabello (#8) and Lil Uzi Vert (#9). The only other debut in the top ten comes from the Now 65 compilation at #10.