We thought the week of March 3 would see the release of Drake’s More Life, but that’s now been moved to March 18.
Of course we, the blog world, have are rumors for why the album was pushed to, let’s say, a more open week, but March 3 and the week before still saw the release of some of the year’s best albums so far like Oddisee’s The Iceberg, Thundercat’s Drunk, Future’s HNDRXX and Khalid’s American Teen, the latter which earned a top 10 debut on the Billboard charts.
Debuting at No. 9, the 19-year-old’s debut album sold 37,000 copies in its first week, thanks in large part to “Location,” which has been streamed more than 50 million times alone.
Khalid’s album, along with many others, were overshadowed by the release of Ed Sheeran’s new album, ÷, pronounced “divide.” The album sold 451,000 copies in its first week, easily giving it the biggest debut of 2017 so far.
- Ed Sheeran – ÷ (451,000 copies sold)
- Metallica – Hardwired… To Self-Distruct (81,000)
- Bruno Mars – 24K Magic (65,000)
- Future – FUTURE (52,000)
- Future – HNDRXX (49,000)
- Migos – Culture (44,000)
- The Weeknd – Starboy (42,000)
- Moana soundtrack (39,000)
- Khalid – American Teen (37,000)
- Trolls soundtrack (36,000)