US Top 10 Albums

US Top Ten Albums Tracking 1-20-23 – 1-26-23

By Iman Lababedi | January 30, 2023

seven weeks at # 1

US Top Ten Albums Tracking 1-13-23 – 1-19-23

By Iman Lababedi | January 24, 2023

SZA starts aiming for the record books

US Top Ten Albums Tracking 1-6-23 – 1-12-23

By Iman Lababedi | January 16, 2023

a great year for the popstar

US Top Ten Albums Tracking 12-30-22 – 1-5-22

By Iman Lababedi | January 9, 2023

a month at the top of the charts

US Top Ten Albums Tracking 12-23-22 – 12-29-22

By Iman Lababedi | January 4, 2023

And so it was Christmas…

US Top Ten Albums Tracking 12-16-22 – 12-22-22

By Iman Lababedi | December 27, 2022

yes, I did snag one, thanks!

US Top Ten Albums Tracking 12-2-22 – 12-8-22

By Iman Lababedi | December 21, 2022

a great way to bring in the new year even if I didn’t snag a tix to her at MSG (yet)

US Top Ten Albums Tracking 12-2-22 – 12-8-22

By Iman Lababedi | December 12, 2022

And it is still very good…

US Top Ten Albums Tracking 11-25-22 – 12-1-22

By Iman Lababedi | December 5, 2022

here comes Santa Claus for the annual chart shake up

US Top Ten Albums Tracking 11-18-22 – 11-24-22

By Iman Lababedi | November 28, 2022

enough about Taylor. #2 – #8 is exceptional

US Top Ten Albums Tracking 11-11-22 – 11-17-22

By Iman Lababedi | November 21, 2022

we can all start calling her Taylor Sintara…

US Top Ten Albums Tracking 11-4-22 – 11-10-22

By Iman Lababedi | November 14, 2022

the knocker is Drake

US Top Ten Albums Tracking 10-28-22 – 11-3-22

By Iman Lababedi | November 8, 2022

when was the last time you listened to Midnights?

US Top Ten Albums Tracking 10-21-22 – 10-27-22

By Iman Lababedi | October 31, 2022

keeping the penthouse warm till Taylor shows up next week

US Top Ten Albums Tracking 10-14-22 – 10-20-22

By Iman Lababedi | October 24, 2022

keeping the penthouse warm till Taylor shows up next week

US Top Ten Albums Tracking 10-7-22 – 10-13-22

By Iman Lababedi | October 17, 2022

mostly post-S.K. sounds

US Top Ten Albums Tracking 9-30-22 – 10-6-22

By Iman Lababedi | October 10, 2022

The U.S. Hispanic population reached 62.1 million in 2020, an increase of 23% over the previous decade

US Top Ten Albums Tracking 9-23-22 – 9-29-22

By Iman Lababedi | October 3, 2022

a scary 87K EAUs

US Top Ten Albums Tracking 9-16-22 – 9-22-22

By Iman Lababedi | September 26, 2022

Total EAUs? 102K

US Top Ten Albums Tracking 9-9-22 – 9-15-22

By Iman Lababedi | September 19, 2022

his summer album outlasting summer…

US Top Ten Albums Tracking 9-2-22 – 9-8-22

By Iman Lababedi | September 12, 2022

somewhat on the anemic side

US Top Ten Albums Tracking 8-26-22 – 9-1-22

By Iman Lababedi | September 5, 2022

self-righteous nonsense

US Top Ten Albums Tracking 8-19-22 – 8-25-22

By Iman Lababedi | August 29, 2022

ten (non-consecutive) weeks at # 1

US Top Ten Albums Tracking 8-12-22 – 8-18-22

By Iman Lababedi | August 22, 2022

the numbers aren’t here

US Top Ten Albums Tracking 8-5-22 – 8-11-22

By Iman Lababedi | August 17, 2022

a snapshot of big hits and high tides, mostly high tides.

US Top 10 Albums Dated August 7th, 2021

By Iman Lababedi | August 2, 2021

on the wings of a Bieber

US Top 10 Albums Dated July 31st, 2021

By Iman Lababedi | July 26, 2021

the cut and paste Pop Smoke isn’t all that

US Top 10 Albums Dated July 24th, 2021

By Iman Lababedi | July 19, 2021

Olivia, Morgan. Dua, and that’s it for now

US Top 10 Albums Dated July 17th, 2021

By Iman Lababedi | July 12, 2021

Olivia back at # 1

US Top 10 Albums Dated July 10th, 2021

By Iman Lababedi | July 5, 2021

a strong selection of modern pop

US Top 10 Albums Dated July 3rd, 2021

By Iman Lababedi | June 28, 2021

She has dazzled 2021 since early January

US Top 10 Albums Dated June 26th, 2021

By Iman Lababedi | June 21, 2021

not as good as the last one

US Top 10 Albums Dated June 19th, 2021

By Iman Lababedi | June 14, 2021

not kiddie bop

US Top 10 Albums Dated June 12th, 2021

By Iman Lababedi | June 7, 2021

Taylor has learnt how to game the charts

US Top 10 Albums Dated June 5th, 2021

By Iman Lababedi | May 31, 2021

a consistent in sound and vision teenager trauma

US Top 10 Albums Dated May 29th, 2021

By Iman Lababedi | May 24, 2021

second best opening week of 21

US Top 10 Albums Dated May 22nd, 2021

By Iman Lababedi | May 17, 2021

an anemic 61K EAUs

US Top 10 Albums Dated May 15th, 2021

By Iman Lababedi | May 10, 2021

most weeks you need double that number to hit # 1

US Top 10 Albums Dated May 8th, 2021

By Iman Lababedi | May 3, 2021

good mixer of drill and trap

US Top 10 Albums Dated May 1st, 2021

By Iman Lababedi | April 26, 2021

Young Thug and label on top

US Top 10 Albums Dated April 17th, 2021

By Iman Lababedi | April 12, 2021

makes the entire Justice-Freedom 2021

US Top 10 Albums 7-4-15

By Iman Lababedi | June 24, 2015

James Taylor’s first number one album ever. How wonderful for him and sure, 96,000 copies sold isn’t exactly the smash Sweet Baby James was 45 years ago, still you play with the hand you’re dealt and this hand finds a terrific album at the top of the charts!

US Top 10 Albums 6-28-15

By Iman Lababedi | June 17, 2015

Just to gain some perspective on all this: 40% of the albums on this list have been on this list all year, and I mean that almost literally, maybe Meghan fell off for a week here and there but that is it. Everything else (where’s Willie?) kasts a week to three tops and disappears. Muse moved 79,000 units. That is anemic.

US Top 10 Albums 6-21-15

By Iman Lababedi | June 10, 2015

When is a hit album not a hit album? When it is by two of countries biggest stars and still only moves 30K units. To put it another way, including Grandkids and Great Grandkids, cousins, seconds cousin, and former bandmate’s next of kin, nobody else actually bought the damn thing. Talk about going to pot.

US Top 10 Albums 6-14-15

By Iman Lababedi | June 3, 2015

I know I am in the minority but I prefer A$AP Rocky’s new one to Kendrick’s new one, not lyrically and not rapping, but sound and song it is a masterful piece of work. Try “Acid”, “Excuse Me” and “Jukebox Joints” and then go in deep. Otherwise, I know a “C+” doesn’t seem impressive, but in the world of CCM it is the equivalent of an “A”

US Top 10 Albums 6-6-15

By Iman Lababedi | May 27, 2015

I bet Twenty-One Pilots are opening up the bottles oc champers, whatever the downsize of the music biz in 2015 might be, the upside is everybody gets to have a # 1 album. This is the seventh by a new act, this year. Meanwhile, in the smaller share US, the Billboards award catapulted Taylor, Meghan and Ed. Finally, Bradley Gilbert has a song with featured singers Justin Moore and Thomas Rhett. Or as we like it to call it, a breesome.

US Top 10 Albums: 5-30-15

By Iman Lababedi | May 20, 2015

Three albums in the top five are soundtracks and I bet more to come as the days roll by: ever since “Twilight” realized it could connect with the youngsters via indie bands, mainstream poppers have been circling the soundtrack compilation and now the eagle has landed. The result? While you might enjoy EDM pop moves on a single, or on a dance floor, one after another for 40 minutes? Not so much. Incubus? I’m a pass.

US Top 10 Albums 5-23-15

By Iman Lababedi | May 13, 2015

Say what you will, and I don’t much like the album myself, still as # 1’s go, Mumford And Sons 231,000 units sold is impressive in a field that has been averaging around the 75K range for a first week top of the charts. Yeah, I’m impressed but bemused. I have zero doubt, if it was their first album nobody would’ve noticed much.

US Top 10 Albums 5-16-15

By Iman Lababedi | May 6, 2015

I hope there never comes a time I my life, even if I am no longer writing about music, but merely a civilian buying tickets to Taylor Swift concerts like all you plebs (actually, I am a civilian buying Taylor tickets like all you plebs), when I can look at the names Zac Brown and Josh Groban at the top of the charts and not throw up in my mouth.

US Top 10 Albums 5-9-15

By Iman Lababedi | April 29, 2015

This is a little less volatile than usual, with only Alabama Shakes the shocker, and even AS only shifted 96K “equibalent units”. But this is a sort of quietly indiffrent week, backed by two soundtracks, and still, from 2015: Taylor, Sam, Ed and Meghan, plus Drake who will be holding up the new album now. Sam Hunt is unlistenable.