A big week of vinyl sales made “Harry’s House,” the latest solo album by the One Direction singer Harry Styles, the fastest-selling release of the year so far. A lack of new competition kept it at No. 1 for a second week running.
Despite a nearly 70 percent dip in overall activity, including sales and streaming, “Harry’s House” moved another 160,500 album equivalent units in its second week of release, according to the tracking service Luminate, good enough to top the Billboard 200 album chart once again.
Yet unlike last week, when it totaled 521,500 units — 182,000 in physical vinyl LPs alone — “Harry’s House” was carried this time by streaming, earning another 134 million clicks. The album became the first release to go back-to-back at No. 1 after its debut since Adele’s “30,” which topped the chart for six straight weeks beginning late last year.
The rest of the Top 5 is comprised entirely of former No. 1s: “Un Verano Sin Ti” by Bad Bunny holds at No. 2 with 141,500 units (down just 9 percent from the week prior) while Kendrick Lamar’s “Mr. Morale & the Big Steppers” remains at No. 3 with 89,500 units. Future’s “I Never Like You” is No. 4 with 68,000 units and Morgan Wallen’s “Dangerous: The Double Album” climbs back up one spot to No. 5, still a steady success nearly 18 months after its release.
In a quiet week for new music, the highest chart debut belonged to Def Leppard, whose 12th studio album and first in seven years, “Diamond Star Halos,” comes in at No. 10 with 32,000 in sales and three million streams.