Since Harry Styles released his critically acclaimed third album Harry’s House on 20th May, it keeps topping charts around the world and breaking record after record.
With over 521k units, it debuted at No. 1 in the US on the Billboard 200 chart, earning the biggest first week sales for an album by any artist on the Billboard 200 in 2022 and only the fourth album in the last 18 months to earn at least 500k units in a single week.
Other than being the best-selling artist of the year in US pure album sales, Harry is also the first UK male artist to debut at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 with their first three albums and the biggest sales week for a solo UK male artist’s album since 1991.
— billboard (@billboard) June 1, 2022
But the success is obviously not limited just to the US. Harry’s House has dominated charts in over 16 countries: UK, where it also earned the biggest selling album of the year, Canada, Germany, France, Australia, Netherlands, Italy, Ireland, Sweden, New Zealand, Austria, Switzerland, Belgium, Norway, Finland, and Denmark.
In many of these countries, Harry also managed to simultaneously top the album and singles charts both with Harry’s House and ‘As It Was’, accomplishing rare chart doubles.
Speaking of ‘As It Was’, it remains for the eighth week at No. 1 on the Billboard Global 200 singles chart – the year’s longest running No. 1 hit so far – and at No. 1 on the global Spotify chart having now spent 58 days at No. 1 and becoming the fastest song to surpass 600 million streams in Spotify history. It has also returned to No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 for a fourth week, joined this time by other three songs in the Top 10 – ‘Late Night Talking,’ ‘Music For A Sushi Restaurant,’ and ‘Matilda’.
— billboard (@billboard) May 31, 2022
Styles becomes the first British soloist in history to simultaneously chart four singles in the Hot 100’s top 10, joining The Beatles as the only British acts ever accomplishing this.
Further, since all the tracks from the album charted in the top 30 of the Hot 100, Harry joined Drake as the only artists in history to chart at least 13 songs in the top 30 of the #Hot100 simultaneously. With five songs in the top 10 on the Billboard Global 200 singles chart, adding ‘Little Freak’ to the aforementioned ones, he becomes the third artist, after Drake and Bad Bunny, to ever achieve this.
In the UK, Harry is only the third-ever artist to occupy the entire Top 3 of the singles chart with ‘Late Night Talking’ and ‘Music for a Sushi Restaurant’ coming to keep company to the lead single ‘As It Was’, that remains at No. 1 for the eighth week – making it the longest-running chart-topper of the year – and set to remain even for the ninth.
Not to miss anything, Harry’s House also broke the record for single-week vinyl album sales in its first 3 days of release, selling 182k copies in the US for the week, the biggest sales week for an album on vinyl since 1991. In the UK, the 36k sold copies made it the best-selling vinyl of the century, beating ABBA’s previous record of 29k.
He’s probably breaking 78 more records as I’m typing because he just can’t help keeping outselling himself for a living. Next thing you know he’s gonna become the first artist ever PERIOD and to be honest we can’t really complain because we all know he deserves this and way more!
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