Top debut albums with the highest first-week sales of the decade: Billie Eilish surpasses Justin Bieber, Cardi B “loses” Nicki Minaj!

Let’s review the debut albums with the “huge” sales in the period 

Although streaming music and counting views is on the verge of becoming one of the most important measures of popularity today, album sales are still the traditional method of assessing an artist’s ability. . In the past 10 years, many stars have shaken the music industry by creating miracles with extremely “huge” record sales with just their debut album.   

Below are the Top 5 debut albums with the highest first week sales between 

1. Thank Me Later 

Thank Me Later  is the name of the debut studio album by veteran Arab male rapper Drake. Starting as an actor and winning a lot of love from fans, Drake turned to a music career using his inherent ability as the son of a family with an artistic tradition.

This album recorded huge sales when reaching 447 thousand copies in just the first week of release. Of course, with the above excellent achievements, the album jumped straight to No.1 Billboard 200 immediately afterwards. As of 2015, Thank Me Later has sold more than 1.2 million copies in the US market alone and earned Drake a Platinum certification.

2. Pink Friday 

“Rap Queen” Nicki Minaj is honored to be the female artist ranked highest on this list and is only inferior to her colleague Drake. With 375 thousand copies sold in the first 7 days since its release, Pink Friday helped Nicki Minaj become runner-up on the Billboard 200 chart at that time.

This is the debut studio album with the second highest weekly sales in history for female rappers, only behind the record of more than 422,000 copies set by Lauryn Hill’s The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill in 1998. Pink Friday is currently has received up to 3 Platinum certifications for more than 2 million units sold.

3. When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?

Super rookie 10x Billie Eilish is the youngest character on this list. However, with the outstanding achievements that the debut studio album When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go achieved when released, this is a completely worthy result.

With 313 thousand album-equivalent units sold in the first week of release,  When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go helped Billie Eilish become the Billboard 200 champion at that time. The album has now received 2 Platinum certifications for more than 2 million units sold after only nearly 8 months of release.

4. My World 2.0

Behind Billie Eilish is pop prince Justin Bieber with his debut studio album My World 2.0 . The album was released on March 19, 2010 and debuted at No.1 Billboard 200 with 283 thousand copies sold. This achievement helped Justin Bieber – then only 16 years old – become the youngest male artist to ever dominate this chart, after the record set by Stevie Wonder in 1963. 

5. 5 Seconds of Summer 

4 pop-rock enthusiasts from Australia are the last artists to appear on this list. With 259 thousand copies sold in the first 7 days since its release, the debut studio album of the same name helped 5 Seconds of Summer sit at number one on the Billboard 200. 

With the above sales, this is also the debut album with the highest first-week sales in history since the achievement  Daughtry achieved in 2006. As of September 2015, 5 Seconds Of Summer has sold more than 734 thousand copies. for this album only in the US market.

In addition to the Top 5 above, a number of other artists also had quite good debut album sales in the first week, for example Cardi B with Invasion of Privacy (255 thousand), Meghan Trainor with Title (238 thousand), Harry Styles with album of the same name (230 thousand).

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