Pop Smoke and The Weeknd Join Top 10 Albums of Mid-2021

Both albums were released in 2020.

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Pop Smoke‘s posthumous album Shoot for the Stars, Aim for the Moon and The Weeknd‘s After Hours have been named as two of MRC Data’s midyear top 10 albums.

According to Billboard, Shoot for the Stars, Aim for the Moon entered the top 10 at No. 4 with a total of 948,000 equivalent album units sold from January 1 to July 1, while After Hours entered at No. 5 with a total of 832,000 equivalent album units within the same time frame. The Weeknd also made it on other top 10 lists, appearing at Nos. 7 and 8 — “Save Your Tears” and “Blinding Lights” respectively — of the top 10 selling digital songs.

Other big projects that sold well in the first six months of 2021 include Olivia Rodrigo’s Sour, Lil Durk’s The Voice, Ariana Grande’s positions, BTS’ “Butter” and “Dynamite” Billie Eilish’s WHEN WE ALL FALL ASLEEP, WHERE DO WEO GO? and Kendrick Lamar’s g.o.o.d. kid, m.A.A.d. city.

Take a look at the charts below.

MRC Data’s Midyear 2021 Charts:

2021’s Midyear Top 10 Albums (Based on Overall Equivalent Album Units*)
1. Morgan Wallen, Dangerous: The Double Album (2.108 million)
2. Olivia Rodrigo, Sour (1.367 million)
3. Justin Bieber, Justice (962,000)
4. Pop Smoke, Shoot for the Stars Aim for the Moon (948,000)
5. The Weeknd, After Hours (832,000)
6. Dua Lipa, Future Nostalgia (829,000)
7. Taylor Swift, Evermore (818,000)
8. Luke Combs, What You See Is What You Get (740,000)
9. Lil Durk, The Voice (735,000)
10. Ariana Grande, Positions (707,000)

2021’s Midyear Top 10 Selling Albums
1. Taylor Swift, Evermore (374,000)
2. Morgan Wallen, Dangerous: The Double Album (241,000)
3. Taylor Swift, Fearless (Taylor’s Version) (237,000)
4. Carrie Underwood, My Savior (211,000)
5. Harry Styles, Fine Line (162,000)
6. Taylor Swift, Folklore (153,000)
7. Olivia Rodrigo, Sour (146,000)
8. BTS, Be (128,000)
9. Foo Fighters, Medicine at Midnight (126,000)
10. Billie Eilish, When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go? (118,000)

2021’s Midyear Top 10 Selling Vinyl Albums
1. Taylor Swift, Evermore (143,000)
2. Harry Styles, Fine Line (125,000)
3. Kendrick Lamar, Good Kid, M.A.A.D. City (99,000)
4. Billie Eilish, When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go? (89,000)
5. Prince and the Revolution, Purple Rain (Soundtrack) (86,000)
6. Michael Jackson, Thriller (86,000)
7. Billie Eilish, Dont Smile at Me (83,000)
8. Taylor Swift, Folklore (82,000)
9. Queen, Greatest Hits (75,000)
10. Fleetwood Mac, Rumours (73,000)

2021’s Midyear Top 10 Selling Digital Songs
1. BTS, “Butter” (841,000)
2. BTS, “Dynamite” (283,000)
3. Masked Wolf, “Astronaut In the Ocean” (246,000)
4. Dua Lipa featuring DaBaby, “Levitating” (238,000)
5. Silk Sonic (Bruno Mars & Anderson .Paak), “Leave the Door Open” (203,000)
6. Olivia Rodrigo, “Drivers License” (199,000)
7. The Weeknd, “Save Your Tears” (187,000)
8. The Weeknd, “Blinding Lights” (176,000)
9. Cardi B, “Up” (166,000)
10. Saweetie featuring Doja Cat, “Best Friend” (148,000)

Elsewhere in music, Westside Gunn reveals plans to release two albums this year.

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