Here Are the First Week Album Numbers in 2017

A look at the first week album numbers for everyone from Kendrick Lamar to Lana Del Rey.

Kendrick Lamar

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Kendrick Lamar

Who was really moving units in 2017? Kendrick Lamar's Damn certainly made its mark with a monstrous first week, and so did the likes of Drake (More Life), Ed Sheeran (÷), and Pink (Beautiful Trauma). Newer acts like Lil Uzi Vert and 21 Savage also earned some pretty impressive figures with their respective solo debut albums. For your convenience, we've put together a lengthy list that highlights who came out the gate strong, as well as artists who may have missed the mark from a numbers perspective. 

The figures shown are album-equivalent units, which consists of traditional album sales, track equivalent albums (TEA), and streaming equivalent albums (SEA).

The first week numbers below are for artists we and our readers made an effort to check out in 2017. Peep the list to see how your favorite artists fared this year.

First Week Album Numbers in 2016

Syd, 'Fin'


Action Bronson, 'Blue Chips 7000'

Action Bronson 'Blue Chips 7000'

Young Dolph, 'Bulletproof'

Young Dolph

Vic Mensa, 'The Autobiography'

Vic Mensa's The Autobiography.

Lupe Fiasco, 'Drogas Light'

Image via Twitter

Big Boi, 'Boomiverse'

Big Boi

Jaden Smith, 'SYRE'

Jaden Smith

Moneybagg Yo and Youngboy Never Broke Again, 'Fed Baby's'

Moneybagg Yo

Vince Staples, 'Big Fish Theory'

Vince Staples "Rain Come Down" f/ Ty Dolla Sign

Young Dolph, 'Thinking Out Loud'

Dolph Out Loud

Dave East, 'Paranoia: A True Story'

Dave East 'Paranoia: A True Story'

PnB Rock, 'Catch These Vibes'

PnB Rock 'Catch These Vibes'

Playboi Carti, 'Playboi Carti'

Playboi Carti Debut Mixtape

Wale, 'Shine'

Image via Apple Music

St. Vincent, 'Masseduction'

St. Vincent

Ty Dolla Sign, 'Beach House 3'

Beach House 3 album cover.

Moneybagg Yo, 'Federal 3X'

Moneybagg Yo

Nav and Metro Boomin, 'Perfect Timing'

Metro Boom and Nav's "Perfect Timing"

Haim, 'Something to Tell You'


Gucci Mane and Metro Boomin, 'Droptopwop'

Gucci Mane

Fabolous and Jadakiss, 'Friday on Elm Street'

Fabolous and Jadakiss' 'Friday on Elm Street'

Big K.R.I.T., '4eva Is a Mighty Long Time'

Big K.R.I.T.

Jhené Aiko, 'Trip'

Jhene Aiko '17'

Young Thug, 'Beautiful Thugger Girls'

young thug album cover leak

Khalid, 'American Teen'


Yo Gotti, 'I Still Am'

I Still Am Cover

Miguel, 'War & Leisure'

miguel war leisure

ASAP Mob, 'Cozy Tapes, Vol. 2: Too Cozy'

ASAP Mob 'Cozy Tapes Vol. 2: Too Cozy'

Miley Cyrus, 'Younger Now'

Miley Cyrus "Younger Now"

The xx, 'I See You'

The xx

Lil Yachty, 'Teenage Emotions'


Fifth Harmony, 'Fifth Harmony'

Fifth Harmony

Lil Pump, 'Lil Pump'

Lil Pump

Big Sean and Metro Boomin, 'Double or Nothing'

Big Sean and Metro Boomin 'Double or Nothing' cover

Kodak Black, 'Project Baby 2'

Kodak Black

Macklemore, 'Gemini'

Macklemore 'Gemini' Album

Joey Bada$$, 'All-Amerikkkan Bada$$'

Joey Badass

Quality Control, 'Quality Control: Control the Streets, Vol. 1'

Quality Control Music

French Montana, 'Jungle Rules'

french jungle

21 Savage, Offset, and Metro Boomin, 'Without Warning'

21 Savage x Offset x Metro Boomin 'Without Warning'

NF, 'Perception'


Machine Gun Kelly, 'Bloom'

Machine Gun Kelly

Kehlani, 'SweetSexySavage'

Kehlani "SweetSexySavage"

SZA, 'Ctrl'

SZA 'CTRL' Cover

ODESZA, 'A Moment Apart'


A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie, 'The Bigger Artist'

A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie

Trey Songz, 'Tremaine the Album'

Trey Songz

Chris Brown, 'Heartbreak on a Full Moon'

Chris Brown

Calvin Harris, 'Funk Wav Bounces Vol. 1'

Calvin Harris

Gucci Mane, 'Mr. Davis'

Gucci Mane 'Mr. Davis'

Kodak Black, 'Painting Pictures'

Kodak Black

Jeezy, 'Pressure'

Jeezy drops 'Pressure' album.

Demi Lovato, 'Tell Me You Love Me'

Demi album cover

Future and Young Thug, 'Super Slimey'

Young Thug x Future "Super Slimey"

21 Savage, 'Issa Album'

Issa album

Mary J. Blige, 'Strength of a Woman'

Mary J. Blige

XXXTentacion, '17'

17 cover

Meek Mill, 'Wins & Losses'

Meek Wins

2 Chainz, 'Pretty Girls Like Trap Music'

2 Chainz

Halsey, 'Hopeless Fountain Kingdom'


Tyler, the Creator, 'Flower Boy'


Rick Ross, 'Rather You Than Me'

Rick Ross "Rather You Than Me"

Lana Del Rey, 'Lust for Life'

Lana Del Rey

Bryson Tiller, 'True to Self'

Bryson Tiller

Lorde, 'Melodrama'


Kesha, 'Rainbow'

Kesha "Rainbow"

Future, 'HNDRXX'


G-Eazy, 'The Beautiful & Damned'

G Eazy 'The Beautiful & Damned'

Maroon 5, 'Red Pill Blues'

Maroon 5 'Red Pill Blues'

Migos, 'Culture'

Migos 'Culture' cover sized properly.

John Mayer, 'The Search for Everything'

John Mayer

Lil Uzi Vert, 'Luv Is Rage 2'

Lil Uzi Vert

Gorillaz, 'Humanz'


Future, 'FUTURE'

future future self titled album

DJ Khaled, 'Grateful'

DJ Khaled "Grateful"

Big Sean, 'I Decided'

Big Sean 'I Decided' album cover.

Niall Horan, 'Flicker'

Niall Horan

Katy Perry, 'Witness'

Katy Perry 'Witness'

Harry Styles, 'Harry Styles'

Harry Styles Self Titled, Debut Album

Sam Smith, 'The Thrill of It All'

Sam Smith 'The Thrill of It All'

Logic, 'Everybody'

Logic Everybody cover

Jay Z, '4:44'

444 cover

Eminem, 'Revival'

Eminem 'Revival'

Pink, 'Beautiful Trauma'


Ed Sheeran, '÷'

Ed Sheeran Releases '÷'

Drake, 'More Life'

Drake 'More Life'

Kendrick Lamar, 'Damn'

Kendrick damn cover

Taylor Swift, 'Reputation'


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