With his third solo record, he’s made the biggest debut of 2022 so far.
With his third solo album, ‘Harry’s House,’ Harry Styles has broken Taylor Swift’s one-week vinyl sales record in the United States, which she set with her ‘Red (Taylor’s Version)’ last year.
Since Adele’s ’30,’ which sold 839,000 copies in its first week, the pop artist has had the greatest debut (521,500 equivalent album units in its first week). He’s also set the record for the biggest vinyl sales week in modern history [according to Billboard].
Without factoring in streaming and individual track sales, ‘Harry Potter’s House’ has 330,000 sales. That means it’s also the best pure sales week of the year, with a figure high enough that Styles would have had the biggest debut of 2022 based solely on sales.
His total sales include 182,000 vinyl sales, the most in a single week since Luminate (then known as Nielsen SoundScan) began in 1991. Swift’s previous one-week vinyl sales record of 114,000 was surpassed by this figure. ‘Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows’ also racked over 189,000 streaming equivalent units, or 246.96 million on-demand track streams.
Following the release of Future, Bad Bunny, and Kendrick Lamar’s albums, it was revealed that for the fourth week in a row, a new album in the United States had the biggest one-week total of the year.
Styles achieved a chart double in the United Kingdom on Friday (May 27), topping both the album and single charts. ‘Harry Potter and the Cursed Child’ debuted at Number One and is presently the fastest-selling album of 2022.
Someone has achieved a UK chart double for the first time in 2022. Last year’s winner was Ed Sheeran, who released his album ‘=’ and sang ‘Merry Christmas’ with Elton John at the close of the year.
In the meantime, Styles has donated almost $1 million (£791,000) to a gun safety assistance fund in the United States. Following the Uvalde school shooting last week, Styles and Live Nation dedicated the funds to the ‘Everytown for Gun Safety Support Fund’ in the United States.