The Chainsmokers' debut tops albums chart
In its first week available, Memories earned 221,000 equivalent album units, including 166,000 traditional album sales. Those numbers were good enough to dethrone Drake, who occupied the top spot for three weeks with his More Life playlist.
Memories‘ No. 1 debut is only the latest chart victory for the duo. Since 2015, they’ve launched five songs into the top 10 of the Billboard Hot 100, including their recent Coldplay collaboration “Something Just Like this,” which currently sits at No. 5.
The Chainsmokers’ strong showing knocked Drake to No. 2 on the chart, which in turn knocked Ed Sheeran’s ÷ — the No. 1 prior to Drake — to the third slot. A cappella group Pentatonix and rapper Joey Bada$$ debuted at Nos. 4 and 5, respectively, with PTX Vol. IV: Classics and All-Amerikkkan Bada$$. And Father John Misty eked out a top 10 debut for his latest album, Pure Comedy, coming in at No. 10 with 35,000 equivalent album units.