Justin Timberlake
2.12.2018

Justin Timberlake’s ‘Man of the Woods’ Debuts at No. 1

Justin Timberlake supplies his fourth No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 with Man of the Woods, which sold 293,000 equivalent album units (242,000 traditional) in its first week.

According to Billboard, this is the largest week for an album since Taylor Swift’s Reputation, which topped the chart with 1.24 million units and 1.22 million in album sales last year. It’s the best opening for an album by a man since Kendrick Lamar’s DAMN debuted at No. 1 last year with 603,000 units (353,000 traditional).

Notching 15,000 in vinyl sales — the second biggest ever among solo male artists — MOTW records the biggest-selling week for a vinyl album since LCD Soundsystem’s American Dream, which moved 16,000 last year. The new album, which features an exclusive orange vinyl at Target, also moved 14,000 track equivalent album units, 37,000 streaming equivalent album units, 139,000 digital albums, and 89,000 CDs.

Timberlake went No. 1 with all of his other releases, except for his solo debut Justified, which opened and peaked No. 2 in 2002 with 439,000 units.

J.T. dethrones Migos’ Culture II, which falls to No. 2 with 88,000 units. Elsewhere, Bruno Mars drops 4-5 with 24K Magic (35,000), Post Malone’s Stoney jumps 8-6 (33,000), Kendrick Lamar’s DAMN. drops 6-7 (32,000), and Lil Uzi Vert’s Luv Is Rage 2 rises 12-9 (25,000).

Billboard 200 Top 10

1. Justin Timberlake – Man of the Woods – 293,000
2. Migos – Culture II – 88,000
3. Various – The Greatest Showman – 81,000
4. Ed Sheeran – ÷ – 40,000
5. Bruno Mars – 24K Magic – 35,000
6. Post Malone – Stoney – 33,000
7. Kendrick Lamar – DAMN. – 32,000
8. Camila Cabello – Camila – 31,000
9. Lil Uzi Vert – Luv Is Rage 2 – 25,000
10. Various – Now 65 – 25,000