Tyler, the Creator’s Call Me If You Get Lost finds its way back to No. 1 on Billboard’s Top Album Sales chart (dated Sept. 9), as the album vaults 76-1 following a new vinyl release of the set. It’s the album’s third week at No. 1 in as many years, following one-week visits to the top in 2022 and 2021.
The album’s return is owed to the Aug. 25 release of the first vinyl pressing of the deluxe edition of the album, dubbed Call Me If You Get Lost: The Estate Sale. The deluxe edition was originally issued via streamers and digital retailers in March 2023. The triple-LP set was pressed on blue-colored vinyl. In total in the U.S. in the week ending Aug. 31, all retail versions of the album combined – old and new – sold just over 29,000 copies (up 1,397%), according to Luminate. Vinyl sales comprised nearly all of that sum.
Call Me If You Get Lost previously hit No. 1 for one week in 2022 (April 30-dated chart) after the original album’s release on vinyl, and for one week in 2021 (July 10, its debut frame).
In total in the U.S. through the week ending Aug. 31, Call Me If You Get Lost has sold 328,000 copies on vinyl across its multiple vinyl editions.
Elsewhere in the top 10 of the latest Top Album Sales chart, Zach Bryan’s self-titled set launches at No. 3, and The Turnpike Troubadours’ A Cat In the Rain debuts at No. 5.
Billboard’s Top Album Sales chart ranks the top-selling albums of the week based only on traditional album sales. The chart’s history dates back to May 25, 1991, the first week Billboard began tabulating charts with electronically monitored piece count information from SoundScan, now Luminate. Pure album sales were the sole measurement utilized by the Billboard 200 albums chart through the list dated Dec. 6, 2014, after which that chart switched to a methodology that blends album sales with track equivalent album units and streaming equivalent album units. For all chart news, follow @billboard and @billboardcharts on both Twitter and Instagram.
Travis Scott’s chart-topping Utopia falls to No. 2 after four weeks at No. 1 (selling 29,000 copies; down 68%), while Bryan’s self-titled album bows at No. 3 with 17,000 sold (all from digital downloads, as it has yet to be released on any physical format). NewJeans’ former No. 1 2nd EP ‘Get Up’ rises 7-4 with 13,000 (down 17%), while The Turnpike Troubadours’ A Cat in the Rain starts at No. 5 with nearly 13,000 sold.
Taylor Swift’s former leader Speak Now (Taylor’s Version) rises 8-6 (nearly 13,000; down 19%), NCT DREAM’s ISTJ: The 3rd Album falls 6-7 (12,500; down 49%), and J-Hope’s Jack in the Box falls 2-8 (12,000; down 74%). Swift’s former No. 1 Midnights climbs 11-9 (10,000; down 12%), and JIHYO’s Zone (The 1st Mini Album) falls 4-10 (10,000; down 73%).
In the week ending Aug. 31, there were 1.666 million albums sold in the U.S. (down 12.6% compared to the previous week). Of that sum, physical albums (CDs, vinyl LPs, cassettes, etc.) comprised 1.333 million (down 15.3%) and digital albums comprised 334,000 (up 0.1%).
There were 552,000 CD albums sold in the week ending Aug. 31 (down 18.9% week-over-week) and 773,000 vinyl albums sold (up 12.6%). Year-to-date CD album sales stand at 23.283 million (up 1.8% compared to the same time frame a year ago) and year-to-date vinyl album sales total 31.147 million (up 20.4%).
Overall year-to-date album sales total 67.201 million (up 6.9% compared to the same year-to-date time frame a year ago). Year-to-date physical album sales stand at 54.788 million (up 11.6%) and digital album sales total 12.414 million (down 10%).