Billie Eilish– does she have a high school degree? Well, at 17, she’s learned the truth. Her debut album has debuted at number 1 on the charts this week.
“When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?” sold 307,000 copies this week, the second highest first week sales of 2019 after Ariana Grande’s “Thank You, Next.” More than half of Eilish’s sales were CDs and downloads, too. If you’ve got a tween in the house, you’ve probably heard Eilish’s little girl voice bleeding out a kid’s earbuds.
Eilish also sold 26,000 copies (including streaming) of her debut EP, so she has two albums on the charts.
Nipsey Hussle, who was killed last week, sold 63,525 copies his album, “Victory Lap.” Three quarters of those sales came from streaming.
The number 1 streaming hit is “Old Town Road” by Lil Nas with Billy Ray Cyrus, whose daughter is a famous singer. “Old Town Road” was booted from the Billboard country chart because Lil Nas is black and not part of the country Establishment. He added Cyrus and re-released the record, so maybe now it will chart. It’s a pretty good record. Country music has forgotten Charley Pride. “Old Town Road” is a country song, not a rap song. Wait til the fight at the Grammy committee this fall. That should be fun! (Not!)