According to Billboard, Styles’ long-awaited sophomore album just logged its second week atop the Billboard 200 chart ending on December 26 with 89,000 equivalent album units. In its first week, Fine Line debuted at No. 1 on the same chart with 478,000 album units, falling only a few thousand units behind Post Malone’s Hollywood’s Bleeding (489,000) and this year’s leader, Taylor Swift’s Lover (869,000).
Despite the 81% dip compared to its debut, the superstar still scored a huge achievement by having the first pop album to spend two weeks in the number-one spot in 2019 after Ed Sheeran’s No. 6 Collaborations Project achieved the same feat earlier this year. This isn’t the only groundbreaking accomplishments Styles has garnered with his latest project, either.
Fine Line also gave the “Cherry” vocalist the biggest sales week for an album put out by a male musician from the U.K since Nielsen Music began electronically tracking sales in 1991. Additionally, the English crooner’s follow-up project made him the first U.K. male artist to have his first two albums debut at No. 1. (His self-titled debut album premiered at No. 1 in 2017.)
As fans know, Fine Line arrived on December 13. The effort spawned several singles including its captivating leader “Lights Up” and lovestruck songs “Watermelon Sugar” and “Adore You.” Styles will support his second studio album with a worldwide “Love On Tour” with supporting acts like King Princess (Europe), Jenny Lewis (US/Canada) and Koffee (Mexico).
Styles’ global jaunt officially kicks off in April 2020, and tickets are available now.
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