Justin Timberlake has earned his fourth No. 1 album.
Man of the Woods, his new album timed to release with his Super Bowl halftime performance, has debuted atop the Billboard 200, the U.S. album chart. According to Nielsen Music, the new record moved 293,000 equivalent album units in the first week since its Feb. 2 release.
Of that tally, 242,000 came from traditional album sales, suggesting only a fraction of fans opted to stream the album.
While Timberlake definitely benefited from his Super Bowl halftime show on Feb. 4, just two days after the new record arrived, his first-week sales are far behind some of the other most recent blockbuster releases, including Taylor Swift's Reputation, which started with 1.24 million units back in November, and Kendrick Lamar's DAMN., which moved 603,000 units last April.
Interestingly, Man of the Woods also sold 15,000 vinyl units, the second-biggest sales week for a solo male artist, perhaps largely aided by a Target-exclusive orange vinyl.