Sorry Mariah Carey, better luck next time. Though she delivered her best album in years, it wasn’t enough to secure the No. 1 spot on the Billboard 200. Who knows, maybe in 17 years she’ll get justice for Caution like she did for Glitter.
Exactly how many copies did Caution move? According to the publication, Mimi’s latest LP launched with 51,000 units (43,000 in album sales) to land at No. 5. It’s her 18th Top 10 album of her career. Honestly, given the current state of album sales and her long career, it’s pretty decent. Pop divas of a certain age have a harder time charting.
Who snatched the No. 1 crown? Mumford & Sons did with their new album Delta. It’s the third No. 1 album of their career. It clocked in 230,000 equivalent album units, 214,000 of which were in traditional album sales. It’s the biggest week for an alternative rock band in 2018.
Debuting close behind at No. 2 was Michael Bublé. The Canadian crooner collected his 8th Top 10 album with Love which rocked with 111,000 units (105,000 in album sales).
The other notable debut was The Greatest Showman: Reimagined which landed at No. 3 with 89,000 units (70,000 in album sales). It’s one of three soundtracks to rank in the Top 10- A Star Is Born and Bohemian Rhapsody being the others. Check out the rest of the Top 10 below.
Billboard 200 – Week Ending Nov 22, 2018
1. Mumford & Sons, Delta
2. Michael Buble, Love
3. The Greatest Showman soundtrack
4. A Star Is Born soundtrack
5. Mariah Carey, Caution
6. Bohemian Rhapsody soundtrack
7. Travis Scott, Astroworld
8. Drake, Scorpion
9. Trippie Redd, A Love Letter To You
10. Metro Boomin, Not All Heroes Wear Capes