It is an early Christmas gift for Harry Styles.
The musician’s album Fine Line is debuting at the top of the chart and is the third biggest debut week in 2019.
The only two bigger opening weeks were for Taylor Swift and Post Malone.
Possibly the most impressive statistic is that unlike most albums which only have a two or three hit songs, fans were listening to the entire thing. 393,000 album units of the 478,000 total were from full-album sales Columbia Records said. This is almost double of his 2017 album with a total of 230,000 units.
Styles’ numbers are so good that in one week Fine Line is already the sixth biggest album in 2019.
The album is also No. 1 in a number of countries including Australia, Mexico, Sweden and more.