For the tracking week ending July 6 and updated July 11 on the charts, it was a particularly slow week in sales and streaming units which is not uncommon for this time of year. Summer vacations are underway so there is less activity in music consumption, sales most notably. But that doesn't stop new titles from entering the top 10 of the Billboard Top 200 Albums chart which combines sales, streaming and track sales data. On the latest update, Calvin Harris earns his highest debut set to date.
Funk Wav Bounces Vol. 1, which features some of today's most popular acts, enters the Top 200 at No. 2 largely thanks to streaming units. It begins its trek with 68,000 overall units, 8,000 more than initial predictions. Of that number, a mere 23,000 were in actual album sales but is enough for the DJ to have the second best-selling album of the week behind Stone Sour's Hydrograd on Top Album Sales (Stone Sour however debuts at No. 8 on the Top 200 with 30,000 in sales and 33,000 units overall).
Harris' Funk benefitted from streaming units having 39,000 total, or 58.5 million streams from the album, while also earning 6,000 units from track sales, or 9 million songs sold. It becomes his highest debuting album to date following 2014's Motion which reached No. 5 on the chart.
Calvin Harris focused on a different sound for Funk Wav Bounces Vol. 1 and he brought in acts such as Pharrell Williams, Katy Perry and Big Sean on the latest single "Feels." Nicki Minaj joins in on the track "Skrt on Me" while Ariana Grande lends her vocals to "Heatstroke."
Holding on at No. 1 on the Top 200 is DJ Khaled's Grateful spending a second week as the leader. Grateful moved an additional 70,000 units, down over 50 percent, and is made up of mostly streaming units. The album received 42,000 of that 70,000 from platforms such as Spotify, Apple Music and even Pandora (all of which also contribute to the Hot 100 songs chart). To compare, only 16,000 units came from actual sales, a number that would have put him at No. 4 prior to the chart's formula update in Dec. 2014.