Khalid released his sophomore album Free Spirit earlier this month and now we have its first week sales numbers.
The project was able to debut at number one on Billboard’s Top 200 chart by moving 202,000 units (85,000 traditional sales) in seven days. This is Khalid’s first chart-topping LP and the fourth biggest release of 2019. Free Spirit has only been bested by Ariana Grande’sthank u, next, Billie Eilish’sWhen We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?, and Backstreet Boys’DNA. Khalid is also the first R&B artist to reach number one since The Weeknd’sMy Dear Melancholy in April, 2018.