Top-selling albums in the U.S. 2019

In 2019, the music album with the most unit sales in the United States was 'Lover' by Taylor Swift, far outperforming all other records in the list with almost 1.1 million copies sold that year. Second was 'When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?' by Billie Eilish with 594.6 thousand sales, followed by 'Happiness Begins' by the Jonas Brothers.

Other artists with best-selling albums in 2018

The ranking also includes albums by artists who proved extremely popular in 2019 such as Ariana Grande, Khalid, and Post Malone. The three artists also featured in the list of top-selling music albums based on total streams.

Other well-known artists like Harry Styles, BTS, and the the Backstreet Boys made the top ten, selling between 300 and more than 450 thousand albums each in 2019. Again though, among music fans the presence of these names on the ranking will be unremarkable and, frankly, expected. A name which may come as a surprise is Tool, whose album ‘Fear Inoculum’ sold over 344 thousand copies. The album marked the rock band's first release since 2006, and received widespread critical acclaim upon its release and performed well in the charts in its opening week. Songs 'Fear Inoculum' and '7empest' were both nominated for Grammys in 2019, the latter of which had a runtime of more than 15 minutes, making it the longest track on the album.

Top-selling music albums in the United States in 2019, based on unit sales

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Release date

January 2020


United States

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Supplementary notes

Figures have been rounded.

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