The Best New Songs Of 2017
By Olivia LinnemannPosted October 08, 2018 03:23:10The 2017 Billboard 200 hit “Lost In The World” sold more than 1.2 million copies in its first week of release.
That’s up from 2.5 million copies sold in the week prior.
The album’s first week sales of 3 million were more than double what the previous record-holder, the song “Lost in the World” by Taylor Swift, sold in 2016.
It was a pretty big jump for a song that was originally written for Taylor Swift’s sophomore album, 1989.
The song went on to become a top-10 single, earning $4.2M on Monday and more than doubling the previous year’s record for a single.
The Billboard 200 chart ranks the most popular albums of the week based on multi-metric consumption, which includes traditional album sales, track equivalent albums (TEA) and streaming equivalent albums.
The chart ranks songs by their combined album sales in the U.S. and Canada, based on their cumulative sales in their home territories.
The new “Lost” was the first chart to top the chart since February 1, 2018, when Drake’s “Hotline Bling” debuted at No. 1.
The “Lost World” chart is based on Nielsen Music’s weekly album tracking, which is based primarily on album sales.
It also includes streaming equivalent album sales (TEAs) and traditional album equivalent albums that are streamed in the United States but not in other territories.
For the chart, Nielsen Music also uses the traditional album and TEA sales measures, which excludes streaming sales.