Usher’s ‘Coming Home’ Becomes His Fifth Album To Debut No. 1 on Billboard Album Sales Chart & Makes History As Largest R&B Album Sales Week In Over Four Years+Drops Into The Groove: USHER & Friends’ Album Listening Special [Video]

Posted February 20, 2024

Usher is ‘Coming Home’ to a spot that he’s quite familiar with…the TOP spot!

The music titan continues to win following his record-breaking Super Bowl Halftime Show, his ‘Past Present Future’ Tour tickets selling out like hotcakes, and being literally EVERYWHERE!

Now, as a result, his latest album ‘Coming Home’ has taken the No.1 spot on Billboard this week:

Usher lands his fifth No. 1 on Billboard’s Top Album Sales chart (dated Feb. 24) as his new studio album, Coming Home, arrives atop the list. The set sold 53,000 copies in the U.S. in the week ending Feb. 15, according to Luminate. Usher previously topped the list with Looking 4 Myself (in 2012), Raymond V Raymond (2010), Here I Stand (2008) and Confessions (2004).

Of Coming Home’s 53,000 copies sold, digital sales comprise 47,500 and physical sales comprise 5,500 (4,000 on CD and 1,500 on vinyl). Its start marks the largest sales week for an R&B album in more than four years, since Lionel Richie’s live set Hello From Las Vegas sold 65,000 copies in its first week (on the list dated Aug. 31, 2019). Richie’s first-week sales were boosted by a concert ticket/album sale redemption offer. Ticket/album bundles ceased to count toward chart sales as of Oct. 9, 2020. (R&B albums are defined as those that have charted on Billboard’s Top R&B Albums chart.)

Coming Home was available to purchase in its first week as a standard digital download, a standard CD, five different vinyl variants, two deluxe boxed sets and a deluxe digital album with a bonus track and alternative cover art. The latter was promoted as a SKIMS exclusive (alongside Usher’s new starring role in a SKIMS campaign) and sold for a limited time via SKIMS’ official store and Usher’s own webstore. Both versions of the digital album were deeply discounted during the set’s opening week.


Congrats to Usher! The singer also just dropped a new online special titled ‘Into The Groove: USHER & Friends‘ where he talks about his process in making the new album, the meaning behind select featured songs & more.

The special is hosted by Angie Nwandu with special guests Lil Jon, Jermaine Dupri, Gayle King, Cari Champion, Molly Qerim, Shawn “Pecas” Costner, J.I.D. & Johnta Austin. Get into it below.

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