Harry Styles ended the past decade with an album at the top of the Billboard 200 chart, and he’s kicking off the new one in the same way. His latest record Fine Line stayed at no. 1 for the second consecutive week.
The former One Direction singer dropped this record on December 13th, and got us hyped up for its release by sharing three singles – “Lights Up,” “Watermelon Sugar,” and “Adore You.” Fine Line sold 478,000 equivalent album units during its first week and managed to earn an additional 89,000 during its second.
Harry Styles is no stranger to topping the Billboard 200 chart because his debut album did the same thing. He felt less pressure with his second studio effort and wasn’t so concerned about its commercial performance.
“When I listen to the first album now, I can hear all of the places where I feel like I was playing it safe, because I just didn’t want to get it wrong… I kind of went into the second one feeling like I want to work out how to make all of this feel really fun,” Styles told Zane Lowe during an appearance on Apple Music’s Beats 1 radio show.