Entertainment Demi Lovato’s ‘Dancing With the Devil…’ Debuts at No. 1 on Billboard’s Top Album Sales Chart
Demi Lovato Sets New Album ‘Dancing with the Devil’
The pop star announces a new album Dancing with the Devil…The Art of Starting Over, which will drop April 2. According to reps, it’s a “deeply personal album” and is executive produced by Lovato and her manager, Scooter Braun.Lovato’s latest album will be supported by a four-part documentary series, Demi Lovato: Dancing with the Devil, which will stream on YouTube from Tuesday, March 23, and wrapping Tuesday, April 6.The album and the series are interconnected. Both will explore Lovato’s near fatal overdose in 2018, and her journey back.
’s Dancing With the Devil… The Art of Starting Over debuts at No. 1 on Billboard’s chart (dated April 17). The set was released on April 2 via Island/Republic and sold 38,000 copies in the U.S. in the week ending April 8, according to MRC Data.
Dancing is Lovato’s second No. 1 on Top Album Sales, and seventh consecutive top five-charting effort – the entirety of her charting albums. She previously topped the tally in 2009 with Here We Go Again.
Billboard’schart ranks the top-selling albums of the week based only on traditional album sales. The chart’s history dates back to May 25, 1991, the first week Billboard began tabulating charts with electronically monitored piece count information from SoundScan, now MRC Data. Pure album sales were the measurement solely utilized by the albums chart through the list dated Dec. 6, 2014, after which that chart switched to a methodology that blends album sales with track equivalent album units and streaming equivalent album units. For all chart news, follow @billboard and @billboardcharts on both Twitter and Instagram.
Demi Lovato Reflects on Emotional Grammys Comeback: 'I Didn't Know If I'd Ever Step Foot on a Stage Again'
When Demi Lovato performed at the 2020 Grammy Awards, it was the first time she'd been on stage in over a year and halfIn her CBS Sunday Morning interview, Lovato opened up about her emotional performance at the 2020 Grammy Awards, which was the first time she'd been on stage in over a year and a half.
Of Dancing’s debut sales of 38,000, physical album sales comprise 25,000 of that figure (all in CD sales) while digital album sales comprise 13,000. Sales of Dancing got help from the availability of a Target-exclusive CD edition of the set with two bonus tracks, a signed CD sold via Lovato’s official website, multiple CD cover variants and a deluxe edition with bonus tracks available through digital retailers.
’s My Savior falls 1-2 in its second week on Top Album Sales, selling 31,000 copies (down 55%). After two weeks on sale, My Savior is the fifth-biggest selling album of 2021, with 99,000 copies sold through April 8. The year’s top-seller is ’s Dangerous: The Double Album, with 215,000 copies sold.
’s Cuttin’ Grass, Vol. 2: The Cowboy Arms Sessions re-enters Top Album Sales at No. 3 with 18,000 copies sold (up 14,758%), following the album’s release on CD and vinyl on April 2. Cuttin’ Grass, Vol. 2 is Simpson’s second album of bluegrass covers of his own material, following 2020’s Cuttin’ Grass, Vol. 1: The Butcher Shoppe Sessions. The new album was initially released on digital retail and streaming services last year and previously spent one week on the tally, debuting and peaking at No. 48 on the Dec. 26, 2020-dated chart from download sales only (6,000 sold in its first week).
Fans Choose Demi Lovato’s ‘Dancing With the Devil’ as This Week’s Favorite New Music
Demi Lovato’s confessional new song “Dancing With the Devil” has topped this week’s new music poll. Music fans voted in a poll published Friday (March 26) on Billboard, choosing the 28-year-old singer’s title track from her forthcoming album as their favorite new music release of the past week.“Dancing With the Devil” brought in 50% of the vote, beating out new music by Taylor Swift featuring Maren Morris, Lil Nas X, Justin Bieber, Karol G and others.In the lyrics for “Dancing With the Devil,” Lovato reflects on her battles with substance abuse that nearly took her life in 2018.
Of Cuttin’ Grass, Vol. 2’s nearly 18,000 sold in the latest tracking frame, a little over 14,000 comprise vinyl LPs, 3,000 comprise CDs and less than 1,000 comprise digital albums. Its sturdy vinyl sales figure lands the album at No. 1 on thechart. The set also enters at No. 1 on , which ranks the top-selling albums of the week at independent and small chain record stores. Cuttin’ Grass, Vol. 2 sold nearly 10,000 copies through those retailers across all formats.
’ Roll the Bones X debuts at No. 4 on Top Album Sales with 7,000 copies sold, securing the singer his first top 10 effort. The set is a reissue of the singer’s 2011 album Roll the Bones (which did not chart), bolstered with 15 previously unreleased recordings.
A trio of former No. 1s are next up on the list, as’ Fine Line rises 14-5 with 7,000 sold (up 35% after a boost in vinyl LP sales), ’s Chemtrails Over the Country Club climbs 7-6 with 6,500 (down 29%) and ’s When We All Fall Asleep Where Do We Go? pushes 9-7 with just over 6,000 (up less than 1%).
scores its first top 10 on Top Album Sales, as the act’s latest studio effort, G_d’s Pee at State’s End! bows at No. 8 with 6,000 copies sold. The album was strongly supported by vinyl LP sales, with 3,500 copies sold via the format.
Rounding out the latest top 10 on Top Album Sales isand The Wailers’ Legend: The Best Of… (19-9 with nearly 6,000 sold; up 26% thanks to a surge in vinyl sales) and ’s Justice (5-10 with 5,500 sold; down 43%).
Demi Lovato Is Having 'Fun' Living with Best Friend After Ending Engagement: 'Let's Normalize That' .
"I was engaged to a dude and almost did that. And I was like, 'That's not the life for me,' " said Demi LovatoAppearing on The Drew Barrymore Show this week, the "My Girlfriends Are My Boyfriend" singer, 28, shared that she's currently living with her best friend as a roommate after ending her engagement to ex Max Ehrich last year. Lovato praised the concept as her ideal situation for right now.