AceShowbiz - Niall Horan's first solo album "Flicker" debuts atop Billboard 200 and marks the singer's first No. 1 album as a solo artist after One Direction goes on an indefinite hiatus. The set sold 152,000 equivalent album units, including 128,000 in traditional album sales, in the week ending October 26, according to Nielsen Music.
Niall is the third member of One Direction member who tops the chart with his solo album. He follows fellow member Harry Styles with his self-titled album, which was released in early 2017, and former member Zayn Malik with his debut album "Mind of Mine", which was released in 2016.
Additionally, Niall's win on the chart helps the boyband match The Beatles' record as only groups with three members with solo No. 1 albums. Three members of The Beatles previously topped the chart with their solo albums several times. They are George Harrison with two No. 1 albums, John Lennon with three No. 1 albums and Paul McCartney with six No. 1 albums.
At No. 2, Future and Young Thug's surprised collaborative album "Super Slimey" debuts with 75,000 units. The sum is fueled by the effort's streaming activity that racked up 58,000 units. It marks the highest-charting collaborative album since Future and Drake's "What a Time to Be Alive" topped the chart for two weeks in 2015. Last week's chart topper, Pink's "Beautiful Trauma", dips to No. 3 with 64,000 units.
Post Malone's "Stoney" stays steady at No. 4 with 44,000 units, while Chris Young debuts at No. 5 with his latest effort "Losing Sleep". The set sold 39,000 equivalent album units, including 32,000 in traditional album sales. Trailing behind is Gucci Mane's "Mr. Davis", which drops to No. 6 in its second week with 36,000 units.
Ed Sheeran's "Divide (division sign)" falls one spot to No. 7 with 35,000 units. Meanwhile, Darius Rucker starts at No. 8 with his latest album "When Was the Last Time". The set racked up 34,000 units, including 30,000 in traditional album sales. Closing out this week's top 10 are Lil Uzi Vert's "Luv Is Rage 2", which falls to No. 9 with 33,000 units, and Demi Lovato's "Tell Me You Love Me", which returns to the top 10 with 33,000 units.