Meghan Trainor debuts at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart with her first full-length album, Title. The set arrives with 238,000 equivalent units earned in the week ending Jan. 18, according to Nielsen Music. It was released Jan. 13 on Epic Records.
Title’s chart-topping arrival comes after Trainor earlier led the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart with her introductory hit, “All About That Bass.” The tune ruled the Hot 100 for eight consecutive weeks in 2014.
Title’s first-week units includes 195,000 in pure album sales, an impressive figure, considering January is traditionally a sleepy month for big new releases.
In addition, Title logs the biggest debut for a female pop artist’s first full-length album in over five years.
Trainor’s entrance is the largest opening for any solo artist’s first full-length set in more than three years.
As for Trainor, while she wasn’t a reality-show competitor, she has had months of major exposure leading up to Title’s release. Her smash No. 1 single “All About That Bass” debuted on the Billboard Hot 100 dated July 26, 2014, on its way to an eight-week reign atop the list. In the meantime, Trainor’s introductory four-song EP — also named Title — was percolating on the Billboard 200 chart. The set debuted and peaked at No. 15 and has sold 171,000 copies.
Trainor followed up the success of “All About That Bass'” with another top five single, the No. 4-peaking (so far) “Lips Are Movin.'” (While both “Bass” and “Lips” are on the full-length Title album, only “Bass” appeared on the EP.)