Harry Styles bows at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 albums chart with his self-titled debut effort, launching with 230,000 equivalent album units earned in the week ending May 18, according to Nielsen Music. Of that sum, 193,000 were in traditional album sales. With Styles’ start of 193,000 he earns the biggest debut sales week for a U.K. male artist’s first full-length album since Nielsen Music began tracking sales in 1991. He surpasses the previous record holder, Sam Smith, who saw his In the Lonely Hour album launch with 166,000 copies sold at No. 2 back in 2014. In addition, Styles is just the second U.K. male artist to bow at No. 1 with a debut album in the 61-year history of the Billboard 200. - Billboard

harry had literally just performed with stevie nicks the other night and now he gets to see that his very own debut album reached #1 on billboard, breaking records for being only the 2nd male uk artist to have a debut album at #1 and to have the biggest debut sales ever for a male uk artist?? it’s been less than two days since all this has happened and i can’t be prouder