Billie Eilish’s debut album When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go? has gone straight in at number one on the Billboard 200 chart.
The album flies in at top spot with 313,000 equivalent album units which equates to around 170,000 in traditional album sales.
According to Billboard, Eilish’s album has enjoyed the second-largest week for an album this year in terms of commercial success. Furthermore, When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?, has had the third-largest streaming week of all time for an album by a woman.
In its review of the album, Far Out said that “Eilish’s album was promised as an undefinable and undeniable triumph of youthful energy and creativity.” However, the review struggled to scored three starts out of five and continued: “While in parts this rings true, for the most, the album falls a little short of the meteoric highs we promised ourselves and instead shows a pop princess still finding her kingdom.”
The review adds: “At points aggressive and agitating and at others lulling and simplistic, When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go? falls short of the dream scene we were hoping for.”