The set debuts atop the tally with 44,000 equivalent album units earned in the week ending Dec. 13, according to Nielsen Music. Nearly all of its sum came via traditional album sales.
Mellencamp had previously snagged five top fives on Top Rock Albums, which
began in 2006 (many years after Mellencamp first reached the all-genre Billboard
200 chart back in 1979). Before Stuff, with three -- 2007’s Freedom Road,
2008’s Life Death Love and Freedom and most recently, 2017’s Sad Clowns &
Hillbillies reaching No. 3.
The album also represents Mellencamp’s 11th top 10 on the Billboard 200, his first since 2010’s Nothing Better Than This and best-charting album since Freedom 10 years prior.
Stuff features covers in its tracklist, including songs by Robert Johnson, Jimmie Rodgers and more.