Lil Baby returns to No. 1 on the Billboard 200 albums chart with his latest release 'My Turn', with 65,000 equivalent album units earned, Billboard reports. It’s the second week at No. 1 for the album, following its debut atop the chart in March. 'My Turn' tallies the smallest sum for a No. 1 album in over a year, in a slow week for new albums - there were no debuts inside the top 40 of the new chart. Last week, the Atlanta rapper released the song 'The Bigger Picture' in response to the national protests over police brutality.

Lady Gaga scores her sixth No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 with the chart-topping debut of 'Chromatica', sold in 274,000 equivalent album units, the biggest week for any album by a woman in 2020, although she ceased promotion due to nationwide unrest over George Floyd's death, Billboard reports. 'Chromatica' album sales comprise 205,000, SEA units total 65,000 (equating to 87.16 million on-demand streams of the set’s tracks in the week ending June 4) and TEA units equal a little more than 4,000. Also new at the top 10 on Billboard 200 are Jimmy Buffet who landed at No. 2 with 'Life on the Flip Side' - earned 75,000 equivalent album units, and Run The Jewels with 'RTJ40, bowing at No. 10 - 38,000 equivalent album units earned.

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June 01, 2020

Gunna scores his first No. 1 album on Billboard 200 chart with 'Wunna'

Gunna earned his first chart-topper at the Billboard 200 with 'Wunna', which sold in 110,000 equivalent album units, mostly through streaming - 106,000 units, equating to 143.6 million on-demand streams - 4,000 units are credited to album sales. Other debuts on the chart include The 1975‘s 'Notes on a Conditional Form', which enters this week at No. 4 with a total of 54,000 equivalent album units including 39,000 from album sales, Billboard reports.

Future's 'High Off Life' reached the No. 1 on the most recent Billboard 200 album chart, after earning 153,000 equivalent album units in its debut week. 16,000 of those units came from album sales, mostly from merchandise/album bundles, while almost all the others were streamed, Billboard reports. Also in the new top 10: Polo G's 'The Goat' bows at No. 2 with 99,000 units, and Jason Isbell and The 400 Unit’s 'Reunions' jumps from No. 149 to No. 9 after its first week of wide release, with 35,000 in sales.

Country superstar Kenny Chesney tops the Billboard 200 chart for the ninth time with his latest album 'Here and Now', equaling Garth Brooks' record for the most No. 1s among country acts in the chart’s history, according to Billboard. Chesney's set earned 233,000 equivalent album units in the U.S., with the vast majority of it being actual album sales - 222,000. Drake's surprise-released 'Dark Lane Demo Tapes' opens at No. 2 on the new Billboard 200 chart, with 223,000 equivalent album units earned. And a curiosity from this week's Billboard - post-hardcore band Dance Gavin Dance charted at No. 14 without the help of any physical sales; their new album 'Afterburner' ended up receiving the equivalent of 23,211 album sales from streaming in its first week, Loudwire reports.

YoungBoy Never Broke Again climbed the Billboard 200 chart with his latest release, '38 Baby 2', sold in 67,000 equivalent album units (in 63,000 SEA units, equaling 96.9 million on-demand streams, and 4,000 in album sales). It was actually a weak week on Billboard as '38 Baby 2' collects the smallest unit total for a No. 1-debuting album since 2017. '38 Baby 2' is the rapper’s second No. 1, following 'AI YoungBoy 2', which debuted at No. 1 less than seven months ago with 110,000 units earned in its first week.

DaBaby has debuted at No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 with 'Blame It on Baby', with 124,000 equivalent album units in the USA last week, Billboard reports. Of those units, 110,000 were from steams, 12,000 from album sales, and 3,000 were in track equivalent units. 'Blame It on Baby' marks the eighth week in a row that an R&B/hip-hop project has led the Billboard 200, marking the longest such stretch in more than a year.

The Weeknd's 'After Hours' remains atop the Billboard 200 in its second week on the charts with 138,000 equivalent album units, while 6 new albums enter the Top 10, as Billboard reports. Australian pop-rock band 5 Seconds of Summer scores its fifth top 10 album on the Billboard 200 chart as 'Calm' surges from No. 62 to No. 2 with 133,000 equivalent album units (up 1,159%). UK pop singer Dua Lipa lands her first top 10 album, as her second effort, 'Future Nostalgia', debuts at No. 4 with 66,000 equivalent album units earned. Grunge veterans Pearl Jam return to the Billboard 200 with their first studio album since 2013, as 'Gigaton' jumps in at No. 5 with 63,000 equivalent album units earned (14,000 copies sold on vinyl, the second-largest week on vinyl for a 2020 release). Canadian r'n'b singer PartyNextDoor lands at No. 8 with 50,000 equivalent album units earned with 'PartyMobile'. American rapper Joyner Lucas makes his chart debut with his first studio album, 'ADHD' selling in 39,000 equivalent album units, enough for No. 10 spot.

The Weeknd’s latest album 'After Hours' has topped the Billboard 200 with 444,000 equivalent album units, which made it the biggest debut week for an album in 2020 thus far, Billboard reports. 'After Hours' had 275,000 album sales, and 163,000 SEA units, which amounts to 220.7 million on-demand streams of the project's tracks in its first week. There was a chance that The Weeknd's album wasn’t going to release during the coronavirus pandemic - TMZ reports that music executives wanted the singer to hold off, fearing the album would flop.

Lil Uzi Vert had an exceptionally good second week his album 'Eternal Atake' - it earned 247,000 equivalent album, down just 14% compared to its debut atop the list a week ago with 288,000 units, Billboard reports. The small second-week decline is owed to the album’s surprise reissue on March 13, when a new deluxe edition arrived with 14 additional songs, expanding upon the original 18-song set. Also, 'Eternal Atake' is the first album to spend its first two weeks at No. 1 since Harry Styles’ 'Fine Line' held at No. 1 for two weeks at the turn of the year.

Lil Uzi Vert debuts at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart with 'Eternal Atake', with the biggest streaming week for an album since 2018 - the album starts with 288,000 equivalent album units earned in the U.S. in last week, with 278,000 of it in SEA units, which translates to a whopping 400 million on-demand streams for the set’s 18 tracks, the Billboard reports. That’s the fourth-largest streaming week ever for an album, and the largest week for any album since Lil Wayne’s 'Tha Carter V' started with 433 million clicks in October 2018. Elsewhere on the Billboard 200, Jhené Aiko scores her highest charting album ever, as 'Chilombo' debuts at No. 2 with 152,000 equivalent album units. Korean pop group NCT 127 lands its first top 10 effort, as 'NCT #127: Neo-Zone, The 2nd Album' debuts at No. 5 with 87,000 equivalent albums. Closing out the top 10 is Megan Thee Stallion, who scores her second top 10 effort with 'Suga'; 41,000 equivalent album units earned.

Lil Baby's new album 'My Turn' sold in 197,000 equivalent album units last week in the U.S., big majority of it by streaming activity - 184,000 are in SEA units (equating to 261.6 million on-demand streams for the album’s songs in its first week), 4,000 in TEA units, and just under 10,000 in copies. It was the most-streamed debut of 2020. Bad Bunny lands a historic debut on Billboard 200, as the Puerto Rican artist’s 'YHLQMDLG' bows at No. 2 with 179,000 equivalent album units earned, the highest-charting all-Spanish-language album ever on the chart.

Korean boy band BTS have debuted on top of Billboard 200 chart, with their newest album 'Map of the Soul: 7' sold in 422,000 equivalent units (347,000 actual purchases, and 75 million streams). It is their fourth No. 1 album in the U.S., the biggest debut of 2020, and BTS' third No. 1 on the Billboard 200 in less than 12 months, which is a feat that had last been managed by The Beatles over half a century before. Back on the new Billboard 200, rapper YoungBoy Never Broke Again bows at No. 2 with 'Still Flexin, Still Steppin', which steps in with 91,000 equivalent album units, and Ozzy Osbourne’s 'Ordinary Man' debuts at No. 3 on the Billboard 200 with 77,000 equivalent album units.

Justin Bieber's 'Changes' earned 231,000 equivalent album units in the U.S last week (126,000 in album sales, 101,000 are in SEA units, and 4,000 are in TEA units), which landed him on top of Billboard's album chart. At 25, Bieber is the youngest solo artist to achieve seven No. 1 albums (previously, the record was held by Elvis Presley, who was 26 at the time of his 7th No. 1 album). Three more albums reached the top 10 at Billboard 200 - A Boogie Wit da Hoodie’s 'Artist 2.0' debuts at No. 2 with 111,000 equivalent album units (nearly all from streaming activity), Tame Impala achieves its highest charting album ever on the Billboard 200, as 'The Slow Rush' bows at No. 3 with 110,000 equivalent album units (with 80,000 of that in album sales), and Monsta X rounds out the new arrivals in the top 10, as the six-member South Korean vocal group makes its Billboard 200 chart debut at No. 5 with its 'All About Luv', sold in 52,000 equivalent album units (50,000 of that sum comprising album sales).

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February 17, 2020

Roddy Ricch back on No. 1 on Billboard 200 for the fourth week

Roddy Ricch‘s 'Please Excuse Me for Being Antisocial' returns to No. 1 on the Billboard 200 for a fourth nonconsecutive week, moving up one spot and opening with 79,000 equivalent album units. Other new debuts on this week’s Billboard 200 chart include Green Day‘s 'Father of All Motherfuckers' who enter at No. 4 with 48,000 equivalent album units. Pop Smoke gets his first top 10 with 'Meet the Woo, V.2' debuting at No. 7, gaining 36,000 equivalent album units.

For the fifth time in his career, Lil Wayne has reached the top of Billboard 200, the American album chart - his 13th album 'Funeral' debuts at No. 1 with 139,000 equivalent album units earned. Four more albums debut at the Top 10 - Russ’s 'Shake the Snow Globe' bows at No. 4 with 65,000 equivalent album units earned, Kesha snares her fourth top 10 album, as 'High Road' bows at No. 7 with 45,000 equivalent album units, Louis Tomlinson’s debut 'Walls' bows at No. 9 with 39,000 albums, and closing out the new top 10 on the Billboard 200 is Yo Gotti’s 'Untrapped', with 35,000 albums.

No big new albums were out last week, so "older" albums took a chance to rise to the top of Billboard 200 chart. Roddy Ricch’s 'Please Excuse Me for Being Antisocial' returned to No. 1 on the American albums chart for a third nonconsecutive week, after earning a little under 95,000 equivalent album units with vast majority of 92,000 SEA in units (streaming equivalent albums). Billie Eilish climbed to the No. 3 spot with her album 'When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?' sold in 62,000 equivalent album units, thanks to her big night at the Grammys. Eminem’s 'Music to Be Murdered By' falls to No. 2 with 89,000 equivalent album units in its second week.

Eminem climbs the Billboard 200 chart for the historic 10th time with his latest release, 'Music to Be Murdered', with 279,000 equivalent album units earned in the U.S. in the week ending Jan. 23. Of the total starting sum 154,000 are in SEA units, 117,000 are in album sales, and 8,000 are in TEA units. Eminem is just the sixth act with at least 10 No. 1 albums. He joins The Beatles (with a record 19), Jay-Z (14), Bruce Springsteen (11), Barbra Streisand (11) and Elvis Presley (10). Back on the new Billboard 200, Halsey’s 'Manic' debuts at No. 2, with 239,000 equivalent album units earned, and Mac Miller’s first posthumous album, 'Circles' debuts at No. 3 with 164,000 equivalent album units earned.

Selena Gomez climbs for the third time to the top of Billboard 200 chart, with her third solo album 'Rare'. The album starts with 112,000 equivalent album units earned in the U.S. last week - 56,000 were in SEA units (equating to 79.3 million on-demand streams for album’s tracks), just under 53,000 in album sales, and a little over 3,000 in TEA units (track equivalent albums).

Travis Scott-led project Jackboys debuts at No. 1 on Billboard 200 chart with their first EP 'Jackboys, a seven-track set 21 minutes long. It started with 154,000 equivalent album units sold, and of that sum, 79,000 were in album sales. Jackboys comprise Scott, Sheck Wes, Don Toliver, and Chase B. Billboard...

British pop star landed his second No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 chart, as his 'Fine Line' earned 478,000 equivalent album units in the U.S. in the week ending Dec. 19, Billboard reports. 'Fine Line' had the biggest week for a pop album by a male artist in over four years, and the third-biggest […]

'The Frozen 2' soundtrack climbs to No. 1 on the Billboard 200 albums chart with 80,000 equivalent album units sold in its third week, Billboard reports. 'Frozen 2' is the first new full-length soundtrack to reach No. 1 for the first time in 2019. It’s also the first soundtrack of an animated film to hit […]

Rapper Trippi Redd comes to the top of Billboard 200 chart with his newest release 'A Love Letter to You 4' sold in 104,000 equivalent album units. 'A Love Letter...' marks the prolific artist’s fourth top 10 album on Billboard 200 in a little over a year. 'A Love Letter to You 4' total units […]

Celine Dion's new album 'Courage' earned 113,000 equivalent album units last week in the USA, enough to climb the summit of Billboard 200. 'Courage' is her fifth No. 1 album, and her first chart-topper in over 17 years (last was 2002’s 'A New Day Has Come'). Billboard...

American country singer Luke Combs has climbed the summit of Billboard 200 chart with his newest release 'What You See Is What You Get'. The album had 172,000 equivalent album units in the United States, with 74 million on-demand audio streams, which made for the largest week for a country album in over a year […]

Post Malone comes back to the top of Billboard 200 chart with his album 'Hollywood's Bleeding', for a fifth nonconsecutive week, a feat that hasn't been accomplished in over a year. 'Scorpion' by Drake was the last album to land at No. 1 for five weeks, however, it was all consecutive. 'Hollywood's Bleeding' earned 78,000 […]

Korean boy-band BTS score a major milestone on the Billboard 200 as their 'Love Yourself: Answer' spends a full year on America's main albums chart, Billboard reports. 'Love Yourself: Answer' re-enters the Billboard 200 at No. 165 for its 52nd, non-consecutive week on the chart. 'Love Yourself: Answer' has now earned 1.1 million total equivalent album […]

Kanye West reached the No. 1 spot at the Billboard 200 albums chart with his latest release 'Jesus Is King', which earned 264,000 equivalent album units in the U.S. Of that sum, 109,000 were in album sales, while the rest was powered largely by streaming activity. 'Jesus Is King' on top of Billboard makes Kanye West the […]

Post Malone’s 'Hollywood’s Bleeding' earned 93,000 equivalent album units in the U.S. last week, and becomes the first album released in 2019 to score four weeks at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart. 'Hollywood’s Bleeding' spent its first three No. 1 weeks at the end of September, and beginning of October. The last album […]