DJ Khaled lands his fourth No. 1 on the Billboard 200 albums chart (dated September 10) as God made debuts atop the list. The star-studded collection earned 107,500 equivalent album units in the United States in the week ending September 1, according to Luminate. It is also Khaled’s 10th top 10.
Also in the top 10 of the new Billboard 200, TWICE collected its third top 10 with the debut of Between 1&2 at No. 3 while Nicki Minaj scores her sixth total and consecutive top 10 with her greatest hits set arc, Queen Radio: Volume 1. Additionally, Silk Sonic An Evening with Silk Sonic and that of Kendrick Lamar Mr. Morale and Big Steps both are returning to the area after their vinyl releases.
The Billboard 200 chart ranks the most popular albums of the week in the United States based on multimetric consumption measured in equivalent album units, compiled by Luminate. Units include album sales, track equivalent albums (TEA), and streaming equivalent albums (SEA). Each unit equals 1 album sale, or 10 individual tracks sold from an album, or 3,750 official ad-supported audio and video streams or 1,250 paid/on-demand subscription generated songs from a album. The new chart dated September 10, 2022 will be published in full on Billboard‘s on Wednesday, September 7 (one day later than usual, due to Labor Day in the United States on September 5). For all charting news, follow @billboard and @billboardcharts on Twitter and Instagram.
Of God madeof the 107,500 equivalent album units earned, SEA units include 96,000 (equivalent to 129.82 million official on-demand streams of tracks in the set), album sales include 9,500, and TEA units include 2,000.
God made has 31 guest artists, including 16 artists who have already topped the Billboard 200. Among them: Drake, Eminem, Future, Jay-Z, Jadakiss, Lil Baby and Travis Scott.
In total, God made is Khaled’s 10th top 10 album and fourth to reach No. 1. It previously topped the chart with Khaled Khaled (2021), Grateful (2017) and major key (2016).
Bad Bunny’s A Verano Sin Ti drops to No. 2 after nine non-consecutive weeks at No. 1 with 106,000 equivalent album units (up 1%). The set has yet to leave the top two echelons of the chart for its entire 17-week run on the list so far. The last album to get off to such a strong start was Drake’s. Viewswhich also spent its first 17 weeks in the top two (charts dated May 21 through September 10, 2016).
TWICE collects its third top 10 on the Billboard 200 as Between 1&2 bowed to No. 3 with a career-high 100,000 equivalent album units earned. Of that, album sales include 94,000 (another career best week); SEA units include 6,000 (equivalent to 9.18 million official on-demand streams from all seven tracks in the set); and the TEA units represent a negligible sum.
Like many K-pop releases, the CD setup of Between 1&2 was released in deluxe collectible packages (17 in total, including versions sold exclusively through Target, Barnes & Noble and the band’s official online store), each with a standard set of randomized items and items (such as photo cards, posters and stickers); 96.5% of the album’s first week sales were on CD. The remaining 3.5% were digital album sales (just over 3,000). The set was not released in any other format, such as vinyl or cassette.
Lamar’s former number 1 Mr. Morale and Big Steps returns to the top 10, jumping 24-4, following its vinyl release on August 26. In the week ending September 1, the set grossed 55,000 equivalent album units (up 188%), with 38,000 of that in album sales (up 2,408%) . Vinyl sales account for nearly 36,000 of that 38,000 figure.
Mr. Morale and Big Steps debuted at No. 1 on the chart dated May 28 and spent its first six weeks in the top 10.
The former head of Morgan Wallen Dangerous: the double album falls 4-5 with 50,000 equivalent album units earned (up 3%). Dangerous: the double album has now racked up 85 non-consecutive weeks in the top 10 of the Billboard 200. Since the chart began publishing on a regular weekly basis in 1956, Dangerous ties Peter, Paul and Mary’s self-titled album for most weeks in the top 10 single act, with 85 non-consecutive weeks in 1962-64. However, there are seven albums that have more weeks in the top 10 than Dangerous and Peter, Paul and Mary – and all are multi-artist soundtracks and cast recordings, helmed by the all-time top 10 record holder, the original cast recording of my lovely lady, with 173 weeks in the top 10 between 1956-60. See the list, below.
Albums with most weeks in the Top 10 of the Billboard 200 Chart (from March 24, 1956)
Top 10 Weeks, Artist, Title, First Year Top 10
173, original cast, my lovely lady1956
109, soundtrack, The sound of music1965
106, soundtrack, West Side Story1962
105, original cast, The sound of music1960
90s, soundtrack, South Pacific1958
87, original cast, Camelot1961
87, soundtrack, Oklahoma!1956
85, Morgan Wallen, Dangerous: the double album2021
85, Peter, Paul and Mary, Peter Paul and Mary1962
84, Adele, 212011
84 years old, Bruce Springsteen, Born in USA1984
(via chart dated September 10, 2022.)
Beyoncé’s awards Renaissance falls 3-6 on the new Billboard 200 with 46,000 equivalent album units (down 12%).
Silk Sonic — the duo of Bruno Mars and Anderson .Paak — returns to the top 10 with An Evening with Silk Sonic, vault 200-7, following the vinyl release of the set on August 26. In the week ending September 1, the album earned 44,000 equivalent album units (up 509%), with 38,000 of that in album sales (up 4,595%) . Vinyl sales account for nearly 37,000 of the album’s sales for the week.
An Evening with Silk Sonic debuted and peaked at No. 2 on the chart dated November 27, 2021. It spent its first three weeks in the top 10.
A pair of former No. 1s are next on the new Billboard 200, as Rod Wave Nice spirit falls 2-8 with 43,000 equivalent album units earned (down 24%) and Harry Styles’ Harry’s house down from 5 to 9 with just under 43,000 units (down 5%).
Minaj’s Greatest Hits Compilation Queen Radio: Volume 1 bowed to No. 10 on the Billboard 200 with 32,000 equivalent album units earned. Of this sum, SEA units include 27,500 (or 38.43 million tracks in the set), album sales include 3,000, and TEA units include 1,500. This is the sixth consecutive album in the top 10 from Minaj – the entirety of his mapping efforts.
Queen Radio: Volume 1 was originally available as a standard 27-track set and was re-released in its first week with an additional bonus track, a remix of “Likkle Miss”, credited to Minaj and Skeng.
Queen Radio: Volume 1 features 15 top 40 hits for Minaj on the Billboard Hot 100, including her recent No. 1 hit, “Super Freaky Girl.”
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