Juice WRLD’s ‘Legends Never Die’ debuts at # 1 on the Billboard 200 with the biggest week of 2020


Set is also kicking off with the fourth biggest streaming week ever.

WRLD juice Legends never die made a smashing debut at No.1 on the Billboard 200 album chart, capturing the biggest week of 2020 for any album, as it won 497,000 US equivalent album units in the week ending July 16, according to Nielsen Music / MRC Data.

The set records the largest week of streaming in 2020 and the fourth largest streaming frame ever seen for an album.

Legends never die is the second album no.1 of the deceased artist, after that of 2019 Death race for love, which opened at the top of the list dated March 23, 2019, with 165,000 units won.Legends never die was released via Grade A / Interscope Records on July 10. This is Juice WRLD’s first release since his death on December 8, 2019.

The Billboard 200 chart ranks the most popular albums of the week in the United States based on multi-metric consumption measured in equivalent album units. Units include album sales, track equivalent albums (TEA), and streaming equivalent albums (SEA). The new chart dated July 25 (where Legends never die starts at n ° 1) will be displayed in full on Billboardon the July 21 site.

Legends never dieThe debut of 497,000 equivalent album units is fueled by 283,000 SEA units (which equates to 422.63 million on-demand streams of tracks on the album), 209,000 album sales (largely supported by more than 100 bundles of products / albums) and 3,000 in TEA Units.

Biggest week of 2020 for a unit album: With 497,000 units won, Legends never die captures the biggest week of 2020 for an album, by equivalent album units earned. It beats the highest precedent, recorded by the arrival of The Weeknd’s After hours, when he lost to No. 1 with 444,000 units on the prize list of April 4. The latest album to score a week bigger than Legends was Taylor Swift Lover, when it entered No.1 on the list dated September 7, 2019 with 867,000 units.

Biggest week for a hip-hop album or by a male artist in almost two years: The latest hip-hop album, or a male artist’s effort to capture a bigger week than Legends never die, was Travis Scott Astroworld, when it debuted at No.1 on the chart dated August 18, 2018 with 537,000 units.

Since January 2018, the only albums of all kinds that have recorded a week as large as Legends were swift Lover, Astroworldet Drake’s Scorpion (732,000; July 14, 2018), and all in their early weeks.

The biggest streaming week of 2020 and the fourth biggest streaming week of all time: Legends never dieThe first week of “was led by hit streaming numbers as the album tracks recorded 422.63 million on-demand streams in the United States during the week ending July 16. It’s the biggest week of streaming in 2020 for any album, and the fourth biggest week of streaming ever for an album.

LegendsStreaming launch surpasses previous 2020 record, won by arrival of Lil Uzi Vert Eternal Atake, when it started with 400.42 million streams (# 1; March 21). In terms of all-time streaming recordings, the only weeks longer than Legends are the first Drake executives Scorpion (745.92 million; July 14, 2018), Lil Wayne’s Tha Carter V (433.02 million; October 13, 2018) and Post Malone’s Beerbongs et Bentleys (431.34 million; May 12, 2018). L

Legends never die remplace Pop Smoke’s Shoot for the stars Aim for the moon # 1 on the Billboard 200. This latest title – another posthumously published effort – slips to # 2 in its second week with 110,000 units of equivalent albums gained (down 56 percent). With Juice WRLD after Pop Smoke at n ° 1, it is the first time that two acts are found back to back at n ° 1 of the ranking with posthumous outings. It is also the first time that the first two of the ranking have been occupied by albums released posthumously.

At number 3 on the new Billboard 200, the original Broadway cast recording of Hamilton: an American musical falls one place with 95,000 equivalent album units earned (down 7%). The album posted a gain in streaming activity for the week (72,000 SEA units earned; up 8%), as the filmed version of the Broadway show continues to air on Disney + (after its premiere on the service on July 3).

Next four # 1 alumni are on the board, like Lil Baby My turn down 3 to 4 (58,000 units of equivalent albums won; down 7%), Post Malone’s Hollywood bleeding was stable at No. 5 (34,000; down 5%), DaBaby Blame It On Baby goes down 4-6 (33,000; down 8%) and Harry Styles’ Fine line is a non-mover at number 7 (28,000 units; down 4%).

Summer Walker collects her second top 10 album, Life on Earth debuts at # 8 with just under 28,000 units of equivalent albums earned. Of this amount, 24,000 are in SEA units, 3,000 in album sales and a negligible figure in TEA units. The five tracks Life on Earth project, presented as an EP, follows its previous top 10, the 18 tracks Above, which debuted and peaked at # 2 on the chart dated October 19, 2019.

Closing of the new top 10, the old n ° 1 of The Weeknd After hours drops from 6 to 9 with 27,000 equivalent album units earned (down 8%) and Polo G’s The goat slips from 8 to 10 with nearly 27,000 units (down 6%).


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