Taylor Swift’s “Folklore” Rules at No. 1 for Week 2 of the Billboard 200


More: Beyoncé’s “The Lion King: The Gift” returns to the top 10 after “Black Is King” premiered on Disney +.

Taylor Swift Folklore Sits atop the Billboard 200-album chart for a second week, earning 135,000 US equivalent album units in the week ending Aug. 6, according to Nielsen Music / MRC Data. The set is down 84% from its opening of 846,000 units – the biggest week of all albums in 2020.

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). Each unit equals one album sale, or 10 individual tracks sold from an album, or 3,750 official on-demand audio and video streams funded by advertising or 1,250 paid / subscription-on-demand generated by songs of an album. The new chart dated August 15 (where Folklore remains at n ° 1) will be displayed in full on BillboardAugust 11 website.

Of FolkloreSecond week of the week units, SEA units include 102,000 (down 53%), album sales total 30,000 (down 95%), and TEA units equal 3,000 (down 53%). decrease of 81%).

Next two # 1 alumni are on the Billboard 200, like Pop Smoke’s Shoot for the stars Aim for the moon climbs 4-2 with 97,000 equivalent album units (albeit down 9%) and Juice WRLD’s Legends never die was stable at No. 3 with 88,000 units (down 18%). The original recording of the Broadway cast Hamilton: an American musical moved up one place to n ° 4 with 66,000 units (down 7%). The former head of Lil Baby My turn goes up 7-5 with 50,000 units (down 5%).

DaBaby Blame it on baby returned to the top 10, jumping 11-6 with 43,000 equivalent album units (up 47%), after the album was re-released on August 4 with 10 additional tracks. The LP debuted at No.1 on the count dated May 2.

Blame it on baby is one of at least 10 R&B and hip-hop albums released in 2020 that has been re-released in a deluxe format with additional tracks. It more recently follows the reissues of Lil Durk Just because you’ve all been waiting 2 (released May 8; reissued June 26 with seven additional tracks), Pop Smoke’s Shoot for the stars Aim for the moon (released on July 3; reissued on July 20 with 15 additional titles), Jhené Aiko’s The beast (released March 6; reissued July 17 with nine additional titles) and Gunna’s Wunna (released May 22; republished July 24 with eight additional titles).

Back on the new Billboard 200, Harry Styles’ former No.1 Fine line captures his third consecutive weekly unit gain, as he climbs 10-7 with 39,000 equivalent album units earned (up 26%). The increase is concomitant with targeted promotion around the album’s current hit single, “Watermelon Sugar”.

Former Chief of Gunna Wunna slips 6-8 with just under 39,000 equivalent album units (down 42%) and former Post Malone # 1 Hollywood bleeding is a non-mover at No. 9 with 33,000 units (down 1%).

Beyoncé closes the top 10, like her album The lion king: the gift returned to the rankings at No. 10 with 27,000 equivalent album units won (up 1,462%). The album originally debuted and reached No.2 on the chart dated August 3, 2019.

The lion king: the gift returns to the list after the July 31 premiere of Black is king on Disney +.

Black is king is based on the music of The lion king: the gift, and was written, directed and produced by Beyoncé.

The lion king: the gift The album also benefits from its reissue on July 31 with three additional tracks. The lion king: the gift The album was first released on July 19, 2019, as a companion project to the remake of last year’s film. The Lion King (in which Beyoncé voices the character Nala).


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