Rapper YoungBoy Never Broke Again releases third No.1 album on the Billboard 200 in less than a year, as aptly titled High debuts at the top of the count. The set was released on September 11 via Never Broke Again / Artist Partner Group / Atlantic and won 126,000 equivalent album units in the United States during the week ending September 17, according to Nielsen Music / MRC Data.
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 September 26 (where High debuts at # 1) will be displayed in full on BillboardThe website for Tuesday, September 22. For all the latest graphics news, follow @billboard and @billboardcharts on Twitter and Instagram.
Of High126,000 equivalent album units earned in week one, 106,000 came from SEA units (or 156.32 million on-demand streams of songs from the set in week one), 19,000 included album sales and just under 1000 are TEA units.
High is YoungBoy’s third No. 1 album overall, and all of them arrived within 11 months. The 20-year-old topped the list with AI YoungBoy 2, who lost first in the standings on October 26, 2019. He scored his second leader with 38 Baby 2 May 9, 2020, followed by High on the graph of September 26, 2020.
The latest act to score three No.1s faster was BTS, which recorded its first three No.1s in a clip slightly faster than YoungBoy: 10 months and 25 days, with Love yourself: tear (June 2, 2018), Love yourself: answer (September 8, 2018) and Love yourself: The person (April 27, 2019). The last solo act to land three No.1s faster than YoungBoy was Future, when he landed his first three No.1s in just six months and three weeks with DS2 (August 8, 2015); What time to live, with Drake (October 10, 2015); and Evol (February 27, 2016).
YoungBoy has mapped a slew of albums in record time on the Billboard 200. Since his debut on the August 26, 2017 list, he has placed 15 albums on the list, including four EPs. No other artist has listed so many albums of newly recorded material over the same period. (Only the Grateful Dead have placed more entries on the chart since August 26, 2017 – with 22 mapping efforts. But all of them were archive sets or compilation albums.)
With Warner Music’s Atlantic atop the Billboard 200, Warner breaks the monopoly at the top of the Universal Music Group (UMG) charts over the previous 15 weeks. From June 13 to September 19, a UMG title was # 1.
At No. 2 of the new Billboard 200, the former frontman of Pop Smoke Shoot for the stars Aim for the moon is a non-mover with 73,000 equivalent album units earned (down 2%), while the former Juice WRLD No.1 Legends never die is also stationary at No. 3 with 54,000 units (down 5%).
Former Taylor Swift No.1 Folklore climbs one spot to No.4 with 44,000 equivalent album units earned (down 9%) while the original recording of Hamilton: an American musical is up one rung to No. 5 with 41,000 units (down 6 percent).
With Hamilton (posted via Hamilton Uptown / Atlantic) in the top five alongside YoungBoy High, Atlantic has two top five titles at the same time for the first time since May 9, when YoungBoy’s 38 Baby 2 debuted at No.1 while Lil Uzi Vert’s Eternal Atake (Generation Now / Atlantic) was # 3.
Old Lil Baby # 1 My turn climbs 7-6 on the new Billboard 200 with 40,000 equivalent album units earned (down 1%), while Big Sean’s Detroit 2 falls 1-7 in its second week with 37,000 units (down 64 percent).
Rock band Marilyn Manson marks their 10th top 10 album on the Billboard 200 as We are chaos The set, which came out via Loma Vista / Concord, comes in with 31,000 equivalent album units won. Of this, 28,000 came from album sales (encouraged by a variety of physical formats of the album on offer), 3,000 SEA units (or 4 million on-demand streams of the ensemble’s tracks) and less than 1000 TEA units.
We are chaos was available in a range of vinyl LP editions (including color variant versions exclusive to Target, Best Buy, independent retailers and the band’s online store), as well as a Deluxe Edition on CD with tracks bonus and even several cassette variants. The album’s many permutations have encouraged sales, as the ensemble also debuts at No.1 on the album sales chart, the vinyl albums chart (with 8,000 sold on vinyl LP) and the Tastemakers chart. The latter ranks the best-selling albums of the week at independent retailers and small chains.
Marilyn Manson previously reached the top 10 on the Billboard 200 with Paradise upside down (N ° 8 in 2017), The Pale Emperor (N ° 8, 2015), Born wicked (N ° 10, 2012), The high end of the bottom (N ° 4, 2009), Eat me drink me (N ° 8, 2007), Let’s not forget: the best of (N ° 9, 2004), The golden age of the grotesque (N ° 1, 2003), Mechanical animals (N ° 1, 1998) and Antichrist Superstar (N ° 3, 1996).
The new top 10 of the Billboard 200 is that of Rod Wave Pray 4 Love, dropping from 8-9 with 30,000 equivalent album units earned (down 8%), and former Post Malone No. 1 Hollywood bleeding, stable at No. 10 with 29,000 units (down 3%).