DJ Khaled lands his fourth No. 1 on Billboard 200 album chart (dated September 10) as God did debuts at the top of the chart. The star-studded compilation earned 107,500 equivalent album units in the US in the week ending September. 1, according to Luminate. It is also Khaled’s 10th top 10 charting effort.
Also in the top 10 of the new Billboard 200, TWICE collects his third top 10 with the debut of Between 1 and 2 at No. 3 while Nicki Minaj scores his sixth total and top 10 in a row with the arc of his greatest hits set, Queen Radio: Volume 1. In addition, Silk Sonic’s An evening with Silk Sonic and Kendrick Lamar‘s Sir. Moral & The Big Steppers both returned to the region 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. The 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 ad-supported or 1,250 paid/subscription on-demand official audio and video streams generated by songs from an album. The new Sept. 10, 2022 dated chart will be published in full at Billboard‘s website on Wednesday, Sept. 7 (one day later than usual, due to the Labor Day holiday in the US on Sept. 5). For all chart news, follow @billboard and @billboardcharts on both Twitter and Instagram.
Of God did‘s 107,500 equivalent album units earned, SEA units include 96,000 (equivalent to 129.82 million on-demand official streams of the set’s tracks), album sales include 9,500 and TEA units include 2,000.
God did boasts 31 guest artists, including 16 acts who have previously topped the Billboard 200. Among them: Drake, Eminem, Future, Jay-Z, Jadakiss, Lil Baby and Travis Scott.
Total, God did is Khaled’s 10th top 10 album and fourth No. 1 hit. He previously led the chart with Khaled Khaled (2021), Grateful (2017) and Major key (2016).
Bad rabbit‘s Un 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 steps of the chart throughout its 17-week run on the chart so far. The last album that started off as strong as it was Drake‘s Viewswhich also spent its first 17 weeks in the top two (May 21–September 10, 2016-dated charts).
TWICE collects its third top 10 on the Billboard 200 as Between 1 and 2 bows at No. 3 with a career-high 100,000 equivalent album units earned. Of that total, album sales include 94,000 (another career-best week); SEA units include 6,000 (equivalent to 9.18 million on-demand official streams of the set’s seven tracks); and TEA units add up to a negligible sum.
Like many K-pop releases, the CD configuration is off Between 1 and 2 were issued in collectible deluxe packs (17 in total, including versions sold exclusively through Target, Barnes & Noble, and the group’s official webshop), each with a standard set of items and randomized elements (such as photo cards, posters, and stickers); 96.5% of the album’s first week sales were on CD. The other 3.5% were sales of digital albums (just over 3,000). The set was not released in any other format, such as vinyl or cassette.
Lamar’s former No. 1 Sir. Moral & The Big Steppers returns to the top 10, bounding 24-4, following its vinyl release on Aug. 26. In the week ending Sept. 1, the set earned 55,000 equivalent album units (up 188%), with 38,000 of that total in album sales (up 2,408%). Vinyl sales comprise almost 36,000 of these 38,000.
Sir. Moral & The Big Steppers debuted at No. 1 on the May 28-dated chart and spent its first six weeks in the top 10.
Morgan Wallenformer manager Dangerous: The Double Album falls 4-5 with 50,000 equivalent album units earned (up 3%). Dangerous: The Double Album has now amassed 85 non-consecutive weeks in the top 10 on the Billboard 200. Since the chart began being released on a regular, weekly basis in 1956, Dangerous ties Peter, Paul and Mary’s self-titled album for most weeks in the top 10 among singles, 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, led by the all-time top 10 record holder, the original cast recording of My Fair Lady, with 173 weeks in the top 10 between 1956-60. See the list below.
Albums with the most weeks in the top 10 on the Billboard 200 chart (March 24, 1956 onward)
Weeks in Top 10, Artist, Title, Year First Reached Top 10
173, original cast, My Fair Lady1956
109, Soundtrack, The sound of music1965
106, Soundtrack, West Side Story1962
105, original cast, The sound of music1960
90, Soundtrack, the 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, Bruce Springsteen, Born in the USA1984
(through the chart from September 10, 2022).
Beyonce‘s chart-topping 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 — jumps back into the top 10 with An evening with Silk Sonic, vault 200-7, following the set’s vinyl release on Aug. 26. In the week ending Sept. 1, the album earned 44,000 equivalent album units (up 509%), with 38,000 of that total in album sales (up 4,595%). Vinyl sales make up nearly 37,000 of the album’s sales for the week.
An evening with Silk Sonic debuted and peaked at No. 2 on Nov. 27, 2021-dated chart. It spent its first three weeks in the top 10.
A pair of former No. 1s are next on the new Billboard 200, which Root Wave‘s Beautiful mind falls 2-8 with 43,000 equivalent album units earned (down 24%) and Harry Styles‘ Harry’s house down 5-9 by just under 43,000 units (down 5%).
Minaj’s greatest hits collection Queen Radio: Volume 1 bows at No. 10 on the Billboard 200 with 32,000 equivalent album units earned. Of this total, SEA units comprise 27,500 (equivalent to 38.43 million of the set’s tracks), album sales comprise 3,000 and TEA units comprise 1,500. It’s the sixth consecutive top 10 album for Minaj — her entire charting effort.
Queen Radio: Volume 1 was originally available as a standard 27-track set, and was re-released during its debut week with an additional bonus track, a remix of “Likkle Miss”, credited to Minaj and Skeng.
Queen Radio: Volume 1 includes 15 top 40 hits for Minaj on the Billboard Hot 100, including her most recent No. 1, “Super Freaky Girl.”
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