Drake & 21 Savage’s ‘Her Loss’ Debuts at No. 1 on Billboard 200 Albums Chart

Drake and 21 Savages collaborative album, Her lossdebuts at No. 1 on Billboard 200 chart (dated November 19) with the biggest week of the year for an R&B/hip-hop set and the fourth-biggest streaming week of all time for an album.

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Her loss launched with 404,000 equivalent album units earned in the US in the week ending Nov. 10, according to Luminate. Streaming activity drove the bulk of this total, to 513.56 million on-demand official streams of its 16 tracks.

Her loss is it 12. No. 1 for Drake and the third leader for 21 Savage. Drake now exclusively holds the third-most No. 1 albums Billboard 200 list since the list began being published on a regular weekly basis in March 1956. Ahead of him are only The Beatles, with a record No. 19. 1s and Jay-Z with 14. Drake was previously tied with Bruce Springsteen, Barbra Streisand and Taylor Swift, each with 11 No. 1s on the Billboard 200.

Her loss was announced on Oct. 22 and then scheduled for an Oct. 28 publication. On Oct. 26, its publication was exposed to Nov. 4. The set was released via streaming services and as an album download via digital retailers. A physical release of the set on CD or other format has not been announced.

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 Nov. 19, 2022-dated chart will be published in full on Billboard‘s website on Tuesday (Nov. 15). For all chart news, follow @billboard and @billboardcharts on both Twitter and Instagram.

Of Her loss‘ 404,000 equivalent album units earned, SEA units include 391,000 (equivalent to 513.56 million on-demand official streams of the set’s tracks), album sales include 12,000 and SEA units include 1,000.

Biggest Week for an R&B/Hip-Hop Album of 2022: Her loss shows not just the biggest week for any R&B/Hip set in 2022, but the biggest since Drake’s own Certified Lover Boy debuted at No. 1 more than a year ago, with 613,000 units in September. 18, 2021-dated chart. Among all albums in 2022, Her loss earning the third-biggest week in units earned, trailing only Taylor Swift’s No. 1 debut Midnights (1.578 million; November 5 chart) and Harry Styles’ Harry’s house (521,000; June 4).

Fourth biggest streaming week ever: Her loss captures the fourth-biggest streaming week ever for an album, with total on-demand official streams of its combined tracks (513.56 million). Drake owns three of the top four streaming weeks and half of the top ten weeks.

No. 1 and 2 biggest streaming weeks were logged by Drake’s debut frames Scorpion (745.92 million in 2018) and Certified Lover Boy (743.67 million, 2021). Swifts Midnights debut is No. 3 (549.26 million, 2022) and Lil Wayne’s opening week with Tha Carter V is no. 5 (433.02 million, 2018). No. 6-10 are the debuts for Post Malone’s beer bongs & bentleys (431.34 million, 2018), Juice WRLD’s Legends never die (422.63 million, 2020) and Lil Uzi Vert’s perpetual attack (400.42 million, 2020), the second week of Drake’s Scorpion (390.98 million, 2018) and the opening frame for Drake’s More Life (384.84 million, 2017).

A dozen No. 1 albums: Drake’s even dozen no. 1 albums on the Billboard 200 continues to draw him closer to Jay-Z, who holds the record for the most No. 1s by a solo act, with 14. The Beatles have the most No. 1s of any artist, as The Fab Four has 19 leaders. Below is a list of every act with at least 10 No. 1 albums on the Billboard 200 since the list began being published on a regular weekly basis in March 1956.

Most Billboard 200 No. 1s:
19, The Beatles
14, Jay-Z
12, Drake
11, Bruce Springsteen
11, Barbra Streisand
11, Taylor Swift
10, Eminem
10, Elvis Presley
10, Ye (formerly known as Kanye West)

Taylor Swift’s Midnights drops to No. 2 on the latest Billboard 200 after spending his first two weeks at the top of the chart. The set earned 299,000 equivalent album units in the most recent tracking week (13%). Lil Baby’s former No. 1 It’s just me drop 2-3 with 62,000 units (down 24%) and Bad Bunny’s topping Un Verano Sin Ti slips out of the top three for the first time in its 27 chart weeks as it shifts 3-4 with 58,000 units (down 8%).

Joji achieves his third top 10 charting effort on the Billboard 200 – all of which have debuted in the top five – as Smithereens opens at No. 5 with 57,000 equivalent album units earned. Of that total, SEA units comprise 39,500 (equivalent to 52.95 million on-demand official streams of the set’s nine tracks), album sales comprise 17,500 and TEA units make up a negligible sum. The set was led by the hit single “Glimpse of Us”, which became the artist’s first top 10 (and top 40) hit on Billboard Hot 100which peaked at No. 8 on the July 2-dated list.

Rounding out the new Billboard 200’s top 10 is Morgan Wallen’s top chart Dangerous: The Double Album (down 5-6 with 41,000 equivalent album units earned; however, up 1%), The Weeknd’s The highlights (6-7 with 39,000; down 4%), Styles’ Harry’s house (9-8 with 30,000; down 4%), Zach Bryans American Heartbreak (11-9 with 28,000; up 11%) and Steve Lacy’s The rights of the twins (17-10 with 27,000; up 32% from November 4 vinyl release).

Luminate, the independent data provider for Billboard charts, completes a thorough review of all data submissions used to compile the weekly chart rankings. Light through reviews and authenticates data. In cooperation with Billboarddata deemed suspicious or unverifiable are removed using established criteria before final chart calculations are made and published.

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