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Five years later, SZA’s Ctrl returns to No. 1 on the Top R&B Albums Chart

After a break of almost five years, SZA‘s Ctrl returns to No. 1 on Billboard‘s Top R&B albums chart after a deluxe release of the album for its five-year anniversary on June 9th. Ctrl rebounds from No. 4 to lead the list dated June 25, the album has now totaled three weeks at the top. It debuted at No. 1 on the chart dated July 1, 2017 and reigned again in its ninth week (chart dated August 26, 2017).

To reclaim the top castle, Ctrl earned 32,000 similar album units in the U.S. in the week ending June 16, according to Luminate. Of that, a total of 30,000 units come from streaming and represent 39.4 million U.S. official on-demand streams of the album’s songs, an increase of 114% over the previous week. Nearly 2,000 units come from traditional album sales, with a negligible impact from number-equivalent album units through sales of the album’s songs. (One unit corresponds to the following levels of consumption: an album sale, 10 individual tracks sold from an album, or 3,750 ad-supported or 1,250 paid / subscription on-demand official audio and video streams for a song on the album.)

Ctrl, first released in 2017, is SZA’s first full-length studio album. The album featured groundbreaking hits, including “The Weekend” and the Travis Scott-assisted “Love Galore”, both of which reached the top 10 on R&B / Hip-Hop Airplay chart and top 40 in the all-genre Billboard Hot 100.

The deluxe version of Ctrl adds seven tracks to the album. Six of the tracks debut on Hot R&B songs chart, led by the top 10 starts for “Tread Carefully” (No. 9) and “2 AM” (No. 10). “Tread” is the most streamed of the new additions with 4.6 million official US on-demand streams in the week ending June 16th.

Here is a complete account of Ctrl‘s deluxe edition debuts on Hot R&B Songs:

None. 9, “tread carefully”
None. 10, “2 AM”
None. 16, “Percolator”
None. 17, “Akavet”
None. 18, “Miles”
None. 19, “Jodie”

In addition to the newcomers, SZA also claims one more spot on Hot R&B Songs. Her collaboration with Summer Walker, “No Love”, holds at No. 4 in its 32nd week on the list, having previously reached a No. 2 best.

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