SZA & NBA YoungBoy Extend Their Respective Billboard 200 Runs

SZA is the country at the top Billboard 200 album chart for the fifth week in a row, which also sees NBA YoungBoy scored his 13th Top Ten album.

The singer’s second project SEA earned an additional 125,000 equivalent album units for the week ending January 12, down just 1 percent from SZA’s sales in the previous week. The album’s chart success also means the TDE singer has matched or eclipsed a few other high-profile projects across various genres.

The latter album, which spent its first five weeks at No. 1 spot on the Billboard 200 was Adele’s album from 2021 30; while Janet Jackson was the last female R&B artist to achieve this feat with the publication in 1993 of Janet.

SZA is also the first woman in R&B to top the chart for five consecutive weeks at any point after an album’s release in the 21st century. other than that SEA is one of only four albums released in 2022 to maintain this length of a run on the Billboard 200, along with Bad Bunny’s Un Verano Sin TiTaylor Swift’s Midnights and the soundtrack to Disney’s Encanto.

Since delivering her sophomore LP on December 9, SZA has celebrated a number of career milestones. In addition to staying her first No. 1 album, SEA landed the “Shirt” singer atop Spotify’s Top Artists Global daily chart on the day it was released. She beat Bad Bunny out of the spot and became the first black female artist to top the fan-driven chart.

SEA also knock out Un Verano Sin Ti as most streamed album on Spotify for the week ending December 22.

The songs from SEA has also earned SZA some accolades to add to the success of the project. Twenty of the project’s 22 tracks debuted on Billboard‘s Hot 100 chart, with “Kill Bill” and “Nobody Gets Me” landing in the chart’s top ten positions, the outlet reported last week.

“Kill Bill” has emerged as the apparent fan favorite, earning 43.9 million streams to close out last week at No. 2 on Spotify’s Weekly Top Songs Global chart behind Mariah Carey’s “All I Want for Christmas Is You.”

Last week, the song also became SZA’s first song to top the chart Billboard Global 200 diagrama ranking of songs based on streaming and sales activity accumulated from more than 200 territories around the world.

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NBA YoungBoy has been on a tear with new music since he was found not guilty in his federal gun case back in July 2022. His ninth studio album, I rest my case arrived on January 6, two weeks after he was discharged Lost files, his eighth full-length release in 2022 and the follow-up to October’s Mom I have a family.

The rapper’s first release on Motown Records debuted at No. 9 on the Billboard 200, with 29,000 equivalent album units. In addition to expanding his Top Ten tally, which YoungBoy added five to last year alone; I rest my case is his 28th charting album since first breaking onto the chart with his 2017 mixtape AI Youngboywhich peaked at No. 24.

In November, Never Broke Again surpassed JAY-Z to become the artist with the most Billboard 200 entries after Mom I have a family debuted at No. 7 on the Billboard 200 for the week ending October 28. To date, Hov has had 24 solo projects listed, although it should be noted that Billboard not considering Beyonce and JAY-Z collab album EVERYTHING IS LOVE as part of both artists’ solo discography.

NBA YoungBoy started 2022 with the goal of releasing 10 projectsbut fell just short of that goal with a total of 8 mixtapes, studio albums and collaborations.

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