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The Academy Awards spotlight and a late sales surge helped A Star Is Born‘s soundtrack reclaim Number One on the Billboard 200, ending Ariana Grande’s two-week reign. Following its Best Original Song win for “Shallow” and Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper’s Oscars performance, A Star Is Born sold 128,000 total copies – up over 150 […]

On this week’s Billboard 200, Ariana Grande’s Thank U, Next claimed Number One for the second straight week, while a decade-old Drake mixtape debuted in the Top Five. Grande’s latest LP sold 151,000 total albums in its second week at Number One, with the bulk of that total, 124,000 copies, from streaming equivalent albums (SEAs). […]

Ariana Grande easily captured Number One, her second trip atop the Billboard 200 in six months, as the singer’s Thank U, Next opened with 360,000 total copies, the best sales of Grande’s career. Of the 360,000 haul, 116,000 came from traditional album sales, with 228,000 courtesy of streaming equivalent albums (SEAs); Billboard reports that Thank […]

After weeks of Top 10 inactivity and record-low album sales in the top spot of the Billboard 200, Future ended the charts malaise as the rapper’s latest The Wizrd opened at Number One. The Wizrd sold 126,000 total copies in its first week of release to give Future his sixth Number One album in a […]

You’d think a song that is everywhere on the Internet — exploding on music charts, racking up billions of streams and downloads and YouTube plays, and even making it into the celebrity zeitgeist as it did this week on Cardi B’s Instagram — would be making its creator filthy rich. But “Baby Shark,” the viral […]

A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie staked his first Number One album as the New York rapper’s Hoodie SZN sold 58,000 total copies… but only 823 traditional copies. Hoodie SZN accumulated 83 million streams over the past week, which when converted into streaming equivalent albums (SEAs) allowed a Boogie Wit Da Hoodie to ascend to Number […]

21 Savage began 2019 the same way he ended 2018: Atop the Billboard 200. Facing no new competition for the top spot, the Atlanta rapper’s I Am > I Was spent a second consecutive week at Number One. The all-star I Am > I Was sold 65,000 total copies in its second week of release […]

In 2018, Best Buy decided to stop selling CDs, with the change partly brought on by record labels’ increasing reluctance to even issue them. Both choices are symptoms as well as causes of a seemingly inevitable trend: Buying music is now going out of style nearly as fast as streaming music is rising. In 2018, album sales […]

21 Savage’s I Am > I Was debuted at Number One in a charts week where the yuletide Top 10 witnessed an influx of decades-old Christmas albums. The all-star, controversial I Am > I Was sold 131,000 total copies – but only 18,000 traditional copies, with the rest coming from streaming equivalent albums (SEAs) – to […]

Kodak Black captured his first Number One on the Billboard 200 as the Florida rapper’s second LP Dying to Live opened atop the album chart. Dying to Live only sold 5,000 traditional copies in its first week of release, but streaming equivalent albums (SEAs) help boost that number up to 89,000 total copies. That was […]


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