Drake’s Licensed Lover Boy prevailed in a decent race for Quantity One on the Rolling Stone Top 200 Albums chart, slipping by Youngboy Never Broke Again’s Sincerely, Kentrell by roughly 2,000 album-equivalent items. In its fourth week on the chart, Licensed Lover Boy earned 1,300 gross sales, 9,900 track downloads, and 166.5 million audio streams. Sincerely, Kentrell had extra gross sales — 10,200 — however lagged behind in observe downloads (3,600) and streams (162.8 million). This marks the fifth closest race within the chart’s historical past.
Licensed Lover Boy turns into the fifth album in RS 200 historical past to spend a month straight atop the RS 200. It’s one in every of 5 Drake albums on the higher half of the chart, together with Scorpion, Take Care, Views, and Nothing Was the Similar.
YoungBoy By no means Broke Once more
Whereas Sincerely, Kentrell didn’t take Quantity One, Youngboy’s newest venture — his third solo venture in roughly a yr — managed to assist the Baton Rouge native break two RS 200 information. He extends his report for the artist with probably the most high 10 albums on the RS 200, and in addition breaks the report for probably the most albums to hit the RS 200 total (10), a report beforehand held by Taylor Swift (9). Sincerely, Kentrell pushed Lil Nas X’s debut album, Montero, to Quantity Three. It amassed one other 71.7 million streams in its second week on the chart. Montero was trailed by Kanye West’s Donda (59.5 million streams), Olivia Rodrigo’s Bitter (48.6 million), and Doja Cat’s Planet Her (54.8 million).
The Rolling Stone 200 Albums chart tracks the most well-liked releases of the week in the US. Entries are ranked by album items, a quantity that mixes digital and bodily album gross sales, digital track gross sales, and audio streams utilizing a customized weighting system. The chart doesn’t embody passive listening reminiscent of terrestrial radio or digital radio. The RS 200 Albums chart is up to date every day, and every week Rolling Stone finalizes and publishes an official model of the chart, masking the seven-day interval ending with the earlier Thursday.
Itzy’s Loopy in Love album launched at Quantity 11. Whereas the streaming whole was modest — 4.4 million unfold throughout 16 tracks — Itzy earned almost 20,000 album gross sales, the largest vendor of the week. (Rod Wave, whose SoulFly landed at Quantity 10, offered simply 67 albums final week.) That sturdy gross sales whole powered the group previous Angels & Aairwaves, who make their RS 200 debut with Lifeforms at Quantity 12, and G-Eazy, whose album These Issues Occur Too debuted at Quantity 18 (20.2 million streams).
One of many few different notable debuts on the newest chart belonged to Steely Dan. Their first stay album in additional than 25 years, the 12-track set Northeast Hall: Steely Dan Dwell!, launched at Quantity 22 with near 17,000 gross sales.
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