Ariana Grande’s ‘Thank U, Next’ Spends Second Week at No. 1 on Billboard 200 Albums Chart

Ariana Grande’s Thank U, Next spends a second week at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 albums chart, making it the primary album by a solo lady to spend greater than a single week at No. 1 in over a yr. 

Thank U earned 151,000 equal album models within the week ending Feb. 21 (down 58 p.c from its debut 360,000 models), in response to Nielsen Music. Of that sum, 20,000 had been in album gross sales (down 82 p.c).

The Billboard 200 chart ranks the most well-liked albums the week within the U.S. based mostly on multi-metric consumption as measured in equal album models. Units are comprised conventional album gross sales, monitor equal albums (TEA) and streaming equal albums (SEA). The new March 2-dated chart (the place Thank U holds at No. 1) might be posted in full on Billboard's web sites on Feb. 26.

Thank U’s second week sum 151,000 models is usually comprised SEA models: 124,000. That determine interprets to 168.6 million on-demand audio streams for the album’s songs in its second week (down from 307 million in its debut body, when it set the file for each an album by a girl and for a pop album). The 168.6 million streaming determine for Thank U’s second week simply makes it essentially the most streamed album this week, and likewise ranks it because the third-largest week for a girl ever (trailing its personal debut body, plus the primary week Cardi B’s Invasion Privacy, with 202.6 million) and the second-biggest week ever for a pop album (after solely Thank U’s debut week).

Thank U additionally marks Grande’s first album to tally greater than only a single week atop the checklist. Her three earlier leaders all locked up one body every at No. 1.

Plus, Thank U is first album by a solo lady to earn multiple week on the prime in over a yr, since Taylor Swift’s status tallied 4 nonconsecutive weeks at No. 1 (its first three: Dec. 2-Dec. 16, 2017, after which Jan. 6, 2018). (In between status and Thank U, the A Star Is Born soundtrack, credited to each Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper, spent three frames at No. 1.)

Meanwhile, since status was final No. 1 (from the Jan. 13, 2018 by way of March 2, 2019-dated charts), 5 albums by solo males have spent at the very least two weeks atop the checklist: A Boogie Wit da Hoodie’s Hoodie SZN(two weeks), 21 Savage’s I Am > I Was (two), Travis Scott’s Astroworld (three), Drake’s Scorpion (5) and Post Malone’s beerbongs & bentleys (three).

Perhaps extra stunning, the 43 No. 1s since status was final on prime, solely 5 had been by solo girls. Grande’s two No. 1s: Sweetener and Thank U, Next; Camila Cabello’s Camila, Cardi B’s Invasion Privacy, and Carrie Underwood’s Cry Pretty. Twenty-four had been by solo males, 11 had been from teams (and all these teams had been comprised fully males) and three had been soundtracks (The Greatest ShowmanBlack Panther, and Gaga and Cooper’s A Star Is Born).

At No. 2 on the brand new Billboard 200, the soundtrack to Bohemian Rhapsody hits a brand new peak, because it rises Three-2 with 56,000 models (up 17 p.c) because it continues to bask within the glow the movie’s residence video launch on DVD and blu-ray on Feb. 12. The set beats its earlier chart excessive No. Three.

With Bohemian’s new chart peak, it's now solely Queen’s second-highest charting effort, breaking out  a tie with the No. Three-peaking News the World, from 1978. Ahead Bohemian is Queen’s solely No. 1, 1980’s The Game.

The A Star Is Born soundtrack slips 2-Three, regardless of a Three p.c enhance (to 51,000 models). The former No. 1 has but to depart the highest 10, encompassing its first 20 weeks on the chart.

Both Bohemian and Star are primed for additional good points on subsequent week’s chart within the wake Sunday’s (Feb. 24) Academy Awards. The two movies are each up for greatest image and have 5 and eight whole nominations, respectively. Plus, Queen is slated to open the Oscars broadcast with a efficiency, whereas Gaga and Cooper are scheduled to carry out Star’s hit single “Shallow,” which is nominated for greatest unique music.

At No. Four on the Billboard 200, Florida Georgia Line’s Can’t Say I Ain’t Country begins at No. Four, giving the nation duo its fourth prime 5 effort. The set enters with 50,000 models (29,000 in album gross sales). The act’s final album, Dig Your Roots, entered at No. 2 on the Sept. 17, 2016-dated chart with 145,000 models.

Debuting at No. 5 on the brand new Billboard 200 is Drake’s 10-year-old So Far Gone mixtape. The set enters with 45,000 models (7,000 in album gross sales), garnering Drake his 10th whole and consecutive prime 10.

The mixtape, which was initially launched without spending a dime in early 2009, however by no means commercially issued or distributed to streaming companies till Feb. 15 this yr, made its business and streaming debut to rejoice Gone’s 10th anniversary.

While the total So Far Gone album by no means beforehand charted on Billboard’s charts (again in 2009, an album wanted to be commercially launched so as to chart), a distillation the set did attain Billboard tallies that yr. The So Far Gone EP was launched later in 2009 as Drake’s first commercially launched album (by way of Young Money/Cash Money/Republic Records). The EP mixed 5 tracks from the full-length mixtape (together with his first Billboard Hot 100 hit, the No. 2-peaking “Best I Ever Had”), together with two new cuts. The So Far Gone EP debuted and peaked at No. 6 on the Billboard 200 dated Oct. Three, 2009.

Closing out the brand new Billboard 200’s prime 10 are a quintet earlier No. 1s. A Boogie Wit da Hoodie’s Hoodie SZN falls Four-6 (39,000 models; down 10 p.c), Post Malone’s beerbongs dips 5-7 (34,000 models; down 14 p.c), Travis Scott’s Astroworld drops 6-Eight (33,000 models; down 12 p.c), 21 Savage’s I Am > I Was descends 7-9 (32,000 models; down 12 p.c) and Meek Mill’s Championships is regular at No. 10 (32,000 models; down 6 p.c).