Future becomes the first artist to score two consecutive chart-topping albums on the weekly U.S. Billboard 200 album chart.
NEW YORK, NEW YORK, UNITED STATES (REUTERS) – Atlanta rapper Future became the first artist to score two consecutive chart-topping albums on the weekly U.S. Billboard 200 album chart, as his latest release debuted at No. 1 on Monday (March 06), a week after his last chart-topping album.
Future’s “HNDRXX” (pronounced ‘Hendrix’), sold 121,000 units across album and song sales and streaming activity since its February 24 release, according to figures from Nielsen SoundScan.
It follows the rapper’s self-titled album, released February 17, which topped the Billboard 200 chart last week and dropped to No. 2 this week with another 64,000 units sold.
Billboard magazine said the rapper is not only the first artist to achieve two back-to-back No. 1 albums, but also the first artist in chart history to succeed himself at the top of the album chart.
Coming in at No. 3 on the Billboard 200 was Bruno Mars’ “24K Magic,” selling 58,000 units.
On the Digital Songs chart, which measures online single sales, British singer Ed Sheeran’s “Shape of You” held onto the top spot with another 141,000 copies sold.
The Billboard 200 album chart tallies units from album sales, song sales (10 songs equal one album) and streaming activity (1,500 streams equal one album).