Also debuts in the new top 10 on the Billboard 200: Never Broke Again’s YoungBoy The last slimeto and Eminem’s second greatest hits compilation, Curtain call 2.
The Billboard 200 chart ranks the most popular albums of the week in the US based on multi-metric consumption as measured in equivalent album units, compiled by Luminate. Units include album sales, track equivalent albums (TEA), and streaming equivalent albums (SEA). Each unit is equivalent to the sale of one album, or 10 individual songs sold from an album, or 3,750 ad-supported or 1,250 paid/subscriber on-demand official audio and video streams generated by songs from an album. The new chart of August 20, 2022 will be posted in full on Billboard‘s website on Tuesday, August 16. For all the chart news, follow @billboard and @billboardcharts on both Twitter and Instagram.
From A summer without you‘s 108,800 equivalent album units earned, SEA units include 102,300 (less than 1%; equivalent to 143.44 million on-demand official streams of the set’s songs), album sales include 6,000 (plus 435% after the wide CD release on August 5 ) and TEA units include 500 (down 6%).
A summer without you has spent its first 14 weeks on the Billboard 200 chart in the top two. The last album that started so strong was Drake Viewswho spent the first 17 weeks in the top two (Charts from May 21 – September 10, 2016).
A summer without you debuted at No. 1 on the May 21, 2022-dated chart, then stepped out of the top spot for three weeks. It returned to No. 1 on June 18, then went sideways for two more weeks, returning to No. 1 on the charts for five weeks from July 9 through August 6. Then it dropped from the top for a week (August 13 chart), then returned to No. 1 on the latest list.
A summer without you is the first album to have four separate visits to No. 1 since Olivia Rodrigo’s Pickles also had four separate stays at #1 in 2021, for a total of five weeks at the top of the list (it debuted at #1 on June 5, 2021; then had another week at #1 on July 3; another two weeks later 17-24 July and then another week on September 4, 2021).
At No. 2 on the new Billboard 200, YoungBoy Never Broke Again collects his 10th top 10 chart effort, as The last slimeto debuts with 108,400 equivalent album units earned. Of that amount, SEA units include 103,500 (equivalent to 161.92 million on-demand official streams of the album’s 30 songs), album sales include 4,600, and TEA units include 300. The last slimeto was announced on April 5, and 11 of the album’s tracks were available to stream in the weeks and months leading up to the album’s release on August 5.
The prolific YoungBoy Never Broke Again has racked up a total of 22 entries on the Billboard 200 in the past five years. (He first arrived on the August 26, 2017-dated map with: AI Young Boy.) Furthermore, in 2022, YoungBoy has earned three new top 10 hit albums – the most of any act this year. The last slimeto follows his previous 2022 top 10s better than you (a collaboration set with DaBaby, No. 10, March 19 chart) and Colors (No. 2, February 5 chart).
Beyonce’s Renaissance down 1-3 in its second week on the Billboard 200 with 89,000 equivalent album units earned (down 73%). The former leader of Morgan Wallen Dangerous: The Double Album is a non-mover at number 4 with 49,000 (down 1%) and Harry Styles’ chart-topping Harry’s house stands still at number 5 with just over 43,000 (-5%).
Eminem’s second greatest hits compilation, Curtain call 2, debuting at No. 6 on the Billboard 200 with 43,000 equivalent album units earned. Of that amount, SEA units comprise 25,000 (equivalent to 35.19 million on-demand official streams of the set’s songs), album sales comprise 18,000 and TEA units comprise less than 1,000. Eminem’s first hits set, Curtain Call: The Hitswas number 1 for two weeks after its release in late 2005. Curtain call 2 is Eminem’s 12th top 10 effort on the Billboard 200 – the entirety of his charts – dating back to the arrival of the No. 2 peak The Slim Shady LP in 1999.
The standard edition of Curtain call 2 contains 34 songs spanning 2009 and beyond, including three new songs. Among the selections are nine top 10 hits on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, including four #1s (“Love the Way You Lie” and “The Monster,” both featuring Rihanna; “Not Afraid;” and “Crack a Bottle.” ,” with Dr. Dre and 50 Cent).
Rounding out the new top 10 on the Billboard 200 are four former No. 1’s: Future’s I never liked you (up 9-7 with 29,000 equivalent album units; 7%), Drake’s Honestly, never mind (10-8 with 26,000 units; down 9%), Olivia Rodrigo’s Pickles (14-9 with 25,000 units; down 2%) and Lil Durk’s 7220 (13-10 with 24,000; 7%).
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