Future earns his eighth No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 chart as I never loved you debuted atop the list with the biggest week of the year for any album. It earned 222,000 equivalent album units in the US in the week ending May 5, according to Luminate. This also marks Future’s biggest week for a solo album, in units earned. His only album to post a bigger week was his collaborative set with Drake, What a time to livewhich bowed to No. 1 with 375,000 units in 2015.
In total, I never loved you is Future’s 15th top 10 album on the Billboard 200. It previously topped the chart with high life (2020), Future Hndrxx Presents: The WIZRD (2019), HNDRXX (2017), Future (2017), Evol (2016), What a time to live (2015) and DS2 (2015).
Also in the new top 10: The Weeknd’s Dawn FM jumped 35 to 2 following the release of her vinyl LP and box sets, Miranda Lambert’s palomino debuted at No. 4, and NoCap’s Mr Crawford bows at No. 8.
The Billboard 200 chart ranks the most popular albums of the week in the United States based on multimetric consumption measured in equivalent album units, compiled by Luminate. Units include album sales, track equivalent albums (TEA), and streaming equivalent albums (SEA). Each unit equals 1 album sale, or 10 individual tracks sold from an album, or 3,750 official ad-supported audio and video streams or 1,250 paid/on-demand subscription generated songs from a album. The new table dated May 14, 2022 will be published in full on Billboard‘s website on May 10. For all charting news, follow @billboard and @billboardcharts on Twitter and Instagram.
Of I never love youof the 222,000 equivalent album units earned, SEA units include 214,000 (equivalent to 283.75 million official on-demand streams of tracks in the set), album sales include 6,500, and TEA units include 1,500. (I never loved youThe standard edition of was released on April 29 with 16 tracks, then expanded midway through its first week of release with six additional cuts.)
I never loved youThe starting sum of 222,000 units is the biggest week for an album since Adele’s 30 charted 288,000 units in the week ending December 2, 2021, and the biggest debut for an album since 30 launched with 839,000 a week earlier. I never loved you has the biggest week for an R&B/hip-hop album since Drake’s Certified Lover moved 236,000 in its second frame (week ending September 16, 2021), and biggest R&B/hip-hop debut since Accredited launched with 613,000. In fact, in the past 12 months, only three albums have released a week as long as I never loved you: AccreditedYe’s (formerly Kanye West) donda (it debuted with 309,000 in the week ending September 2, 2021) and J. Cole’s The off-season (beginning with 282,000 in the week ending May 20, 2021).
I never loved you counts among its guests Drake, EST Gee, Gunna, Kodak Black, Tems and Ye (all on its standard and extended editions).
The weekend Dawn FM drops from No. 35 to No. 2 – matching his debut and peak position – following the release of his vinyl LP, cassette and deluxe box sets on April 29. The album earned 57,000 equivalent album units (up 241%), of which album sales include 44,000 (up 2,282% – making it the best-selling album of the week), SEA units comprise 13,000 (equivalent to 17.72 million official on-demand streams of the tracks in the set) and TEA units comprise a negligible sum. 77% of Dawn FMSales of came from its vinyl LP, which was available in multiple variations, including a Target-exclusive edition pressed on translucent silver vinyl. In total, Dawn FM sold nearly 34,000 copies on vinyl – the biggest sales week for an R&B album on vinyl since Luminate began tracking music sales in 1991.
Morgan Wallen’s former number 1 Dangerous: the double album falls 2-3 with 50,000 equivalent album units (down 3%).
Miranda Lambert lands her seventh album in the top 10 of the Billboard 200 as palomino debuted at No. 4 with 36,000 equivalent album units earned. The set is the most debuting country album of 2022 and gallops with the biggest debut of the year, by units, for a country effort. Of the album’s 36,000 units earned, album sales include 24,000; SEA units include 11,000 (equivalent to 14.35 million official on-demand streams from the tracks in the set) and TEA units include 1,000.
A trio of chart-topping albums are next on the Billboard 200, like Olivia Rodrigo Sour drops 4-5 (34,000 equivalent album units; down 6%), Lil Durk’s 7220 drops 3-6 (33,000; down 15%) and the Encanto soundtrack drops from 5 to 7 (32,000; down 7%).
NoCap scores first top 10 with debut studio release Mr Crawford, as the album debuted at No. 8 with 29,000 equivalent album units earned. In fact, all of that was generated by SEA units (equivalent to 40.07 million official on-demand streams from tracks across the set). The rapper (real name: Kobe Vidal Crawford) has had three previous efforts on the chart, reaching No. 31 with human of steel in 2020. Before the release of Mr Crawford, NoCap had amassed 1.48 billion official on-demand streams with its song catalog in the United States, according to Luminate. the human of steel album accounted for 332 million of those streams.
Drake’s closes the new Billboard 200 top 10 Certified Lover (7-9 with 29,000 equivalent album units; down 4%) and Doja Cat’s planet she (6-10 with nearly 29,000; down 5%).
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