Drake and 21 Savage’s collaborative album, His lossdebuts at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart (dated Nov. 19) with the biggest week of the year for an R&B/hip-hop set and the fourth-biggest streaming week ever for any album .
His loss launches with 404,000 equivalent album units earned in the United States in the week ending Nov. 10, according to Luminate. The streaming activity generated the bulk of this sum, amounting to 513.56 million official streams at the request of its 16 titles.
His loss is the 12th No. 1 for Drake and the third leader for 21 Savage. Drake now has only the third No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 chart, since the list began publishing on a regular weekly basis in March 1956. Ahead of him are only the Beatles, with a record 19 No. 1 and Jay-Z with 14. Drake was previously tied with Bruce Springsteen, Barbra Streisand and Taylor Swift, each with 11 No. 1s on the Billboard 200.
His loss was announced on October 22, then slated for an October 28 release. On October 26, its release was postponed to November 4. The set was released through streaming services and as an album download through digital retailers. A physical release of the set on CD or any other format has not been announced.
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 November 19, 2022 will be published in full on Billboard‘s on Tuesday (15 November). For all charting news, follow @billboard and @billboardcharts on Twitter and Instagram.
Of His loss404,000 equivalent album units earned, SEA units include 391,000 (equivalent to 513.56 million official on-demand streams of tracks in the set), album sales include 12,000, and SEA units include 1,000 .
Biggest week for an R&B/Hip-Hop album in 2022: His loss not only matches the biggest week of any R&B/hip-hop in 2022, but also the biggest since Drake’s Certified Lover debuted at No. 1 over a year ago, with 613,000 units on the chart dated September 18, 2021. Among all albums in 2022, His loss marks the third-highest week in units earned, behind only Taylor Swift’s No. 1 debut Midnights (1.578 million; chart from Nov. 5) and Harry Styles Harry’s house (521,000; June 4).
Fourth biggest streaming week of all time: His loss captures the fourth-largest streaming week ever for an album, by the total number of official on-demand streams of its tracks combined (513.56 million). Drake has three of the four biggest streaming weeks and half of the 10 biggest weeks.
The most important weeks of streaming # 1 and 2 were recorded by the first images of Drake Scorpio (745.92 million in 2018) and Certified lover (743.67 million, 2021), respectively. by Swift Midnights his debut is No. 3 (549.26 million, 2022) and Lil Wayne’s opening week with The Carter V is No. 5 (433.02 million, 2018). Issues 6-10 are Post Malone’s debut beerbongs and bentleys (431.34 million, 2018), Juice WRLD’s legends never die (422.63 million, 2020) and Lil Uzi Vert’s Eternal Hold (400.42 million, 2020), Drake’s second week Scorpio (390.98 million, 2018) and Drake’s opening image more life (384.84 million, 2017).
A dozen No. 1 albums: Drake’s dozen No. 1 albums on the Billboard 200 continue to bring him closer to Jay-Z, who holds the record for the most No. 1s among solo artists, with 14. The Beatles have the most No. #1 among all artists, as the Fab Four has 19 leaders. Below is a list of every act with at least 10 No. 1 albums on the Billboard 200, since the list began publishing on a regular weekly basis in March 1956.
Most Billboard 200 number 1s:
19, the Beatles
12 years old Drake
11, Bruce Springsteen
11, Barbra Streisand
11, Taylor Swift
10, Elvis Presley
10, Ye (formerly known as Kanye West)
His loss is Drake’s second No. 1 album of 2022, after Honestly it doesn’t matter, who debuted atop the list dated July 2 – less than five months ago – and spent a week at No. 1. He is the second act to score a pair of No. 1s in 2022, after Stray Kids. The last act to score two No. 1s faster than Drake was Taylor Swift, who waited only four months between first weeks at No. 1 with Still (December 26, 2020) and Fearless (Taylor version) (April 24, 2021).
by Taylor Swift Midnights falls to No. 2 on the latest Billboard 200 after spending its first two weeks atop the chart. The set earned 299,000 equivalent album units in the last tracking week (down 13%). Lil Baby’s old number 1 It is only me down 2-3 with 62,000 units (down 24%) and Bad Bunny’s top spot A Verano Sin Ti slips out of the top three for the first time in its 27-week ranking, as it slips from 3-4 with 58,000 units (down 8%).
Joji achieves his third top 10 effort on the Billboard 200 – all of which debuted in the top five – as Parts opens at No. 5 with 57,000 equivalent album units earned. Of that sum, SEA units comprise 39,500 (equivalent to 52.95 million official on-demand streams of the nine tracks in the set), album sales comprise 17,500, and TEA units comprise a negligible sum. The set was led by the hit single “Glimpse of Us,” which became the artist’s first top 10 (and top 40) hit on the Billboard Hot 100, peaking at No. 8 on the 2-dated list. July.
The top 10 of the new Billboard 200 is completed by the charts of Morgan Wallen Dangerous: the double album (down 5-6 with 41,000 equivalent album units earned; but up 1%), The Weeknd’s The strong points (6-7 with 39,000; down 4%), Styles’ Harry’s house (9-8 with 30,000; down 4%), Zach Bryan’s American grief (11-9 with 28,000; up 11%) and that of Steve Lacy Gemini Rights (17-10 with 27,000; up 32% following its November 4 vinyl release).
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