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BILLBOARD 200 Week ending May 16, 2020

TW LW 2W Wks Title ‒ Artist (Peak) Label
1 ** 1 Here And Now ‒ Kenny Chesney ( 1 ) Blue Chair, Warner Music Nashville (233,000 (222,000 sales))
2 ** 1 Dark Lane Demo Tapes ‒ Drake ( 2 ) OVO Sound (223,000 (19,000 sales))
3 5 5 10 My Turn ‒ Lil Baby ( 1 ) Motown, Quality Control (100,000)
4 2 1 3 BLAME IT ON BABY ‒ DaBaby ( 1 ) Interscope, SouthCoast (48,000)
5 3 3 9 Eternal Atake ‒ Lil Uzi Vert ( 1 ) Atlantic, Generation Now (45,000)
6 4 2 7 After Hours ‒ The Weeknd ( 1 ) XO (44,000)
7 10 21 9 Suga ‒ Megan Thee Stallion ( 7 ) 300, 1501 Certified (39,000)
8 6 6 35 Hollywood's Bleeding ‒ Post Malone ( 1 ) Republic (38,000)
9 19 19 27 Hot Pink ‒ Doja Cat ( 9 ) Kemosabe (37,000)
10 7 7 10 YHLQMDLG ‒ Bad Bunny ( 2 ) Rimas (36,000)
11 8 8 22 Please Excuse Me For Being Antisocial ‒ Roddy Ricch ( 1 ) Atlantic, Bird Vision
12 13 14 26 What You See Is What You Get ‒ Luke Combs ( 1 ) Columbia Nashville, River House
13 1 -- 2 38 Baby 2 ‒ YoungBoy Never Broke Again ( 1 ) Atlantic, Never Broke Again
14 12 13 58 When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go? ‒ Billie Eilish ( 1 ) Interscope, Darkroom
15 16 12 9 Chilombo ‒ Jhene Aiko ( 2 ) Def Jam
16 15 11 6 Future Nostalgia ‒ Dua Lipa ( 4 ) Warner
17 21 20 153 This One's For You ‒ Luke Combs ( 4 ) Columbia Nashville, River House
18 11 9 5 Pray 4 Love ‒ Rod Wave ( 2 ) Interscope, Alamo
19 17 15 21 Fine Line ‒ Harry Styles ( 1 ) Erskine
20 9 30 92 ASTROWORLD ‒ Travis Scott ( 1 ) Grand Hustle, Cactus Jack
21 22 18 84 If I Know Me ‒ Morgan Wallen ( 18 ) Big Loud
22 ** 1 Dave's Picks: Volume 34: Jai-Alai Fronton, Miami, FL - 06/23/74 ‒ Grateful Dead ( 22 ) Grateful Dead
23 18 16 12 Changes ‒ Justin Bieber ( 1 ) SchoolBoy, Raymond Braun
24 20 17 25 Frozen II ‒ Soundtrack ( 1 ) Walt Disney
25 25 24 106 beerbongs & bentleys ‒ Post Malone ( 1 ) Republic
26 30 32 385 Greatest Hits ‒ Queen ( 11 ) Hollywood
27 24 28 103 Goodbye & Good Riddance ‒ Juice WRLD ( 4 ) Interscope, Grade A
28 26 22 5 SOUTHSIDE ‒ Sam Hunt ( 5 ) MCA Nashville
29 27 31 51 Divinely Uninspired To A Hellish Extent ‒ Lewis Capaldi ( 20 ) Vertigo
30 33 27 13 Meet The Woo, V.2 ‒ Pop Smoke ( 7 ) Victor Victor Worldwide
31 28 25 31 Over It ‒ Summer Walker ( 2 ) Interscope, LVRN
32 32 26 37 Lover ‒ Taylor Swift ( 1 ) Republic
33 ** 1 Good To Know ‒ JoJo ( 33 ) Clover
34 ** 1 Graves Into Gardens ‒ Elevation Worship ( 34 ) Elevation Worship
35 41 45 21 Fully Loaded: God's Country ‒ Blake Shelton ( 2 ) Warner Music Nashville
36 37 36 97 Scorpion ‒ Drake ( 1 ) Cash Money, Young Money
37 31 47 19 JACKBOYS ‒ JACKBOYS ( 1 ) Cactus Jack
38 23 10 4 The New Toronto 3 ‒ Tory Lanez ( 2 ) Interscope
39 34 41 61 Death Race For Love ‒ Juice WRLD ( 1 ) Interscope, Grade A
40 54 55 625 Legend: The Best Of... ‒ Bob Marley And The Wailers ( 5 ) Island, Tuff Gong
41 36 33 11 MAP OF THE SOUL : 7 ‒ BTS ( 1 ) BigHit Entertainment
42 49 44 130 Diamonds ‒ Elton John ( 7 ) Island, Rocket
43 ** 1 Beyond Bulletproof ‒ Mozzy ( 43 ) Mozzy
44 38 35 27 Ghetto Gospel ‒ Rod Wave ( 10 ) Alamo
45 39 37 16 Manic ‒ Halsey ( 2 ) Capitol
46 40 34 32 KIRK ‒ DaBaby ( 1 ) Interscope, SouthCoast
47 45 43 124 Dont Smile At Me ‒ Billie Eilish ( 14 ) Interscope, Darkroom
48 47 50 178 Stoney ‒ Post Malone ( 4 ) Republic
49 51 53 55 Cuz I Love You ‒ Lizzo ( 4 ) Atlantic, Nice Life
50 46 39 16 Music To Be Murdered By ‒ Eminem ( 1 ) Interscope, Aftermath, Shady
51 48 42 8 Heaven Or Hell ‒ Don Toliver ( 7 ) Atlantic, Cactus Jack
52 50 40 23 Certified Hitmaker ‒ Lil Mosey ( 12 ) Interscope, Mogul Vision
53 58 63 470 Chronicle The 20 Greatest Hits ‒ Creedence Clearwater Revival ( 22 ) Fantasy
54 42 29 5 TROLLS: World Tour ‒ Soundtrack ( 15 ) DreamWorks, Villa 40
55 ** 1 Slime & B ‒ Chris Brown & Young Thug ( 55 ) CBE, 300
56 52 46 12 Artist 2.0 ‒ A Boogie Wit da Hoodie ( 2 ) Atlantic, Highbridge The Label
57 55 54 38 So Much Fun ‒ Young Thug ( 1 ) Atlantic, 300, Young Stoner Life
58 67 70 615 Journey's Greatest Hits ‒ Journey ( 10 ) Columbia
59 53 49 30 AI YoungBoy 2 ‒ YoungBoy Never Broke Again ( 1 ) Atlantic, Never Broke Again
60 63 75 371 Rumours ‒ Fleetwood Mac ( 1 ) Warner Bros.
61 66 65 7 Collection One ‒ SAINt JHN ( 61 ) Godd Complexx
62 60 60 57 Free Spirit ‒ Khalid ( 1 ) Right Hand
63 64 56 22 Romance ‒ Camila Cabello ( 3 ) SYCO
64 56 51 24 A Love Letter To You 4 ‒ Trippie Redd ( 1 ) TenThousand Projects
65 65 73 243 Traveller ‒ Chris Stapleton ( 1 ) Mercury Nashville
66 61 59 112 ? ‒ XXXTENTACION ( 1 ) Bad Vibes Forever
67 57 38 11 Still Flexin, Still Steppin ‒ YoungBoy Never Broke Again ( 2 ) Atlantic, Never Broke Again
68 68 66 65 Thank U, Next ‒ Ariana Grande ( 1 ) Republic
69 71 71 166 American Teen ‒ Khalid ( 4 ) Right Hand
70 72 72 45 Indigo ‒ Chris Brown ( 1 ) CBE
71 70 69 166 ÷ (Divide) ‒ Ed Sheeran ( 1 ) Atlantic
72 75 81 61 GIRL ‒ Maren Morris ( 4 ) Columbia Nashville
73 69 64 419 1 ‒ The Beatles ( 1 ) Apple, Capitol
74 44 120 191 Birds In The Trap Sing McKnight ‒ Travis Scott ( 1 ) Grand Hustle
75 74 74 180 Moana ‒ Soundtrack ( 2 ) Walt Disney
76 73 62 241 Hamilton: An American Musical ‒ Original Broadway Cast ( 3 ) Atlantic, Hamilton Uptown
77 85 94 356 Greatest Hits ‒ Tom Petty And The Heartbreakers ( 2 ) MCA, Geffen
78 62 52 17 Rare ‒ Selena Gomez ( 1 ) Interscope
79 84 84 190 The Essential Billy Joel ‒ Billy Joel ( 15 ) Columbia
80 81 82 109 Invasion Of Privacy ‒ Cardi B ( 1 ) Atlantic, The KSR Group
81 79 80 43 No.6 Collaborations Project ‒ Ed Sheeran ( 1 ) Atlantic
82 89 98 360 Abbey Road ‒ The Beatles ( 1 ) Apple, Capitol
83 76 77 141 Luv Is Rage 2 ‒ Lil Uzi Vert ( 1 ) Atlantic, Generation Now
84 78 76 8 Sweet Action ‒ Jack Harlow ( 36 ) Atlantic, Generation Now
85 29 -- 2 Kiss 5 ‒ K Camp ( 29 ) Interscope, RARE Sound
86 92 89 126 The Greatest Showman ‒ Soundtrack ( 1 ) Atlantic, Fox, 20th Century Fox
87 82 78 45 Perfect Ten ‒ Mustard ( 8 ) Interscope, 10 Summers
88 98 119 226 Appetite For Destruction ‒ Guns N' Roses ( 1 ) Geffen
89 90 93 323 Greatest Hits ‒ 2Pac ( 3 ) Interscope, Death Row, Amaru
90 94 97 375 Take Care ‒ Drake ( 1 ) Cash Money, Young Money
91 91 88 78 Experiment ‒ Kane Brown ( 1 ) RCA Nashville, Zone 4
92 88 113 210 Views ‒ Drake ( 1 ) Cash Money, Young Money
93 101 83 30 True 2 Myself ‒ Lil Tjay ( 5 ) Columbia
94 93 85 46 7 (EP) ‒ Lil Nas X ( 2 ) Columbia
95 107 115 410 Back In Black ‒ AC/DC ( 4 ) Columbia
96 99 102 98 Dan + Shay ‒ Dan + Shay ( 6 ) Warner Music Nashville
97 77 58 6 PARTYMOBILE ‒ PARTYNEXTDOOR ( 8 ) OVO Sound
98 117 -- 119 Cry Baby ‒ Melanie Martinez ( 6 ) Atlantic
99 95 90 44 Dreamville & J. Cole: Revenge Of The Dreamers III ‒ Various Artists ( 1 ) Interscope, Dreamville
100 116 121 221 Greatest Hits ‒ The Notorious B.I.G. ( 1 ) Bad Boy
101 105 104 17 Time Served ‒ Moneybagg Yo ( 3 ) Interscope, N-Less
102 97 101 160 DAMN. ‒ Kendrick Lamar ( 1 ) Interscope, Aftermath, Top Dawg
103 102 103 41 The Search ‒ NF ( 1 ) NF Real Music
104 114 106 87 Look Up Child ‒ Lauren Daigle ( 3 ) Centricity
105 86 79 24 Melly vs. Melvin ‒ YNW Melly ( 8 ) 300, YNW Melly
106 110 108 102 Shawn Mendes ‒ Shawn Mendes ( 1 ) Island
107 83 68 6 ADHD ‒ Joyner Lucas ( 10 ) Twenty Nine
108 121 130 79 All Time Greatest Hits ‒ Lynyrd Skynyrd ( 56 ) MCA, Geffen
109 123 134 48 Center Point Road ‒ Thomas Rhett ( 1 ) Valory
110 108 100 28 Old Dominion ‒ Old Dominion ( 9 ) RCA Nashville
111 143 139 256 Greatest Hits So Far... ‒ Zac Brown Band ( 20 ) Atlantic, ROAR, Southern Ground
112 ** 1 K.I.D.S. (Kickin Incredibly Dope Shit) ‒ Mac Miller ( 112 ) Rostrum
113 104 91 31 The Kids Are Coming (EP) ‒ Tones And I ( 30 ) Elektra, Bad Batch
114 122 128 179 Kane Brown ‒ Kane Brown ( 5 ) RCA Nashville, Zone 4
115 111 105 180 Starboy ‒ The Weeknd ( 1 ) XO
116 112 111 72 Hoodie SZN ‒ A Boogie Wit da Hoodie ( 1 ) Atlantic, Highbridge The Label
117 113 124 11 Where The Light Is ‒ Surfaces ( 113 ) Surfaces
118 150 154 209 Sounds Of Summer: The Very Best Of The Beach Boys ‒ The Beach Boys ( 16 ) Capitol
119 109 107 244 Beauty Behind The Madness ‒ The Weeknd ( 1 ) XO
120 106 96 16 Circles ‒ Mac Miller ( 3 ) Warner
121 115 109 7 kelsea ‒ Kelsea Ballerini ( 12 ) Black River
122 100 146 48 Happiness Begins ‒ Jonas Brothers ( 1 ) Republic
123 RE -- 19 Greatest Hits: God's Favorite Band ‒ Green Day ( 39 ) Reprise
124 135 144 325 Their Greatest Hits 1971-1975 ‒ Eagles ( 1 ) Elektra, Asylum
125 118 122 323 The Essential Michael Jackson ‒ Michael Jackson ( 31 ) Epic
126 120 131 393 good kid, m.A.A.d city ‒ Kendrick Lamar ( 2 ) Interscope, Aftermath, Top Dawg
127 103 86 10 PTSD ‒ G Herbo ( 7 ) Epic
128 124 126 283 2014 Forest Hills Drive ‒ J. Cole ( 1 ) Roc Nation, Dreamville
129 128 116 7 Colores ‒ J Balvin ( 15 ) Universal Music Latino
130 134 133 150 Evolve ‒ Imagine Dragons ( 2 ) Interscope, KIDinaKORNER
131 130 129 163 More Life ‒ Drake ( 1 ) Cash Money, Young Money
132 141 140 376 The Eminem Show ‒ Eminem ( 1 ) Interscope, Web, Aftermath
133 ** 1 Lamentations ‒ American Aquarium ( 133 ) New West
134 129 114 62 Baby On Baby ‒ DaBaby ( 7 ) Interscope, SouthCoast
135 127 117 141 17 ‒ XXXTENTACION ( 2 ) Bad Vibes Forever
136 180 185 328 Greatest Hits ‒ Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band ( 8 ) Capitol, Hideout
137 139 125 9 ~how i'm feeling~ ‒ Lauv ( 16 ) Lauv
138 138 136 282 1989 ‒ Taylor Swift ( 1 ) Big Machine
139 133 141 331 Hot Rocks 1964-1971 ‒ The Rolling Stones ( 4 ) ABKCO
140 RE -- 238 Greatest Hits ‒ Red Hot Chili Peppers ( 18 ) Warner
141 ** 1 NOW 74 ‒ Various Artists ( 141 ) Sony Music, Universal
142 149 153 417 Thriller ‒ Michael Jackson ( 1 ) Epic
143 145 142 469 Doo-Wops & Hooligans ‒ Bruno Mars ( 3 ) Elektra
144 155 170 11 Ordinary Man ‒ Ozzy Osbourne ( 3 ) Epic
145 148 138 48 Die A Legend ‒ Polo G ( 6 ) Columbia
146 158 150 72 X 100PRE ‒ Bad Bunny ( 11 ) Rimas
147 137 151 152 Ctrl ‒ SZA ( 3 ) Top Dawg
148 175 181 84 The Very Best Of Daryl Hall John Oates ‒ Daryl Hall John Oates ( 34 ) RCA
149 125 95 7 C A L M ‒ 5 Seconds Of Summer ( 2 ) Interscope, 5 Seconds Of Summer
150 151 -- 21 Homesick (EP) ‒ Trevor Daniel ( 64 ) Alamo
151 131 123 90 Golden Hour ‒ Kacey Musgraves ( 4 ) MCA Nashville
152 132 118 177 Blonde ‒ Frank Ocean ( 1 ) Boys Don't Cry
153 142 137 92 Swimming ‒ Mac Miller ( 3 ) Warner
154 166 163 138 50 Number Ones ‒ George Strait ( 1 ) MCA Nashville
155 136 158 472 Nevermind ‒ Nirvana ( 1 ) Geffen, DGC, Sub Pop
156 156 148 13 Birds Of Prey: The Album ‒ Soundtrack ( 23 ) Atlantic, DC
157 161 155 45 The Essential Elvis Presley ‒ Elvis Presley ( 42 ) RCA, Sony Strategic Marketing Group
158 165 171 149 Number One Hits ‒ Tim McGraw ( 27 ) Curb
159 146 135 36 We Love You Tecca ‒ Lil Tecca ( 4 ) Galactic
160 176 178 51 IGOR ‒ Tyler, The Creator ( 1 ) Columbia
161 152 149 32 I'm Him ‒ Kevin Gates ( 4 ) Atlantic, Bread Winners' Association
162 154 145 67 Victory Lap ‒ Nipsey Hussle ( 2 ) Atlantic, All Money In No Money Out
163 157 152 75 Championships ‒ Meek Mill ( 1 ) Atlantic, Maybach
164 168 176 571 Metallica ‒ Metallica ( 1 ) Blackened
165 140 187 303 x ‒ Ed Sheeran ( 1 ) Atlantic
166 147 161 132 H.E.R. ‒ H.E.R. ( 23 ) MBK
167 162 147 83 A Star Is Born (Soundtrack) ‒ Lady Gaga & Bradley Cooper ( 1 ) Interscope
168 171 179 184 Reloaded: 20 #1 Hits ‒ Blake Shelton ( 5 ) Warner Music Nashville
169 184 191 464 21 ‒ Adele ( 1 ) XL
170 164 159 83 Drip Harder ‒ Lil Baby & Gunna ( 4 ) Motown, Quality Control, 300, Young Stoner Life
171 RE -- 491 Curtain Call: The Hits ‒ Eminem ( 1 ) Interscope, Aftermath, Shady
172 RE 167 7 Heartbreak Weather ‒ Niall Horan ( 4 ) Neon Haze
173 197 186 91 The Definitive Collection ‒ Stevie Wonder ( 35 ) Motown, UTV
174 179 180 114 A Decade Of Destruction ‒ Five Finger Death Punch ( 29 ) Prospect Park
175 174 160 260 Blurryface ‒ twenty one pilots ( 1 ) Fueled By Ramen
176 160 143 25 Chixtape 5 ‒ Tory Lanez ( 2 ) Interscope, Mad Love
177 191 190 353 Born To Die ‒ Lana Del Rey ( 2 ) Polydor, Interscope
178 183 182 163 Greatest Hits: The Ultimate Collection ‒ Bon Jovi ( 5 ) Island
179 167 164 71 Love Yourself: Answer ‒ BTS ( 1 ) BigHit Entertainment
180 189 195 179 California Sunrise ‒ Jon Pardi ( 11 ) Capitol Nashville
181 188 196 393 Night Visions ‒ Imagine Dragons ( 2 ) Interscope, KIDinaKORNER
182 RE -- 148 Greatest Hits ‒ Fleetwood Mac ( 14 ) Warner Bros.
183 59 48 3 The Saga Of Wiz Khalifa ‒ Wiz Khalifa ( 48 ) Atlantic, Taylor Gang
184 ** 1 Making A Door Less Open ‒ Car Seat Headrest ( 184 ) Matador
185 178 175 135 Perception ‒ NF ( 1 ) Capitol, NF Real Music
186 172 198 123 Man On The Moon: The End Of Day ‒ Kid Cudi ( 4 ) G.O.O.D., Dream On
187 177 177 332 Nothing Was The Same ‒ Drake ( 1 ) Cash Money, Young Money
188 169 168 219 ANTI ‒ Rihanna ( 1 ) Westbury Road
189 198 -- 4 Purgatory ‒ Tyler Childers ( 120 ) Hickman Holler
190 RE -- 31 Frozen: The Songs ‒ Soundtrack ( 16 ) Walt Disney
191 187 173 38 Quality Control: Control The Streets, Volume 2 ‒ Various Artists ( 3 ) Motown, Quality Control
192 195 193 104 Rearview Town ‒ Jason Aldean ( 1 ) Broken Bow, BMG, Macon
193 RE -- 950 The Dark Side Of The Moon ‒ Pink Floyd ( 1 ) Pink Floyd
194 181 183 81 Ella Mai ‒ Ella Mai ( 5 ) Interscope, 10 Summers
195 RE -- 23 The Essential Johnny Cash ‒ Johnny Cash ( 35 ) Columbia Nashville
196 185 156 21 Ticket To L.A. ‒ Brett Young ( 15 ) BMLG
197 186 174 108 Ultimate Sinatra ‒ Frank Sinatra ( 32 ) Capitol, Frank Sinatra Enterprises
198 196 184 107 Cosmic ‒ Bazzi ( 14 ) Atlantic, ZZZ, iamcosmic
199 170 166 6 Lady Like ‒ Ingrid Andress ( 90 ) Atlantic, Warner Music Nashville
200 RE 197 86 Sweetener ‒ Ariana Grande ( 1 ) Republic
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Kenny Chesney Lands Ninth No. 1 Album on Billboard 200 Chart With 'Here and Now'
5/10/2020 by Keith Caulfield

Country superstar Kenny Chesney captures his ninth No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 chart, as his latest studio effort, Here and Now, bows atop the tally. Notably, he ties Garth Brooks for the most No. 1s among country acts in the chart’s history.

The set earned 233,000 equivalent album units in the U.S. in the week ending May 7, according to Nielsen Music/MRC Data. That’s the largest week for any country album in over a year-and-a-half, since Carrie Underwood’s Cry Pretty bowed at No. 1 with 266,000 units (Sept. 29, 2018-dated chart).

Here and Now is also the first country album to hit No. 1 on the Billboard 200 in nearly six months. Luke Combs’ What You See Is What You Get was the last to do so, when it opened at No. 1 on the Nov. 23, 2019 chart. Here and Now was released on May 1 via Blue Chair/Warner Music Nashville.

Here and Now’s start of 233,000 equivalent album units comprises 222,000 in album sales, 10,000 SEA units (equaling 13.4 million on-demand streams of the set’s songs during the tracking week) and 1,000 in TEA units.

Here and Now’s sales launch of 222,000 is the third-biggest sales week of the year for an album, trailing only the debuts of BTS’ Map of the Soul: 7 (347,000; March 7-dated chart) and The Weeknd’s After Hours (275,000; April 4). Here and Now’s debut was largely powered by sales generated from a concert ticket/album sale redemption offer with Chesney's upcoming tour. After Hours also had a ticket/album redemption offer in play with its first week (in addition to more than 80 merchandise/album bundle sales that helped drive sales). Map of the Soul: 7 had neither a ticket/album redemption offer or merchandise/album bundles.

With Here and Now’s arrival at No. 1, Chesney ties Brooks for the most No. 1s on the Billboard 200 by a country act. Both have nine leaders. Among all artists, Chesney now has as many No. 1s as Brooks, Drake, Madonna, The Rolling Stones and Kanye West. Ahead of them: The Beatles, with the all-time record of 19 No. 1 albums; Jay-Z, with 14; Bruce Springsteen and Barbra Streisand, each with 11; and Eminem and Elvis Presley, each with 10.

All told, Here and Now is Chesney’s 16th top 10 album on the Billboard 200 -- and all have reached the top five. Since 2010, all eight of his charting albums have either debuted at Nos. 1 or 2.

Chesney’s last release, 2018’s Songs for the Saints, debuted and peaked at No. 2 on the Aug. 11, 2018-dated chart with 77,000 units earned in its first week. It bowed behind Drake’s Scorpion, which was in its fifth and final week at No. 1 (after debuting on top), with 145,000 units.

Speaking of Drake, his surprise-released Dark Lane Demo Tapes opens at No. 2 on the new Billboard 200 chart, with 223,000 equivalent album units earned. It marks his 12th top 10 effort -- the entirety of his charting releases. The new collection of stray tunes is Drake’s 12th top 10 effort, and follows another odds n’ ends release, Care Package, which opened at No. 1 on the Aug. 17, 2019-dated list with 109,000 units earned.

Drake announced Dark Lane Demo Tapes via an Instagram post a few hours before it dropped on May 1. He describes the set as “songs people have been asking for (some leaks and some joints from SoundCloud and some new vibes).” Drake also said that his “6th studio album” will be released this summer.

Dark Lane Demo Tapes’ debut week was largely fueled by streaming activity. Of its 223,000-unit launch, 201,000 are in SEA units. That SEA sum equates to 269.1 million on-demand streams of the set’s songs -- making it the biggest streaming album of the week, by far; the third-largest streaming week of 2020; and the second-biggest debut streaming frame of the year. As for the rest of Dark Lane Demo Tapes’ first-week unit total, album sales comprise nearly 19,000, while TEA units total a little under 4,000.

The only album with larger streaming weeks in 2020 than Dark Lane Demo Tapes is Lil Uzi Vert’s Eternal Atake, which launched with 400.4 million (March 21-dated chart) and then nabbed a second-week haul of 348.7 million (March 28) after the set was reissued with an array of bonus tracks in its second week of availability.

Bucking the trend of many new releases, Dark Lane Demo Tapes’ first-week did not benefit from any merchandise/album bundles, nor a concert ticket/album sale redemption offer. It also didn’t have any physical album formats to purchase in its first week -- just the digital album. (Drake’s Care Package had the same roll-out: no ticket offer, no merch bundles, and no physical album.)

With Here and Now and Dark Lane Demo Tapes both earning more than 200,000 units, this week marks just the second time in the last two years -- and the second time in just over three months -- that two albums have earned north of 200,000 in a single week. It most recently happened in on the chart dated Feb. 1, 2020, when Eminem’s Music to Be Murdered By and Halsey’s Manic debuted at Nos. 1 and 2, respectively, with 279,000 and 239,000 units earned.

A common thread between the Chesney/Drake and Eminem/Halsey weeks is that the albums from Drake and Eminem were surprise releases, while Chesney and Halsey had announced their release dates weeks in advance. As noted above, Drake’s album was announced a few hours before it premiered at 12:00 a.m. EST on May 1, and Eminem dropped his set with zero warning before it arrived on streaming services and digital retailers on Jan. 17.

At No. 3 on the new Billboard 200, Lil Baby’s former No. 1 My Turn rises two rungs with 100,000 equivalent album units in its 10th week on the chart. The set is up 147 percent in units for the week, thanks to its reissue on May 1 with six additional tracks. Lil Baby continues the trend of R&B/hip-hop albums getting a reissue with bonus material soon after their release. Other titles that have gotten a reissue boost in 2020 include Lil Uzi Vert’s Eternal Atake and The Weeknd’s After Hours. Even NAV’s new Good Intentions, which was released on May 8, is slated to receive a deluxe reissue just two days later, on May 10.

A trio of former No. 1s line up at Nos. 4-6: DaBaby’s Blame It On Baby falls from No. 2 to No. 4 in its third week (48,000 equivalent album units earned, down 14 percent), Lil Uzi Vert’s Eternal Atake dips 3-5 (45,000 units; down 8 percent) and The Weeknd’s After Hours slips 4-6 (44,000 units; down 7 percent).

Megan Thee Stallion’s Suga hits a new peak on the Billboard 200, as the album climbs 10-7 with 39,000 equivalent album units (up 43 percent). The rise eclipses its previous high of No. 10, first achieved in its debut week (March 21 chart). Suga benefits from activity surrounding its hit single “Savage,” which got a boost on April 29 thanks to a new remix featuring Beyoncé. On the most recently published Billboard Hot 100 songs chart, dated May 9, the tune vaulted from No. 14 to No. 4.

Post Malone’s Hollywood’s Bleeding slides 6-8 with 38,000 equivalent album units earned (though up less than 1 percent).

Doja Cat’s Hot Pink zooms to its first week in the top 10, flying 19-9 with 37,000 equivalent album units earned (up 79 percent). Like Suga, Hot Pink is profiting from interest in its top 10-charting Hot 100 single “Say So” and a new remix. On May 1, a new version of the track boasting Nicki Minaj was released. Hot Pink reaches the top 10 in its 27th week on the chart, the longest climb to the region since Elton John’s hits set Diamonds took an 82-week stroll to the top 10 (reaching No. 7 on June 15, 2019)

Closing out the new top 10 of the Billboard 200 is Bad Bunny’s YHLQMDLG, which falls from No. 7 to No. 10 with 36,000 equivalent album units earned (though up 6 percent).
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oh my drake not #1
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