Megan Thee Stallion is entering this week’s Billboard 200 at No. 2, with her debut studio album Good News earning a total of 100,500 equivalent album units. Of that number, the 17-track project acquired 82,500 streaming equivalent album units (115.85 million on-demand streams), 16,000 in album sales and just a little over 2,000 in track equivalent album units. This marks the Houston rapper’s third top 10 effort between June 2019 and November 2020, following Fever and Suga.
Other debuts this week include BTS‘ latest release Be, which opens at No. 1 with 242,000 equivalent album units. Their fifth chart-topper earned 177,00 in album sales, 35,000 in track equivalent album units and 30,000 in streaming equivalent album units. They are now the first group to hold two No. 1 albums in 2020 and the second overall act after NBA YoungBoy‘s 38 Baby 2 and Top.
Elsewhere on the chart, Ariana Grande moves up to No. 3 followed by Pop Smoke, Future and Lil Uzi Vert and Taylor Swift at Nos. 4, 5 and 6 respectively. Closing out this week’s top 10 are Luke Combs at no. 7, Chris Stapleton at No. 8, Juice WRLD at No. 9 and Carrie Underwood at No. 10.
Elsewhere in music, stream Lil Wayne’s highly-anticipated No Ceilings 3 mixtape here.