Plus: Quavo’s “Quavo Huncho” bolts 66-2 after first full monitoring week & Ella Mai’s self-titled album bows at No. 5.
Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper’s A Star Is Born soundtrack spends a second week at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 albums chart, because the set earned 143,000 equal album items within the week ending Oct. 18, in line with Nielsen Music (down 38 % in comparison with its opening body every week in the past). Of the newest monitoring week’s unit sum, 86,000 have been in album gross sales -- down 47 %.
The Billboard 200 chart ranks the preferred albums of the week within the U.S. primarily based on multi-metric consumption as measured in equal album items. Units are comprised of conventional album gross sales, monitor equal albums (TEA) and streaming equal albums (SEA). The new Oct. 27-dated chart -- the place A Star is Born holds at No. 1 -- will probably be posted in full on Billboard's web sites on Tuesday, Oct. 23.
A Star Is Born marks Gaga’s second album to spend a couple of week at No. 1, following her first chief, 2011’s Born This Way, which spent two weeks atop the tally. Her different three chart-toppers all spent one week within the penthouse.
In the runner-up slot on the brand new Billboard 200, Quavo’s Quavo Huncho zooms from No. 66 to No. 2, following its first full monitoring week of exercise. The Migos member’s debut solo album earned 99,000 items within the body ending Oct. 18, with 6,000 of that sum coming from album gross sales. Per week in the past, the album premiered from a partial day of exercise, because the album was launched on Thursday, Oct. 11 (the ultimate day of the earlier chart week’s monitoring week), coming into with 11,000 items.
Lil Wayne’s former No. 1, Tha Carter V, is regular at No. three with 85,000 items (down 37 %), whereas Lil Baby and Gunna’s Drip Harder can also be a non-mover, holding at No. four with 71,000 items (down 46 %).
Rising R&B star Ella Mai lands the one bow within the prime 10, as her self-titled full-length debut studio album enters at No. 5 (69,000 items; of which 17,000 have been in album gross sales). Earlier in 2018, her most up-to-date EP, Ready, peaked at No. 29 (July 21-dated chart). Both Ready and her self-titled album function her breakthrough hit single “Boo’d Up,” which peaked at No. 5 on the Billboard Hot 100.
Drake’s Scorpion climbs Eight-6 with 55,000 items (up three %), twenty one pilots’ Trench dips 2-7 in its second week with 49,000 items (down 72 %) and Travis Scott’s Astroworld rises 9-Eight with 47,000 items (down three %).
Rounding out the highest 10: Post Malone’s beerbongs & bentleys ascends 10-9 with 44,000 items (down lower than 1 %) and Eminem’s Kamikaze strikes 11-10 with 35,000 items (down 15 %).
Notably, Universal Music Group (UMG) distributes eight of the highest 10 (for the second time in 2018) and all the prime six (for the primary time since 2015).
UMG lays declare to every little thing within the prime 10 apart from twenty one pilots’ Trench at No. 7 (launched by way of Fueled by Ramen/Elektra Music Group, distributed by Warner Music’s WEA Distribution) and Travis Scott’s Astroworld at No. Eight (Cactus Jack/Grand Hustle/Epic, distributed by Sony Music).
Earlier in 2018, UMG nabbed 9 of the highest 10 (on the Sept. 29-dated record). The final time the corporate held all the prime six was again on the Nov. 28, 2015 tally. That week, Chris Stapleton was No. 1 with Traveller (on Mercury Nashville Records), whereas Nos. 2-5 have been Eric Church’s Mr. Misunderstood (EMI Nashville), Ellie Goulding’s Delirium (Cherrytree/Interscope Records), The Weeknd’s Beauty Behind the Madness (Republic Records) and Tim McGraw’s Damn Country Music (McGraw/Big Machine Records).