This week, Beyonce claims a pair of entries in the top 10 of the Billboard 200 albums chart. With the newly packaged Lemonade arriving via all streaming platforms after only being available on TIDAL for the past three years, Bey’s opus finds a place at No. 9 on the chart with 30,000 total equivalent album units with 4,000 going toward pure album sales, translating to 32.45 million on-demand streams.
Elsewhere, after a full week of tracking, Beyonce’s Homecoming: The Live Album jumps from No. 7 to No. 4 earning 57,000 equivalent streams in what is technically its second week. The album increases in streaming units, but declines in pure album sales with 8,000 copies sold. With both entries, it becomes the first time Beyonce has had two concurrent top 10 albums and she becomes the first woman to have two simultaneous top 10 albums in over two years. The last time the feat was accomplished was when it was catalyzed by Lady Gaga’s 2017 Super Bowl performance.
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Elsewhere, singer Lizzo makes her debut on the Billboard 200, coming in at No. 6 with her debut studio album Cuz I Love You earning 41,000 equivalent album units, 24,000 of which are pure album sales.
The rest of the top 10 is peppered with the usual suspects with No. 1 being occupied by Billie Eilish’s When We All Fall Asleep with 88,000 units while Khalid’s Free Spirit moves up to No. 2 with 60,000 units. BTS’ Map of the Soul: Persona slides down from No. 1 to No. 3 with 57,000 units before Homecoming finds its place.
Ariana Grande‘s Thank U, Next continues to live in the top 10 with 43,000 units at No. 5 before Lizzo takes her seat as Nipsey Hussle‘s Victory Lap holds on strong at No. 7 with 36,000 units.
Juice WRLD’s Death Race For Love is stuck No. 8 with 31,000. Closing things out is Beyonce’s aforementioned Lemonade at No. 9 while Post Malone‘s beerbongs & bentleys claims No. 10 with 29,000 units.