Lady Gaga & Bradley Cooper’s ‘A Star Is Born’ Soundtrack Back at No. 1 on HipHopMagz 200 Post-Oscars


Plus: Gunna, Offset, Gary Clark Jr., Lil Pump and Kehlani all debut within the high 10.

Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper’s A Star Is Born soundtrack returns to No. 1 on the Billboard 200 for a fourth nonconsecutive week on high, because the set steps Three-1 with 128,000 equal album models earned within the week ending Feb. 28 (up 152 p.c), based on Nielsen Music.

The album obtained an enormous increase from publicity and promotion spurred by its father or mother movie’s showcase on the Feb. 24 Academy Awards. The film was nominated for eight awards, together with finest image. A Star Is Born took house one award, for finest authentic tune, for “Shallow.” The tune was sung on the present by newly minted Oscar-winner Gaga ("Shallow's" co-writer), alongside Cooper, in a warmly-received efficiency.

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 models. Units are comprised of conventional album gross sales, monitor equal albums (TEA) and streaming equal albums (SEA). The new March 9-dated chart — the place Star is again at No. 1 — can be posted in full on Billboard's web sites on March 5.

Star bumps Ariana Grande’s Thank U, Next, which spent its first two weeks on the chart at No. 1, right down to No. 2 with 116,000 models (down 23 p.c).

On Feb. 26, business forecasters anticipated that Thank U was going to spend a 3rd week in cost with maybe 110,000 to 115,000 models, whereas Star was going to put up an enormous achieve, however accept the runner-up slot with round 100,000 models. So, what occurred between then and Feb. 28, the ultimate day of the monitoring week that in the end put A Star Is Born again at No. 1?

It’s probably that Amazon’s sale pricing of the digital album version of the Star soundtrack pumped a late-in-the-week gross sales surge for the set. On Feb. 27, the album was priced at $Three.99, after which on Feb. 28, it dropped to $2.99. (Lady Gaga tweeted about each sale costs to her 78 million followers, so consciousness was excessive together with her followers concerning the low cost.)

As it seems, whereas Star’s total models achieve by 152 p.c, the set’s album gross sales surge by 166 p.c (to 76,000; up from 29,000). Further, its digital album gross sales rise by 353 p.c (to 50,000; up from 11,000).

With a fourth week at No. 1, Star nets essentially the most weeks atop the chart for any soundtrack because the companion set to the Disney animated movie Frozen dominated for 13 nonconsecutive weeks in 2014. (Between Frozen and Star, Black Panther notched three weeks at No. 1.)

Star now has essentially the most weeks at No. 1 for a live-action movie soundtrack since Disney Channel’s TV film High School Musical 2 noticed its soundtrack declare 4 straight weeks at No. 1 in 2007. Going again even additional, the final live-action theatrically launched film soundtrack (like Star’s) to attain 4 weeks at No. 1 was Bad Boys II in 2003.

Star spent its first three weeks at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 (charts dated Oct. 20-Nov. Three, 2018), and has but to depart the weekly high 10 in its 21 weeks on the tally.

At No. 2 on the Billboard 200, Grande’s Thank U, Next is down one rung, and tallies 116,000 equal album models (down 23 p.c), as famous above.

Rapper Gunna scores his highest charting album but, as Drip or Drown 2 debuts at No. Three with 90,000 equal album models (7,000 in album gross sales). He surpasses his earlier chart excessive, Drip Harder, his collaborative set with Lil Baby. That debuted and peaked at No. four on the Oct. 20, 2018-dated checklist (beginning with 130,000 models; of which 6,000 had been in album gross sales).

Gunna’s Drip or Drown 2 is the primary of 5 debuts within the high 10 — essentially the most new entries to the highest tier because the Oct. 20, 2018-dated tally, when six new arrivals graced the highest 10. (Coincidentally, that was the identical week each Drip Harder and A Star Is Born bowed within the high 10, as Nos. four and 1, respectively.)

Coming in at No. four on the brand new Billboard 200 is Offset together with his debut solo effort, Father of four. The album enters with 89,000 equal album models earned (of which almost 7,000 had been in album gross sales). Offset beforehand logged one earlier high 10 entry, which debuted and peaked at No. four: Without Warning, a collaborative effort with Metro Boomin and 21 Savage. (Offset can be a member of the trio Migos, which has notched two high 10s, each of which entered at No. 1.)

Queen’s Bohemian Rhapsody soundtrack rounds out the highest 5, because it dips 2-5 with 61,000 equal album models (up 10 p.c). The album can be basking within the glow of the Academy Awards. Queen, with Adam Lambert, opened the present with a medley of “We Will Rock You” and “We Are the Champions." The movie Bohemian Rhapsody was nominated for 5 Oscars, and received 4 — essentially the most of any movie this yr — one finest actor win for Rami Malek.

At No. 6, singer-songwriter Gary Clark Jr. achieves his third high 10 album with This Land. The set bows with 54,000 equal album models earned (of which 51,000 had been in album gross sales, aided by a live performance ticket/album sale redemption provide with the artist’s upcoming U.S. tour).

The debut parade continues at No. 7, as rapper Lil Pump claims his second high 10 effort, as Harverd Dropout bows with 48,000 equal album models (25,000 in album gross sales, boosted partly by an array of merchandise/album bundles). He beforehand visited the highest 10 with a self-titled effort, which debuted and peaked at No. Three with 46,000 models earned in its debut body (Oct. 28, 2017-dated chart).

A Boogie Wit da Hoodie’s former No. 1 Hoodie SZN slips 6-Eight with 37,000 models (down 5 p.c).

Singer-songwriter Kehlani captures her second high 10 album, as While We Wait arrives at No. 9 with 34,000 equal album models (of which 6,000 had been in album gross sales). While follows her one earlier high 10, SweetSexySavage, which debuted and peaked at No. Three on the Feb. 18, 2017-dated checklist (with 58,000 models earned in its opening body).

Closing out the highest 10 is Post Malone’s earlier chief, beerbongs & bentleys, which falls 7-10 with 33,000 models (down 2 p.c).