Plus, prime 10 debuts for Logic, Cher, Kevin Gates and Tom Petty.
Lil Wayne lands his fourth No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 chart, as Tha Carter V debuts atop the tally.
The set, which was launched on Sept. 28 Young Money/Republic Records, makes a splash with 480,000 equal album items earned within the week ending Oct. Four, based on Nielsen Music. That sum is the third-largest week for an album in 2018. Further, Tha Carter V additionally opens with the second-biggest streaming week ever for an album, with 433 million on-demand audio streams logged for its songs in its first week.
The Billboard 200 chart ranks the most well-liked albums of the week within the U.S. based mostly 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. 13-dated chart -- the place Tha Carter V debuts at No. 1 -- can be posted in full on Billboard's web sites on Tuesday, Oct. 9.
Of Tha Carter V’s 480,000 items, most had been pushed by SEA items: 325,000. The remainder of the title’s opening total unit sum is comprised of album gross sales totaling 141,000 and TEA items equaling 14,000.
Lil Wayne’s Fourth No. 1: Tha Carter V is Lil Wayne’s fourth chief on the Billboard 200. He beforehand topped the tally with Tha Carter IV (two weeks at No. 1 in 2011), I Am Not a Human Being (one week at No. 1 in 2010) and Tha Carter III (three weeks at No. 1, 2008). In whole, Tha Carter V is Lil Wayne’s 15th entry on the record and 11th prime 10.
Third-Biggest Week for an Album in 2018: As Tha Carter V bows with 480,000 items earned, it registers the third-largest week for an album in 2018. The solely greater weeks had been logged by Drake’s Scorpion (732,000 items when it debuted at No. 1 on the July 14-dated tally) and Travis Scott’s Astroworld (537,000 in its debut body, Aug. 18).
Second-Largest Streaming Week Ever for an Album: Tha Carter V storms in with 325,000 SEA items, which interprets to 433 million on-demand audio streams for the album’s tracks in its debut body. That’s the second-biggest streaming week ever posted by an album. The solely bigger single-week sum was earned by one other album from the Young Money camp: Drake’s Scorpion, when it launched with 745.9 million on-demand audio streams for its tracks earlier this yr.
Tha Carter V leads a busy prime 10, which incorporates 5 debuts, with new arrivals filling out the highest 4 spots. It’s the primary time the highest 4 have all been debuts in practically a yr. It final occurred on the Nov. 14, 2017-dated tally, when Kenny Chesney’s Live in No Shoes Nation, Kelly Clarkson’s Meaning of Life, Chris Brown’s Heartbreak on a Full Moon and 21 Savage, Offset and Metro Boomin’s Without Warning bowed at Nos. 1-Four, respectively.
On the brand new Billboard 200, Logic’s YSIV enters at No. 2 with 167,000 items (122,000 from album gross sales). It’s the hip-hop artist’s second album to succeed in the highest two in 2018, following his chart-topping Bobby Tarantino II on the March 24-dated record. In whole, Logic has racked up 5 prime 10s.
YSIV’s opening week was powered by album gross sales, pushed by merchandise/album bundles offered by way of his official web site. The album additionally generated 2,000 TEA items and 42,000 SEA items (equaling 57.9 million on-demand audio streams for its tracks).
At No. Three, Cher’s Dancing Queen debuts, tying for the diva’s highest-charting solo album ever. Cher additionally reached No. Three together with her earlier studio set, 2013’s Closer to the Truth. (Cher was additionally one-half of Sonny & Cher, which peaked at No. 2 on the chart in 1965 with Look at Us.)
Dancing Queen -- comprised fully of ABBA covers -- bows with 153,000 items, of which 150,000 are in album gross sales. The set generated about 1,000 in TEA items and a pair of,000 in SEA items. Dancing Queen’s sturdy bow was inspired by gross sales generated from a live performance ticket/album sale redemption supply for her upcoming U.S. tour, in addition to old style album gross sales by way of shops like Target, Walmart, iTunes, Amazon and the like.
Dancing Queen can also be the top-selling album of the week, with 150,000 copies offered. It marks Cher’s first No. 1 on the Top Album Sales chart and her largest gross sales week for an album since Nielsen Music started electronically monitoring gross sales in 1991. Cher’s earlier greatest one-week gross sales sum got here in 2003, when The Very Best of Cher began with 122,000 copies offered (April 14, 2003 chart).
Dancing Queen additionally tallies the largest gross sales week for a pop album by a girl in 2018, and the second-largest gross sales body for a pop set this yr (trailing solely the debut week of Justin Timberlake’s Man of the Woods, when it began with 242,000 copies offered on the Feb. 17-dated record). The final pop album by a girl to yield a bigger gross sales week was Taylor Swift’s popularity, which offered 232,000 in its second stanza (chart dated Dec. 9, 2017).
At No. Four on the brand new Billboard 200, Kevin Gates’ Luca Brasi Three bows with 78,000 items (with 18,000 of that sum in album gross sales). The set begins totally on the power of streaming exercise, with 59,000 SEA items (translating to 76.1 million on-demand audio streams of the title’s tracks). Luca Brasi Three is Gates’ third prime 10 effort, following By Any Means 2 (No. Four; Oct. 14, 2017) and Islah (No. 2; Feb. 20, 2016).
A quartet of former No. 1s follows Gates on the brand new chart: Drake’s Scorpion falls Four-5 (56,000 items; down 11 %), Eminem’s Kamikaze slips Three-6 (50,000 items; down 24 %), Travis Scott’s Astroworld descends 5-7 (49,000 items; down 14 %) and Post Malone’s beerbongs & bentleys strikes 6-Eight (42,000 items; down 6 %).
Tom Petty’s archival launch An American Treasure arrives at No. 9, giving the rocker his 13th prime 10 effort. The retrospective set -- which incorporates many beforehand unreleased recordings -- debuts with 34,000 items (32,000 in album gross sales). An American Treasure is obtainable in an array of configurations, together with a 26-track version and a 60-track deluxe model. The set is Petty’s first posthumous launch, following his dying on Oct. 2, 2017.
Rounding out the brand new prime 10 is XXXTentacion’s former No. 1 ?, which climbs 14-10 with 32,000 items (up 5 %).