Plus: Gucci Mane’s “Woptober II” debuts in top 10.
Post Malone’s Hollywood’s Bleeding becomes the first album released in 2019 to score four weeks at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart, as the set climbs 2-1 on the list. The album earned 93,000 equivalent album units in the U.S. in the week ending Oct. 24 (down 6%), according to Nielsen Music.
Hollywood’s Bleeding spent its first three weeks at No. 1 (charts dated Sept. 21 through Oct. 5). It returns to No. 1 on the latest tally, dated Nov. 2.
The Billboard 200 chart ranks the most popular albums of the week in the U.S. based on multi-metric consumption as measured in equivalent album units. Units are comprised of traditional album sales, track equivalent albums (TEA) and streaming equivalent albums (SEA). The new Nov. 2-dated chart, where Hollywood’s Bleeding returns to No. 1, will be posted in full on Billboard's websites on Oct. 29.
Hollywood’s Bleeding is the first album to spend four weeks at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart since Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper’s 2018 soundtrack to A Star Is Born racked up its fourth and final nonconsecutive week at No. 1 on the list dated March 9, 2019. (Star spent its first three weeks at No. 1, between Oct. 20-Nov. 3, 2018.)
Hollywood’s Bleeding is also now solely the Post Malone album with the most weeks at No. 1, as it surpasses the three weeks notched by his previous release, 2018’s beerbongs & bentleys.
At No. 2 on the new Billboard 200, YoungBoy Never Broke Again’s AI YoungBoy 2 slips down one spot after debuting at No. 1. In its second week, it earned 80,000 equivalent album units (down 27%).
Summer Walker’s Over It stays at No. 3 with 69,000 units (down 12%), DaBaby’s former No. 1 Kirk is a non-mover at No. 4 with 49,000 units (down 12%), and Taylor Swift’s former leader Lover rises 6-5 with 39,000 units (though down 10%).
A pair of previous chart-toppers are next on the new list, as Billie Eilish’s When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go? climbs 8-6 with 32,000 units (down 6%) and Young Thug’s So Much Fun bounces 10-7 with just over 31,000 units (down 3%).
Lil Tjay’s True 2 Myself dips 5-8 in its second week on the list, earning 31,000 units (down 30%).
Gucci Mane collects his seventh top 10 album on the Billboard 200, as Woptober II debuts at No. 9 (nearly 31,000 equivalent album units earned, with 2,000 of that sum in album sales). The rapper earned his first top 10 back in 2009 with The State Vs. Radric Davis, which peaked at No. 10. Woptober II is Gucci Mane’s second top 10 of 2019, following Delusions of Grandeur, which debuted and peaked at No. 7 on the July 6-dated list, starting with 32,000 units (3,000 in album sales).
Rounding out the new top 10 is Chris Brown’s former No. 1 Indigo, which falls 9-10 with 30,000 equivalent album units earned (down 9%).