Summer Walker Earns Biggest Streaming Week Ever for a Female R&B Artist


Summer Walker makes streaming history.

The R&B singer’s debut album Over It enters at No. 2 on the Billboard 200 with 134,000 equivalent album units earned, of which 14,000 were album sales. She also scores the biggest week for an R&B album by a female artist in over three years following Beyoncé’s Lemonade, which moved 202,000 units in May 2016.

Over It, which features Drake, Usher, and Bryson Tiller, racked up 154.7 million on-demand audio streams, marking the largest streaming week ever for an R&B album by a woman, surpassing the debut week of Beyoncé’s Lemonade (115.2 million). Additionally, Walker has the second-largest streaming week for an R&B album overall behind The Weeknd’s Starboy (175.2 million).

Taking to Twitter, a grateful Walker thanked her fans for the support. “wowwww ..Over It is the biggest debut album from a female r&b artist in over 10 years and had the biggest streaming week for a female r&b artist ever,” she tweeted. “thank y’all so much for the love & support.”