It's an enormous week for Universal Music Group (UMG) on the Billboard 200 albums chart, as the corporate distributes a surprising 9 out of the highest 10 albums on the newest tally, dated Sept. 29.
It's the primary time that an organization has claimed the feat in practically 5 years, courting again to the Nov. 30, 2013 chart, when UMG additionally held 9 of the highest 10.
On the brand new Billboard 200, UMG stands tall with Carrie Underwood's No. 1 debut Cry Pretty (launched Capitol Records Nashville), which additionally earned the most important week for an album by a feminine artist in 2018 (by way of equal album items earned). Cry Pretty is Underwood's first album for Capitol Nashville, after a profession with Sony Music's Arista Nashville.
UMG can be at Nos. 2-Four and 6-10 with: Eminem's Kamikaze (No. 2, Shady/Aftermath/Interscope Records) 6LACK's East Atlanta Love Letter (a debut at No. three, LVRN/Interscope), Drake's Scorpion (No. Four, Young Money/Cash Money/Republic Records), Post Malone's beerbongs & bentleys (No. 6, Republic), Ariana Grande's Sweetener (No. 7, Republic), Paul McCartney's Egypt Station (No. eight, MPL/Capitol Records), Nicki Minaj's Queen (No. 9, Young Money/Cash Money/Republic) and Juice WRLD's Goodbye & Good Riddance (No. 10, Grade A/Interscope).
The solely album within the high 10 not distributed by UMG is Travis Scott's Astroworld, at No. 5 (Cactus Jack/Grand Hustle/Epic Records, distributed by Sony Music).
UMG's near-monopoly of the highest 10 marks one other achievement for the corporate in 2018; again on the April 14-dated chart, the corporate held eight of the highest 10. Also earlier this yr, UMG's Republic Records notched the uncommon feat of getting 4 out of the highest 5 albums concurrently (on the Sept. 1 chart). And, lower than two months earlier, Republic held the complete high three (July 14 chart).
The final time UMG hit 9 of the highest 10, in 2013, two of the identical artists from this week have been additionally on the checklist: Eminem's Marshall Mathers LP 2 was at No. 2 and Drake's Nothing Was The Same was at No. 9, whereas Lady Gaga's Artpop led the chart at No. 1.