Universal Music Group Holds Nine of the Top 10 Albums on HipHopMagz 200 Chart


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.