Plus: Gucci Mane & John Mellencamp bow within the high 10.
XXXTentacion’s first posthumously launched album, Skins, debuts at No. 1 the Billboard 200 chart. The set, which was launched on Dec. 7 Bad Vibes Forever/EMPIRE, is XXXTentacion’s second No. 1, and it earned 132,000 equal album models within the week ending Dec. 13, in keeping with Nielsen Music. Of that sum, 52,000 have been in album gross sales.
The Billboard 200 chart ranks the most well-liked albums of the week within the U.S. primarily based on multimetric consumption as measured in equal album models. Units are comprised of conventional album gross sales, observe equal albums (TEA) and streaming equal albums (SEA). The new Dec. 22-dated chart (the place Skins bows at No. 1) shall be posted in full on Billboard's web sites on Tuesday, Dec. 18.
Skins is the primary posthumous No. 1 album since Prince’s The Very Best of Prince re-entered the chart dated May 6, 2016 at No. 1, following his dying on April 21 of that yr.
Skins’ debut week was largely pushed by streaming exercise of the album, because it tallied 78,000 SEA models, which equals 121.Eight million on-demand audio streams of the set’s tracks.
XXXTentacion (actual identify: Jahseh Onfroy) died on June 18, 2018. Before his dying, he notched a pair of high 10 albums with Skins’ predecessor, ?, which opened at No. 1 on the listing dated March 31, 2018. His first high 10 got here with 17, which debuted and peaked at No. 2 on the Sept. 16, 2017 chart. At the time of his dying, XXXTentacion was awaiting trial on greater than a dozen felony prices and allegations of home violence in opposition to his then-pregnant girlfriend.
Meek Mill’s Championships slips from No. 1 to No. 2 in its second week, because the set earned 129,000 models (down 43 %).
Michael Bublé’s resilient Christmas album rises 5-Three (57,000 models; up Three %) for its highest rank in six years. The set was launched in 2011 and spent 5 weeks atop the listing between Dec. 10, 2011 and Jan. 7, 2012. Christmas was final within the high Three on the Dec. 29, 2012-dated tally, when it additionally positioned at No. Three. The album has revisited the highest 10 of the chart in each vacation season following its 2011 launch.
Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper’s A Star Is Born soundtrack climbs 7-Four with 55,000 models. The album has spent its first 10 weeks on the chart inside the highest 10, by no means rating decrease than No. 7.
Gucci Mane scores his fifth high 10 album on the Billboard 200, as Evil Genius arrives at No. 5, incomes 51,000 models (5,000 in album gross sales). In complete, Evil is Gucci Mane’s 21st charting effort, stretching again to 2005’s Trap House.
Travis Scott’s former No. 1 Astroworld rises Eight-6 with somewhat greater than 44,000 models (down 5 %).
John Mellencamp returns to the highest 10 along with his highest-charting album in 10 years, as Other People’s Stuff debuts at No. 7 (44,000 models, practically all from album gross sales). The 10-song covers assortment, which marks his 11th high album, brings collectively beforehand launched tracks Mellencamp recorded between 1993 and 2018. Mellencamp was final within the high 10 with the No. 10-peaking No Better Than This. Other People’s Stuff is Mellencamp’s highest-charting album since Life Death Love and Freedom additionally hit No. 7 on Aug. 2, 2008. Other People’s Stuff’s first-week gross sales have been bolstered by gross sales generated from a live performance ticket/album sale redemption provide with Mellencamp’s upcoming U.S. tour.
Rounding out the brand new high 10 on the Billboard 200: 6ix9ine’s Dummy Boy falls Three-Eight (43,000 models; down 49 %), Lil Baby’s Street Gossip slips 2-9 (somewhat greater than 42,000 models; down 52 %) and Drake’s Scorpion climbs 11-10 (42,000 models; up Eight %).