Drake’s ‘Honestly, Nevermind’ Tops Billboard 200 Albums Chart – Billboard


Drake's 'Honestly, Nevermind' Tops Billboard 200 Albums Chart - Billboard

drakes Honestly forget it debuts at the top of the Billboard 200 albums chart (as of July 2) and earns the superstar his 11th No. 1 spot on the chart. The surprise release was announced on June 16th and the album was released on June 17th at midnight. The set is a left-hander sonic turn from the hip-hop giant, as it “consists almost entirely of moody electronic vibes and body-pounding dancefloor Heat” and “leaks into the house music scene” with collaborations from “seven house music producers with varying degrees of mainstream.” -Fame”.


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Drake is the fifth act with more than 10 No. 1 albums on the Billboard 200 since charting on a weekly basis in 1956. He joins the Beatles (who lead No.1 with a record 19), Jay-Z (14), Bruce Springsteen and Barbra Streisand (11 each).

Honestly forget it starts with 204,000 equivalent album units earned in the US in the week ended June 23, according to Luminate. Streaming activity accounted for 94% of the album’s first week total.

Also in the new top 10, Kevin Gates collects his fifth top 10 on the Billboard 200, as Khaza comes in 8th place.

The Billboard 200 chart lists the week’s most popular albums in the United States based on multimetric consumption measured in equivalent album units, compiled by Luminate. The units include album sales, track equivalent albums (TEA), and streaming equivalent albums (SEA). Each unit equates to one album sale, or 10 album tracks sold, or 3,750 ad-supported or 1,250 paid/subscribed official on-demand audio and video streams generated from tracks on an album. The new chart, dated July 2, 2022, will be published in full on billboard‘s website on June 28th. For all chart news, follow @billboard and @billboardcharts on both Twitter and Instagram.

Of Honestly, Neverminds 204,000 earned equivalent album units, SEA units are 191,000 (equivalent to 250.23 million official on-demand streams of the set’s tracks), album sales are 11,000, and TEA units are 2,000.

The 14 lane Honestly forget it bows with the fourth-biggest streaming week for an album in 2022 by official on-demand streams: 250.23 million. Notably, the three bigger weeks this year were all scored by albums with a longer tracklist (all in their debut weeks): Bad Bunny’s Un Verano Sin Ti (356.55 million from 23 titles), Kendrick Lamar’s Mr. Morale & the big steppers (343.02 million; 18 titles) and Future’s i never liked you (283.75 million; 22 titles).

In fact, the last time an album was as short (or shorter) as Honestly forget it A bigger streaming week was over a year ago when Olivia Rodrigo’s 11 track Angry with 300.73 million official on-demand streams (chart as of June 5, 2021).

The most streamed cut on Honestly forget it, from official on-demand streams, his closing track is “Jimmy Cooks” with 21 Savage at 39.59 million. The second and third most streamed tracks are the album’s opener “Falling Back” (27.05 million) and “Sticky” (26.16 million). “Falling” is the only song on the album with an official music video, and 3.03 million of its streams are from video plays. (Only consider on-demand officials audio Streams are the top two most streamed tracks on set “Jimmy Cooks” at 37.93 million and “Sticky” at 25.37 million.)

“Jimmy Cooks” and “Sticky” are the most rap-forward tracks on the album. Together, the two songs accounted for 26% of the album’s official on-demand streams in its first week (65.75 million out of 250.23 million).

In total, Honestly forget it is Drake’s 14th charting Top 10 album on the Billboard 200. Since 2009, when it first charted, it has logged at least one new Top 10 every year, with the exceptions of 2012 and 2014. Honestly gives Drake a new Top 10 album for the eighth year in a row (dating back to 2015). What a time to be alivewith future and If you are reading this, it will be too late – both No. 1). No other act has hit a new top 10 every year since 2015.

Number 2 on the new Billboard 200 is Bad Bunny’s chart-topping song Un Verano Sin Ti is a non-mover with 121,000 album equivalent units (down 8%). Un Verano Sin Ti has hit over 100,000 in each of its first seven weeks on the chart. The last title to do so was Drake’s Scorpiowhich all surpassed 100,000 units in the first seven weeks (July 28 – August 25, 2018, charts).

The former leader of Harry Styles Harry’s house #3 with 79,000 equivalent album units (down 13%), BTS’ prove falls 1-4 in its second week with 75,000 units (down 76%) and Morgan Wallen Dangerous: The double album increases by 6-5 with 52,000 units (less than 1%). The former No. 1 of the future i never liked you down 5-6 at 49,000 units (down 11%) and Post Malone Twelve carat toothache falls 4-7 with 44,000 units (down 26%).

Kevin Gates snags his fifth top 10 album on the Billboard 200 Khaza reached No. 8 with 38,000 earned equivalent album units. Of this total, SEA units comprise 34,000 (equivalent to 47.05 million official on-demand streams of the set’s tracks), album sales comprise 3,000 and TEA units comprise less than 1,000.

At the bottom of the new top 10 are two former No. 1s: Kendrick Lamar Mr. Morale & the big steppers (7-9 with 36,000 equivalent album units; down 14%) and Olivia Rodrigos Angry (8-10 with 32,000 units; up 1%).

shine that independent data provider for the Billboard charts, conducts a comprehensive and thorough review of all data submissions used to compile the weekly chart rankings. Luminate verifies and authenticates data and removes any suspicious or unverifiable activity based on specified criteria before performing the final chart calculations and publishing them. In partnership with Billboard, data deemed suspicious and unverifiable will be disqualified prior to the final calculation.

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