A weekly snapshot of what's happening on the Billboard 200 chart.
The crown once again goes to King Kenny this week, with DAMN. regaining the #1 position on the Billboard 200. Behind him is DJ Khaled, Meek Mill, 21 Savage, SZA, and Khalid in the top 10, with JAY-Z, Bruno Mars, Drake, Post Malone, Migos, and 2 Chainz filling out the top 20. Tyler, the Creator's Flower Boy makes a drop from #12 to #21 just 3 weeks after its release. Interestingly, up-and-comer, Youngboy Never Broke Again's AI YoungBoy manages a rather impressive #24 debut, with Ugly God actually debuting below him-- The Booty Tape lands at #27. A$AP Twelvyy's 12 also enters the Billboard 200, however much further down, at #148.
1) Kendrick Lamar — DAMN.: Kendrick Lamar is back in the #1 position this week, as we previously reported on. The TDE frontrunner is triumphantly touring around the country, playing sold-out arenas in support of his newest album DAMN. (on top of being a special guest at Dave Chappelle's show in New York last night). The album-of-the-year contender puts up 46,552 TAEU and 11,398 sales during its 17th week on the charts.
2) DJ Khaled — Grateful: DJ Khaled Grateful's jumps up from #4 to #3. As it celebrates 7 weeks on the charts, the album clocks 31,263 TAEU and 3,246 sales.
3) Meek Mill — Wins & Losses: Meek Mill's latest opus Wins & Losses, lands just underneath Khaled this week. The Philadelphia rapper released this album three weeks ago, and he's stayed bouncing around the top 5 ever since. This time around, the album claims 30,842 TAEU and 5,276 sales.
4) 21 Savage — Issa Album: 21 Savage's debut album is at #6 this week, the same position it was in last week. With 29,075 TAEU and 2,417 sales, the ATLien continues to thrive with his first studio effort. In related news, the top-performing song off the album, "Bank Account," was just certified gold.
5) SZA — CTRL: Top Dawg Entertainment doesn't only hold the #1 spot with Kendrick, but also the #9 spot with SZA, whose debut studio album CTRL is still killing it on the charts. After nine weeks, the album sold 27,121 TAEU and 4,041 sales during this past cycle.
6) Khalid — American Teen: Khalid may be the bust-out success story of the year. His American Teen album is at #10 this week, and despite being released 23 weeks ago, it's still climbing back into the top 10. With 26,939 TAEU and 2,728 sales, the Texas teenager has a lot to be proud about.
7) JAY-Z — 4:44: JAY-Z claims the #11 spot this week with his latest album 4:44. There's no doubt that releasing the record initially as a TIDAL exclusive has hindered the legend's Billboard status, but the album logs 26,091 TAEU and 14,832 sales this week none the less. He continues to push it as well, with video exclusives on TIDAL.
8) Bruno Mars— 24K Magic: At #12 is Bruno Mars with 24K Magic. The pop star's latest record hasn't strayed too far away from the top 10 since its release 38 long weeks ago, and this week is a 5-spot hop up from last week's #17. The album clocks 24,764 TAEU and sells 9,543 copies this time.
9) Drake— More Life: Drake's latest More Life playlist hits #13 this week, after last week's appearance at the #16 spot. With features from Skepta, Young Thug, Travis Scott, and others, the album logs 24,295 TAEU and just 799 in pure sales.
10) Post Malone — Stoney: Post Malone's debut album has definitely been successful on the Billboard 200. This week it's at #14, one spot up from last week, and with 24,121 TAEU and 1,614 sold copies under its belt. It's been charting for 35 weeks.
The top 3 this week remains the same as last week: "Despacito" still sits at #1 (that's 14 consecutive weeks for the track), "Wild Thoughts" at #2, and "Unforgettable" at #3. Bruno Mars' "That's What I Like" drops from #4 to #7, while Cardi B's "Bodak Yellow (Money Moves)" soars from #14 into the #8 position-- earning her a feat in the process, and creating a swirl of anticipation as to when the NYC resident will hit #1. 21 Savage's "Bank Account" moves from #18 into its peak position at #12, while Kendrick's "HUMBLE.," Post Malone's "Congratulations," and Childish Gambino's "Redbone" all drop from their respective positions in the past week. Elsewhere on the charts you'll see that Kodak Black's "Patty Cake" and Rae Sremmurd's "Perplexing Pegasus" both make their debuts.