Elsewhere, XXXTentacion is back in the Top 10.
After unleashing their surprise Everything Is Love album on the masses last week, Beyoncé and Jay-Z have entered the Billboard 200 Albums chart at No. 2 after moving a total of 123,000 units, falling just behind 5 Seconds Of Summer’s Youngblood album which pushed 142,000 in its opening week. Because of its exclusive release via TIDAL paired with a lack of preceding promotion, the project fell short of the top spot at which Jay-Z and Beyoncé’s respective 4:44 and Lemonade albums debuted. Nevertheless, the effort still sees a higher spot than it was expected to hit this week.
Elsewhere, you can find XXXTentacion’s second studio album ? back in the top 10 due to the surge in music sales that followed his tragic shooting death on Monday, June 18th. In total, the album moved 94,000 units—an increase of 397 percent—to sit at No. 3 on the chart. His debut studio album 17 also hit the Top 10 at No. 7, moving 55,000 units.
At No. 5, you can find Nas’s NASIR coming through after moving 77,000 in its debut week, earning the veteran his twelfth Top 10 album. His last full-length outing Life Is Good debuted at No. 1 in 2012.
Following at No. 6 Christina Aguilera is back in the Top 10 with her Liberation studio album, which pushes 62,000 units in its debut. Next up, you’ll find Juice WRLD’s Goodbye & Good Riddance at No. 8, Cardi B’s Invasion Of Privacy sitting at No. 9, and country singer Jason Aldean’s Rearview Town rounding things out at No. 10.