For the second time in six months, the boy band is atop the charts.
Challenges get shared. Challenges get fans. Challenges make hits.
Drake’s “Scorpion,” had the equivalent of 260,000 sales, while Wiz Khalifa’s “Rolling Papers 2” rolled up with the equivalent of 80,000 sales.
The rapper’s double album easily repeated at No. 1 on the album chart, followed by LPs from Post Malone, Future, XXXTentacion and Cardi B.
The rapper’s “Scorpion” debuted at the top of the Billboard 200 the week that a major shift gives paid streams more weight on the charts than free ones.
The Australian band’s “Youngblood” was No. 1 on Billboard, ahead of the Carters’ “Everything Is Love” and “?” by the slain rapper XXXTentacion.
The rapper’s new album is his eighth consecutive to open at No. 1, with the equivalent of 208,000 U.S. album sales its debut week.
Despite the headline-grabbing rap drama between Pusha-T and Drake, Mr. Mendes has another No. 1 album.
With “Love Yourself: Tear,” BTS hits No. 1, six years after Psy’s song and video “Gangnam Style” brought the style to the American mainstream.