The new album from the Philadelphia rapper knocked Lil Baby’s My Turn to the No. 4 spot on the chart.
Lil Uzi Vert’s newest album Eternal Atake has unsurprisingly earned the No. 1 spot on Billboard’s Hot 200 chart. He also landed the biggest streaming week of 2020 so far by moving 288,000 album units in the U.S, according to Billboard.
Eternal Atake skyrocketed to the top of the chart mainly due to its streaming numbers of 278,000 equivalent album units which accounted for 400 million on-demand streams. Uzi’s release is the first largest week for an album since Lil Wayne released The Carter V in 2018 which earned 433 million streams.
Last Friday, the Philadelphia rapper rolled out a deluxe version of Eternal Atake adding 14 new tracks. The updated edition included features from Young Thug, Chief Keef, Future, 21 Savage and more. Back in 2017, his last album Luv Is Rage 2 also earned the No. 1 position on the Hot 200 chart with 135,000 units.
Uzi’s arrival on the Hot 200 chart knocks Lil Baby’s album My Turn to the No. 4 spot, this was his first No. 1 album. Billboard reports that the release of the deluxe album could lead to a continuation of large streaming numbers.
Elsewhere on the charts, Jhene Aiko receives her highest-charting album ever with Chilombo (No. 2). Her release accumulated 152,000 equivalent album units. This ranking is Aiko’s fourth solo album to reach the top 10: Trip (No. 5, 2017), Souled Out (No. 3, 2014) and Sail Out (No. 8, 2013). In 2016, her duo album with Big Sean, Twenty88 reached No. 5 on the same chart.
Megan Thee Stallion also came in at No. 10 on the Billboard 200 chart with the release of her EP Suga, it moved 41,000 equivalent album units. This release came after a public dispute between the rapper and her label 1501 Certified Entertainment who were attempting to stop her from dropping new music.
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