Drake’s “Certified Lover Boy” is # 1 on Rolling Stone’s Albums chart for a second week, overtaking Kacey Musgraves
Drake’s âCertified Lover Boyâ topped the Rolling Stone album charts for a second week, taking # 1 with more than 232,000 units of draft, according to Alpha Data. The album moved more than double the amount of the biggest debut of the week, “Star-Crossed” by Kacey Musgraves. This album made a strong entry at No. 2, with nearly 95,000 units. Musgraves was the best-selling album of the week, with just over half of its sales on vinyl.
Baby Keem also made his big debut this week, which landed at No.5 with âThe Melodic Blueâ. This album was the most released debut album of the week, racking up 64 million streams, in large part thanks to Kendrick Lamar’s presence on two songs.
The rest of the Top 10 includes previous hit parades like Kanye West’s âDondaâ (at # 3) and Olivia Rodrigo’s âSourâ (# 4), with the eponymous 1991 Metallica blockbuster making a surprise comeback. in the Top 10 at # 10, due to its remastered anniversary release. See the full table here.
The Top 20 saw a debut of J Balvin’s âJoseâ reach No.12 and another comeback, Aaliyah’s eponymous 2001 album, which had been hampered by legal complications for so long that it had never been published on streaming services. Released earlier this month, the album ranked No. 14 with over 10 million streams.
The Rolling Stone 200 Albums chart lists the week’s most popular releases in the United States. Entries are categorized by album units, a number that combines digital and physical album sales, digital song sales, and audio streams using a custom weighting system. The table does not include passive listening like terrestrial radio or digital radio. The Rolling Stone 200 Albums chart is updated daily and each week Rolling Stone finalizes and publishes an official version of the chart, spanning the seven-day period ending the previous Thursday.
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