Plus: The Chicks’ ‘Gaslighter’ debuts at No. 3 and Jhené Aiko’s ‘Chilombo’ surges 43-6 after reissue.
Juice WRLD’s Legends Never Die holds atop the Billboard 200 albums chart for a second week, as the set earned 162,000 equivalent album units in the U.S. in the week ending July 23 (down 67 percent), according to Nielsen Music/MRC Data. The album blasted in at No. 1 a week ago with 497,000 units — 2020’s biggest week for any release.
Meanwhile, The Chicks (formerly The Dixie Chicks) debut at No. 3 with their first studio album in 14 years, Gaslighter, and Jhené Aiko’s Chilombo roars back into the top 10, surging 43-6, after it was reissued with additional tracks.
The Billboard 200 chart ranks the most popular albums of the week in the U.S. based on multi-metric consumption as measured in equivalent album units. Units comprise album sales, track equivalent albums (TEA) and streaming equivalent albums (SEA). The new Aug. 1-dated chart (where Legends Never Die holds at No. 1) will be posted in full on Billboard‘s website on July 28.
At No. 2 on the Billboard 200, Pop Smoke’s former No. 1 Shoot for the Stars Aim for the Moon is a non-mover, earning 138,000 equivalent album units (up 26 percent). The album got a goose in its third week after it was reissued on July 20 (the late artist’s birthday) with 15 additional tracks.
The Chicks debut at No. 3 with the trio’s first album since 2006, Gaslighter. The set launches with 84,000 equivalent album units earned, with 71,000 of that sum coming from album sales. Gaslighter is also the best-selling album of the week, and it bows at No. 1 on the Album Sales chart.
Gaslighter is The Chicks’ fifth top 10 album on the Billboard 200, and also marks the group’s first new studio album since 2006’s Taking the Long Way (which debuted at No. 1). In addition to Gaslighter and Taking the Long Way, the band has visited the top 10 with Home (No. 1 in 2002), Fly (No. 1 in 1998) and Wide Open Spaces (No. 4 in 1999).
The original Broadway cast recording of Hamilton: An American Musical slips from No. 3 to No. 4 on the new Billboard 200, tallying 78,000 equivalent album units (down 18 percent). Lil Baby’s former No. 1 My Turn falls from No. 4 to No. 5 with 57,000 units (down 2 percent).
Jhené Aiko’s Chilombo surges back into the top 10, as it charges 43-6 with 50,000 equivalent album units earned (up 247 percent). The album’s run back up the list is owed to its deluxe reissue on July 17, which added nine tracks. The album was initially released on March 6, and debuted and peaked at No. 2 on the March 21-dated chart.
A quartet of former No. 1s rounds out the new top 10, as Post Malone’s Hollywood’s Bleeding falls 5-7 (34,000 equivalent album units, down 1 percent), DaBaby’s Blame It on Baby descends 6-8 (32,000; down 4 percent), Harry Styles’ Fine Line moves 7-9 (29,000; up 3 percent) and The Weeknd’s After Hours shifts 9-10 (27,000; down 1 percent).