Drake’s ‘Honestly, Nevermind’ Tops Billboard’s 200 Albums Chart – Billboard
by Drake Honestly it doesn’t matter debuted atop the Billboard 200 album chart (dated July 2), giving the superstar his 11th No. 1 on the chart. The surprise release was announced on June 16, and the album was released at midnight on June 17. heat” and “draws upon the house music scene” with collaborations from “seven house music producers with varying degrees of mainstream fame”.
Drake becomes the fifth act with more than 10 No. 1 albums on the Billboard 200 since the chart began publishing regularly on a weekly basis in 1956. He joins the Beatles (who lead with a record 19 No. 1s), Jay-Z (14), Bruce Springsteen and Barbra Streisand (each with 11).
Honestly it doesn’t matter launches with 204,000 equivalent album units earned in the United States in the week ending June 23, according to Luminate. Streaming activity fueled 94% of the album’s first-week amount.
Still in the new top 10, Kevin Gates collects his fifth top 10 on the Billboard 200, while Khaza arrives at number 8.
The Billboard 200 chart ranks the most popular albums of the week in the United States based on multimetric consumption measured in equivalent album units, compiled by Luminate. Units include album sales, track equivalent albums (TEA), and streaming equivalent albums (SEA). Each unit equals 1 album sale, or 10 individual tracks sold from an album, or 3,750 official ad-supported audio and video streams or 1,250 paid/on-demand subscription generated songs from a album. The new table dated July 2, 2022 will be published in full on Billboard‘s website on June 28. For all charting news, follow @billboard and @billboardcharts on Twitter and Instagram.
Of Honestly, Nevermind 204,000 equivalent album units earned, SEA units include 191,000 (equivalent to 250.23 million official on-demand streams of tracks in the set), album sales include 11,000, and TEA units in include 2,000.
The 14 tracks Honestly it doesn’t matter bows with the fourth largest streaming week for an album in 2022, by official on-demand streams: 250.23 million. Notably, the three biggest weeks of this year were all marked by albums with a longer tracklist (all in their first few weeks): Bad Bunny’s A Verano Sin Ti (356.55 million across 23 titles), Kendrick Lamar’s Mr. Morale and Big Steps (343.02 million; 18 titles) and Future’s I never loved you (283.75 million; 22 titles).
In fact, the last time an album as short (or shorter) than Honestly it doesn’t matter had a bigger streaming week over a year ago, when Olivia Rodrigo’s 11 tracks Acid bowed with 300.73 million official on-demand flows (chart from June 5, 2021).
The most broadcast cut on Honestly it doesn’t matter, by official on-demand streams, is his closing track “Jimmy Cooks,” featuring 21 Savage, with 39.59 million. The second and third most streamed tracks are the album’s opener “Falling Back” (27.05 million) and “Sticky” (26.16 million). “Falling” is the only song on the album with an official music video, and 3.03 million of its streams came from video plays. (Looking only at official on-demand announcements audio streams, the two most streamed tracks on set are “Jimmy Cooks”, with 37.93 million and “Sticky”, with 25.37 million.)
“Jimmy Cooks” and “Sticky” are the most rap tracks on the album. Together, the two songs accounted for 26% of the album’s official first-week on-demand streams (65.75 million out of 250.23 million).
In total, Honestly it doesn’t matter is Drake’s 14th top 10 album on the Billboard 200. Since 2009, when it first charted, it has scored at least one new top 10 every year except 2012 and 2014. Frankly gives Drake an eighth straight year with a new album in the top 10 (dating back to 2015 What a time to livewith Future, and If you’re reading this, it’s too late – the two no. 1). No other act has landed a new top 10 every year since 2015.
At No. 2 on the new Billboard 200, Bad Bunny’s chart topper A Verano Sin Ti is a non-movement with 121,000 equivalent album units (down 8%). A Verano Sin Ti counted over 100,000 in each of its first seven weeks on the chart. The last title to do so was Drake’s Scorpiowhich saw its first seven weeks all exceed 100,000 units (July 28-August 25, 2018, charts).
The former head of Harry Styles Harry’s house is stationary at No. 3 with 79,000 equivalent album units (down 13%), BTS’ Evidence falls 1-4 in its second week with 75,000 units (down 76%) and Morgan Wallen’s Dangerous: the double album increases from 6 to 5 with 52,000 units (less than 1%). Future’s former number 1 I never loved you plunges 5-6 with 49,000 units (down 11%) and Post Malone’s Twelve karat toothache goes down 4-7 with 44,000 units (down 26%).
Kevin Gates lands his fifth Billboard 200 top 10 album as Khaza comes in at No. 8 with 38,000 equivalent album units earned. Of that sum, SEA units comprise 34,000 (equivalent to 47.05 million official on-demand streams of the tracks in the set), album sales comprise 3,000, and TEA units comprise less than 1,000.
To close out the new top 10, two former No. 1s: Kendrick Lamar Mr. Morale and Big Steps (7-9 with 36,000 equivalent album units; down 14%) and Olivia Rodrigo Acid (8-10 with 32,000 units; up 1%).
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