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21 Savage & Metro Boomin’s ‘Savage Mode II’ Debuts at No. 1 on Billboard 200 Chart

Rapper 21 Savage and producer Metro Boomin’s third collaborative album, Savage Mode II, bows atop the Billboard 200 chart, earning 171,000 equivalent album units in the U.S. in the week ending Oct. 8, according to Nielsen Music/MRC Data.

The album launches with the biggest week, in terms of overall units earned, for either artist. It also marks the second No. 1 for both acts, though, it’s the pair’s first of three co-billed sets to hit No. 1.

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). Each unit equals one album sale, or 10 individual tracks sold from an album, or 3,750 ad-supported or 1,250 paid/subscription on-demand official audio and video streams generated by songs from an album. The new Oct. 17-dated chart (where Savage Mode II bows to No. 1) will be posted in full on Billboard’s website on Oct. 13. For all chart news, follow @billboard and @billboardcharts on both Twitter and Instagram.

Of Savage Mode II’s 171,000 units earned in the tracking week ending Oct. 8, SEA units comprise 148,000 (equaling 200.1 million on-demand streams of the album’s songs), album sales total 22,000 (helped in part by merchandise/album bundles) and TEA units comprise 1,000.

Savage Mode II marks the fourth top 10 for 21 Savage, and second No. 1, following I Am > I Was (No. 1 in 2019), Without Warning (a collaborative set credited to 21 Savage, Offset and Metro Boomin, No. 4 in 2017) and Issa Album (No. 2 in 2017).

For Metro Boomin, Savage Mode II is also his fourth top 10 and second No. 1, following Not All Heroes Wear Capes (No. 1 in 2018), Double or Nothing (a co-billed project with Big Sean, No. 6 in 2017) and Without Warning.

At No. 2 on the Billboard 200, BLACKPINK’s debut full-length The Album enters with 110,000 equivalent album units earned. Of that figure, 81,000 are from album sales (boosted by merchandise/album bundles, as well as many variants of the album released on CD), 26,000 from SEA units (equaling 40.3 million on-demand streams of the set’s songs) and 2,000 from TEA units.

The South Korean quartet previously placed two top 40-charting EPs on the chart with Kill This Love (No. 24 in 2019) and Square Up (No. 40 in 2018). The Album marks the highest-charting album by an all-female group since Danity Kane’s second album Welcome to the Dollhouse debuted at No. 1 on the chart dated April 5, 2008. The Album additionally is the highest-charting debut full-length album by an all-female group since Danity Kane’s self-titled effort opened at No. 1 on Sept. 9, 2006.

Pop Smoke’s former No. 1 Shoot for the Stars Aim for the Moon climbs one spot to No. 3 with 68,000 equivalent album units earned (down 4%).

YG nabs his fifth top 10 album, as My Life 4Hunnid bows at No. 4 with 64,000 equivalent album units earned. Of that total, 47,000 are from album sales (aided in part by merchandise/album bundles), 17,000 from SEA units (equaling 23.1 million in on-demand streams of the album’s tracks) and a negligible sum from TEA units.

My Life 4Hunnid is YG’s highest charting album since My Krazy Life debuted and peaked at No. 2 (April 5, 2014). He has also visited the top 10 with Still Brazy (No. 6, 2018), Stay Dangerous (No. 5, 2018) and 4Real 4Real (No. 7, 2019).

Bryson Tiller captures his third total and consecutive top 10 album, as Anniversary debuts at No. 5 with 57,000 equivalent album units earned. That sum comprises 52,000 in SEA units (equaling 68.6 million in on-demand streams of the album’s songs), 4,000 in album sales and 1,000 in TEA units. Tiller previously hit the top 10 with his No. 1 album True to Self (2017) and Trapsoul (No. 8 in 2016).

Machine Gun Kelly’s Tickets to My Downfall drops 1-6 in its second week on the list, earning 56,000 equivalent album units (down 56%).

LANY scores its highest charting album, and first top 10, as the trio’s Mama’s Boy bows at No. 7 with 55,000 equivalent album units earned. Of that figure, 46,000 are from album sales (assisted by merchandise/album bundles), 9,000 from SEA units (equating to 11.5 million in on-demand streams of the album’s songs) and a negligible sum from TEA units.

LANY had previously charted as high as No. 32 with its self-titled album in 2017. A follow-up, 2018’s Malibu Nights, debuted and peaked at No. 36.

Rounding out the new top 10 are a trio of former No. 1s: Juice WRLD’s Legends Never Die dips 6-8 (46,000 equivalent album units earned; down 4%), YoungBoy Never Broke Again’s Top is a non-mover at No. 9 (36,000 units; down 16%) and Lil Baby’s My Turn rises 12-10 (34,000 units; down 3%).

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