SZA earns her first No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 chart (dated Dec. 24) as SOS begins atop the record with one of many largest debuts of 2022. The set launches with 318,000 equal album models earned within the U.S. within the week ending Dec. 15, in accordance with Luminate – largely pushed by streaming exercise. That begin marks the fifth-largest debut of the 12 months and SZA’s largest week ever.



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SOS additionally garners the largest streaming week ever for an R&B album, and the third-largest of 2022 amongst all albums.

Additionally within the high 10, A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie captures his fourth high 10-charting effort, as Me vs. Myself debuts at No. 6.

The Billboard 200 chart ranks the preferred albums of the week within the U.S. based mostly on multi-metric consumption as measured in equal album models, compiled by Luminate. Models comprise album gross sales, monitor equal albums (TEA) and streaming equal albums (SEA). Every unit equals one album sale, or 10 particular person tracks offered 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 brand new Dec. 24, 2022-dated chart might be posted in full on Billboard‘s web site on Dec. 20. For all chart information, observe @billboard and @billboardcharts on each Twitter and Instagram.

Of SOS’ 318,000 equal album models earned, SEA models comprise 309,500 (equaling 404.58 million on-demand official streams of the set’s tracks), album gross sales comprise 7,500 and TEA models comprise 1,000.

With a complete begin of 318,000 equal album models, SOS logs the fifth-biggest debut of 2022, following the opening weeks of Taylor Swift’s Midnights (1.578 million), Harry Types’ Harry’s Home (521,000), Drake and 21 Savage’s Her Loss (404,000) and Beyoncé’s Renaissance (332,000).

Additional, as SOS generated 404.58 million official on-demand streams for its 23 songs, the set registers the largest streaming week ever for an R&B album, the second-largest streaming week ever for an album by a feminine artist, and the third-largest streaming week of 2022 for any album. (R&B albums are outlined as people who have hit Billboard’s Prime R&B Albums chart.)

Amongst all R&B units, SOS passes the streaming debut of Drake’s Truthfully, Nevermind (250.23 million) for the highest weekly whole ever. The one bigger streaming week ever registered by a girl was notched by Swift’s Midnights (549.26 million). And, the one larger streaming weeks total in 2022 had been tallied by the debuts of Midnights and Her Loss (513.56 million).

SOS is SZA’s second studio album and comes greater than 5 years after the June 2017 launch of her smash Ctrl undertaking. It debuted and peaked at No. 3 on the Billboard 200, has earned 3.9 million equal album models and has but to go away the weekly Billboard 200 after 288 consecutive weeks (it climbs 35-28 on the brand new chart). Ctrl incorporates a trio of Billboard Sizzling 100-charting hits in “Love Galore,” “The Weekend” and “Damaged Clocks.” Earlier than SOS’ launch, Ctrl had amassed 5.1 billion official on-demand streams for its songs within the U.S.

Although followers waited a very long time between albums from SZA, she stored very busy releasing hit singles and collaborative tracks. Since Ctrl’s launch (however earlier than SOS’ bow) SZA charted 15 additional songs on the Sizzling 100, together with 5 high 10s: “What Lovers Do,” billed to Maroon 5 that includes SZA; “All of the Stars,” a co-lead collaboration with Kendrick Lamar; “Good Days;” “Kiss Me Extra,” billed to Doja Cat that includes SZA; and “I Hate U.”

SOS, which incorporates 23 songs, consists of three tracks that had been launched previous to the album’s arrival: “Good Days” (launched in late 2020), “I Hate U” (launched in late 2021) and “Shirt” (launched in October of 2022). These three tracks collectively garnered 980 million official on-demand streams within the U.S. earlier than SOS’ launch.

SOS was launched on Dec. 9 through Prime Dawg/RCA Data. It provides RCA its first No. 1 on the Billboard 200 since Device’s Worry Inoculum (launched through Device Dissectional/Volcano/RCA) debuted at No. 1 on the Sept. 14, 2019-dated chart. SOS is the seventh No. 1 for Prime Dawg, following 4 leaders from Kendrick Lamar (Mr. Morale & The Massive Steppers in 2022, DAMN. in 2017, untitled unmastered. in 2016 and To Pimp a Butterfly in 2015; all had been launched through Prime Dawg/Aftermath/Interscope Data, besides Mr. Morale (pgLang/Prime Dawg/Aftermath/Interscope), Black Panther: The Album in 2018 (Prime Dawg/Aftermath/Interscope), and ScHoolboy Q’s Oxymoron in 2014 (Prime Dawg/Interscope).

4 former No. 1s observe SOS on the most recent Billboard 200, as Midnights is a non-mover at No. 2 (139,000 equal album models; down 3%), Metro Boomin’s Heroes & Villains falls 1-3 in its second week after debuting atop the record (102,000; down 45%), Her Loss dips 3-4 (67,000; down 15%) and Michael Bublé’s Christmas is regular at No. 5 (62,000; up 14%).

A Boogie Wit da Hoodie captures his fourth high 10-charting album on the Billboard 200 as Me vs. Myself debuts at No. 6 with 53,000 equal album models earned. Of that sum, SEA models comprise 50,000 (equaling 66.92 million on-demand official streams of the set’s songs), album gross sales comprise 3,000 and TEA models comprise a negligible. The rapper beforehand visited the highest 10 with Artist 2.0 (No. 2 in 2020), Hoodie SZN (No. 1, 2019) and The Larger Artist (No. 4, 2017).

Dangerous Bunny’s former No. 1 Un Verano Sin Ti falls 4-7 on the Billboard 200 with 51,000 equal album models earned (down 7%), Nat King Cole’s The Christmas Music climbs 9-8 with simply over 47,000 (up 17%), Vince Guaraldi Trio’s A Charlie Brown Christmas soundtrack rises 12-9 almost 47,000 (up 19%) and Morgan Wallen’s chart-topping Harmful: The Double Album falls 7-10 with 45,000 (down 3%).

Harmful: The Double Album has now collected 100 nonconsecutive weeks within the high 10 on the Billboard 200. It continues to have the fifth-most weeks within the high 10 amongst all albums because the chart started publishing on a daily, weekly foundation in March of 1956 – and essentially the most for an album by a single artist.. The all-time high 10 record-holder is the unique forged recording of My Truthful Girl, with 173 weeks within the high 10 between 1956-60. See record, beow.

Albums With Most Weeks in Prime 10 on Billboard 200 Chart (March 24, 1956-onwards)
Weeks in Prime 10, Artist, Title, 12 months First Reached Prime 10
173, Unique Solid, My Truthful Girl, 1956
109, Soundtrack, The Sound of Music, 1965
106, Soundtrack, West Facet Story, 1962
105, Unique Solid, The Sound of Music, 1960
100, Morgan Wallen, Harmful: The Double Album, 2021
90, Soundtrack, South Pacific, 1958
87, Unique Solid, Camelot, 1961
87, Soundtrack, Oklahoma!, 1956
85, Peter, Paul and Mary, Peter Paul and Mary, 1962
84, Adele, 21, 2011
84, Bruce Springsteen, Born in the usA., 1984
(via the Dec. 24, 2022-dated chart)

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