Ds2 Takes Future to No.1 On Billboard Chart
26 Jul, 2015
Future celebrates his first No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 chart as DS2 arrives atop the list. The set starts at No. 1 on the chart dated Aug. 8 with 147,000 equivalent album units earned in the week ending July 23, according to Nielsen Music.
The album is his third studio effort and was released on July 17 through A-1/Freebandz/Epic Records, though it was only announced on July 10.
The Billboard 200 chart ranks the most popular albums of the week based on multi-metric consumption, which includes traditional album sales, track equivalent albums (TEA) and streaming equivalent albums (SEA). The Aug. 8-dated chart will be posted in full to Billboard’s websites on Tuesday, July 28.
Future also tallied his best sales week yet, as DS2 launches with 121,000 albums sold. That more than doubles his previous high, when his last album, 2014’s Honest, bowed at No. 2 with 53,000. (His first set, 2012’s Pluto, debuted and peaked at No. 8 off a 41,000 start.) DS2 was ushered in by its single “Commas,” which peaked at No. 11 on the Hot Rap Songs chart in June.
Future’s new album is the latest major hip-hop release that arrived to market in 2015 with little notice, following No. 1s from Meek Mill, Kendrick Lamar and Drake.
Taylor Swift’s 1989 holds at No. 2 on the latest Billboard 200 with 50,000 units.
Country superstar Alan Jackson collects his 14th top 10 album as Angels and Alcohol bows at No. 3 with 48,000 units. It also debuts at No. 1 the Top Country Albums chart (45,000 in pure album sales) — Jackson’s 14th leader on the tally. He was last atop the list in 2012 with Thirty Miles West. Jackson’s first No. 1 on the Top Country Albums chart came in 1993 with A Lot About Livin’ (and a Little ‘Bout Love), which ruled for five weeks.
Tyrese’s Black Rose falls from No. 1 to No. 4 with 47,000 (down a moderate 40 percent in its second week).
Jason Isbell arrives in the top 5 on the Billboard 200 with his new Something More Than Free launches at No. 5
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