Kendrick Lamar’s ‘DAMN.’ Album Returns to the Top of the Charts
With all of the consistent releases hitting the music community in the past few months, there’s been some fierce competition for the No. 1 spot on the Billboard top 200 albums chart. While a couple of weeks back saw a tough battle between Tyler, The Creator, Lana Del Rey and Meek Mill, Billboard reports Kendrick Lamar is now returning to the top slot on the chart for the week of Aug. 26.
The Compton rapper’s DAMN. album dropped back in April and debuted at No. 1 on the chart, but now the project is back at the No. 1 spot for its fourth week. The chart ranks the most popular albums in the U.S. based on multi-metric consumption, which includes traditional album sales, track equivalent albums (TEA) and streaming equivalent albums (SEA).
The new album from the “HUMBLE.” MC moved 47,000 equivalent album units in the week ending Aug. 10, according to Nielsen Music, with 11,000 being traditional album sales and 31,000 coming via streaming streaming equivalent albums. It’s also got the most weeks on the Billboard 200 chart since The Weeknd’s Starboy album held the top spot for five weeks earlier this year.
This past week, DAMN. sat at No. 2 on the chart, climbing its way back up the list. This week, Brett Eldredge released his self-titled album, which takes over the No. 2 slot, pushing K. Dot to No. 1.
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