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SZA’s SOS makes it a month at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart, because the album spends a fourth straight and whole week atop the checklist (dated Jan. 14). It earned 125,000 equal album items within the U.S. within the week ending Jan. 5 (down 2%), in keeping with Luminate.

SOS is the primary album by a lady to spend its first 4 weeks at No. 1 in a 12 months, since Adele’s 30 dominated for its first six weeks (Dec. 4, 2021 via Jan. 8, 2022-dated charts) and is the primary album by a lady to have 4 consecutive weeks at No. 1 since 30’s six week-run at No. 1.

SOS can be the primary R&B album by a lady to have 4 weeks at No. 1 since February of 2008, when Alicia Keys’ As I Am notched a fourth and last nonconsecutive week atop the checklist (Feb. 16, 2008). Extra strikingly, SOS is the primary R&B album by a lady to spend its first 4 weeks at No. 1 in practically 30 years, since Janet Jackson’s janet. dominated for its first six frames (June 5-July 10, 1993). (R&B albums are outlined as those who have hit or are eligible for Billboard’s High R&B Albums chart.)

Additionally within the prime 10: vacation albums vacate the area (and chart) totally after 5 dotted the highest 10 per week in the past, whereas ATEEZ notches its second prime 10-charting album, as Spin Off: From the Witness debuts at No. 7.

The Billboard 200 chart ranks the most well-liked albums of the week within the U.S. primarily based on multi-metric consumption as measured in equal album items, compiled by Luminate. Items comprise album gross sales, observe equal albums (TEA) and streaming equal albums (SEA). Every unit equals one album sale, or 10 particular person tracks bought 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 Jan. 14, 2023-dated chart might be posted in full on Billboard‘s web site on Jan. 10. For all chart information, comply with @billboard and @billboardcharts on each Twitter and Instagram.

Of SOS’ 125,000 equal album items earned, SEA items comprise 121,500 (down 4%, equaling 162.42 million on-demand official streams of the set’s tracks), album gross sales comprise 3,000 (up 289%) and TEA items comprise 500 (down 7%). SOS acquired a gross sales increase following the discharge of two new digital album variants of the set, launched late on Jan. 5 completely in SZA’s High Dawg Leisure webstore. The 2 variations included two bonus tracks (“PSA” and a solo model of the album’s “Open Arms”) and bought for $4.99 every, and one in all them boasted different cowl artwork. SZA promoted the discharge on her social media, together with her official Twitter.

The remainder of the highest six on the Billboard 200 consists of former No. 1s. Taylor Swift’s Midnights is a non-mover at No. 2 (117,000 equal album items; up 10%). The set’s album gross sales grew by 7% for the week (to 58,000) following the discharge of 4 new digital album variants in Swift’s webstore for sooner or later solely on Jan. 5. Every had different cowl artwork, an unique bonus observe (a brief “behind the track” commentary from Swift about one in all 4 totally different songs on the album) and bought for $4.99 every. The 4 different covers, if mixed, would full a clock face picture – much like the again covers of her CD and vinyl LP variants. Swift promoted the limited-time provide in her Instagram Tales.

Metro Boomin’s Heroes & Villains rises 4-3 (57,000 equal album items; down 2%), Drake and 21 Savage’s Her Loss bumps 6-4 (52,000; up 4%), Dangerous Bunny’s Un Verano Sin Ti climbs 7-5 (50,000; up 4%) and Morgan Wallen’s Harmful: The Double Album jumps 11-6 (42,000; up 6%).

ATEEZ accumulate its second prime 10-charting album on the Billboard 200 as Spin Off: From the Witness debuts at No. 7. The set begins with 41,500 equal album items earned. Of that sum, album gross sales comprise 40,000; SEA items comprise 1,500 (equaling 2.11 million on-demand official streams of the set’s tracks) and TEA items comprise a negligible sum.

CDs comprise just a little over 39,000 of Spin Off’s gross sales for the week, whereas digital album purchases comprise 1,000. Like many Ok-pop releases, the CD configuration of Spin Off was issued in collectible deluxe packages (six), every with a typical set of things and randomized components (photocards and posters).

ATEEZ beforehand visited the highest 10 with The World EP.1: Motion final June, debuting and peaking at No. 3.

Rounding out the Billboard 200’s new prime 10: Zach Bryan’s American Heartbreak (22-8 with 33,000 equal album items; up 12%), Lil Child’s chart-topping It’s Solely Me (20-9 with 32,000; up 6%) and Harry Types’ former No. 1 Harry’s Home (19-10 with 29,000; down 4%). Bryan continues to profit from his visitor look within the Dec. 18 episode of the hit present Yellowstone, which has prominently featured his music in earlier episodes.

Luminate, the impartial information supplier to the Billboard charts, completes a radical evaluation of all information submissions utilized in compiling the weekly chart rankings. Luminate critiques and authenticates information. In partnership with Billboard, information deemed suspicious or unverifiable is eliminated, utilizing established standards, earlier than last chart calculations are made and revealed.

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