The Canadian rapper’s “After Hours” album The Weeknd spent four consecutive weeks in first place in the Billboard 200 chart, becoming the first to record this performance since Drake’s “Scorpion” in the summer of 2018.
“After Hours” is now one of the five albums that have spent the past two years at least four weeks in the first place in the US standings. Most recently, Roddy Ricch’s “Please Excuse Me for Being Antisocial” recorded, cumulatively, four weeks at the top of the list (December 2019 – February 2020).
In the fourth week of its debut, which ended April 16, The Weeknd’s album was sold in 75,000 units, according to Nielsen Music / MRC Media.
The tracks on the album were accessed 73.7 million times online this week.
Rapper Tory Lanez and “The New Toronto 3” debuted at number two in the standings with 64,000 units sold. This is Lanez’s fifth consecutive album which ranks in the top 5. The songs included on the album have been accessed 76.1 million times online.
Lil Uzi Vert and “Eternal Atake” held the third position on the Billboard 200, with 61,000 units sold in the sixth week of launch, while Lil Baby and “My Turn” retained their place. the fourth, after the seventh week of the week, in which the album was sold in 44,000 units.
Bad Bunny and “YHLQMDLG” took a place, up to five, with 39,000 units sold in the seventh week of launch, and Post Malone and “Hollywood’s Bleeding” gained three positions in the standings, ranking sixth the album was sold in 36,000 units in the 32nd week since its debut.
Roddy Ricch and “Please Excuse Me for Being Antisocial” remained in the seventh position, with just under 36,000 units sold in the 19th week.
The Strokes rock group now has a fifth place in the top 10, after “The New Abnormal” debuted in eighth place, with 35,000 units sold.
The Strokes was also in the top 10 with “Comedown Machine” (10th place in 2013), “Angles” (4th place, 2011), “First Impressions of Earth” (4th place, 2006) and “Room On Fire ”(4th place in 2003). The only album of the band that failed to rank among the top ten was the debut, “Is This It?” (33rd place, in 2002).
Rapper Rod Wave and “Pray 4 Love” dropped seven positions, to nine, with 34,000 units sold in the second week of launch.
Singer Dua Lipa and “Future Nostalgia” have lost two positions, ranking ten, after the album was sold in 30,000 units in the third week.
Billboard 200 ranks the most popular albums in the United States over a week, based on multi-metric consumption, which includes the sale of physical copies of records, singles (10 songs mean an album) and online activity (1,500 hits are equal with an album). Newer features include YouTube audio and video on demand as well as video views on Apple Music, Spotify, Tidal, and Vevo.