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Lana Del Rey Debuts at No. 1 on Billboard 200 Albums Chart, Tyler, The Creator and Meek Mill Bow at Nos. 2 & 3



Lana Del Rey scores her second No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 chart, as Lust for Life bows atop the Aug. 12-dated tally. The set, which was released on July 21 through Polydor/Interscope Records, earned 107,000 equivalent album units in the week ending July 27, according to Nielsen Music. Of that sum, 80,000 were in traditional album sales.

The Billboard 200 chart ranks the most popular albums of the week 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 Aug. 12-dated chart (where Del Rey debuts at No. 1) will be posted in full on Billboard’s websites later in the day on Aug. 2.

Following closely behind Del Rey are Tyler, The Creator’s Flower Boy and Meek Mill’s Wins and Losses, as they debut at Nos. 2 and 3, respectively. Flower Boy earned 106,000 units (with 70,000 in album sales), while Wins and Losses tallied 102,000 units (with 37,000 in album sales). Industry forecasters expected a close race among the three albums, with any of them potentially finishing on top. All three albums actually performed better than expected.


'Despacito' Ties for Longest-Leading Hot 100 No. 1 of 2017 With 12th Week on Top


"Despacito" dominates the Digital Song Sales chart for a record-tying 13th week, with 102,000 downloads sold (down 13 percent) in the week ending July 27, according to Nielsen Music; the remix with Bieber accounts for 77 percent of the song's sales for a third consecutive week (in line with its breakdown in prior weeks). "Despacito" equals the 13-week Digital Song Sales reigns of The Chainsmokers' "Closer," featuring Halsey (2016); "Uptown Funk!" (2015); and Flo Rida's "Low," featuring T-Pain (2007-08).

Additionally, "Despacito" has sold more than 100,000 downloads in each of the last 12 weeks, marking the longest such streak since OMI's "Cheerleader" broke the 100,000-sold barrier for 12 weeks in a row in 2015.



On the Streaming Songs chart, "Despacito" leads for a 12th week, with 52.9 million U.S. streams (down 8 percent) in the week ending July 27. The track tops all three of the Hot 100's main component charts simultaneously for a fourth week, as it leads the all-format Radio Songs chart for a fourth frame with 142 million in all-format airplay audience (down 2 percent) in the week ending July 30. (Sheeran's "Shape" last linked four weeks in a row at No. 1 on Streaming Songs, Digital Song Sales and Radio Songs simultaneously, in March and April.)

"Despacito" further makes it an even six months atop the Hot Latin Songs chart (26 weeks), while leading the Songs of the Summer survey for a ninth week, having led the latter list each week since it made its annual return just after Memorial Day.


DJ Khaled's "Wild Thoughts," featuring Rihanna and Bryson Tiller, keeps at its No. 2 Hot 100 high. It holds at No. 2 on Streaming Songs (35.3 million, down 1 percent); lifts 5-3 on Radio Songs (117 million, up 10 percent); and stays at No. 8 on Digital Song Sales (36,000, down 9 percent). "Thoughts" crowns the Hot R&B Songs chart for a fourth week and Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs for a third frame.

As for the gap in Hot 100 chart points between "Despacito" and "Wild Thoughts," the former boasts a sizable 1.59-to-1 lead, although it's down 8 percent in overall activity while the latter is essentially even week-over-week. (A week ago, "Despacito" held a 1.73-to-1 points advantage.)


1. Depsacito (=) *12th week #1*

2. Wild Thoughts (=)

3. That's What I Like (=)

4. I'm the One (=)

5. Believer (+2)

6. Unforgettable (-1)

7. Shape of You (-1)

8. There's Nothin' Holding Me Back (=)

9. Attention (+1)

10. Body Like a Back Road (-1)



16. Strip That Down (+9)

18. Slow Hands (+1)

40. Back to You (HOT SHOT DEBUT)


Update 2:



The release of Billboard's Aug. 12-dated charts is delayed.

A top-tier data provider has encountered technical issues, preventing the delivery of its data to Nielsen Music (which provides the sales, streaming and airplay information for Billboard's charts).

Due to this issue, and because there is a close race for No. 1 on the Billboard 200 albums chart, Billboard is holding back the release of all of its Aug. 12-dated charts until we get further clarity from the data provider. The chart results will be announced and posted as soon as possible this week. Thank you for your patience.


Update in Billboard's Weekly Country Bulletin:


The release of this week’s Billboard’s non-airplay charts, including Hot Country Songs and Top Country Albums, is delayed due to data issues.  Because of this, the corresponding charts are not included in this edition of Billboard Country Update. Still, Hunt’s “Back Road” will rank at No. 1 on Hot Country Songs when the chart is finalized due to its large overall lead in chart points.  



Lust for Life - 103K

Flower Boy - 101K

Wins & Losses - 99K



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1 minute ago, iHype. said:

Lust for Life - 103K

Flower Boy - 101K

Wins & Losses - 98K

Lana and Lorde winning their races with 2k over a rap artist. The indie pop girls are WINNING.

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Just now, ChartsFan said:

Where did you get these numbers from?  hDD? There's still no article, or even top 10 or you would have quoted it.

This is a leak from Soundscan who provide data for Billboard.

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