Post Malone Spends Second Week at No. 1 on Billboard 200, The Lumineers & Korn Debut in Top 10

Adam Degross
Post Malone

Post Malone’s Hollywood’s Bleeding spends a second week at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 albums chart, as the set holds atop the tally with 198,000 equivalent album units earned in the U.S. in the week ending Sept. 19, according to Nielsen Music. That’s down 59% compared to its launch of 489,000 a week earlier at No. 1.

Meanwhile, The LumineersIII and Korn’s The Nothing debut in the top 10.   

The Billboard 200 chart ranks the most popular albums of the week in the U.S. based on multi-metric consumption as measured in equivalent album units. Units are comprised of traditional album sales, track equivalent albums (TEA) and streaming equivalent albums (SEA). The new Sept. 28-dated chart (where Hollywood’s Bleeding holds at No. 1) will be posted in full on Billboard's websites on Sept. 24.

As Hollywood’s Bleeding holds for a second week at No. 1, it halts the revolving door at the top of the tally, where in the six weeks before Bleeding bowed at No. 1, there were six different No. 1s.

Bleeding remains at No. 1 with 198,000 units, of which 26,000 were in album sales, 6,000 were in TEA units, and 166,000 were in SEA units. The lattermost sum easily makes Bleeding the most-streamed album of the week, and the SEA total translates to 220.9 million on-demand streams for the album’s songs during the tracking week.

At No. 2 on the Billboard 200, The Lumineers’ III starts with 86,000 equivalent album units (of which 73,000 were in album sales). III is the band’s third studio effort, all of which have reached the top two of the tally. The group’s last album, 2016’s Cleopatra, bowed at No. 1, while their self-titled debut peaked at No. 2 in 2013.

III’s debut week sales were boosted by a concert ticket/album sale redemption offer with The Lumineers’ tour.

Taylor Swift’s former leader, Lover, dips 2-3 in its third week, with 79,000 equivalent album units earned (down 25%). Young Thug’s former No. 1, So Much Fun, is steady at No. 4 with 49,000 units (down 8%). Lil Tecca’s We Love You Tecca is also a non-mover, staying put at No. 5 with 44,000 units (down 11%).

Lizzo’s Cuz I Love You is stationary at No. 6 with 36,000 equivalent album units (down 8%) and Billie Eilish’s former No. 1, When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?, rises 8-7 with 35,000 units (down 4%).

Korn collects its 14th Billboard 200 top 10 album, as The Nothing debuts at No. 8 with 33,000 equivalent album units earned (of which 29,000 were in album sales). Korn ties Van Halen for the fifth-most top 10s on the chart among rock bands; ahead of them: The Rolling Stones, with 37, The Beatles (32), Dave Matthews Band (16) and Santana (16).

Rounding out the top 10: Chris Brown’s former No. 1 Indigo rises 11-9 with 33,000 equivalent album units earned (up 8%), while Lil Nas X’s 7 bounds 17-10 with 30,000 equivalent album units earned (up 28%). The latter set, which debuted at No. 2 in July, zips back into the top 10 thanks largely to interest generated by the album’s single “Panini,” which recently garnered a new remix featuring DaBaby.


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