In a quiet week on the Billboard 200 albums chart -- where no albums debut within the top 100 -- Roddy Ricch?’s Please Excuse Me For Being Antisocial returns to the No. 1 slot for a second week in charge. The set, which premiered atop the tally dated Dec. 21, 2019, rises 2-1 in its fifth week on the list (dated Jan. 18).
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 comprise album sales, track equivalent albums (TEA) and streaming equivalent albums (SEA). The new Jan. 18, 2020-dated chart (where Roddy Ricch bounces back to No. 1) will be posted in full on Billboard's websites on Jan. 14.
The Jan. 18-dated Billboard 200 chart marks the first week the tally includes on-demand video and audio streams from YouTube, as well as officially licensed video content plays from Apple Music, Spotify, Tidal and Vevo. The inclusion of video data into the chart comes five years after on-demand audio streams were added to the tally, when the chart shifted from a pure album sales ranking to a consumption model (Dec. 13, 2014-dated chart). The addition of YouTube and video streams will also impact all of Billboard’s other genre album consumption charts, including Top Country Albums, Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums, Top Rock Albums, Top Latin Albums and so forth.