Please Excuse Me opened at No. 1 on the Dec. 21, 2019-dated chart, then fell from the top, only to return for three further visits: on Jan. 18, Feb. 8 and now, the new chart, dated Feb. 22. The last album to have four separate visits to No. 1 was Taylor Swift’s 1989, which reigned at No. 1 four a total of 11 weeks in four distinct runs at No. 1: Nov. 15-29, 2014 (three weeks at No. 1), Dec. 13-20, 2014 (two weeks), Jan. 3-24, 2015 (four weeks) and Feb. 14-21, 2015 (two weeks).
In Please Excuse Me’s 10 weeks on the Billboard 200, it has yet to depart the top four positions, only dipping to No. 4 once on the Feb. 1-dated list.
At No. 2 on the new Billboard 200, Post Malone’s former No. 1 Hollywood’s Bleeding climbs 5-2 with 52,000 equivalent album units earned (though down 5%). Another former leader is next on the list, as Eminem’s Music to Be Murdered By is steady at No. 3 with 51,000 units (down 26%).
Rock band Green Day collects its 11th top 10 effort, as Father of All… arrives at No. 4 with 48,000 equivalent album units earned. Of that sum, 42,000 are in album sales, enhanced by purchases of merchandise/album bundles via the group’s webstore.
Father of All… is the trio’s first studio album since 2016’s Revolution Radio, which debuted at No. 1 with 95,000 units, to become the act’s third chart-topper.
The bow of Father of All… comes just over 25 years after the band saw its first chart entry, Dookie, peak at No. 2 on the Billboard 200 dated Jan. 28, 1995. (The set entered the list nearly a year earlier, on Feb. 19, 1994, at No. 127.)
The new album was led by the single “Father of All…,” which peaked at No. 1 on the Mainstream Rock Songs airplay chart, No. 3 on the Alternative Songs airplay tally and No. 6 on Hot Rock Songs.
At No. 5 on the new Billboard 200, Billie Eilish?’s previous leader When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go? rises one spot with 45,000 equivalent album units earned (but down 13%), while Lil Wayne’s Funeral falls from No. 1 to No. 6 in its second week with 44,000 units (down 68%).
Rapper Pop Smoke nets his first top 10 effort, as Meet the Woo, V.2 debuts at No. 7 with 36,000 equivalent album units earned. Streaming activity comprises the bulk of that sum, with SEA units totaling 31,000. Pop Smoke has only been on the chart once previously, with Meet the Woo, V.1, peaking at No. 173 on Aug. 31, 2019.
Rounding out the rest of the new top 10: Halsey’s Manic is a non-mover at No. 8 with 34,000 equivalent album units (down 21%), DaBaby?’s former No. 1 Kirk climbs 12-9 with 32,000 units (down 5%) and Taylor Swift’s previous leader Lover ascends 11-10 with 31,000 units (down 10%).