My Turn was released on Feb. 28 via Quality Control/Motown/Capitol Music Group and marks Lil Baby’s fifth charting effort. Among those earlier four albums were a trio of top 10s: Street Gossip (No. 2, 2018), Drip Harder (with Gunna, No. 4; 2018) and Harder Than Ever (No. 3, 2018).
Notably, with a fifth week at No. 1, My Turn ties Boyz II Men’s II for the most weeks at No. 1 for a Motown album in the last 40-plus years. II also logged five nonconsecutive weeks at No. 1 (Sept. 17-24, Oct. 8, Oct. 29, 1994, and March 11, 1995).
Only two other Motown other albums have logged at least five weeks at No. 1: Stevie Wonder’s Songs in the Key of Life (14 nonconsecutive weeks, Oct. 16, 1976-Jan. 8, 1977, and Jan. 29, 1977) and Diana Ross & The Supremes’ Greatest Hits (five consecutive weeks, Oct. 28-Nov. 25, 1967).
My Turn was already the longest-leading album released by Quality Control. The label’s two earlier No. 1s, Migos’ Culture and Culture II, spent one week atop the list, respectively, in 2017 and 2018.
My Turn leads a top 10 absent of any debuts -- the third time that’s happened in the last four weeks. The chart also went without a bow in the top 10 on the June 27 and June 20 lists. However, while there are no new albums debuting in the top 10, there is a lot of reshuffling in the region -- and one album jumps back into the top 10 after nearly two months.
Lil Durk’s Just Cause Y’all Waited 2 surges from No. 56 to a new peak of No. 2 with 43,000 equivalent album units (up 202 percent) after the set was reissued on June 26 with seven new tracks. Nearly all of that unit total was driven by streaming activity, with 41,000 of the sum from SEA units (up 200 percent).
The album debuted seven weeks ago at No. 5 (May 23 chart) with 57,000 units earned in its first week.
Just Cause Y’all Waited 2 is the latest in a series of R&B and hip-hop albums in 2020 that have seen chart benefits from a deluxe reissue. It follows other titles such as A Boogie Wit da Hoodie’s Artist 2.0 (80-3 on the July 4 chart; up 292 percent to 43,000 units after nine tracks were added to a deluxe edition on June 19 – 18 weeks after its release) and Lil Baby’s My Turn (5-3 on the May 16 chart; up 147 percent to 100,000 units after six tracks were added to the album on May 1 -- nine weeks after its release).
Other sets that got a post-release boost from bonus tracks, but on a much swifter schedule: The Weeknd added three new songs to After Hours in its second week of release (helping it hold at No. 1 for a second week on April 11 with 138,000 units, down 69 percent) and Lil Uzi Vert’s Eternal Atake got 14 new songs in its second week (the set stayed steady at No. 1 for a second week on the chart dated March 28 with 247,000 units, down 14 percent). NAV’s Good Intentions didn’t even bother waiting a full week to add songs -- as the album had 14 new songs added to its tracklist on May 11, just three days after its release on May 8. Good Intentions debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 dated May 23 with 135,000 units.
Back in the new Billboard 200 top 10, a trio of former No. 1s are at Nos. 3-5, as DaBaby’s Blame It on Baby climbs one spot to No. 3 (40,000 equivalent album units; up 7 percent), Post Malone’s Hollywood’s Bleeding rises 5-4 (39,000 units; up 7 percent) and The Weeknd’s After Hours returns to the top 10, rising 11-5 (32,000 units; up 1 percent -- a small percentage gain this week can yield a big positional jump, as the unit gap between titles in the top 10 is small). After Hours was in the top 10 just two weeks ago, and has only been out of the top 10 for two weeks in its 15-week chart run.
Another album returns to the top 10, but after a much longer time away from the region, as Harry Styles’ Fine Line bolts from No. 13 to No. 6 with 32,000 equivalent album units (up 4 percent). The set is up in SEA units (25,000; up 3 percent), album sales (6,000; up 3 percent) and TEA units (1,000; up 16 percent). The former No. 1, which opened atop the list and spent two weeks in charge, was last in the top 10 on the Feb. 8-dated tally.
The set continues to profit from the sustained popularity of its hit single “Adore You,” which hit No. 2 -- a new peak -- on the most recently published all-format Radio Songs airplay chart (dated July 4). The song peaked at No. 1 on the Pop Songs chart dated April 11 (the list ranks the most played songs of the week on top 40-formatted radio stations) and at No. 6 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart dated April 11 (the Hot 100 is an airplay/sales/streaming hybrid tally).
Also fueling Fine Line is the album’s latest hit, “Watermelon Sugar,” which, on the July 4-dated charts, climbed 35-24 on Radio Songs, 18-14 on Pop Songs and 19-16 on the Hot 100.
Polo G’s The Goat rises 10-7 on the new Billboard 200 with 31,000 equivalent album units earned (down 2 percent), Lil Uzi Vert’s former leader Eternal Atake shifts 9-8 with just under 31,000 units (down 3 percent) and Drake’s Dark Lane Demo Tapes falls 7-9 with 30,000 units (down 5 percent).
Future’s former No. 1 High Off Life closes out the new top 10, as it steps 12-10 with 29,000 equivalent album units (down 8 pecent).