The Sept. 5-dated Billboard 200 albums chart’s top 10 is chock-full of albums from the Universal Music Group family, as UMG titles populate nine out of the top 10. It’s the first time a company has held nine of the top 10 since UMG also did it back in 2018.
The lone non-UMG album in the new top 10 is the Hamilton cast recording, which was released via Hamilton Uptown/Atlantic and distributed via Warner Music’s WEA.
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). Each unit equals one album sale, or 10 individual tracks sold from an album, or 3,750 ad-supported or 1,250 paid/subscription on-demand official audio and video streams generated by songs from an album. The new Sept. 5-dated chart (where Taylor Swift’s Folklore logs a fifth week at No. 1) will be posted in full on Billboard's website on Sept. 1. For all chart news, follow @billboard and @billboardcharts on both Twitter and Instagram.