Plus: Lil Durk’s 'The Voice' soars 46-3 after its first full tracking week of availability.
Playboi Carti lands his first No. 1 on the Billboard 200 albums chart, as his Christmas Day release Whole Lotta Red debuts atop the tally. The rapper’s second studio album starts with 100,000 equivalent album units earned in the U.S. in the week ending Dec. 31, 2020, according to Nielsen Music/MRC Data.
Meanwhile, Lil Durk’s The Voice jumps 46-3 following its first full tracking week, after its debut a week ago from just one day of activity, as the set dropped on Dec. 24 (the final day of the previous tracking week). It matches his previous chart high, achieved with Just Cause Y’all Waited 2, released earlier in 2020.
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 Jan. 9, 2021-dated chart (where Whole Lotta Red bows at to No. 1) will be posted in full on Billboard's website on Jan. 5. For all chart news, follow @billboard and @billboardcharts on both Twitter and Instagram.