Republic Records achieves a rare feat on the Billboard 200 chart (dated Feb. 6), as the company is the distributing label of the Nos. 1-4 albums. It’s the first time a label has monopolized the top four since 1996.
Morgan Wallen’s Dangerous: The Double Album (released via Big Loud/Republic) is No. 1 for a third week, while three former leaders trail the set: Pop Smoke’s Shoot for the Stars Aim for the Moon (Victor Victor Worldwide/Republic) is steady at No. 2, Taylor Swift’s Evermore (Republic) rises 4-3 and The Weeknd’s After Hours (XO/Republic) climbs 8-4.
The last time a label held court in the top four was on the Dec. 7, 1996, chart, when Interscope ruled with Bush’s Razorblade Suitcase (Trauma/Interscope), Snoop Dogg’s Tha Doggfather (Death Row/Interscope), No Doubt’s Tragic Kingdom (Trauma/Interscope) and 2Pac’s first posthumous album The Don Killuminati: The 7 Day Theory (Death Row/Interscope), released under the pseudonym Makaveli.