In addition, the group continues to bask in the glow of its three current Grammy Award nominations, including an album of the year nod for the Deluxe Edition of the self-titled album. “Colors,” from the original version of the album, is also nominated for record of the year and best American roots performance.
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Black Pumas previously peaked at No. 13 on Top Album Sales (chart dated Oct. 24, 2020), following the physical format release of the Deluxe Edition of the album.
Black Pumas also hits new highs on Top Rock Albums (39-27) and the all-genre Billboard 200 (a re-entry at No. 160). On the latter chart, the album had spent just one previous week on the tally, at No. 200, on the Oct. 24, 2020-dated list.
Elsewhere on the Feb. 6-dated Top Album Sales chart, Morgan Wallen’s Dangerous: The Double album rises 2-1 for its second week in the lead (12,000 sold; down 44%) while a trio of former No. 1s trail Dangerous. Taylor Swift’s Folklore jumps 8-2 (11,000 sold; up 39% thanks to a surge in vinyl sales), Harry Styles’ Fine Line moves 5-3 (8,000; down 15%) and Swift’s Evermore is steady at No. 4 (7,000; down 34%).
Barry Gibb’s Barry Gibb & Friends: Greenfields – The Gibb Brothers Songbook, Vol. 1 climbs 7-5 (6,500; down 21%), Anuel AA and Ozuna’s Los Dioses debuts at No. 6 (6,000) and Chris Stapleton’s Starting Over bumps 10-7 (just over 5,000; down 13%).
Rounding out the top 10 are Eminem’s Music to Be Murdered By (3-8 with 5,000; down 69%), Wardruna’s Kvitravn (a debut at No. 9 with almost 5,000) and Black Pumas (28-10, nearly 5,000; up 21%).