XXXTentacion's '?' & '17' Albums Return to Top 10 on Billboard 200 Chart
The rapper/singer’s former No. 1, ? (which debuted atop the March 31-dated Billboard 200), vaults 24-3 with 94,000 equivalent album units earned in the week ending June 21 (up 397 percent), according to Nielsen Music. His previous top 10, the No. 2-peaking 17, in 2017, also rises, climbing 60-7 with 55,000 units (up 446 percent).
The Billboard 200 chart ranks the most popular albums of the week in the U.S. based on multi-metric consumption, which includes traditional album sales, track equivalent albums (TEA) and streaming equivalent albums (SEA). The new June 30-dated chart (where ? and 17 are in the top 10) will be posted in full on Billboard's websites on Tuesday, June 26.
? was the most streamed album of the week, as its songs generated a combined 116.3 million on-demand audio streams (up from 26 million a week earlier). 17 was the fourth-most streamed set, with 72.5 million on-demand audio streams (up from 14.5 million).
XXXTentacion made his Billboard chart debut in February 2017 and collected 16 hits on the Hot 100 and three entries on the Billboard 200 during his lifetime. However, his chart success was concurrent with consistent legal trouble. At the time of his death, he was awaiting trial on more than a dozen felony charges and allegations of domestic violence against his then-pregnant girlfriend.