It’s the first time one label has four of the top five since 2010.
Republic Records has reason to celebrate, as the label has four of the top five albums on the new Billboard 200 albums chart -- the first time a label has achieved the feat since 2010.
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 are comprised of traditional album sales, track equivalent albums (TEA) and streaming equivalent albums (SEA). The new Sept. 1-dated chart (where Republic rules with four in the top five) will be posted in full on Billboard's websites on Tuesday, Aug. 28.
Republic is at No. 1 with Ariana Grande’s arriving Sweetener, followed by Nicki Minaj’s Queen at No. 3 (released on Young Money/Cash Money through Republic), Drake’s Scorpion (Young Money/Cash Money/Republic) at No. 4 and Post Malone’s beerbongs & bentleys (Republic) at No. 5. (The one non-Republic title in the top five: Travis Scott's Astroworld at No. 2, released via Cactus Jack/Grand Hustle/Epic Records.)