Mac Miller's 'Swimming' Returns to Top 10 on Billboard 200 Albums Chart Following Death
Mac Miller’s Swimming returns to the top 10 on the Billboard 200 chart, as the set vaults 71-6 on the list dated Sept. 22, following the rapper’s death on Sept. 7. The album earned 67,000 equivalent album units in the week ending Sept. 13, according to Nielsen Music -- up 634 percent compared to the week previous. Of that overall unit sum, 15,000 were in traditional album sales -- up 874 percent.
Swimming is Miller’s most recent studio album, which debuted and peaked at No. 3 on the list dated Aug. 18.
The Billboard 200 chart ranks the most popular albums of the week based on multi-metric consumption, which includes traditional album sales, track equivalent albums (TEA) and streaming equivalent albums (SEA).
Overall, Miller places seven albums on the chart. Two of his mixtapes debut on the list: 2011’s Best Day Ever (No. 26 with 17,000 units; up 2,098 percent) and 2012’s Macadelic (No. 106 with 8,000; up 1,496 percent). In addition, all four of his earlier full-length studio albums re-enter the list: GO:OD AM (No. 32 with 14,000; up 1,028 percent), Blue Slide Park (No. 49 with 12,000; up 2,205 percent), The Divine Feminine (No. 50 with 12,000; up 974 percent) and Watching Movies With the Sound Off (No. 59 with 11,000; up 1,662 percent).
Overall, Miller’s albums tallied a combined 147,000 equivalent album units in the week ending Sept. 13, up 912 percent. In terms of traditional album sales, his releases sold 24,000 copies (up 1,309 percent).
Miller’s catalog of songs earned 199.23 million on-demand streams (audio and video combined) in the tracking week -- up 872 percent.