A Boogie Wit da Hoodie's 'Hoodie SZN' Returns to No. 1 on Billboard 200 Albums Chart
In a sleepy week on the Billboard 200 albums chart, rapper A Boogie Wit da Hoodie’s former No. 1, Hoodie SZN, reclaims the crown for a third nonconsecutive week. The set rises 3-1, and earned 47,000 equivalent album units in the week ending Feb. 7, according to Nielsen Music (down 1 percent).
The album previously led the list on charts dated Jan. 19 and Jan. 26.
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 Feb. 16-dated chart (where Hoodie SZN returns to No. 1) will be posted in full on Billboard's websites on Feb. 12.
Hoodie SZN’s chart fortunes are powered almost entirely by streaming activity. In the tracking week, of its total of 47,000 units, 45,000 were in SEA units, which equals 68.4 million on-demand audio streams for the album’s songs. The remaining overall units were from TEA units (about 1,000) and album sales (less than 1,000). The album once again trumps its own record for the smallest weekly album sales total for a No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 since the chart flipped from an album sales-only list to a multi-metric consumption ranking in December of 2014.
21 Savage’s I Am > I Was vaults 8-2 with 40,000 units (up 14 percent), likely owed, in part, to increased interest in the album generated by news of his arrest on Feb. 3 by Immigration and Customs Enforcement. The former chart-topper spent two weeks atop the list in January.
Future’s Future Hndrxx Presents: The WIZRD slips 2-3 in its third week on the tally, earning just under 40,000 units (down 28 percent). Travis Scott’s Astroworld climbs 9-4 with 38,000 units (up 11 percent) and Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper’s A Star Is Born soundtrack dips 4-5 with nearly 38,000 units (down 7 percent).
Post Malone’s beerbongs & bentleys is steady at No. 6 with 36,000 units (up less than 1 percent), Meek Mill’s Championships is also a non-mover at No. 7 with 35,000 units (down 3 percent); Drake’s Scorpion returns to the top 10, rising 11-8 with 34,000 units (up 3 percent); and the Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse soundtrack steps 10-9 with 31,000 units (down 9 percent).
Closing out the top 10 is Kodak Black’s Dying to Live, jumping back into the top tier with a 13-10 move, earning 26,000 units (down 5 percent).