Logic Scores Third No. 1 Album on Billboard 200 Chart With 'Confessions of a Dangerous Mind'

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Plus: Sammy Hagar and Mac DeMarco debut in top 10.

Logic notches his third No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 chart as Confessions of a Dangerous Mind debuts atop the tally.  

The set starts with 80,000 equivalent album units earned in the week ending May 16, according to Nielsen Music. Of that sum, 24,000 were in album sales. Confessions was released on May 10 via Visionary/Def Jam Recordings.

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 May 25-dated chart, where Confessions bows at No. 1, will be posted in full on Billboard's websites on May 21.

Logic previously led the list with Bobby Tarantino II (in 2018) and Everybody (2017). Logic made his Billboard 200 debut in 2014 with Under Pressure, which peaked at No. 4 -- his first of six top 10 albums (including Confessions).

Confessions’ debut frame was largely powered by streaming activity, as the set racked up 54,000 SEA units (of its total 80,000 overall units). That 54,000 SEA number equates to 73.93 million on-demand audio streams for its tracks in the album’s debut frame, which also made it the most streamed album of the week.

Billie Eilish’s When We Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go? is steady at No. 2 on the new Billboard 200 with 68,000 units (down 3%), while Khalid’s Free Spirit is also a non-mover, holding at No. 3 with 46,000 units (down 8%).

Sammy Hagar & The Circle’s Space Between debuts at No. 4, granting Hagar his first top 10 album ever. The set opens with 40,000 equivalent albums units earned. The sizable sales week was mostly powered by sales generated from a concert ticket/album sale redemption offer for the rocker’s tour that started in April. The sales start also marks Hagar’s third-largest sales week since Nielsen Music began tracking data in 1991.

While Space Between marks Hagar’s first visit to the top 10 as a solo act, he’s been heard on seven previous top 10s with his former band Van Halen (six between 1986-1996, and then one more in 2004), and two with the supergroup Chickenfoot (2009-20110). Notably, Hagar’s band on Space, The Circle, boasts former Van Halen bassist Michael Anthony, alongside guitarist Vic Johnson and drummer Jason Bonham. Hagar previously topped out on the chart at No. 14 in 1987 with I Never Said Goodbye.

Ariana Grande’s Thank U, Next, is stationary at No. 5 on the new Billboard 200 (36,000 units; down 11 percent), while Queen’s Greatest Hits I II & III: The Platinum Collection vaults 29-6 with 32,000 units (up 92%) thanks to sale pricing in the iTunes Store. The 51-track collection was deeply discounted to just $6.99 during the tracking week, thus stirring its 53% sales hike (rising to 9,000 sold) and 391% digital sales increase (jumping to 6,000 sold).

Luke CombsThis One’s For You jumps 12-7, revisiting the top 10 for the first time in nearly a year. The album, which was released in 2017, was last in the top 10 (at No. 10) on the July 28, 2018-dated chart, and peaked at No. 4 on June 16 of that same year (following a deluxe reissue of the set).

In the latest tracking week, This One’s For You earned 28,000 equivalent album units (up an overall 5%) and gained in album sales (up 12%), TEA units (up 8%) and SEA units (up 3%). The rise in activity is likely owed to promotion and excitement generated by Combs’ new single “Beer Never Broke My Heart,” which was released on May 8, and which Combs preformed on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon on May 9. (The track is not on This One’s For You, but is from a forthcoming new album.)

DaBaby’s Baby On Baby hits a new high and reaches the top 10 for the first time, as the album rises 14-8 with nearly 28,000 equivalent album units (up 9%). The set debuted at No. 25 on the chart dated March 16, and has never left the top 40. The album has increased in units in six of the last eight weeks, mostly derived from streaming activity (led by the set’s song “Suge”).

Post Malone’s beerbongs & bentleys is steady at No. 9 on the new Billboard 200, with 27,000 units earned (down 5%).

Closing out the new top 10 is Mac DeMarco, who logs his first top 10 album with Here Comes the Cowboy bowing at No. 10. The set earned nearly 27,000 equivalent album units, with 20,000 of that sum generated by album sales. The latter figure was enhanced by sales generated from a concert ticket/album sale redemption offer with DeMarco’s tour, which began earlier in May.

Here Comes the Cowboy is DeMarco’s fourth chart entry and fourth top 40-charting effort. He previously visited the chart with This Old Dog (No. 29 in 2017), Another One (No. 25; 2015) and Salad Days (No. 30; 2014).