Billie Eilish Returns to No. 1 on Billboard 200 Albums Chart

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Heather Hazzan
Billie Eilish photographed on April 18, 2019 at SunLight Studios in Los Angeles.

Plus: Moneybagg Yo, the 'Aladdin' soundtrack and YG debut in top 10.

Billie Eilish’s When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go? claims a third nonconsecutive week at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 albums chart, as it set rises 3-1 in its ninth week on the list.

The set earned 62,000 equivalent album units in the week ending May 30, according to Nielsen Music (down 1% compared to the previous week).

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 June 8-dated chart, where Eilish returns to No. 1, will be posted in full on Billboard's websites on June 4.

When debuted at No. 1 on the chart dated April 13, then slipped to No. 2 for the next two frames. It jumped back to No. 1 for a week on May 4, then ranked at Nos. 4-2-2-3 for the next four weeks before returning to No. 1 for a third frame on the new chart.

When is the first album to spend three separate spells at No. 1 since Drake’s Views had three different visits to the top of the list in 2016. Views debuted at No. 1 on the May 21, 2016-dated chart, and spent its first nine weeks in the penthouse. It then departed No. 1 for one week, only to return for another three straight weeks between July 30 and Aug. 13. After that, it moved away from No. 1, this time for seven weeks before jumping back to lead the list for one more week on Oct. 8, 2016. In total, Views spent 13 weeks at No. 1.

DJ Khaled’s Father of Asahd holds at No. 2 for a second week, with 58,000 units (down 58%), while Tyler, the Creator’s Igor dips from No. 1 to No. 3 in its second week with 51,000 units (down 69%).

Moneybagg Yo logs his highest charting album on the Billboard 200, as 43VA Heartless debuts at No. 4. The set begins with 40,000 equivalent album units, 5,000 of which were in album sales. The rapper previously notched one top 10 set, with 2017’s Federal 3x, debuting and peaking at No. 4 on the Sept. 2, 2017-dated tally.

Khalid’s former No. 1 Free Spirit lingers in the top five for an eighth straight week, as the album moves 4-5 with 38,000 units (down 6%).

The soundtrack to the new live-action Aladdin film debuts at No. 6 with nearly 38,000 units, of which 19,000 were in album sales. The new album equals the peak of the soundtrack to its inspiration, the 1992 animated Aladdin. Its companion album bowed at No. 180 on the Nov. 28, 1992 chart, but peaked at No. 6 on the Feb. 27, 1993-dated list.

YG’s 4Real 4Real opens at No. 7 on the new Billboard 200, starting with 37,000 equivalent album units, with just 4,000 of that sum in album sales. 4Real is the fourth top 10 effort for the rapper, who previously visited the top 10 with Stay Dangerous (No. 5 in 2018), Still Brazy (No. 6 in 2016) and My Krazy Life (No. 2 in 2014).

Rounding out the new top 10 are DaBaby’s Baby On Baby (7-8 with a little more than 32,000 units; up 7%), Ariana Grande’s Thank U, Next (6-9 with 32,000 units; down 6%) and Lizzo’s Cuz I Love You (13-10 with 31,000 units; up 21%). The latter’s rise is concurrent with the continuing ascent of her hit single “Truth Hurts,” which climbed 20-16 on the most recently published Streaming Songs chart (dated June 1) and entered the Billboard Hot 100’s top 40 (42-38). "Truth" is included on the deluxe digital and streaming editions of the Cuz I Love You album.