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Billie Eilish’s Happier Than Ever holds atop the Billboard 200 albums chart for a second week, as the set earned 85,000 equivalent album units in the U.S. in the week ending Aug. 12 (down 64%), according to MRC Data. The album debuted at No. 1 a week ago with 238,000 units – the fifth-largest week of 2021 for an album. Happier Than Ever is the second album released in 2021 to spend its first two weeks at No. 1, following Morgan Wallen’s Dangerous: The Double Album (which spent 10 weeks at No. 1, all consecutive, from its debut on the Jan. 23-dated chart).
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 comprise album sales, track equivalent albums (TEA) and streaming equivalent albums (SEA). Each unit equals one album sale, or 10 individual tracks sold from an album, or 3,750 ad-supported or 1,250 paid/subscription on-demand official audio and video streams generated by songs from an album. The new Aug. 21, 2021-dated chart (where Happier Than Ever holds at No. 1) will be posted in full on Billboard's website on Aug. 17. For all chart news, follow @billboard and @billboardcharts on both Twitter and Instagram.
Of Happier Than Ever’s 85,000 equivalent album units earned in the tracking week ending Aug. 12, SEA units comprise 49,000 (down 42%, equaling 66.1 million on-demand streams of the album’s songs), album sales comprise 36,000 (the top-selling album of the week; down 76%) and TEA units comprise less than 1,000 (down 55%).