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21 Savage Spends Second Week at No. 1 on Billboard 200 Albums Chart With ‘I Am > I Was’

21 Savage spends a second week atop the Billboard 200 albums chart with "I Am > I Was."

21 Savage spends a second week atop the Billboard 200 albums chart with I Am > I Was, earning 65,000 equivalent album units in the week ending Jan. 3, according to Nielsen Music. The set slips by 51 percent in its second week on the tally after debuting at No. 1 with 131,000 units.  

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 Jan. 12, 2019-dated chart, where I Am holds at No. 1, will be posted in full on Billboard‘s websites on Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2019.  

The Billboard 200 chart’s new top 10 is full of movement, though devoid of debuts, as the tally adjusts back to normal business after the Christmas season. As such, holiday efforts that were in the top 10 a week ago — such as Michael Bublé’s Christmas, Nat King Cole’s The Christmas Song and Mariah Carey’s Merry Christmas — bolt out of the top 10, while some familiar faces return to the region.


A Boogie wit da Hoodie’s Hoodie SZN holds at No. 2 for a second week (58,000 units; down 35 percent) while a pair of former No. 1s ascend: Meek Mill’s Championships climbs 6-3 (a little more than 48,000 units; down 11 percent) and Post Malone’s beerbongs & bentleys hikes 11-4 (48,000 units; down 2 percent).

The Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse soundtrack returns to its peak position, as it jumps 13-5 in its third week (46,000 units; up 1 percent). The album bowed at No. 5 three weeks ago.

A quintet of former No. 1s rounds out the new top 10: Drake’s Scorpion steps 14-6 (44,000 units; down 4 percent), Travis Scott’s Astroworld moves 10-7 (nearly 44,000 units; down 11 percent), The Greatest Showman soundtrack dips 5-8 (43,000 units; down 22 percent), Kodak Black’s Dying to Live is steady at No. 9 (40,000 units; down 20 percent) and Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper’s A Star Is Born soundtrack falls 4-10 (40,000 units; down 36 percent).