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Future, The Beatles, Simon & Garfunkel and More Acts That Replaced Themselves at No. 1 on the Billboard 200

Future made chart history on the Billboard 200 this week, as his new HNDRXX album debuted at No. 1 on the list dated March 18, replacing his own self-titled set, which had opened atop the list one week earlier.

With the arrival of HNDRXX, Future became the first act in the nearly 61-year history of the chart to score back-to-back No. 1 debuts in successive weeks. Further, the hip-hop artist also became just the sixth act to replace itself at No. 1 — and the first soloist to achieve the feat — since 1963, when Billboard combined the Billboard 200 from previously separate mono and stereo albums charts into one overall listing. (The other five acts did so without debuting atop the list; rather, they moved up the chart.)

Future is the first act since way back in 1968 to replace himself at No. 1; not since Simon & Garfunkel on June 29 of that year has an act bumped itself from the top slot.


Here’s a look at the six acts that have replaced themselves at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 albums chart:

Future — HNDRXX and Future (March 18, 2017)
Simon & Garfunkel — Bookends and The Graduate (Soundtrack) (May 25, June 15 and 29, 1968; the act replaced itself three times with the same pair of albums)
The MonkeesMore of the Monkees and The Monkees (Feb. 11, 1967)
Herb Alpert & The Tijuana Brass — Going Places and Whipped Cream & Other Delights (March 5, 1966)
The BeatlesThe Beatles’ Second Album and Meet the Beatles! (May 2, 1964)
Peter, Paul & Mary — In the Wind and Peter, Paul & Mary (Nov. 2, 1963)

In addition, when Future stepped in at No. 1 with HNDRXX, his self-titled set only fell to No. 2 — giving Future both the Nos. 1 and 2 albums at the same time. He is just the 10th act to rule the top two (again, since 1963).


Here are the 10 acts that have simultaneously held the Nos. 1 & 2 albums on the Billboard 200 chart:

Future — HNDRXX and Future (March 18, 2017)
PrinceThe Very Best of Prince and Purple Rain (Soundtrack) (May 7, 2016)
NellySuit and Sweat (Oct. 2, 2004)
Guns N’ Roses — Use Your Illusion II and Use Your Illusion I (Oct 5-12, 1991)
Jim CroceYou Don’t Mess Around With Jim and I Got a Name (Jan. 26-Feb. 2, 1974)
The Beatles — The Beatles (White Album) and Yellow Submarine (Soundtrack) (March 1, 1969)
Simon & Garfunkel — The Graduate and Bookends (the titles took turns at No. 1 multiple times; May 11-July 6, 1968)
The Monkees — More of the Monkees and The Monkees (Feb. 11-March 4, 1967)
Herb Alpert — Going Places and Whipped Cream & Other Delights (March 5, 1966; April 30-May 14, 1966)
The Beatles — A Hard Day’s Night (Soundtrack) and Something New (Aug. 22-Oct. 17, 1964)
The Beatles — Meet the Beatles! and Introducing… The Beatles (Feb. 29-May 9, 1964)
Peter, Paul & Mary — In the Wind and Peter, Paul & Mary (Nov. 2, 1963)