Despite less than five years since his Billboard chart debut, Lil Baby captures a key chart record, as his album, My Turn, clocks an unprecedented 85th week in the top 10 of the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart. With its latest week in the top tier, it becomes the title with the most weeks inside the top 10 since the chart began in 1965.
For its record-breaking week, My Turn repeats at No. 8 on the chart dated March 19. It earned 21,500 equivalent album units in the latest tracking week (ending March 10), according to Luminate, formerly MRC Data.
My Turn surpasses the previous recordholder, Post Malone’s Hollywood’s Bleeding, which logged 84 weeks in the top 10 in 2019-2021. When Bleeding established a new mark, it took the record from two other Post Malone titles, his 2016 debut LP, Stoney, and its follow-up, 2018’s beerbongs & bentleys, each with 77 weeks in the top 10. Those two, in turn, leapfrogged Michael Jackson’s Thriller, whose 76 weeks had been the benchmark since 1984.
My Turn, released on Feb. 28, 2020, has now spent 106 weeks on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart, including six terms at No. 1. Its longevity was supported by five top 10 hits on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart: “Woah” (No. 7), “Sum 2 Prove” (No. 9), “Heatin Up,” with Gunna (No. 10), “We Paid,” with 42 Dugg (No. 8) and The Bigger Picture (No. 3).
As Lil Baby’s album sits atop the leaderboard, here’s an updated look at the albums with the most weeks in the top 10 on Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums:
Weeks in Top 10, Title, Artist, Year(s) in Top 10
85, My Turn, Lil Baby, 2020-22
84, Hollywood’s Bleeding, Post Malone, 2019-21
77, Stoney, Post Malone, 2016-18
77, beerbongs & bentleys, Post Malone, 2018-19
76, Thriller, Michael Jackson, 1983-84
70, Shoot for the Stars Aim for the Moon, Pop Smoke, 2020-22
64, Whitney Houston, Whitney Houston, 1985-86
63, The E.N.D., The Black Eyed Peas, 2009-10
61, After Hours, The Weeknd, 2020-21
59, The Heist, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, 2012-14
Notably, half of the list above comprises albums released in the last five years, reflecting a shift in the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart’s methodology in recent years. Beginning with the list dated Feb. 11, 2017, the chart switched from ranking by only sales to multi-metric consumption, a figure represented by equivalent album units that includes traditional album sales and track sales and official streams from an album’s songs.
As such, listeners’ repeated streams contribute to the album’s ranking each week, whereas for pre-streaming releases, the most popular consumption method then – album sales – contributed to an album’s chart position for only that single week.