Lil Uzi Vert’s Eternal Atake secures a second week at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 albums chart, as the set earned 247,000 equivalent album units in the U.S. in the week ending March 19, according to Nielsen Music/MRC Data. That’s down just 14% compared to its debut atop the list a week ago with 288,000 units.
The small second-week decline is owed to the album’s surprise reissue on March 13, when a new deluxe edition arrived with 14 additional songs, expanding upon the original 18-song set. (All versions of the album are combined together for tracking and charting purposes.)
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). The new March 28-dated chart, where Eternal Atake holds at No. 1, will be posted in full on Billboard‘s website on March 24.
Eternal Atake is the first album to spend its first two weeks at No. 1 since Harry Styles’ Fine Line held at No. 1 for its first two frames on the charts dated Dec. 28, 2019 and Jan. 4, 2020.
Eternal Atake would have most likely held at No. 1 for a second week without the help of its deluxe reissue. Even if the album had declined by 70% in its second week, it still would have ranked ahead of the chart’s No. 2 album, Lil Baby’s former No. 1 My Turn (77,000 units). The latter set climbs two rungs, despite a 27% decline in units for the week.Bad Bunny’s YHLQMDLG is a non-mover at No. 3 with 69,000 equivalent album units earned (down 38%).
Niall Horan’s sophomore effort Heartbreak Weather debuts at No. 4, securing the pop singer-songwriter his second solo top five-charting album. It arrives with 59,000 equivalent album units earned, with 42,000 of that sum in album sales (making it the top-selling album of the week). The set got an assist from a concert ticket/album sale redemption offer with his upcoming tour, as well as an assortment of merchandise/album bundles sold via his webstore.
Heartbreak Weather also starts at No. 1 on the Top Album Sales chart, marking Horan’s second leader on the list, following his debut album, Flicker.
Flicker bowed at No. 1 on the Nov. 11, 2017-dated Billboard 200 chart with 152,000 units. Of that sum, 128,000 were in album sales (again, aided by a ticket/album sale redemption offer).
Jhené Aiko’s Chilombo falls from No. 2 to No. 5 in its second week (56,000 units; down 63%) and Roddy Ricch’s former leader Please Excuse Me for Being Antisocial is steady at No. 6 (49,000 units; down 14%).
Don Toliver’s debut studio album Heaven or Hell arrives at No. 7 with 44,000 equivalent album units earned (with 3,000 of that sum in album sales, aided by merchandise/album bundle offerings). It’s the first charting album for the rapper and singer, who released the Donny Womack mixtape in 2018. Heaven or Hell, released through Cactus Jack/Atlantic Records, also marks the fourth top 10 album for Cactus Jack. It follows the self-titled Jackboys project (No. 1 earlier in 2020), label chief Travis Scott’s Astroworld (No. 1, 2018) and Huncho Jack’s Huncho Jack, Jack Huncho (No. 3, 2018).
Post Malone’s former No. 1 Hollywood’s Bleeding slips from No. 7 to No. 8 (42,000 equivalent album units; down 19%) while Justin Bieber’s fellow former leader Changes is a non-mover at No. 9 (36,000 units; down 24%).
Closing out the new top 10 is the soundtrack to Frozen II, which climbs 18-10 with 31,000 equivalent album units earned (up 12%). The former No. 1 album rebounds thanks to the early release of its parent film to digital retail and rental services, as well as the Disney+ streaming platform (on March 14). In a statement, Disney announced the film’s accelerated digital release — three months earlier than scheduled — “for families during these challenging times.” The film’s digital arrival was likely warmly embraced by families and kids in self-quarantine owed to the coronavirus pandemic.