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Olivia Rodrigo’s ‘Sour’ Returns to No. 1 on Billboard 200 Albums Chart

Olivia Rodrigo’s "Sour" returns to No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart for a second total week, as the album steps 3-1 in its fifth week on the list. Plus: H.E.R. scores first top 10 album with arrival…

Olivia Rodrigo’s Sour returns to No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart for a second total week, as the album steps 3-1 in its fifth week on the list. It earned 105,000 equivalent album units in the U.S. in the week ending June 24 (down 14%), according to MRC Data. The album debuted at No. 1 on the chart dated June 5.

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 July 3, 2021-dated chart (where Sour returns to No. 1) will be posted in full on Billboard‘s website on June 29. For all chart news, follow @billboard and @billboardcharts on both Twitter and Instagram.


Sour is the second album in 2021 to earn in excess of 100,000 units in each of its first five weeks, following Morgan Wallen’s Dangerous: The Double Album, which also collected 100,000-plus weeks in its first five frames (charts dated Jan. 23 – Feb. 20). (It’s worth noting that Dangerous had 30 tracks aiding its SEA and TEA units, while Sour only has 11.)

Polo G’s Hall of Fame falls 1-2 in its second week on the Billboard 200 with 65,000 equivalent album units (down 54%). Lil Baby and Lil Durk’s former leader The Voice of the Heroes former rises 4-3 with 57,000 (down 21%). MigosCulture III dips 2-4 with 54,000 units (down 58%). Wallen’s Dangerous: The Double Album is a non-mover at No. 5 with 49,000 units (down 2%).

Singer-songwriter H.E.R. collects her first top 10 album on the Billboard 200 chart as Back of My Mind bows at No. 6 with 36,000 equivalent album units earned. Of that sum, SEA units comprise a little over 29,500 (equaling 39.62 million on-demand streams of the album’s tracks), album sales comprise 5,500 and TEA units comprise 1,000 units. The top 10 arrival continues a banner year for the artist, who won the Academy Award for best original song in April, and took home two more Grammy Awards, upping her total Grammy total to four.

Though Back of My Mind is billed as H.E.R.’s debut full-length studio album, it follows six charting EPs and compilations dating back to 2017. The highest charting of the bunch was the six-song 2018 effort I Used to Know Her: The Prelude EP, which topped out at No. 20.

Dua Lipa’s Future Nostalgia rises 11-7 on the new Billboard 200 with 32,000 equivalent album units earned (down 5%), Moneybagg Yo’s former No. 1 A Gangsta’s Pain rises 9-8 with 31,000 units (down 9%), Bo Burnham’s Inside (The Songs) falls 7-9 with 30,000 units (down 18%) and J. Cole’s former leader The Off-Season holds at No. 10 with nearly 30,000 (down 13%).