Billboard 200: Beyonce’s ‘Cowboy Carter’ rides in at #1 for 2nd week, holding off J. Cole and Tomorrow X Together

Beyonce held on to the top spot on the Billboard 200 albums chart despite a lot of competition from new releases. For the tracking week that ended April 11, “Cowboy Carter” spent its second straight week at number-one with 125,500 equivalent album units based on its combined record sales, individual track sales and online streams. Read all about this week’s chart here at Billboard.com.

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“Cowboy Carter” is Beyonce’s first album to spend multiple weeks at number-one since her self-titled collection topped the chart for three weeks more than a decade ago. But it was a close call. Rapper J. Cole‘s surprise release “Might Delete Later” launched at number-two with 115,000 album units, followed by K-pop band Tomorrow X Together‘s “Minisode 3: Tomorrow” at number-three with 107,500 units. Those albums knocked Future and Metro Boomin‘s collaborative effort “We Don’t Trust You” down to number-four with a still-impressive 99,000 album units. Morgan Wallen rounded out the top five with “One Thing at a Time” achieving 72,000 album units.

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In our weekly Billboard 200 predictions contest, most users correctly bet on “Cowboy Carter” repeating in the number-one slot. We were also right that it would achieve between 100,000 and 149,999 album units in its second week of release. “Might Delete Later” was a surprise drop, so it wasn’t in our predictions center, and nobody correctly predicted “None of These” for number-two. “Minisode 3: Tomorrow” also wasn’t in our predictions center, and no one predicted “None of These” for number-three either. Two users did predict “We Don’t Trust You” at number-four, though, and more than a dozen were right that “One Thing at a Time” would be number-five. How did you do betting on this week’s chart? Find out here.

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