Lil Uzi Vert would have had an easy time staying at No. 1 on the Rolling Stone albums chart for a second week, regardless. But the fact that he released a deluxe version of his album just one week after the standard edition ensured that he really racked up big numbers.
The expanded version of “Eternal Atake,” dubbed “Eternal Atake (Deluxe) – Luv vs. the World 2,” added no less than 14 songs to the original edition. That helped Lil Uzi Vert accrue 246,100 album-equivalent units — not that many fewer than the 287,100 figure it had in week 1.
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Breaking down the numbers for the rapper, his album had 305.8 million song streams for the week, obviously the overwhelming factor when he sold just 21,200 individual songs and a minuscule 4,400 full digital album sales.
The top debut was was Niall Horan’s “Heartbreak Weather,” entering at No. 4 with 60,700 album units. The former One Direction member actually sold about 10 times as many full albums as Lil Uzi Vert did: an impressive 41,900 (some of that due to the album being bundled with concert tickets or merch). But, of course, his far lower song stream count was responsible for his lower chart position, as he was streamed 19.6 million times, with 11,100 song sales adding to the total.
The No. 2 album was Lil Baby’s “My Turn,” which debuted on top two weeks ago and is still going strong with 73,200 album units in its third frame. His weekly song streams stood at 82.4 million.
Bad Bunny is at No. 3 on the chart, with Jhene Ako at No. 5 (down from her No. 2 entry last week), Roddy Ricch at No. 6, a new entry by Don Toliver’s “Heaven or Hell” in seventh place, and Post Malone, Jutin Bieber and the “Frozen 2” soundtrack at Nos. 8-10.
Last week, the “Frozen 2” album was at No. 19. The 10-position leap is no doubt due to Disney’s decision to bump up putting the film on its Disney+ service to meet the requests at parents shut in with their children during the coronavirus crisis.
Jay Electronica’s long awaited “A Written Testimony” entered outside of the top 10, at No. 12, with 27.2 album units.
On Rolling Stone’s songs chart, Roddy Ricch’s nearly indomitable “The Box” returned to No. 1 after briefly ceding the spot to Lil Uzi Vert last week. It accumulated 219,900 song units for the week and had 25.6 million streams.
One of the bonus tracks added to the deluxe edition of Lil Uzi Vert’s album, “Myron,” entered at No. 2 with 180,400 song units and 22 million streams.
The new album by the Weeknd is expected to push Lil Uzi Vert out of the top slot on next week’s chart.
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