Drake’s ‘Scorpion’ Tops Billboard 200 for Second Week

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Drake’s record-breaking album spends a second week at No. 1 on the Billboard 200. The 25-track set moved 335,000 equivalent album units (29,000 traditional) in the week ending July 12, down 54 percent from its opening of 732,000 units.

Scorpion earns the largest sophomore week for any album in more than two years, following Adele’s 25, which sold 1.16 million units in its second week in Dec. 2015.

Future’s surprise project with Zaytoven, BEASTMODE 2, makes it debut at No. 3 with 57,000 units. The Atlanta rapper earns his ninth top 10 and the highest-charting streaming-exclusive album (73.5 million streams). BEASTMODE 2 surpasses Chance the Rapper’s Coloring Book, which debuted and peaked at No. 8 in June 2016 with 38,000 units (57.3 million streams).

Meek Mill’s four-song EP Legends of the Summer, his first project since his release from prison in April, opens at No. 9 with 26,000 units (6,000 in album sales). The Philly rapper scores his fifth top 10 effort following 2017’s Wins and Losses (No. 3), 2016’s DC4 (No. 3), 2015’s Dreams Worth More Than Money (No. 1), and 2012’s Dreams and Nightmares (No. 2).

Hip-hop dominates the rest of this week’s top 10 as well. Post Malone’s beerbongs & bentleysmoves up 3-2 (71,000), XXXTentacion’s ? rises 5-4 (51,000), Cardi B’s Invasion of Privacyclimbs 6-5 (44,000), and Beyoncé and JAY-Z’s Everything Is Love sits at No. 8 (29,000). Lil Baby’s Harder Than Ever closes out the top 10 with 26,000 units.

BILLBOARD 200 TOP 10

  1. Drake – Scorpion – 335,000
  2. Post Malone – beerbongs & bentleys – 71,000
  3. Future – BEASTMODE 2 – 57,000
  4. XXXTentacion – ? – 51,000
  5. Cardi B – Invasion of Privacy – 44,000
  6. Juice WRLD – Goodbye & Good Riddance – 41,000
  7. Various – The Greatest Showman – 30,000
  8. Beyoncé and JAY-Z – Everything Is Love – 29,000
  9. Meek Mill – Legends of the Summer – 26,000
  10. Lil Baby – Harder Than Ever – 26,000

Source: Rap-Up

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