Hip-hop trio Migos scores its first No. 1 on the Billboard 200 albums chart with the arrival of Culture. The set — which was led by the No. 1 Billboard Hot 100 single “Bad and Boujee,” featuring Lil Uzi Vert — launches atop the list with 131,000 equivalent album units earned in the week ending Feb. 2, according to Nielsen Music. Culture, Migos’ second album, was released on Jan. 27 through Quality Control/300 Entertainment.
The act had previously peaked as high as No. 17 on the Billboard 200 with its debut set, Yung Rich Nation, in August 2015.
The Billboard 200 chart ranks the most popular albums of the week in the U.S. based on multi-metric consumption, which includes traditional album sales, track equivalent albums (TEA) and streaming equivalent albums (SEA). The new Feb. 18-dated chart (where Migos debuts at No. 1) will be posted in full to Billboard’s websites on Tuesday, Feb. 7.
Culture’s debut was driven by streams of its songs, as streaming equivalent album units accounted for 59 percent of the set’s first-week total (77,000 of 131,000). The album sold 44,000 in traditional album sales and earned 10,000 in track equivalent album units. It also arrives as Migos’ first No. 1 on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums and Top Rap Albums charts.
Migos leads a busy top 10, as five albums debut in the region. That’s the most new arrivals in the top 10 since the Dec. 24, 2016-dated list, when five titles also bowed in the top 10.
Brantley Gilbert’s The Devil Don’t Sleep debuts at No. 2 on the new Billboard 200, with 77,000 units earned in its first week (66,000 from traditional album sales — it’s also the top selling album of the week). It’s the third top five-charting effort for the country singer, following Just as I Am (No. 2 in 2014) and Halfway to Heaven (No. 4 in 2011).
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