The album now has the most first weeks of all albums in 2020.
Lil Baby’s My Turn remains first on the Billboard 200 album chart, earning a fifth week at the top of the chart. He stands for the fourth consecutive week, with 70,000 equivalent album units won in the U.S. in the week ending July 2 (less than 1%), according to Nielsen Music / MRC Data. He spent his first week in first position when he debuted at the top of the chart, dated March 14th.
With five weeks in 1st place, the set now has the most weeks at the top of 2020 for any album, and the highest total since Post Malone’s Hollywood Bleeding ended its fifth and last non-consecutive week on the first of 16 November. , 2019.
The Billboard 200 chart ranks the most popular albums of the week in the U.S. based on multimetric consumption, measured in units of equivalent albums. Units include album sales, track equivalent albums (TEA) and streaming equivalent albums (SEA). The new July 11 chart (where My Turn is number 1 for the fifth week) will be published in full on the Billboard website on July 7.
My Turn was released on February 28th by Quality Control / Motown / Capitol Records and marks Lil Baby’s fifth creative effort. Among the previous four albums, there was a trio of the top 10: Street Gossip (No. 2, 2018), Drip Harder (with Gunna, No. 4; 2018) and Harder Than Ever (No. 3, 2018).
Notably, with the fifth week at No. 1, My Turn ties Boyz II Men’s II for more weeks at No. 1 on a Motown album in the past more than 40 years. I also recorded five non-consecutive weeks in paragraph 1 (September 17 to 24, October 8, October 29, 1994 and March 11, 1995).
Only two other Motown albums recorded at least five weeks in the first place: Stevie Wonder songs on Key of Life (14 non-consecutive weeks, October 16, 1976 to January 8, 1977 and January 8, 1977 and January 29 1977) and Diana Ross and Supremes’ Greatest Hits (five consecutive weeks, October 28 to November 25, 1967).
My Turn was already the oldest album released by Quality Control. The label’s first two, Migos’ Culture and Culture II, spent a week at the top of the list, respectively, in 2017 and 2018.
My Turn also continues to have the highest number of weeks in 1st place on any Capitol Records set since the Beatles 1’s biggest hit collection took eight non-consecutive weeks to first place in late 2000 and early 2001 (December 2 2000; December 23), February 3, 2000 – February 3, 2001).
My Turn leads the top 10 without any debut – the third time it has happened in the past four weeks. The chart was also left without an arc among the top 10 on the June 27 and 20 lists. However, while there are no new albums debuting in the top 10, there are many changes in the region – and an album returns to the top 10 after almost two months.
Lil Durk’s Just Cause Y’all Waited 2 rises from 56th place to a new peak from 2nd place, with 43,000 equivalent album units (202% more) after the set was reissued on June 26 with seven new tracks. Almost the entire total of this unit was driven by streaming activity, with 41,000 of the sum of SEA units (an increase of 200%).
The album debuted seven weeks ago at number 5 (May 23), with 57,000 units won in its first week.
Just Cause Y’all Waited 2 is the latest in a series of R&B and hip-hop albums in 2020 that saw benefits in the charts of a luxury reissue. It follows other titles, such as A Boogie Wit from Hoodie’s Artist 2.0 (80-3 on the July 4th chart; an increase of 292% to 43,000 units after nine tracks were added to a luxury edition on June 19th to 18th after Lil Baby’s My Turn (5-3 on the May 16 chart; 147% increase to 100,000 units after six tracks were added to the album on May 1 – nine weeks after its release).
Other sets that received a post-launch boost from bonus tracks, but with a much faster schedule: The Weeknd added three new songs to After Hours in its second week of release (helping him keep number 1 for the second week at 11 April with 138,000 units, down 69%) and Lil Uzi Vert’s Eternal Atake won 14 new songs in its second week (the set remained stable at number one for a second week on the March 28 chart with 247,000 units, down 14%). NAV’s Good Intentions didn’t even bother to wait an entire week to add songs – as the album had 14 new songs added to its track list on May 11, just three days after its release on May 8. Good Intentions debuted first on the Billboard 200 dated May 23 with 135,000 units.
Back in the new top 10 on the Billboard 200, a trio of ex-number 1 is at numbers 3-5, with DaBaby’s Blame It on Baby moving up one spot to number 3 (40,000 equivalent album units; an increase of 7 %), by Post Malone Hollywood bleeding increases 5-4 (39,000 units; 7% more) and The Weeknd’s After Hours returns to the top 10, rising 11-5 (32,000 units; up to 1%) – a small gain percentage this week can produce a big positional jump, since the difference of units between the titles in the first 10 is small). After Hours was in the top 10 just two weeks ago and was only out of the top 10 for two weeks on its 15-week chart.
Another album returns to the top 10, but after a long time away from the region, Harry Styles’ Fine Line goes from 13th to 6th place with 32,000 equivalent album units (an increase of 4%). The set is installed in SEA units (25,000; 3% increase), album sales (6,000; 3% increase) and tea units (1,000; 16% increase). The first number 1, which opened at the top of the list and spent two weeks in office, was among the top 10 in the February 8 ranking.
The ensemble continues to profit from the sustained popularity of their hit single “Adore You”, which reached second place – a new peak – on the latest radio music chart of all formats, published on July 4th. The song reached number 1 on the April 11 pop song chart (the list ranks the most played songs of the week on the top 40 formatted radio stations) and number 6 on the April 11 Billboard Hot 100 chart (the Hot 100 is a hybrid record of airplay / sales / streaming).
It also fueled Fine Line’s latest hit, “Watermelon Sugar”, which, on the July 4th charts, rose from 35 to 24 on Radio Songs, 18 to 14 on Pop Songs and 19 to 16 on Hot 100.
Polo G’s The Goat increases 10-7 on the new Billboard 200, with 31,000 equivalent album units won (down 2%), former Lil Uzi leader Vert Eternal Atake changes from 9-8 to just under 31,000 units (down 3%) and the previous number of Drake 1 Dark Tap Demo Tapes drops 7-9 with 30,000 units (down 5 percent).
Former number one of Future’s High High Life closes the new top 10, with 12 to 10 stages with 29,000 album equivalent units (8% below).