After much speculation and plenty of predictions, Migos‘ Culture II studio album has officially made its debut on the Billboard Hot 200 charts, claiming the No. 1 spot on the list in its first week, earning the trio their second No. 1 album.
According to Nielsen, Culture II pushed the equivalent of 199,000 units to secure its standing at No. 1, nearly one year after their sophomore Culture album accomplished the same feat when it moved the equivalent of 131,000 units in its first week in February of last year. Of its 199,000 sales, only 38,000 account for pure album sales
This new accomplishment now places Migos in an exclusive club, becoming only the fifth rap group to have more than one No. 1 album. They’re joined in the company of the Beastie Boys, A Tribe Called Quest, Bone Thugs-N-Harmony, and D12.
Following behind at No. 2 on the chart, spending its fifth week in a row somewhere in the top two is the soundtrack for The Greatest Showman while the No. 3 slot is occupied by an entry from British dance trio Above & Beyond as their Common Ground studio album makes its debut. On the heels of six Grammy wins last week, Bruno Mars’ 24K Magic album shoots up to No. 4 from the No. 10 spot while Ed Sheeran’s ÷ (Divide) drops down to No. 5.
The remainder of the Top 10 includes Kendrick Lamar’s DAMN. at No. 6 and Camila Cabello’s Camila at No. 7. Post Malone’s Stoney sits at No. 8 while Khalid’s American Teen rises up to No. 9, and Imagine Dragons’ Evolve closes things out at No. 10.