Travis Scott’s “Utopia” rules Billboard 200 for 2nd week
Travis Scott’s new album Utopia has topped the Billboard 200 albums chart for a second week, earning 147,000 equivalent album units in the US in the week ending August 10. This is the biggest week for an R&B/hip-hop or rap album in 2023.
Utopia is the first rap album to spend its first two weeks at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 in nearly two years. It is also the first rap album with more than a single week at No. 1 in over a year.
The Billboard 200 chart ranks the most popular albums of the week in the US based on multi-metric consumption as measured in equivalent album units. Units comprise album sales, track equivalent albums (TEA) and streaming equivalent albums (SEA).
Of Utopia‘s 147,000 equivalent album units earned in the week ending August 10, SEA units comprise 110,000 (down 55%, equaling 145.99 million on-demand official streams of the streaming set’s 19 total songs), album sales comprise 37,000 (down 85%) and TEA units comprise less than 1,000 (down 58%).