It went under the wire, but Drake held the top spot on the Rolling Stone album chart for the fourth week in a row, with Youngboy Never Brook Again’s first week’s strong returns to “sincerely, Cantrell” just blocking.
Drake’s “Certified Lover Boy” album hasn’t dropped much from week to week, dropping from 168,200 album-equivalent units last week to 133,700 to claim the top spot again.
Youngboy Never Break Again came very close with 131,600 album units. His lengths for the week included 10,200 album sales, well above Drake’s, which stood at 1,300 albums sold during the week. But Drake went ahead with the individual song genre, winning 166.5 million compared to Youngboy’s 162.8 million.
For the first time in a while, the top four spots on the album chart belong to hip-hop artists, followed by Drake and Youngboy in the slots below Lil Nass X and Kanye West. Lil Nass X, one place behind in the second week for “Montero”. At number, there were 57,400 album units. Titan collected another 47,600 units in the fifth week of the Western “rod”.
The rest of the top ten also consists of holdovers, with Olivia Rodrigo’s “Talk” strong at No. 5 and Doza Cat, Morgan Wallen, Kid Laroi, Billy Ilish and Rod Wave at No. 6-10.
The second biggest bow of the week was from the female K-pop group Itzi, whose “Crazy in Love” just missed out on the top ten, coming in at number 11 with 22,900 album units.
Angels & Airways had a tough finish for the slot with “LifeForms”, missing it with 22,700 units at No. 22.
The G-Eazy also premiered in the top 20, as “these things happened too much” to enter the 18th at a power of 19,400 units.
A new Stilly Dan set, “Northeast Corridor: Stilly Dan Live!” There was a surprisingly strong bow at number 22 with 17,600 album equivalent units. It was almost entirely made up of original album sales at around 16,800. This was before the vinyl version came out a week later, which could help keep the album alive in next week’s rankings.
On the Rolling Stone song chart, a collaboration between Coldplay and BTS, “My Universe” ended at number one. DiversityTop finishers report here.
To see the full list of the top 200 albums of the week, click here.