The First Week Numbers for 2 Chainz and Young Thug’s New Albums Are In

By | June 27, 2017

2 Chainz had another strong showing on the Billboard 200 chart with his fourth studio album, Pretty Girls Like Trap Music. His latest effort, which ranked No. 28 on Complex’s 50 Most Anticipated Albums of 2017, ended up in second after earning 106,000 units and finishing with 46,000 streaming equivalent albums units, the most on-demand audio streams for its songs from any album on the chart.

Pretty Girls was 2 Chainz’s fourth straight appearance in the top 10 on the Billboard 200 chart. ColleGrove debuted at No. 4 last year, B.O.A.T.S. II #METIME premiered at No. 3 in 2013, and Based on a T.R.U. Story wound up taking the top spot in 2012.

2 Chainz’s latest album came incredibly close to eclipsing Lorde’s latest effort Melodrama, which finished with 109,000 equivalent album units, 82,000 of which were traditional album sales. Melodrama‘s appearance at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart marks the first time in nearly five years that a woman has landed at the top of the list for the third consecutive time in as many weeks, joining Katy Perry’s Witness and Halsey’s Hopeless Fountain Kingdom.

Meanwhile, Beautiful Thugger Girls by Young Thug had a somewhat disappointing debut, landing at No. 8. While Beautiful Thugger Girls is the rapper’s third appearance in the top 10 on the chart, joining 2016’s Jeffery which started at No. 8, and Slime Season 3 premiering at No. 7, his latest album earned just 37,000 equivalent album units with 28,000 of which coming from streaming equivalent albums units.

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