On the latest Billboard 200 albums chart (dated March 18), Future claimed his fifth No. 1, as HNDRXX arrived in the top slot with 121,000 equivalent album units earned in the week ending March 2, according to Nielsen Music. Future is the first act to earn back-to-back No. 1 debuts on the chart in successive weeks.
The Billboard 200 chart ranks the week’s most popular albums based on their overall consumption. That overall unit figure combines pure album sales, track equivalent albums (TEA) and streaming equivalent albums (SEA).
Now, let’s take a closer look at some of the action on the latest Billboard 200 chart:
— Journey, Journey’s Greatest Hits – No. 100 — The band’s mega-selling album collects a whopping 450th nonconsecutive week on the chart, as it rises from No. 103 to No. 100. The set — bolstered with Billboard Hot 100-charting hits like “Don’t Stop Believin’” and “Open Arms” — continues to hold the distinction as the album with the fifth-most weeks on the chart. (The all-time longevity champ is Pink Floyd’s The Dark Side of the Moon, with 927 weeks.) The album was released in 1988 and is certified at 15 million copies sold in the U.S., according to the Recording Industry Association of America.