AceShowbiz - Future nabs his fourth No. 1 album on the Billboard Hot 200 chart with his self-titled album "Future". The 17-track set sold 140,000 equivalent album units in the week ending February 23, according to Nielsen Music. More than half of its units were powered by streaming activity (73,000 units), while the rest of its units were comprised of traditional album sales (60,000 units) and track equivalent album units (7,000 units).
"Future" follows in the No. 1 footsteps of 2016's "Evol" and 2015's "DS2" as well as a collaborative mixtape with Drake titled "A Time to Be Alive". Industry forecasters predict that the Atlanta rapper will once again rule the chart with his recently-released album "HNDRXX", which will make him the first act to debut at No. 1 with different albums in consecutive weeks.
Bruno Mars' "24K Magic" stays steady at No. 2 for a fourth non-consecutive week with 59,000 units, while the "Fifty Shades Darker" soundtrack slips two slots to No. 3 in its second week with 53,000 units. The Weeknd's "Starboy" and Migos' "Culture" round out the new top 5 at No. 4 and No. 5 with a little more than 50,000 units and 50,000 units respectively.
Three new releases dominate the back half of the new top 10. Charlie Wilson's "In It to Win It" becomes the second-highest new entry, debuting at No. 7 with 48,000 units. It's the R&B singer's best sales week since 2010, when "Just Charlie" peaked at No. 19. Ryan Adams, meanwhile, claims his fifth top 10 album on the chart with his sixteenth effort "Prisoner", which debuts at No. 8.
Another new entry is Alison Krauss' "Windy City", which debuts at No. 9 with 38,000 units. The new set serves as her first solo album since 1999's "Forget About It". Rounding out the new top 10 are Big Sean's "I Decided", which falls three spots to No. 6 with 49,000 units, and the "Trolls" soundtrack, which descends to No. 10 with 37,000 units.