AceShowbiz - %cMigos%' new album "Culture II" debuts atop Billboard 200, marking the hip-hop group's second No. 1 effort on the chart. Making its way out via Quality Control Music, the 24-track album racked up 199,000 equivalent album units, including 38,000 in traditional album sales in the week ending February 2, according to Nielsen Music.
With this achievement, Migos is the fifth rap group to top the chart more than once. The three-piece act follows %cBeastie Boys% (four No.1 albums between 1987 and 2004), %cA Tribe Called Quest% (two No. 1 album in 1996 and 2016), %cBone Thugs-N-Harmony% (two No. 1 albums in 1995 and 1997) and %cD12% (two No. 1 albums in 2001 and 2004).
Additionally, "Culture II" scores the largest streaming week for an album since %cKendrick Lamar%'s "DAMN." debuted atop the chart in May 2017 with 227,000 SEA units. The album is a continuation of Migos' debut album "Culture", which launched at No. 1 with 131,000 units.
Back to the Billboard 200 chart, the soundtrack to the musical drama "The Greatest Showman" stays steady at No. 2 for three consecutive weeks with 95,000 units. Another effort that debuts on this week's chart is %cAbove & Beyond%'s "Common Ground". The British dance trio's fourth album sold 64,000 units in its first week of sales.
%cBruno Mars%' "24K Magic" soars to No. 4 with 49,000 units following the singer's six wins at the 60th Grammy Awards. %cEd Sheeran%'s "Divide (division sign)" falls two spots to No. 5 with 48,000 units, while Kendrick's "DAMN." holds the No. 6 spot with 38,000 units.
On the other hand, %cCamila Cabello%'s debut solo album "Camila" slips to No. 7 with 37,000. %cPost Malone%'s "Stoney" also falls on this week's chart, dropping three spots to No. 8 with 34,000 units. Rounding out this week's chart are %cKhalid%'s "American Teen", which rises to No. 9 with 27,000 units, and %cImagine Dragons%' "Evolve", which comes back to the top 10 with 26,000 units.