'Black Panther' Soundtrack Sets New Record as It Debuts Atop Billboard 200

The soundtrack to the Marvel superhero flick sets the biggest sales week for a soundtrack since 'Suicide Squad' soundtrack bowed atop the chart in 2016 with 182,000 units.

AceShowbiz - "Black Panther" doesn't only top the box office, but it also rules Billboard 200 chart. The soundtrack album to the Marvel superhero flick debuts atop the chart after racking up 154,000 equivalent album units in the week ending February 15, according to Nielsen Music. Of that sum, 52,000 were in traditional album sales.

The set, which features tracks by %cKendrick Lamar%, %cThe Weeknd%, %cFuture% and %cSZA%, also sets the biggest sales week for a soundtrack since the soundtrack to "Suicide Squad" bowed atop the chart on August 27, 2016 with 182,000 units. In addition, "Black Panther" soundtrack becomes the second soundtrack to reach No. 1 on the chart in 2018. It follows "The Greatest Showman" soundtrack, which spent two weeks atop the chart.

Trailing behind the soundtrack is %cJustin Timberlake%'s "Man of the Woods". The last week chart-topper falls a spot in its second week with 74,000 units. Meanwhile, "The Greatest Showman" soundtrack stays steady at No. 3 with 72,000 units. %cMigos%' "Culture II", on the other hand, drops two spots to No. 4 with 68,000 units.

Another soundtrack album which debuts on this week's chart is "Fifty Shades Freed" soundtrack. The soundtrack to the final installment of the "Fifty Shades" franchise bows at No. 5 with 58,000 units. At No. 6, %cEd Sheeran%'s "Divide (division sign)" descends two spots with 42,000 units.

Other efforts which fall on this week's top 10 are %cBruno Mars%' "24K Magic" and %cPost Malone%'s "Stoney". While the former drops to No. 7 with 32,000 units, "Stoney" climbs down to No. 8 with 31,000 units. Rounding out the top 10 for this week are Kendrick's "DAMN.", which dips to No. 9 with just under 31,000 units, and %cCamila Cabello%'s debut solo album "Camila", which drops to No. 10 with 29,000 units.

  1. "Black Panther" Soundtrack - Various Artists (154,000 units)
  2. "Man of the Woods" - %cJustin Timberlake% (74,000 units)
  3. "The Greatest Showman" Soundtrack - Various Artists (72,000 units)
  4. "Culture II" - %cMigos% (68,000 units)
  5. "Fifty Shades Freed" Soundtrack - Various Artists (58,000 units)
  6. "Divide (division sign)" - %cEd Sheeran% (42,000 units)
  7. "24K Magic" - %cBruno Mars% (32,000 units)
  8. "Stoney" - %cPost Malone% (31,000 units)
  9. "DAMN." - %cKendrick Lamar% (just under 31,000 units)
  10. "Camila" - %cCamila Cabello% (29,000 units)

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