Kane Brown's 'Experiment' Becomes Third Country Album to Top Billboard 200 This Year
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The 'Used to Love You' singer's sophomore album additionally becomes his first No. 1 album on the chart with 124,000 units.

AceShowbiz - It's now safe to say that 2018 is a big year for Kane Brown. After winning all the country categories at the 2018 American Music Awards last month, the singer earns his first No. 1 album on Billboard 200 chart with "Experiment". The set racked up 124,000 equivalent album units, including 105,000 in traditional album sales, in the week ending November, according to Nielsen Music.

In addition to becoming his first No. 1 album, "Experiment" is the third country album to rule Billboard 200 in 2018. It follows Carrie Underwood's "Cry Pretty" that debuted atop the chart in September as well as Jason Aldean's "Rearview Town" which topped the chart back in April. Furthermore, "Experiment" album sales becomes the fourth-largest week for any country album this year.

Trailing behind the "Heaven" singer's sophomore album is another newcomer, Imagine Dragons' "Origins". The record arrives at No. 2 with 91,000 units, marking the quartet's fourth top-two charting album. Seemingly keeping true to its title, Trippie Redd's "A Love Letter to You 3" enters the chart at No. 3 with 84,000 units. Powered largely by streaming activity, the rapper's album is additionally the most-streamed album this week.

Another album which makes its debut in this week's top ten is Lil Peep's posthumous effort "Come Over When You're Sober Pt. 2". The record logs at No. 4 with 81,000 units, marking his first top ten effort. Meanwhile, "A Star Is Born" soundtrack descends to No. 5 with 68,000 units.

Following its 50th anniversary reissue, The Beatles' self-titled album re-enters the top 10 of Billboard 200 at No. 6 with 63,000 units. Queen's "Bohemian Rhapsody" soundtrack follows closely behind at No. 7 with 54,000 units while last week's chart-topper Metro Boomin's "Not All Heroes Wear Capes" jumps down seven spots to No. 8 with 52,000 in its second week.

Drake's "Scorpion" and Travis Scott (II)'s "Astroworld" close out this week's top 10 at No. 9 (43,000 units) and No. 10 (41,000 units) respectively.

Kane Brown is set to face a tough competitor next week with the release of Mariah Carey's much-anticipated album "Caution". Will the country singer defends its throne? Or will the New York-born diva steal the position from him?

  1. "Experiment" - Kane Brown (124,000 units)
  2. "Origins" - Imagine Dragons (91,000 units)
  3. "A Love Letter to You 3" - Trippie Redd (84,000 units)
  4. "Come Over When You're Sober Pt. 2" - Lil Peep (81,000 units)
  5. "A Star Is Born" soundtrack - Lady GaGa and Bradley Cooper (68,000 units)
  6. "The Beatles" - The Beatles (63,000 units)
  7. "Bohemian Rhapsody" soundtrack - Queen (54,000 units)
  8. "Not All Heroes Wear Capes" - Metro Boomin (52,000 units)
  9. "Scorpion" - Drake (43,000 units)
  10. "Astroworld" - Travis Scott (II) (41,000 units)

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