AceShowbiz - Congratulations, NAV! The rapper scores his first No. 1 album on Billboard 200 after his sophomore effort "Bad Habits" arrives atop the chart this week. Executive produced by The Weeknd, the album sold 82,000 equivalent album units in the week ending March 28, according to Nielsen Music. Of that sum, 24,000 were in traditional album sales.
Even though this is his first time topping the weekly chart, the rapper has previously entered the top ten before. His debut studio album, "Reckless", peaked at No. 8 less than a year ago. Meanwhile, his collaborative project with Metro Boomin, "Perfect Timing", reached No. 13 in 2017. NAV, however, has yet to have a top 20 hit song on Hot Rap Songs, Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs or Billboard's Hot 100 charts.
Back to this week's chart, Ariana Grande's "Thank U, Next" stays steady at No. 2 with 62,000 units while Juice WRLD's "Death Race for Love" slips from its top position to No. 3 with 54,000 units. Making an entrance in the top ten for this week's chart, Rich the Kid's "The World Is Yours 2" launches at No. 4 with 42,000 units.
Following the reissue of XXXTENTACION's "?" which comes with a bonus track, the album returns to the top ten at No. 5 with 40,000 units. The soundtrack album to "A Star Is Born" moves down to No. 6 with 35,000 units as A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie's "Hoodie SZN" descends to No. 7 with 32,000 units. Post Malone's "Beerbongs & Bentleys" slips to No. 8 with 31,000 units, while Queen's "Bohemian Rhapsody" soundtrack album falls to No. 9 with 30,000 units.
Next week, Billie Eilish is expected to capture her first No. 1 album with "When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?". Industry forecasters suggest that the album will rack up over 250,000 units in its first week, marking the second-biggest week for any album this year. It will follow Ariana's "Thank U, Next" which sold 360,000 units in its debut week.