AceShowbiz - Lil Wayne claims his fifth No. 1 album in the United States as his latest album "Funeral" debuts atop Billboard 200. Making its way out on January 31, the much-anticipated effort racked up 139,000 equivalent album units, including 38,000 in traditional album sales, in the week ending February 6, according to Nielsen Music.
Just as hinted above, "Funeral" first-week sales are driven by its streaming activityas 99,000 of the total are in SEA units. It's also bolstered sales by a concert ticket/album sale redemption offer as well as an array of merchandise/album bundles sold via his website.
"Funeral" isn't the only new album making it to the top ten of this week's Billboard 200. Russ' "Shake the Snow Globe" opens at No. 4 with 65,000 units, marking his highest-charting album. On the other hand, Kesha (previously known as Ke$ha) earns her fourth top ten album with her new album "High Road" that debuts at No. 7 with 45,000 units.
Two other new releases for this week are Louis Tomlinson's "Walls" and Yo Gotti's "Untrapped". The One Direction member's debut album bows at No. 9 with 39,000, while the rapper's new album closes out the top ten this week with 35,000 albums.
As for other albums in this week's top ten, it includes Roddy Ricch's "Please Excuse Me for Being an Antisocial" that falls to No. 2 with 86,000 units. Eminem's "Music to Be Murdered By" follows closely behind at No. 3 with 69,000 units, while Post Malone's "Hollywood's Bleeding" holds its No. 5 position with 55,000 units. At No. 6, Billie Eilish's "When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?" descends three spots with 52,000 units as Halsey's "Manic" similarly drops four spots to No. 8 with 43,000 units.