6IX9INE Debuts on Billboard Hot 200, “Black Panther” Album Dethroned by Bon Jovi

6IX9INE Debuts on Billboard Hot 200, "Black Panther" Album Dethroned by Bon Jovi

6IX9INE Debuts on Billboard Hot 200, “Black Panther” Album Dethroned by Bon Jovi

After spending two weeks at the top of the Billboard Hot 200 charts, Black Panther: The Album has officially been bumped down to the No. 2 spot following the reentry of Bon Jovi’s This House Is For Not Sale. Down 24 percent from it’s last showing, the Black Panther soundtrack pushed 99,000 units in its third week, 40,000 more than Migos’ Culture II (59,000) which now looks at the No. 3 seat.

Debuting at No. 4 is Tekashi 6IX9INE whose debut Day69 project moved the equivalent of 55,000 units in its first week, with 20,000 of those being pure album sales and 2,000 accounting for track equivalent albums. Ultimately, as is the case with most of his contemporaries, streaming was the driving force behind 6IX9INE’s entrance on the Hot 200 charts, earning 33,000 streaming equivalent albums as the controversial rapper garnered 50 million on-demand audio streams. His introduction to the charts was practically inevitable as he frequented the Billboard Hot 100 charts with his break out “GUMMO” track, which peaked at No. 12 in December.

Following behind on the chart, you’ll find The Greatest Showman soundtrack at the No. 5 spots, with Billboard predicting a rise in the next week following the airing of the 90th Academy Awards whole Ed Sheeran’s ÷ (Divide) sits at No. 6 and Post Malone’s Stoney follows closely at No. 7, up from its previous spot at no. 9, a likely effect of the release of his Ty Dolla $ign-assisted “Psycho” single. Imagine Dragon’ are up next at No. 8 for their Evolve album while Kendrick Lamar’s DAMN. claims No. 9 and singer-songwriter Vance Joy debuts at No. 10 with Nation of Two.

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