bad bunny and Morgan Wallen were particularly dominant on the Billboard 200 album chart, so it’s only fitting that the two would set new chart records at number one and number two, respectively, for the tracking week that ended Sept. 8. Learn more about this week’s chart on Billboard.com.
Bad Bunny’s “Un Verano Sin Ti” returned to number one after DJ Khalid“God Did” boosted it to number two last week. It marked “Verano’s” 10th total week at the top spot, making it only the ninth album since 2000 to spend that long at number one, and the first since Wallen’s “Dangerous” accomplished that at the start. from 2021 (more on this album below). Even more impressively, “Verano” has now spent its first 18 weeks in the top two, topping Duck‘s “Views”, which spent its first 17 weeks in this region six years ago. No other album has already spent her first 18 weeks in the top two. With 99,500 equivalent album units achieved this week based on its combined album sales, track sales and online streams, this is only the second week of the complete run for “Verano.” with less than six figures, which in itself is an impressive feat.
Despite falling 5% to 48,000 units, Wallen’s “Dangerous” climbed three spots to number two this week. This is historic as it marks the album’s 86th week in the top 10, which is more than any other album by a single artist. The record was previously held by Peter, Paul and Mary, which spent 85 weeks in the top 10 with their self-titled album from 1962 to 1964. The only albums with longer streaks in the top 10 were film soundtracks and music cast recordings. By far the oldest album is the original cast recording of “My Fair Lady”, which has racked up an extraordinary 173 weeks in the top 10 – that’s well over three years! “Dangerous” therefore has a long way to go if it hopes to come close.
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