Drake’s ‘Certified Lover Boy’ is now the top album on the Billboard chart for the autumn season. It returned to No. 1 on the Billboard 200 after a week away, earning its sixth non-consecutive week there. Meanwhile, the world awaits the big releases from Taylor Swift’s ‘Red (Taylor’s Version)’ and then Adele’s ‘30′ in November.
Adele is already ruling the Billboard Hot 100 chart with her latest single ‘Easy on Me’, which was released on October 15. It has now been on the top for two weeks in a row. As the album drops, it is speculated to crash the charts worldwide.
The charts seem to face, as Variety mentions it ‘calm before the storm’. Lana Del Rey and Elton John are also in the Top 10 in the Billboard 200 chart, though not with a huge gap.
In a series of dual album releases, Lana Del Rey’s first release in March, ‘Chemtrails Over the Country Club,’ debuted at No. 2.
Del Rey’s long-awaited ‘Blue Banisters,’ which was initially scheduled for a July 4 release but never materialised, opened at No. 8 with 33,000 equivalent album sales. She’s had a great year overall.
John’s duet album ‘The Lockdown Sessions,’ debuted at No. 10 with 29,000.
Drake reclaimed the top spot with 74,000 equivalent album sales, down from the previous week but still managing to mark his place on the chart. Morgan Wallen’s “Dangerous: The Double Album” had a 1% increase in sales, but it was enough to propel the album from No. 8 to No. 2.
According to Billboard, Drake’s Certified Lover Boy earned 74,000 equivalent album units (track streams on-demand) in the U.S. in the week ending October 28. Meanwhile, Morgan Wallen’s former 10-week Billboard 200 No. 1 ‘Dangerous: The Double Album’ pushes from 8th to 2nd position with 42,000 equivalent album units earned; Doja Cat’s Planet Her climbs from 7th position to 3rd position.
At Nos. 3-7, Doja Cat, YoungBoy Never Broke Again, Olivia Rodrigo, Moneybagg Yo, and Young Thug returned with smashes. After launching as the number one album last week, Young Thug’s album has dropped six positions. Lil Nas X’s ‘Montero’ landed at No. 9 on the chart.
According to Billboard and MRC Data, Adele’s ‘Easy on Me’ topped the Hot 100 in its second week, with 31.8 million streams and 61.5 million radio listener impressions.