Rihanna
3.21.2016

Rihanna’s ‘ANTI’ Returns to No. 1 on Billboard 200

Rihanna is back on her Billboard 200 throne. After recently launching her “ANTI World Tour,” the singer makes a return to the top of the albums chart with her latest effort, ANTI.

Eight weeks after first topping the Billboard 200, the project moved 54,000 equivalent album units (17,000 in pure album sales) in its second non-consecutive week at No. 1. With this, ANTI delivers yet another milestone for the Bajan singer. In addition to becoming her second No. 1 album following 2012’s Unapologetic, it’s the first to spend more than one week on top.

A grateful RiRi thanked her fans for their support. “8 weeks after its release the #ANTI album is back at No. 1!!!!” she wrote on Instagram. “I have to thank you the fans and supporters for making this journey the one it has been so far!!! God is dat nigga all the time doe!!!! And the Glory is His!!!! #ANTIisNumber1AgainParty.”

Rihanna also reigns over another chart, the Billboard Hot 100, where her Drake-assisted single “Work” is No. 1 for a fifth consecutive week.

Elsewhere on the Billboard 200, Adele’s 25 remains at No. 2 with 51,000 units, while Justin Bieber’s Purpose climbs 5-3 with 48,000. Last week’s chart-topper, Kendrick Lamar’s untitled unmastered., rounds out the top 5 with 38,000 units.

This week’s top 10 also birthed a hip-hop debut from Flatbush Zombies, who land at No. 10 with their full-length debut 3001: A Laced Odyssey, which moved 28,000 units (24,000 in pure album sales).

Billboard 200 Top 10

1. Rihanna – ANTI – 54,000
2. Adele – 25 – 51,000
3. Justin Bieber – Purpose – 48,000
4. Joey + Rory – Hymns – 44,000
5. Kendrick Lamar – untitled unmastered. – 38,000
6. Killswitch Engage – Incarnate – 35,000
7. Chris Stapleton – Traveller – 34,000
8. Twenty One Pilots – Blurryface – 33,000
9. Kevin Gates – Islah – 30,000
10. Flatbush Zombies – 3001: A Laced Odyssey – 28,000