8.2.2017

Lana Del Rey Debuts at No. 1, Tyler, the Creator & Meek Mill in Top 3

The results are in, and Lana Del Rey is on top.

The pop songstress’ latest album, Lust for Life, sold 107,000 equivalent album units (80,000 traditional) to debut at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 following a close race.

Tyler, the Creator’s Flower Boy and Meek Mill’s Wins & Losses were also in the battle for No. 1 on the Billboard 200. In the end, Tyler and Meek landed at No. 2 and No. 3, respectively.

Despite The Creator’s fiery push for No. 1, Flower Boy ended up in the second position with 106,000 equivalent album units (70,000 traditional), just 1,000 shy of Del Rey. Meanwhile, Mill’s third album Wins & Losses finished with 102,000 equivalent album units (37,000 traditional).

This is the first time that the top three albums debuted with more than 100,000 units since last year’s Dec. 10-dated chart, which featured entries from Metallica, Bruno Mars, and Miranda Lambert.

Lust for Life gives Del Rey her second No. 1 overall following her 2014 chart-topper Ultraviolence. Meanwhile, Flower Boy is Tyler’s highest-charting album yet, besting 2013’s Wolf, which peaked at No. 3. Wins & Losses is Meek’s fourth top 10 overall, following 2015’s Dreams Worth More Than Money (No. 1), 2012’s Dreams and Nightmares (No. 2), and last year’s DC4 (No. 3).

Back on the Billboard 200, Linkin Park’s One More Light jumps 17-4 (50,000) and Hybrid Theory climbs 27-8 (41,000). Each experienced a boost in sales after lead singer Chester Bennington’s tragic death on July 20.

Elsewhere on the chart, which was delayed due to technical issues, Kendrick Lamar’s DAMN dips 2-5 with 48,000 units, marking the first time that the album has left the top 3 in 15 weeks. JAY-Z’s 4:44 also slides 1-7, and DJ Khaled’s Grateful falls 4-9.

Billboard 200 Top 10

1. Lana Del Rey – Lust for Life – 107,000
2. Tyler, the Creator – Flower Boy – 106,000
3. Meek Mill – Wins & Losses – 102,000
4. Linkin Park – One More Light – 50,000
5. Kendrick Lamar – DAMN. – 48,000
6. Various – The Descendants 2 – 46,000
7. JAY-Z – 4:44 – 45,000
8. Linkin Park – Hybrid Theory – 41,000
9. DJ Khaled – Grateful – 36,000
10. Romeo Santos – Golden – 36,000