Eminem, Beyoncé, and Rick Ross all made debuts this week, but who came out on top? The sales are in.
This week marks the first time that Billboard has factored in on-demand streaming and digital track sales, in addition to traditional album sales, to get the total consumption number.
Shady Records’ 15th anniversary compilation SHADYXV debuts at No. 3 on the Billboard 200 with 148,000 units (138,000 album sales). The double-disc set, which features Eminem, 50 Cent, and Slaughterhouse, is the second top 10 compilation from the label following 2006’s Eminem Presents: The Re-Up, which debuted at No. 2.
Rick Ross earns his seventh consecutive top 10 with Hood Billionaire. The album, which features Jay Z, K. Michelle, and R. Kelly, enters at No. 6 with 79,000 (74,000 copies sold). It marks his second album of the year following March’s Mastermind, which debuted at No. 1 with 179,000 in sales.
Beyoncé’s Beyoncé: More Only EP comes in at No. 8 with 71,000 units. The digital set, which includes new songs and remixes from her 2013 self-titled album, sold 43,000 units.
Pitbull’s Globalization enters at No. 18 with a total of 49,000 (38,000 in album sales), while Iggy Azalea’s Reclassified bows at No. 27 with 34,000 (14,000 in sales).
However, no one could top Taylor Swift. The pop superstar rises 2-1 on the Billboard 200 with her critically-acclaimed album 1989 (339,000 total).