Migos Earns First No. 1 Album with 'Culture'

  /  02.06.2017

From raindrops and droptops to the top of the charts. Migos scores its first No. 1 on the Billboard 200 with their sophomore album Culture.

Led by the chart-topping single “Bad and Boujee,” the project sold 131,000 equivalent albums units (44,000 traditional) in its first week. This marks a significant improvement for the trio, whose debut album, 2015’s Yung Rich Nation, peaked at No. 17.

Culture earned many of its units through streaming, including 77,000 in streaming equivalent album units and 10,000 alone in track equivalent album units. In addition to the Lil Uzi Vert-assisted “Bad and Boujee,” Quavo, Offset, and Takeoff’s first No. 1 album features Travis Scott, Gucci Mane, and 2 Chainz.

Responding to projections before the chart was officially released, Quavo explained what a No. 1 album would signify. “It would mean everything, but with everything in the world, hard work pays off,” he told Billboard. “We speaking for the young generation, we speaking for the young generation of music.”

Elsewhere on the Billboard 200, Kehlani’s debut album, SweetSexySavage, lands at No. 3 in its first week of availability. The effort sold 58,000 units (32,000 traditional), a giant leap from her Grammy-nominated 2015 mixtape You Should Be Here, which peaked at No. 36.

Rounding out the chart, The Weeknd’s Starboy falls 1-4 (51,000), Bruno Mars’ 24K Magic dips 4-7 (31,000), and Post Malone’s Stoney slides 7-9 (27,000).

Billboard 200 Top 10

1. Migos – Culture – 131,000
2. Brantley Gilbert – The Devil Don’t Sleep – 77,000
3. Kehlani – SweetSexySavage – 58,000
4. The Weeknd – Starboy – 51,000
5. Various – Now 61 – 37,000
6. Various – La La Land (Soundtrack) – 36,000
7. Bruno Mars – 24K Magic – 31,000
8. Train – A Girl a Bottle a Boat – 30,000
9. Post Malone – Stoney – 27,000
10. Various – Moana (Soundtrack) – 27,000


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