Future's 'The WIZRD' Debuts at No. 1

  /  01.28.2019

The WIZRD is making magic on the charts.

Future earns his sixth No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 with Future Hndrxx Presents: The WIZRD, which sold 126,000 equivalent album units in its first week. Of that number, 15,000 were in traditional album sales, according to Billboard.

The prolific Atlanta rapper has accumulated six No. 1 albums in just three years, five months, and three weeks. His first No. 1 was DS2 in Aug. 2015, followed by What a Time to Be Alive with Drake (Oct. 10, 2015), Evol (Feb. 27, 2016), FUTURE (March 11, 2017), HNDRXX (March 18, 2017), and now The WIZRD.

The last artist to achieve six No. 1s in such a brief time span was Elton John, who earned seven No. 1s in just three years, three months, and three weeks in the early 1970s. The pop icon achieved his first six No. 1s in only two years, 10 months, and 24 days.

A grateful Future thanked his fans and collaborators for their support. “Tied Elton John for the most number #1 Albums in the same timeframe. My fans My family I love u,” he tweeted. “Thanks to THUG X GUNNA X TRAVIS for the features. #1 the wizrd.”

After two weeks on top, A Boogie Wit da Hoodie’s sophomore album Hoodie SZN slides 1-3 in its fifth week with 49,000 units. 21 Savage’s I Am > I Was drops 3-5 (37,000), Meek Mill’s Championships falls 5-6 (under 37,000 units), and Post Malone’s beerbongs & bentleys moves 4-7 (a little over 35,000 units).

Rounding out the top 10 is Travis Scott’s former chart-topper, Astroworld, which dips 7-10 with 34,000 units.

Billboard 200 Top 10

1. Future – Future Hndrxx Presents: The WIZRD – 126,000
2. Maggie Rogers – Heard It in a Past Life – 49,000
3. A Boogie Wit da Hoodie – Hoodie SZN – 49,000
4. Various Artists – Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse – 39,000
5. 21 Savage – I Am > I Was – 37,000
6. Meek Mill – Championships – 37,000
7. Post Malone – beerbongs & bentleys – 35,000
8. Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper – A Star Is Born – 35,000
9. Cody Johnson – Ain’t Nothin’ to It – 35,000
10. Travis Scott – Astroworld – 34,000


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