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Summer Walker Earns Biggest Streaming Week Ever for a Female R&B Artist

Summer Walker makes streaming history.

The R&B singer’s debut album Over It enters at No. 2 on the Billboard 200 with 134,000 equivalent album units earned, of which 14,000 were album sales. She also scores the biggest week for an R&B album by a female artist in over three years following Beyoncé’s Lemonade, which moved 202,000 units in May 2016.

Over It, which features Drake, Usher, and Bryson Tiller, racked up 154.7 million on-demand audio streams, marking the largest streaming week ever for an R&B album by a woman, surpassing the debut week of Beyoncé’s Lemonade (115.2 million). Additionally, Walker has the second-largest streaming week for an R&B album overall behind The Weeknd’s Starboy (175.2 million).

Taking to Twitter, a grateful Walker thanked her fans for the support. “wowwww ..Over It is the biggest debut album from a female r&b artist in over 10 years and had the biggest streaming week for a female r&b artist ever,” she tweeted. “thank y’all so much for the love & support.”

Despite Summer’s stellar debut, K-pop supergroup SuperM took the No. 1 spot this week with their debut SuperM: The 1st Mini Album, which enters with 168,000 equivalent album units.

Elsewhere in the top 10, Post Malone’s Hollywood’s Bleeding slips 2-3 (108,000) and last week’s chart-topper, DaBaby’s KIRK, falls 1-4 (75,000). Chris Brown’s Indigo rises 13-6 with 39,000 units following the release of the Extended edition with 10 new tracks. Young Thug’s So Much Fun rounds out the top 10 with 35,000 units.

Billboard 200 Top 10

1. SuperM – SuperM: The 1st Mini Album – 168,000
2. Summer Walker – Over It – 134,000
3. Post Malone – Hollywood’s Bleeding – 108,000
4. DaBaby – KIRK – 75,000
5. Taylor Swift – Lover – 51,000
6. Chris Brown – Indigo – 39,000
7. Billie Eilish – When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go? – 38,000
8. Kevin Gates – I’m Him – 36,000
9. Brantley Gilbert – Fire & Brimstone – 36,000
10. Young Thug – So Much Fun – 35,000