Megan Thee Stallion

Megan Thee Stallion’s ‘Good News’ Debuts at No. 2

Megan Thee Stallion is coming in hot.

The Houston rapper’s debut album Good News opens at No. 2 on the Billboard 200 with 100,500 equivalent album units, of which 16,000 are from album sales. The 17-track project, which features the Beyoncé-assisted smash “Savage,” is also the most streamed album of the week with 115.85 million on-demand streams.

This is Megan’s highest debut on the Billboard 200 following her nine-track EP Suga, which peaked at No. 7 in May 2020, and her mixtape Fever, which opened at No. 10 in June 2019.

BTS debuts atop this week’s Billboard 200 with Be, the group’s fifth No. 1 album on the chart. The set, which features the chart-topping hit “Dynamite,” arrives with 242,000 equivalent album units.

Ariana Grande’s positions moves up one spot to No. 3 (61,000), Pop Smoke’s former No. 1 Shoot for the Stars Aim for the Moon rises to No. 4 (52,000), and Future and Lil Uzi Vert’s Pluto x Baby Pluto falls 2-5 in its second week (46,000).

Elsewhere on the chart, Jeezy enters at No. 19 with The Recession 2, SAINt JHN bows at No. 34 with While the World Was Burning, DaBaby arrives at No. 40 with My Brother’s Keeper, and Rich the Kid and YoungBoy Never Broke Again’s collaborative album Nobody Safe comes in at No. 43.

Other debuts include Meek Mill’s four-track Quarantine Pack (No. 44) and French Montana’s CB5 (No. 51).

Billboard 200 Top 10

1. BTS – Be – 242,000
2. Megan Thee Stallion – Good News – 100,500
3. Ariana Grande – Positions – 61,000
4. Pop Smoke – Shoot for the Stars Aim for the Moon – 52,000
5. Future and Lil Uzi Vert – Pluto x Baby Pluto – 46,000
6. Taylor Swift – Folklore – 44.000
7. Luke Combs – What You See Is What You Get – 41,000
8. Chris Stapleton – Starting Over – 37,000
9. Juice WRLD – Legends Never Die – 36,000
10. Carrie Underwood – My Gift – 35,000