Rod Wave’s “Beautiful Mind” and Megan Thee Stallion’s “Traumazine” both grace the charts this week.
Rod Wave’s “last sad ass album” was well received by fans when it was released on Friday (Aug. 12). The positive reception translated into an impressive opening week numbers for the 22-year-old rapper. Billboard reports Rod Wave’s Beautiful Mind opens at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 charts after selling 115,000 equivalent album units its first week, marking the rapper’s second number one album of his career. His 2021 album, Soul Fly also debuted atop the Billboard 200 chart with 130,000 album equivalent units.
Of Beautiful Mind’s 115,000 equivalent album units earned, SEA units comprise 113,000 (equaling 157.73 million on-demand official streams of the set’s 24 tracks), album sales comprise 2,000 and TEA units comprise a negligible sum, reports Billboard.
As for Megan Thee Stallion, her sophomore album doesn’t quite match her larger than life personality. “Traumazine” featuring appearances from the likes of Dua Lipa, Jhené Aiko, Key Glock and Future enters the chart at No. 4, with 63,000 equivalent album sold in its first week of release. The project is her fifth consecutive top 10 album on the Billboard 200.
Of that sum, SEA units comprise 54,000 (equaling 85.72 million on-demand official streams of the set’s 18 tracks), album sales comprise 8,000 and TEA units comprise 1,000.
You expect Meg to be disappointed with those figures considering her debut album – 2020’s Good News – sold 100,000 album equivalent units. I guess the sophomore slump is real.
The new Aug. 27, 2022-dated chart will be posted in full on Billboard‘s website on Tuesday (Aug. 23).
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