The Migos’ new project Culture II opened at #1 on the Billboard 200 album chart this week and also on the Top Rap Albums chart and Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart. They earned 199,000 equivalent album units according to Nielsen Music which put them at the top of the pack.
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Of course, streaming was a huge part of this, and the various songs on Culture II generated 225.6 millions plays. That’s the biggest one-week number since Kendrick Lamar dropped DAMN last year. Kendrick still leads, however, with over 340 million U.S. streams.
15 of the songs on the 24-track album are on the charts. That’s huge. So huge that it’s a record breaker. But here’s the catch. The previous record was held by… Migos.
That’s right, the Migos broke their own record for the most number of simultaneous songs on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs Charts. Their original record was for 12 songs last February with the debut of the first Culture album.
According to Billboard:
Among all acts, Migos become only the third act (and first group), after Drake and The Weeknd, to place at least 15 titles on the chart in the same week. Drake has claimed at least 15 spaces on the list on 16 different occasions, maxing out at an overall-record 24 spots on April 8, 2017, when his More Life debuted. The Weeknd nabbed a high of 18 positions on both the Dec. 17 and Dec. 24-dated charts in the wake of his Starboy album’s arrival.
Congrats to the group. Culture II is a definite success.