The late Pop Smoke is opening this week’s Billboard 200 at No. 1 with his second posthumous album, Faith.
The standard 20-track version (a deluxe was also released) earned a total of 88,000 equivalent album units, including 83,000 in streaming equivalent album units (113.34 million on-demand streams for the tracks), 4,000 in album sales and 1,000 in track equivalent album units. Faith marks Pop Smoke’s second No. 1 following Shoot for the Stars Aim for the Moon — which also appears at No. 9 on this week’s top 10 — and his third top 10 including Meet The Woo, V.2.
Meanwhile, John Mayer debuts at No. 2 with Sob Rock garnering 84,000 equivalent album units. Of that number, 61,000 are credited to album sales (the highest-selling album of the week), 22,000 are credited to streaming equivalent album units (28.59 million on-demand streams of the tracks) and 1,000 in track equivalent album units. The singer-songwriter earns his 10th top 10 entry following The Search for Everything, The Search for Everything: Wave One, Paradise Valley, Born and Raised, Battle Studies, Where the Light Is: John Mayer Live in Los Angeles, Continuum, Heavier Things and Room for Squares.
Elsewhere on the chart are Olivia Rodrigo at, Doja Cat and Morgan Wallen at Nos. 3, 4 and 5, while Lil Baby and Lil Durk, Polo G, Dua Lipa and Bo Burnham make up the bottom half of this week’s top 10.
Elsewhere in music, Kanye West is reportedly delaying the release of DONDA to August 6.
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