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Megan Thee Stallion’s ‘Megan’ Soars to No. 1 on Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums Chart

Megan Thee Stallion’s new album, Megan, has soared to No. 1 on Billboard’s Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart, marking the rapper’s second chart-topping record. The album, which released during the tracking week of June 28 to July 4, debuted with 64,000 equivalent album units in the U.S., according to Luminate. This achievement marks the biggest debut in terms of units for any rap album by a woman in 2024.

Of the 64,000 units, streaming activity accounts for 47,000 units, equating to 62.3 million official on-demand U.S. streams for the album’s tracks. This significant streaming figure contributed to a No. 5 debut on the Top Streaming Albums chart, making it the highest-charting rap album of the week. Traditional album sales added another 16,000 units, marking Megan Thee Stallion’s best sales week to date, while track-equivalent units provided the remaining 1,000 units. For context, one unit equals one album sale, 10 individual tracks sold from an album, or 3,750 ad-supported or 1,250 paid/subscription on-demand streams.

This notable success with Megan gives Megan Thee Stallion her second No. 1 on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart, echoing her first achievement with Good News in 2020, which also reached the top spot. Alongside these two chart-toppers, the Houston rapper has amassed four more top 10 projects: Fever (No. 6 in 2019), Suga (No. 6 in 2020), Something for Thee Hotties: From Thee Archives (No. 3 in 2021), and Traumazine (No. 3 in 2022).

In addition, Megan Thee Stallion now stands as one of only six female rappers to have multiple No. 1 albums on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart. She joins the ranks of Nicki Minaj, who has four No. 1 albums, and Eve, Missy Elliott, Da Brat, and Foxy Brown, each with two or three top spots.

Elsewhere, Megan also claims the No. 1 spot on the Top Rap Albums chart, marking another career high for the rapper, and secures a No. 3 debut on the all-genre Billboard 200. Notably, Megan is the first top 10-charting rap album by a woman released this year.

The album’s success extends to the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart, with five cuts debuting. The lead track, “Otaku Hot Girl,” landed at No. 20 and was the most-streamed song off the album with 7.5 million U.S. streams. “Mamushi,” featuring Yuki Chiba, debuted at No. 21, followed by “Where Them Girls At” at No. 24, “Accent,” featuring GloRilla at No. 42, and “Rattle” at No. 47.

In addition to these debuts, three previously released tracks from Megan have regained places on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart. “Cobra” peaked at No. 10 last November, “Hiss” held the No. 1 spot for one week in February, and “Boa” reached No. 13 in May. Thanks to renewed streaming activity from the album’s release, “Boa” re-entered the chart at No. 27, while “Hiss” returned at No. 38.

Source: Billboard