J. Cole sixth studio album goes No. 1.
J. Cole is having a good week. The Dreamville-rapper debuted at the top of the Billboard 200 Chart with 2021’s biggest week for a hip-hop release, as the set launches with 282,000 equivalent album units earned in the U.S. in the week ending May 20, according to MRC Data.
The Off-Season (Dreamville / Roc Nation) on May 14 and also scores the year’s largest streaming week for any album. The sixth LP from Cole numbers not only adds up to 282,000 equivalent album units which earned in the tracking week ending May 20, SEA units comprise 243,000 (equaling 325.05 million on-demand streams of the album’s tracks), album sales comprise 37,000 (making it the top-selling album of the week) and TEA units comprise 2,000.
Nicki Minaj’s Beam Me Up Scotty mixtape debuts at No. 2 on the Billboard 200 with 80,000 equivalent album units earned. Of that sum, SEA units comprise 63,000 (equaling 85.57 million on-demand streams of the album’s tracks), album sales comprise 11,000 and TEA units comprise 6,000.
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