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News: The Weeknd’s ‘STARBOY’ LP Debuts #1 on Billboard


The Weeknd has a lot to celebrate as his new album Starboy debuted at #1 on The Billboard 200 Album Chart. The LP sold 348,000 equivalent album units in the week ending December 1st via Nielsen Music. That is a total of 209,000 in traditional album sales.

Starboy makes for the 3rd highest album sold this year behind Drake’s Views and Beyonce’s Lemonade albums.

Starboy’s debut got a jolt from streaming equivalent album units, as a whopping 117,000 of its total unit sum were driven by streaming units (equaling 175.2 million streams of Starboy’s songs in the week). That’s the second-largest debut streaming week ever, following Drake’s Views, which clocked 163,000 streaming units in its opening frame (equating to 245.1 million streams of songs from the album that week).

via Billboard