12/15/18 Billboard 200:https://www.billboard.com/articles/colu ... -200-chartMeek Mill's 'Championships' Album Debuts at No. 1 on Billboard 200 Chart
12/10/2018 by Keith Caulfield
Plus: Lil Baby, The 1975 & Ski Mask the Slump God bow in the top 10. Meek Mill
is a winner on the new Billboard 200 albums chart (dated Dec. 15), as his new release Championships debuts at No. 1. The set earned 229,000 equivalent album units
in the week ending Dec. 6, according to Nielsen Music. Of that sum, 42,000 were in traditional album sales
. The album was released on Nov. 30 via Maybach/Atlantic Records and is the hip-hop artist’s second chart-topper, following 2015’s Dreams Worth More Than Money.
The Billboard 200 chart ranks the most popular albums of the week in the U.S. based on multimetric consumption as measured in equivalent album units. Units are comprised of traditional album sales, track equivalent albums (TEA) and streaming equivalent albums (SEA).
Championships is Meek Mill’s first full-length album since his release from prison in April. In July, he dropped the four-song EP Legends of the Summer, which debuted and peaked at No. 9 on the July 21-dated tally.
In total, Championships is Meek Mill’s sixth consecutive top 10 effort -- the entirely of his charting albums.
Championships also logs the ninth-largest streaming week of 2018 for an album, the sixth-largest debut streaming frame of the year for an album, and Meek Mill’s best streaming week ever. The album bows with 235.4 million on-demand audio streams tallied for its tracks in the week ending Dec. 6. The largest streaming week of 2018 (and of all time) for an album is owned by Drake’s Scorpion, which clocked 745.9 million on-demand audio streams for its tracks in its first week (July 14-dated chart).