3/11 Billboard 200http://www.billboard.com/articles/colum ... -200-chartFuture Earns Fourth No. 1 Album on Billboard 200 Chart
2/26/2017 by Keith Caulfield
Future scores his fourth No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 chart as his new self-titled effort starts atop the list, earning 140,000 equivalent album units in the week ending Feb. 23, according to Nielsen Music.
The Billboard 200 chart ranks the most popular albums of the week in the U.S. based on multi-metric consumption, which includes traditional album sales, track equivalent albums (TEA) and streaming equivalent albums (SEA). The new March 11, 2017-dated chart (where Future debuts at No. 1) will be posted in full to Billboard’s websites on Tuesday, Feb. 28.
Future’s latest No. 1 is also his fourth leader in a row, following Evol (2016), What a Time to Be Alive (with Drake) and DS2 (both in 2015). It’s likely that Future will notch another No. 1 in short order -- as he released another album on Feb. 24: HNDRXX. Industry forecasters suggest the new set could also open atop the tally, bumping Future from the top slot, and giving the artist an unprecedented feat: back-to-back No. 1 debuts in successive weeks.
As for Future’s current No. 1, more than half of its units were powered by streaming activity: 73,000 units (equaling 109 million streams of the album’s songs during the tracking frame). The rest of its units were comprised of traditional album sales (60,000) and track equivalent album units (7,000).