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Hip-hop musician Roddy Ricch leads a very busy top 10 on the Billboard 200, as six titles make space inside the uppermost area that weren’t present last week.
Ricch’s closest competition for the No. 1 spot on the all-genre Billboard 200 came from The Who, one of the most celebrated English rock acts in history. The group’s new album of original material Who debuts at No. 2, matching their previously-established career high point. The set opens with 89,000 equivalent units, with all but 1,000 of those being pure sales.
Who is the band’s eleventh top 10 in the U.S., and it almost became their first leader.
Pop singer Camila Cabello debuts her second solo album Romance at No. 3, missing hitting No. 1, a feat she managed early last year with her first venture on her own. The set opens with 86,000 equivalent units shifted, and of that sum, 54,000 were purchases. Including the CDs she released as a member of Fifth Harmony (the vocal group that made her a star), Cabello has now entered the Billboard 200’s top 10 five times.
Romance was previewed by a slew of singles, though only one performed well. “Senorita,” a duet with Shawn Mendes, made it all the way to the top of the Hot 100, though it’s featured on albums by both artists and not exclusive to Cabello’s new release. Looking at her solo cuts, only two tracks from the album made it to the chart: “Liar” (No. 52) and “Shameless” (No. 60).
Pushed down by three big new releases, Post Malone’s Hollywood’s Bleeding falls to No. 4.
Late hip-hop musician XXXTentacion returns to the Billboard 200’s top 10 for the fourth time, with half of those having come after his death. The artist’s new collection Bad Vibes Forever opens at No. 5 with 65,000 equivalent units moved. That total only includes 16,000 sales, a fairly small sum for the fifth-most popular title in the country this week.
Rapper Juice WRLD sees two of his recent releases return to the top 10 following his death a week ago. The musician’s debut album Goodbye & Good Riddance bolts 60-something spots to No. 6 thanks to 59,000 equivalent units shifted. His even-newer title Death Race For Love accomplishes an even greater climb, shooting from No. 88 to No. 10. That set, which debuted atop the Billboard 200 earlier this year, shifted another 49,000 equivalent copies.
When Billboard refreshes the Hot 100 in a day or so, Juice WRLD songs may take up a sizable amount of real estate on the list, as streams and sales of his music increased by several hundred percent following the news of his passing.
The final three unaccounted for spaces inside this week’s top 10 are filled by last week’s champion, the Frozen II soundtrack (No. 7), Michael Bublé’s Christmas (No. 8) and Penatonix’s The Best of Pentatonix Christmas (No. 9).