RS Charts: Justin Bieber’s ‘Changes’ Debuts at Number One
Justin Bieber’s Changes debuted at Number One in a busy week on the latest Rolling Stone Top 200 Albums chart. Bieber’s new full-length, his first since 2015, amassed more than 125,000 sales — many came through ticket or merchandise bundles — and more than 122 million streams.
While Bieber arrived at Number One, he did not have the most-streamed album of the week. That honor fell to A Boogie wit da Hoodie, whose Artist 2.0 release earned 137.3 million streams. A Boogie wit da Hoodie has developed a devoted audience that streams his music day after day after day, so even in weeks where he sells less than 1,000 copies, he is still capable of having the most popular album in the country.
The Number Three album on the latest RS 200 was also a new release: Tame Impala’s The Slow Rush. Thanks to a ticket-album bundle, Tame Impala earned more than 55,000 album sales. He also amassed 36 million streams. Roddy Ricch’s Please Excuse Me for Being Antisocial, a multi-week Number One, fell to Number Four on the latest chart. But fans are still returning to the album regularly: Impressively Ricch’s set earned more than 88 million streams months after its release date.
The Rolling Stone 200 Albums chart tracks the most popular releases of the week in the United States. Entries are ranked by album units, a number that combines digital and physical album sales, digital song sales, and audio streams using a custom weighting system. The chart does not include passive listening such as terrestrial radio or digital radio. The Rolling Stone 200 Albums chart is updated daily, and each week Rolling Stone finalizes and publishes an official version of the chart, covering the seven-day period ending with the previous Thursday.
One other new album debuted in the Top Ten: All About Luv by the K-Pop group Monsta X. Expect K-Pop to feature prominently on next week’s RS 200 as well — that chart will reflect BTS’ new album Map of the Soul: 7, which is quickly racking up millions of streams.
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