The R&B singer Giveon enjoyed the highest debut on the latest Rolling Stone Top 200 Albums chart, arriving at Number Seven with When It’s All Said and Done… Take Time. The 13-song set — which combines two 2020 EPs, Take Time from March and When It’s All Said and Done from October, and adds one new track for good measure — brought in 36.9 million streams.
Giveon first earned mainstream recognition singing on Drake’s “Chicago Freestyle.” When It’s All Said and Done… Take Time includes beats from luminaries like Boi-1da, Sevn Thomas, Jahaan Sweet, and Wondagurl, among others. The hit single “Heartbreak Anniversary,” a swelling, disconsolate ballad built around mournful piano and gnarled guitars, is currently earning more than two million streams a day. Giveon also appeared on Justin Bieber’s new song “Peaches,” which is sure to help build his profile.
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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 RS 200 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.
Thanks to more than 20,000 album sales — the most of any release on the latest chart — Rob Zombie debuted at Number 14 with The Lunar Injection Kool Aid Eclipse Conspiracy. He was trailed by Selena Gomez’s Revelación, a seven-track EP sung in Spanish with beats from the likes of Tainy and Albert Hype, which landed at Number 19 (13,900 sales and 10.3 million streams). Nick Jonas’s Spaceman was not far behind, arriving at Number 23 (13,500 sales, 5.8 million streams). Spaceman was produced and co-written by Greg Kurstin, the pop producer who has helped craft hits for Adele and Sia, among others.
Next week, expect Justin Bieber’s new album Justice to top the chart. See the full RS 200 here.