Lil Baby’s ‘My Turn’ Spends Third Week at No. 1 on Billboard 200 Chart
Lil Baby’s My Turn nets a third total week at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 albums chart, as the set holds atop the list for a second straight week. Meanwhile, the top 10 is absent of debuts for the second week in a row.
Lil Baby’s My Turn nets a third total week at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 albums chart, as the set holds atop the list for a second straight week. It earned 72,000 equivalent album units earned (up 12 percent) in the U.S. in the week ending June 18, according to Nielsen Music/MRC Data. The set (released via Quality Control/Motown/Capitol Records) notched its first frame in the penthouse when it opened in the top slot dated March 14.
Only three albums have logged at least three weeks at No. 1 in 2020: My Turn, The Weeknd’s After Hours (four) and Roddy Ricch’s Please Excuse Me for Being Antisocial (three in 2020, one in 2019).
The Billboard 200 chart ranks the most popular albums of the week in the U.S. based on multi-metric consumption as measured in equivalent album units. Units comprise album sales, track equivalent albums (TEA) and streaming equivalent albums (SEA). The new June 27-dated chart (where My Turn holds at No. 1) will be posted in full on Billboard’s website on June 23.
Of My Turn’s 72,000 units earned for the week, just under 71,000 are SEA units (up 11 percent, equating to 110 million on-demand streams of the album’s songs), while TEA units (up 12 percent) and album sales (up 91 percent) total a little less than 1,000 each.
My Turn got an overall boost thanks in part to buzz generated by the release of Lil Baby’s new non-album single “The Bigger Picture” on June 12. While the track is not on the My Turn album, the set likely found increased streams and sales thanks to general promotion around Lil Baby and the track. As for the songs on the album, the track currently leading the charge in the streaming world is “We Paid,” with 42 Dugg. On the most recently published Streaming Songs chart, dated June 20, it climbed 27-14.
Meanwhile, back on the Billboard 200, for the second week, My Turn leads a top 10 absent of debuts. It’s the first time since January 2019 where there have been two straight weeks without a bow in the top 10. That month, the chart experienced three consecutive weeks without a top 10 debut, on the charts dated Jan. 12, 19 and 26, thanks to a quiet post-Christmas album release schedule.It’s not unusual during the annual post-Christmas period to see two weeks in a row without a top 10 debut. It is rare, however, to see it happen at some point during the rest of the year.
The last time the top 10 was absent of debuts for two weeks in a row outside of the post-Christmas period was on the charts dated March 2 and 9, 2013 (back when the chart ranked titles only by album sales, before it transitioned to a multi-metric consumption ranking in December 2014).
On the March 2, 2013 chart, Mumford & Sons’ Babel returned to No. 1, rising 4-1, to collect its fourth week in the lead. The album surged back to the top following its Grammy Award win for album of the year. The chart’s highest debut that week was Bullet for My Valentine’s Temper Temper at No. 13. On the March 9 chart, Babel claimed a fifth and final week at No. 1, while the top debut was Buckcherry’s Confessions at No. 20.
Back on the new Billboard 200, Lady Gaga’s former leader Chromatica sits at No. 2 for a second week, earning 44,000 equivalent album units (down 31 percent). Another former No. 1, DaBaby’s Blame It on Baby, rises 6-3 (40,000 units; up 4 percent). (Fans of infant-related words on the chart take note of the top three, as Lil Baby, Lady Gaga and DaBaby hold court at Nos. 1, 2 and 3, respectively.)
Post Malone’s former topper Hollywood’s Bleeding climbs 8-4 with 38,000 equivalent album units (up 4 percent), Drake’s Dark Lane Demo Tapes is steady at No. 5 with 36,000 units (down 8 percent) and Future’s former No. 1 High Off Life dips 4-6 with nearly 36,000 units (down 9 percent).
Gunna’s previous leader Wunna falls 3-7 (35,000 equivalent album units; down 12 percent), Lil Uzi Vert’s former No. 1 Eternal Atake is up 9-8 (just over 34,000; down 3 percent) and Polo G’s The Goat slips 7-9 (34,000; down 7 percent).
Rounding out the top 10 is The Weeknd’s former No. 1 After Hours, holding steading at No. 10 with nearly 34,000 units (down 3 percent).