Future Secures Sixth No. 1 Album With “The WIZRD”
With the arrival of his The WIZRD album, Future has debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 albums chart with 126,000 equivalent album units with 15,000 album sales for the week that ended with January 24th. In total, Future’s total streaming equivalent album sales equate to 143.6 million on-demand audio streams, marking Future’s largest streaming week for any of his albums. This now becomes Future’s sixth No . 1 in the span of just three years, five months and three weeks.
The first time he hit No. 1 was with DS2 in August of 2015, following it up with What A Time To Be Alive with Drake in October of that same year. In February of 2016, Future hit No. 1 with Evol and he would return to the slot in March of 2017 for a double feature hitting No. 1 with both his self-titled output and HNDRXX.
The last time an artist earned six No. 1’s in such a short span of time was when Elton John accomplished the feat during the 1970s, with all seven of his No. 1 albums coming in within three years, three months and three weeks, starting with 1972’s Honky Chateau and ending with 1975’s Rock of the Westies.
As predicted, Pharrell protege Maggie Rogers comes through at No. 2, claiming 49,000 units for her debut Heard It In A Past Life album and making it the highest-charting album by a solo woman in four months. At No. 3, you’ll find A Boogie’s Hoodie SZN with The Spider-Man: into The Spider-Verse soundtrack sliding to No. 4 while 21 Savage’s I am > I Was hits No. 5.
At No. 6 is Meek Mill’s Championships while Post Malone is no at No. 7 with beerbongs & bentleys. No 8 is home to Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper’s A Star Is Born while country singer Cody Johnson’s major label debut Aint Nothin’ To It kicks off at No. 9. Rounding out the top 10 is Travis Scott’s Astroworld.