Future's dominant run in rap doesn't look to be slowing down anytime soon, as he's now notched his third No. 1 album in seven months with EVOL. According to Billboard, the album soared to the top spot with 134,000 copies moved, with 100,000 coming from pure sales of the album. All of Future's sales and stream numbers for EVOL came from either iTunes or Apple Music, as the project was only available on those platforms because of his new deal with Apple.
Previously, Future's DS2 and What a Time to be Alive both debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart, and both have since hit gold status upon release. To put what Future is doing into perspective, no solo artist has had three No. 1 albums than him since Herb Alpert in 1965 and 1966. Truly legendary stuff.
In other chart news, Rihanna's ANTI album slipped from No. 1 to No. 3 this week, and sold just under 100,000 copies. Coldplay's A Head Full of Dreams saw a major jump from No. 16 to top five after their Super Bowl performance with Beyoncé and Bruno Mars. Now that Kanye West's The Life of Pablo is finally out, all eyes will shift to the project's chart performance in the coming weeks, though it's one-week exclusivity on Tidal could complicate things. You can check out the full Billboard 200 chart for this week right here.