As predicted, Migos’ Culture II debuted at the No. 1 spot on the Billboard 200 chart. This marks their second No. 1 album following Culture, which was released nearly a year ago on February 18. In its first week, Migos sold 199,000 equivalent album units in the week since its release. This ranking makes Migos the fifth rap group to have multiple No. 1 albums following Beastie Boys, A Tribe Called Quest, Bone Thugs-N-Harmony, and D12.
Following Culture II is The Greatest Showman soundtrack, which moved 95,000 units. Coming in third is British dance trio Above & Beyond's Common Ground, which sold 64,000 units. In fourth sits Bruno Mars’ 24k Magic after a bump following the 60th Grammys last weekend. It sold 49,000 units, which is up 89 percent from the week before. Ed Sheeran slipped to the No. 5 spot with ÷ (Divide), which sold 48,000 units, and Kendrick Lamar’s DAMN is steady at No. 6 after selling 38,000 units. In the last four slots: Camila Cabello’s Camila (37,000 units), Post Malone’s Stoney (34,000 units), Khalid’s American Teen (27,000 units), and Imagine Dragons’ Evolve (26,000 units).
Culture II exceeded the number of units Migos sold last year with Culture, which debuted at 131,000 units. A majority of Culture II’s 199,000 units came from streams. According to Billboard, Culture II garnered the largest streaming week for an album since Kendrick Lamar’s DAMN. Looks like Migos will keep riding the high of Grammy nominations and this new album going. The trio is allegedly sitting on a stash of music made with Kanye, so hopefully, we’ll hear that soon.