SZA's 'SOS' Tops Billboard 200 Chart for Second Straight Week

SZA continues her reign atop the Billboard 200 chart, as the R&B superstar’s sophomore LP ‘SOS’ earned 180,000 equivalent album units in the U.S. this week.

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SZA continues her reign atop the Billboard 200 chart, as the R&B superstar’s sophomore LP SOS earned 180,000 equivalent album units in the U.S. in the week ending Dec. 22., Billboard reports.

SOS moved 315,000 album equivalent units in its opening week. By comparison, SZA’s 2017 debut LP, Ctrl, debuted and peaked at No. 3 with 60,000 units.

SZA is now the first Black female artist since Beyoncé to see her album spend its first two weeks atop the Billboard 200. Bey accomplished the feat with her self-titled 2013 album.

Taylor Swift’s latest full-length offering, Midnights, held steady at No. 2 on the strength of 155,000 album equivalent units. 

RM is a newcomer in this week’s Top 10, as he becomes the first BTS member to slot a solo album inside the Top 10. RM earns his first top 10-charting album with Indigo, which re-enters the Billboard 200 at No. 3 with 83,000 equivalent album units. The LP was released on Dec. 16.

Rounding out the rest of the Top 5 are Metro Boomin’s Heroes & Villains, which slots in at No. 4 with 76,000 equivalent album units earned, and Michael Buble’s Christmas, which comes in at No. 5 on the back of 72,000 equivalent album units. 

Drake and 21 Savage’s Her Loss fell out of the Top 5, slotting in at No. 6 with 60,000.

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