The First Week Numbers for Khalid's 'Free Spirit' Are Here

'Free Spirit,' the follow-up to Khalid's debut album 'American Teen,' finishes atop the Billboard 200 albums chart in its first week.

Khalid arrives for 54th Academy of Country Music Awards.

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Khalid arrives for 54th Academy of Country Music Awards.

Khalid has scored his first No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 chart with Free Spirit, the follow-up to his 2017 debut project American Teen.

"My first number 1 album y’all I love u guys so much man holy fuckkk," he said to sum up his series of tweets in response to discovering the news.  

Free Spirit had the fourth-largest week for an album in 2019, pulling in 202,000 equivalent album units with 85,000 coming from traditional album sales. The project's track equivalent album units totaled 6,000, while the streaming equivalent albums amounted to 111,000 units, which equate to 146.9 million on-demand audio streams for the album's tracks. Khalid's latest effort made him the highest-selling male solo artist this year. 

While American Teen only peaked at No. 4 on Billboard, it has managed to remain on the albums chart for 110 consecutive weeks, where the debut project has earned 2.45 million equivalent album units. 

Billie Eilish's debut effort WHEN WE ALL FALL ASLEEP, WHERE DO WE GO? slipped to No. 2 this week despite earning a respectable 118,000 units. Nipsey Hussle's debut studio album Victory Lap also fell one rung to round out the top 3 with 63,000 units. 

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