Lana Del Rey has achieved her second number 1 album on the Billboard 200 Albums Chart. ‘Lust For Life’, released on July 21 via Polydor/Interscope Records, has earned 107,000 equivalent album units in the week ending July 27. 80,000 of these were in traditional album sales.
Lana’s first and previous album number 1 was for her second major studio album ‘Ultraviolence’ in 2014. Overall, ‘Lust For Life’ is her fifth top 10 charting album. ‘Born to Die’ reached No. 2 in 2012, following the Paradise EP at No. 10. In 2015, ‘Honeymoon’ also reached No. 2.
Lana Del Rey scores her second No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 chart, as Lust for Life bows atop the Aug. 12-dated tally. The set, which was released on July 21 through Polydor/Interscope Records, earned 107,000 equivalent album units in the week ending July 27, according to Nielsen Music. Of that sum, 80,000 were in traditional album sales.
The Billboard 200 chart ranks the most popular albums of the week in the U.S. based on multi-metric consumption, which includes traditional album sales, track equivalent albums (TEA) and streaming equivalent albums (SEA). The new Aug. 12-dated chart (where Del Rey debuts at No. 1) will be posted in full on Billboard’s websites later in the day on Aug. 2.
Following closely behind Del Rey are Tyler, The Creator’s Flower Boy and Meek Mill’s Wins and Losses, as they debut at Nos. 2 and 3, respectively. Flower Boy earned 106,000 units (with 70,000 in album sales), while Wins and Losses tallied 102,000 units (with 37,000 in album sales). Industry forecasters expected a close race among the three albums, with any of them potentially finishing on top. All three albums actually performed better than expected.
Read more about Lana Del Rey and who else has topped the album charts over at Billboard.com.