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Rihanna’s “ANTI” Wins Album Sales Race With 123.8K, Also Tops BB200 (Updated)

Rihanna [Official Anti Cover via DefJam]

For the second time in her career, Rihanna scores the top spot on a US album sales chart.

This victory comes courtesy new album “ANTI,” which claims #1 on Top Album Sales thanks to the 123,815 US copies it shifted during the January 29-February 4 tracking week.

With Track Equivalent Albums (330,307 track sales/10) and Streaming Equivalent Albums (14,215,661 track streams/1500) added to the pure sales total, “ANTI” generated 166,322 in weekly consumption. That sends the album up twenty six places to #1 on the Billboard 200.

Due primarily to sales and streams of single “Work (featuring Drake),” “ANTI” debuted at #27 on last week’s Billboard 200.

Rihanna previously topped the Billboard 200 (which was then a pure album sales-only chart) with “Unapologetic.”

The Top 10 of this week’s Billboard 200 is as follows (data via Nielsen Music, pure sales figures to be posted upon availability):

1) Rihanna – ANTI – 166K units (123,815 from sales | US total now 124,275)
2) Kevin Gates – Islah – 112K units (92,856 from sales)
3) Adele – 25 – 106K units (88,596 from sales | US total now ~8.03 million)
4) Sia – This Is Acting – 81K units (67,924 from sales)
5) Justin Bieber – Purpose – 73K units (28,167 from sales | US total now ~1.471 million)
6) Charlie Puth – Nine Track Mind – 65K units (46,784 from sales)
7) twenty one pilots – Blurryface – 43K units (16,798 from sales | US total now ~688K)
8) Chris Stapleton – Traveller – 33K units (26,760 from sales | US total now ~831K)
9) Bryson Tiller – T R A P S O U L – 32K units (11,996 from sales | US total now ~192K)
10) G-Eazy – When It’s Dark Out – 31K units (11,383 from sales | US total now ~207K)

Written by Brian Cantor

Brian Cantor is the editor-in-chief for Headline Planet. He has been a leading reporter in the music, movie, television and sporting spaces since 2002.

Brian's reporting has been cited by major websites like BuzzFeed, Billboard, the New Yorker and The Fader -- and shared by celebrities like Taylor Swift, Justin Bieber and Nicki Minaj.

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