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ScHoolboy Q’s “Blank Face LP” Wins US Sales Race, But Drake Returns To #1 On Billboard 200 (Updated)

Schoolboy Q [Jimmy Kimmel Live | ABC]

Update: Billboard officially confirms that ScHoolboy Q’s “Blank Face LP” debuts at #1 on the Top Album Sales chart.

Drake’s “Views,” however, earns a tenth non-consecutive week atop the Billboard 200 consumption chart.

“Blank Face” sold what Billboard reports as 52,000 pure US copies during the July 8-14 tracking week. That easily ranks as the week’s best pure sales figure.

The inclusion of TEA (track sales/10) and SEA (track streams/1500) results in an opening week consumption total of 74,000 units. That is good enough for #2 on the Billboard 200.

Drake’s “Views,” which was #2 on last week’s chart, claims #1 on this week’s listing with 92,000 units.

“Views” had spent its first nine weeks at #1 on the chart. It slipped to #2 last week to make way for Blink-182’s “California” but is now back to #1 for a tenth week.

In the last 20 years, only nine other albums have spent ten weeks atop the Billboard 200.

“California” takes #3 on this week’s Billboard 200 with 37,000 units, while twenty one pilots’ “Blurryface” (#4, 36,000 units) and “Hamilton: An American Musical” (#5, 35,000 units) complete the Top 5.

ScHoolboy Q’s “Blank Face LP” predictably cruised to victory in the weekly US album sales race.

Drake’s “Views,” meanwhile, returns to #1 on the Billboard 200 consumption chart.

According to Hits Daily Double, “Blank Face LP” sold about 52,189 US copies during the July 8-14 tracking week. Billboard’s final data will differ slightly, but the discrepancy will not affect the ultimate conclusion: “Blank Face” will be the clear leader on this week’s Top Album Sales chart.

With Track Equivalent Albums (track sales/10) and Streaming Equivalent Albums (track streams/1500) added to the pure sales total, “Blank Face” generated 77,143 in weekly consumption.

The tally will position “Blank Face” at #2 on the consumption-oriented Billboard 200. Drake’s “Views,” which generated ~88,436 in weekly units, will earn a tenth, non-consecutive week on top.

Other pure sales leaders include Chevelle’s “The North Corridor” (~30,605 pure US sales), Switchfoot’s “Where The Light Shines Through” (~26,185), blink-182’s “California” (~24,292), “Hamilton: An American Musical” (~22,099) and Beyonce’s “Lemonade” (~21,341).

Other consumption leaders include “Hamilton” (~35,940 units), twenty one pilots’ “Blurryface” (~35,409), Rihanna’s “ANTI” (~33,883), “California” (~33,738), “Lemonade” (~32,692), Adele’s “25” (~32,037) and “The North Corridor” (~31,952).

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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