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Future Wins US Sales Race, Claims Top 2 Billboard 200 Slots With “HNDRXX,” “Future”

Future [Andrew Lipovsky/NBC]

Future indeed makes history, as his “HNDRXX” officially debuts at #1 on this week’s Billboard 200.

Future is the first artist to score back-to-back #1 debuts on the Billboard 200. He is also the first solo artist to replace himself at #1 on the chart.

“HNDRXX” tops this week’s listing thanks to what Billboard reports as 121K opening week units. Units are calculated as pure album sales + track sales/10 + track streams/1500.

Billboard adds that “HNDRXX” sold 48,000 pure albums in the US during the February 24-March 2 tracking week. The count is enough for #1 on the Top Album Sales chart.

Future, it should be noted, does not simply have the #1 album on this week’s Billboard 200. He also has the #2 spot with his self-titled release. The album, which debuted at #1 last week, earns this chart’s runner-up slot with 64K second-week units.

Bruno Mars’ “24K Magic” falls one spot to #3 on the Billboard 200 chart with 58K units.

Little Big Town’s new “The Breaker” debuts at #4 with 51K units. It also takes #2 on Top Album Sales with 44K in pure sales.

Completing the Top 5 is the “Trolls” soundtrack, which rises five places to #5 on the strength of its 50K units.

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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