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Lionel Richie Wins US Album Sales Race, But Young Thug’s “So Much Fun” Claims #1 On Overall Chart

“So Much Fun” fared far better on the track sales and streaming fronts.

Young Thug - So Much Fun Audio Cover

This week’s US album race ends in a split-chart scenario.

Lionel Richie’s “Hello From Las Vegas” dominates the pure US sales race, but Young Thug’s “So Much Fun” rules for overall consumption.

According to Hits Daily Double, the Richie album sold 67K pure US copies. As no other album even moved 25K copies this week, “Hello From Las Vegas” convincingly earns #1 on the pure sales chart.

The Young Thug album only generated about 5K in pure sales. The difference, however, is the lift it received from track sales and streams. With pure album sales, track sales and track streams combined, “So Much Fun” generated a whopping 128K in total US units. As track sales and streams were non-factors for the Richie album, its consumption total essentially mirrors its sales total at 67K.

“So Much Fun” thus takes #1 on the Hits Top 50 consumption chart.

Due Sunday, Billboard’s data may differ slightly from that reported by Hits. The main outcomes should not, however, change. Billboard should report “Hello From Las Vegas” as the #1 album on its Top Album Sales chart and “So Much Fun” as the leader on the Billboard 200.

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.

Contact Brian at brian.cantor[at]headlineplanet.com.

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