The Weeknd Earns 100 Straight Weeks on Billboard 200 Chart With ‘Beauty Behind the Madness’
The Weeknd is having what is probably the biggest year of his career to date, as he is making history on the music charts. According to Billboard, the "I Feel It Coming" singer can celebrate after his Beauty Behind the Madness album earned 100 consecutive weeks on the Billboard top 200 albums chart.
The critically acclaimed project from the XO vocalist has been on the album chart since Sept. 19, 2015, where it debuted at No. 1, and has never left it since. Since its release, Beauty Behind the Madness earned a total of 3.7 million equivalent album units, with 1.23 million being traditional album sales, as well as 2.05 billion on-demand audio streams for the project's songs.
Right now, The Weeknd's 2015 studio release still sits at No. 76 on the Billboard 200 album chart. Halsey also earned 100 consecutive weeks on the Billboard 200 album chart with her Badlands project, which dropped the same day as The Weeknd's.
The "Secrets" hitmaker released his Starboy album last year, which also topped the Billboard 200 album chart during its debut week. It moved about 348,000 equivalent units during the first week, with 209,000 being traditional sales. It became the third biggest release of 2016, following in the footsteps of Drake's VIEWS and Beyonce's Lemonade albums.
Congratulations to The Weeknd on another major feat in his career.
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