The Weeknd has officially scored his third straight #1 album.
The Canadian singer dropped his unexpected EP My Dear Melancholy on March 30 to much fanfare. Despite the lack of promotion, the six-track project sold 169,000 units — with 100,000 copies by way of streaming equivalent albums (SEAs) — according to Billboard.
The “Pray For Me” artist achieved his first chart-topping album in 2015 with Beauty Behind the Madness and his second with 2016’s Starboy.
Fans have not seen such a short project top the Billboard 200 chart since Glee: The Music, Journey to Regionals back in 2010.
Rich the Kid’s debut album The World Is Yours kicked off its chart journey at #2, while XXXTentacion’s ‘?’ landed at #3.
Kacey Musgraves’ Golden Hour had 2018’s best country album debut at #4 and The Greatest Showman soundtrack rounded out the top five.