The Weeknd Scores A Three-Peat As ‘My Dear Melancholy’ Tops Albums Chart

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.

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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.

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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.

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