Justin Bieber’s Justice returns to No. 1 on the Billboard 200 albums chart (dated April 17), scoring its second nonconsecutive week atop the list – and becomes his first multi-week No. 1 album since 2010. Plus, Demi Lovato lands her highest charting album since 2015, and Lil Tjay debuts in the top five.
The Billboard 200 chart ranks the most popular albums of the week in the U.S. based on multi-metric consumption as measured in equivalent album units. Units comprise album sales, track equivalent albums (TEA) and streaming equivalent albums (SEA). Each unit equals one album sale, or 10 individual tracks sold from an album, or 3,750 ad-supported or 1,250 paid/subscription on-demand official audio and video streams generated by songs from an album. The new April 17, 2021-dated chart (where Justice returns to No. 1) will be posted in full on Billboard’s website on April 13. For all chart news, follow @billboard and @billboardcharts on both Twitter and Instagram.
Justice rises 2-1 on the Billboard 200 in its third week on the chart, having earned 75,000 equivalent album units in the U.S. in the week ending April 8 (down 25%), according to MRC Data. Of that sum, 67,000 comprise SEA units (down 23%, equaling 89.44 million on-demand streams of the set’s songs), 6,000 comprise album sales (down 43%) and 2,000 comprise TEA units (down 38%). Justice debuted at No. 1 on the chart dated April 3, and fell to No. 2 on the April 10 chart.
As Justice notches a second week at No. 1, it marks Bieber’s first album to spend more than one week at No. 1 since 2010, when his first leader, My World 2.0, spent four nonconsecutive weeks atop the list. In total, Bieber has eight No. 1 albums, and the six No. 1 albums in between My World 2.0 and Justice all spent one week at No. 1.
Justice continues to profit from the success of its smash single “Peaches,” featuring Daniel Caesar and Giveon. On the most recently published Billboard Hot 100 and Streaming Songs charts (dated April 10), the song sat at No. 2, after it debuted atop both charts the previous week (April 3).
Demi Lovato lands her highest charting album since 2015 on the Billboard 200, as her new effort Dancing With the Devil… The Art of Starting Over debuts at No. 2. It’s also her seventh consecutive top five-charting album – the entirety of her charting efforts.
Dancing bows with 74,000 equivalent album units earned. Of that sum, 38,000 comprise album sales (making it the top-selling album of the week), 33,000 comprise SEA units (equaling 46.50 million on-demand streams of the album’s songs) and 2,000 comprise TEA units.
The album was supported by the four-episode YouTube Originals documentary Demi Lovato: Dancing With the Devil, which premiered on March 23. Collectively, the episodes have garnered over 30 million global views on YouTube.
The Dancing album also got a boost from the availability of a Target-exclusive CD edition of the set with two bonus tracks, a signed CD sold via Lovato’s official website, multiple CD cover variants and two digital deluxe editions of the album (each with bonus tracks).Here’s a recap of Lovato’s seven charting albums on the Billboard 200: Dancing With the Devil… (No. 2), Tell Me You Love Me (No. 3, 2017), Confident (No. 2, 2015), Demi (No. 3, 2013), Unbroken (No. 4, 2011), Here We Go Again (No. 1, 2009) and Don’t Forget (No. 2, 2008).
Rod Wave’s SoulFly falls 1-3 in its second week on the Billboard 200, earning 67,000 equivalent album units (down 48%). Morgan Wallen’s former No. 1 Dangerous: The Double Album rises 5-4 with 63,000 units (down 1%).
Lil Tjay’s Destined 2 Win is the only other debut in the top 10, as the album bows at No. 5 with 62,000 equivalent album units earned. Of that sum, 58,000 comprise SEA units (equaling 86.14 million on-demand streams of the album’s songs), 3,000 comprise album sales and 1,000 comprise TEA units.
The album was led by the single “Calling My Phone,” featuring 6LACK, which became his first top 10 hit on the all-genre Hot 100 chart, reaching No. 3 in February. Destined 2 Win is the rapper’s second top 10 effort on the Billboard 200, and matches his high on the chart. He previously debuted and peaked at No. 5 with True 2 Myself (Oct. 26, 2019-dated chart).
The Weeknd’s The Highlights is a non-mover at No. 6 on the new Billboard 200 (43,000 equivalent album units earned; down 4%), Pop Smoke’s former No. 1 Shoot for the Stars Aim for the Moon is also stationary at No. 7 (37,000 units; down 2%), Carrie Underwood’s My Savior falls 4-8 in its second week (35,000 units; down 52%), Dua Lipa’s Future Nostalgia is a non-mover at No. 9 (34,000 units; down 3%) and Luke Combs’ former leader What You See Is What You Get rises 14-10 (28,000 units; up 2%).