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Migos' 'Culture II' Opens At No. 1 On The Billboard 200 Albums Chart

 

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Following their Grammy snub, Migos' new album, Culture II, has topped the Billboard 200. This is the group's second chart-topping album since their debut.

The follow-up to the 2017 hit Culture was released on Jan. 26, but it already sold about 199,000 equivalent album units during its first week in the market.

Rising Stars

The hip-hop trio made up of Quavo, Offset, and Takeoff is only the fifth rap group to have more than one album top the albums chart. Currently, the Beastie Boys has the most number of chart-topping albums with four, followed by A Tribe Called Quest, Bone Thugs-N-Harmony, and D12 with two number 1 albums each.

Migos' Culture released last year also peaked at the number 1 spot of the Billboard 200.

The album tops chart tracks as the most popular album of the week within the United States. The ranking is based on what Billboard calls the "multi-metric consumption" that includes data from traditional album sales, track-equivalent albums, and streaming equivalent albums.

Culture II launched with a total of 199,000 equivalent album units, most of which were consumed by the audience through online streaming platforms such as Spotify and Apple Music. During its first week of availability, the album also sold 38,000 copies through traditional transactions. About a whopping 150,000 of the numbers were from streaming equivalent units, which equates to 225.6 million on-demand audio streams of the songs during the tracking week.

Billboard adds that the data is comparable to Kendrick Lamar's new album DAMN released last year. The Grammy-nominated album debuted at the top spot of the Billboard 200 chart in May, with 227,000 streaming equivalent units or 340.6 million streams.

On Instagram, Quavo announced the album's success.

"WE DID IT AGAIN," he wrote along with a photo of the rap group. "BLESSINGS. Thank you MIGOMANIA."

Currently trailing behind Culture II is the original movie soundtrack of The Greatest Showman, which has been holding on to the second spot for three weeks now.

On number 3 is Common Ground from the British dance trio Above & Beyond.

Migos will be facing intense competition next week when Justin Timberlake's new album Man of the Woods released this weekend enters the charts.

Television Gig

This week, it was also announced that Migos will be heading to the small screen. The trio will be performing their hit songs on the stage of Saturday Night Live in New York City.

The episode will be hosted by NBA legend Charles Barkley. It will air on Saturday, March 3, on NBC.

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