Future has made history with HNDRXX, the rapper’s 6th studio album which has hit No. 1 on the Billboard 200, confirming his back-to-back debut chart toppers.
Last week, FUTURE, his self titled album, had made it to the top of the list, selling approximately 140,000 copies in its first week. HNDRXX had Future bumping himself down to No.2 while HNDRXX went with 121,000 copies sold in its own first week. The rapper is the first artist since 1968 to replace himself on the top of the Billboard 200 at all (not just counting debuts), and is the first artist in the nearly 61 year history of the rating system to have 2 debuts in successive weeks, according to Billboard. In addition, he is the first solo artist to do so, and the first to have No. 1 and No. 2 albums on the list since Prince last year after his death, and then way back in 2004 before that with Nelly.
As the Billboard 200 takes in account multi-media consumption, we have the breakdown of what was sold where. Of the 121,000 album units sold of HNDRXX, 48,000 were in traditional album sales, 63,000 were in SEA (streaming equivalent albums), and 11,000 were in TEA (track equivalent albums), all rounded to the nearest thousand.
More information on the Billboard 200 and Future’s achievement can be found here.