Singer-songwriter Hozier lands at #1 on the newest Billboard 200 chart with his second album Wasteland, Baby! His self-titled debut, released in 2014, reached #2 on the chart. In a statement, Hozier says, “I am so thrilled with Wasteland, Baby! debuting as a Billboard No. 1. Thank you to my fans and listeners for their incredible support. This is handmade, homemade music, and I have to thank everyone who worked so hard to give it this opportunity and let it be heard. I’m so grateful and so thrilled.”
Wasteland, Baby! was bundled with tickets to Hozier’s North American tour, which kicked off over the weekend. It earned 89,000 equivalent album units, 75,000 were in album sales according to Nielsen Music. His last release, the Nina Cried Power EP, reached #60 on the chart.
At #2 is Ariana Grande‘s thank u, next, followed by the soundtrack to A Star is Born at #3.
Debuting at #4 is the latest album from rapper 2 Chainz, with Rap or Go to the League, followed by another hip hop release, Shelby from Lil Skies at #5. The Bohemian Rhapsody soundtrack is at #6. Debuting at #7 is When I Get Home from Solange.
The top 10 is rounded out with Gunna at #8, Offset at #9 and A Boogie Wit da Hoodie at #10.