Kendrick Lamar returns to #1 on the Billboard 200 this week, with DAMN. earning 47,000 equivalent album units, though just 11,000 were in traditional album sales. DAMN. was last atop the Billboard 200 on May 20. Country singer Brett Eldredge debuts at #2 with his new, eponymous record. Grateful from DJ Khaled moves up to #3, followed by Meek Mill‘s Wins and Losses at #4. The NOW 63 compilation makes its debut at #5. The rest of the top ten is filled out by 21 Savage (#6), Ed Sheeran (#7), Imagine Dragons (#8), Crtl from SZA (moving back into the top ten at #9) and American Teen by Khalid at #10.
The Teen Choice Awards were handed out Sunday night, with an extensive list of musicians honored. Harry Styles was named Choice Male Artist while Ariana Grande won Choice Female Artist. Fifth Harmony won for Choice Music Group and Choice R&B/Hip-Hop Artist went to Beyoncé. Styles also won for Choice Rock Artist. Other winners included Ed Sheeran (Choice Pop Song) and Imagine Dragons (Choice Rock/Alternative Song), among others. Maroon 5 was given the Decade Award, Vanessa Hudges was presented with the See Her Award and Bruno Mars accepted the Visionary Award remotely while out on tour. Miley Cyrus was honored with the Ultimate Choice Award but didn’t make the event. Cyrus wrote on Instagram during the show that “I am beyond bummed I couldn’t make it to the show as I had every intention of being there to accept and celebrate this honor! I created an unrealistic schedule for myself.”
In the same Instagram post, Cyrus revealed the cover of her upcoming studio album Younger Now, featuring a picture of the singer as a child. She wrote that “I’ve been tryin to keep the secret but I can’t hide it any longer! My new single / music video #YoungerNow will be dropping this Friday , Aug 18th & I am sooooooo EXCITED to share it with all of you! I hope to always make people smile and shine light thru my work! I look forward to making music for the rest of my life and I’m thankful everyday for those who listen! I am sending so much love and peace into the world right now because THATS what we need most! Love Love & more LOVE!”