Rapper DaBaby lands at #1 on this week’s Billboard 200 chart with his sophomore album Kirk. The released earned 145,000 equivalent album units, with 8,000 in album sales, according to Nielsen Music‘s data. His first album, Baby on Baby, was released earlier in 2019 and peaked at #7 on the chart in June.
The Beatles‘ Abbey Road arrives at #3, thanks to its deluxe 50th anniversary reissue. It earned 81,000 equivalent album units (an 803 percent increase according to Nielsen’s data) with 70,000 of that sum in album sales (an incredible 3,091 percent jump). Abbey Road spent 11 total weeks at #1 in late 1969 and early 1970. Billboard notes that Abbey Road was last in its top 10 in April of 1970.
Hollywood’s Bleeding from Post Malone comes in at #2. Kevin Gates has the third-largest debut of the week, as I’m Him arrives on the chart at #4 with 70,000 equivalent album units. Taylor Swift is at #5 with Lover. Landing at #6 is Country-rock act Whiskey Myers with their new self-titled album.
Billie Eilish lands at #7 following her Saturday Night Live appearance on the show’s season premiere. Young Thug is at #8, with Lizzo at #9 and Lil Tecca at #10.