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BB200: Invasion Of Privacy 255k (103k pure sales)

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Tasso    16,093
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The set, which was released on April 6 through The KSR Group/Atlantic Records, earned 255,000 equivalent album units in the week ending April 12, according to Nielsen Music. That’s the second-biggest week of 2018, trailing only the arrival of Justin Timberlake’s Man of the Woods, which bowed with 293,000 units on the Feb. 17-dated chart.

Of Invasion’s total unit bow, 103,000 were in traditional album sales -- the biggest sales week for an R&B or hip-hop album in 2018.

The Billboard 200 chart ranks the most popular albums of the week in the U.S. based on multi-metric consumption, which includes traditional album sales, track equivalent albums (TEA) and streaming equivalent albums (SEA). The new April 21-dated chart (where Cardi B debuts at No. 1) will be posted in full on Billboard's websites on Tuesday, April 17.

Here are some of the stellar feats that Cardi B achieves with Invasion of Privacy’s debut at No. 1:

-- Cardi B becomes the fifth female rapper to top the Billboard 200 albums chart. She follows Nicki Minaj (with Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded in 2012 and Pink Friday in 2011), Eve (Let There Be Eve… Ruff Ryders' First Lady, 1999), Foxy Brown (Chyna Doll in 1999 and the collaborative album The Firm in 1997, with NasAZ and Nature) and Lauryn Hill (The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill, 1998).

-- Invasion of Privacy bows with the largest on-demand audio streaming week ever for an album by a woman. Invasion launches with 255,000 equivalent album units overall, and of that sum, 135,000 were in SEA units. That translates to 202.6 million streams of the tracks on the album during its debut frame. Invasioneasily bests the previous record-holder, Beyoncé’s Lemonade, which launched with 77,000 SEA units (115.2 million streams) on the May 14, 2016-dated chart.

-- Invasion logs the biggest streaming week for a debut studio album, trumping the arrival of Lil Uzi Vert’s Luv Is Rage 2, which bowed with 100,000 SEA units (150.6 million streams) on the Sept 16, 2017-dated list.

-- Second-biggest streaming week for an album in 2018: Invasion nabs the second-largest streaming week for an album this year, behind only the debut of Migos Culture II (149,000 SEA units; 224.6 million on-demand audio streams).

-- Seventh-largest streaming week for an album ever: Invasion’s big streaming start marks the seventh-largest streaming week for an album, and the fifth biggest debut ever. Drake’s More Life continues to hold the record for the largest streaming frame overall, when it claimed 257,000 SEA units in its opening frame (chart dated April 8, 2017), equaling 384.8 million on-demand audio streams.

-- Invasion’s start of 255,000 units is the second-biggest week overall for an album in 2018, trailing only the bow of Timberlake’s Man of the Woods (293,000 units). Further, Invasion notches the largest week for an R&B or hip-hop album since Eminem’s Revival started with 267,000 units in the tracking week ending Dec. 21, 2017; and the biggest week for an R&B or hip-hop album by a womansince Beyoncé’s Lemonade tallied 321,000 units in its second week on the list (May 21, 2016-dated chart).

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Read more: https://www.billboard.com/biz/articles/8337811/cardi-bs-invasion-of-privacy-debuts-at-no-1-on-billboard-200-chart

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rosekesha    2,246

this is beyond excellent! sales are decaying overall and they will only continue to decay in years to come

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