The Weeknd’s ‘Starboy’ Climbs Back to Top of Billboard 200
Canadian hip hop singer The Weeknd climbed back to the top of the weekly U.S. Billboard 200 album chart on Monday, in a quiet week where no new entries cracked into the top 10.
“Starboy,” which was in the No. 2 spot last week, sold 69,000 album units including 59 million album streams for the week ending Jan. 5, according to figures from Nielsen SoundScan.
The album initially debuted at No. 1 after its release in November.
The soundtrack to Disney’s hit animated film “Moana” climbed four spots to No. 2 this week with sales of 64,000 album units, while Bruno Mars’ “24K Magic” remained steady at No. 3 with 45,000 more album units sold.
The Billboard 200 album chart tallies units from album sales, song sales (10 songs equal one album) and streaming activity (1,500 streams equal one album).