The Billboard 200 chart ranks the most popular albums of the week in the US based on the consumption of multiple metrics measured in the corresponding album units. Units consist of album sales, equivalent album tracks (TEA) and streaming equivalent albums (SEA). Each unit equals one album sale, or 10 individual tracks sold from one album, or 3,750 ad-supported or 1,250 paid / subscription requested official audio and video streams generated by songs from an album. The new chart dated October 24 (where Reach for the Stars, Aim for the Moon returns to No. 1) is posted in full on Billboardwebsite October 20. For all the news on the chart, follow @billboard and @billboardcharts on both Twitter and Instagram.
For the first time in more than two months, there were no debuts in the top 10. The chart last had zero debuts in the top 10 on the August 15 chart dated. Additionally, the absence of this week’s top 10 debuts comes after two weeks full of debuts: on the October 17 chart (five debuts) and the October 10 chart (six debuts).
Return to the new Billboard 200, 21 Savage and Metro Boomin’s Savage Mode II fell 1-2 in its second week on the list, with 66,000 equivalent album units acquired (down 61 percent). Three former No. 1 is next in line, as WRLD’s Juice Legends Never Die up 8-3 (45,000 units; down 1 percent), Lil Baby’s My Turn rising 10-4 (38,000 units; up 9 percent and Machine Gun Kelly’s Tickets to My Fall changes 6-5 (35,000 units; down 35 percent).
BLACKPINK’s The album dropped 2-6 in its second week, with 35,000 equivalent album units acquired (down 68 percent).
After a 42-year wait, the former Fleetwood Mac album No. Rumors returns to the top 10, while the set jumps to 13-7. The set is in the rag of sales and rising publicity-inspired streaming generated from a viral TikTok video set to the album song “Dreams.”
Rumors earn 33,000 equivalent album units in the week ending October 15 – up 15 percent. In all, 23,000 are made up of SEA units (up 15 percent, equivalent to 30.6 million on-demand streams of album songs), less than 7,000 in album sales (up 15 percent ) and 4,000 are in TEA units (up 13 percent).
The TikTok video in question has the sound of “Dreams” soundtracked on a man in a hoodie (Nathan Apodaca) who seems to be pulled over by a skateboard, as he drinks from a bottle of Ocean Spray Cran-Raspberry juice and singing along with Stevie Nicks lead vocal. The video became popular, moving the band’s own Mick Fleetwood and Stevie Nicks to create their own tribute clips.
Rumors spent 31 non-consecutive weeks at No. 1 on Billboard 200 in 1977-78 – a list of the number of weeks at the top of the list for an album by a duo or group. Rumors was last in the top 10 on the chart in Feb. 18, 1978 (with No. 10), and was last alarmed at No. 7 or higher on the Feb chart. 11, 1978 (where it was placed in No. 7).
The original recording of the Broadway cast of Hamilton: An American Musical climbed 11-8 to the new Billboard 200 (just under 33,000 equivalent album units acquired; down 4 percent), while the former No. 1 of YoungBoy Never Broke Again Top is a motionless No. 9 (32,000 units; down 11 percent) and former leader Taylor Swift Folklore increases 12-10 (28,000 units; decreases 13 percent).