SZA’s sophomore album “SOS” is on top of the Billboard 200 chart again this week, earning 180,000 equivalent album units in the U.S. in the week ending Dec. 22. SOS moved 315,000 album equivalent units in its opening week. SZA is now the first Black female artist since Beyoncé to see her album spend its first two weeks atop the Billboard 200 (Beyoncé accomplished the feat with her self-titled 2013 album).
Taylor Swift’s latest album Midnights, held steady at No. 2 with 155,000 album equivalent units. BTS’s RM is a newcomer in this week’s Top 10, and becomes the first member of the K-pop and to chart a solo album within the Top 10. RM earned his first top 10 solo album with Indigo, which re-enters the Billboard 200 at No. 3 with 83,000 equivalent album units. Indigo was released on Dec. 16. Rounding out the Top 5 are Metro Boomin’s Heroes & Villains, and Michael Buble’s Christmas at No. 5.
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