Chart Check [Billboard 200]: Prince Sets Record With 5 Simultaneous Top 10 Entries

Published: Wednesday 4th May 2016 by Rashad

If you thought the Hot 100 was drenched from ‘Purple Rain’ this week, as late pop icon Prince nabbed 6 entries in the top 30, the Billboard 200 sings a similar tune.

As reported here last week, massive sales that followed the days after his untimely death would place 5 of his albums on the albums’ chart top 10 for this week.  With that tracking week now complete, not only did the singer/songwriter fulfill the prediction, he also landed himself in history books again as the first and only act to place 5 albums in the top 10 concurrently.

And, as if that wasn’t enough, one of the projects – ‘Ultimate’ – sees its first time in the chart’s upper dectet.  As such, his brings his career total to a staggering 19 top 10 projects.  More details below:



“From April 21 through April 28, Prince’s catalog of albums and songs sold a staggering 4.41 million copies in the U.S., according to Nielsen Music.

Prince is the first act to concurrently chart five albums in the top 10 of the Billboard 200 since 1963, when the chart merged its previously separate mono and stereo albums charts into one overall list.

An important note on the above chart feat: Presently, the Billboard 200 ranks the week’s most popular albums in the U.S. — regardless of their age.  Note:  Had the Billboard 200 allowed catalog albums to chart previous to Dec. 5, 2009, both Michael Jackson and The Beatles would have claimed five simultaneous top 10 titles that year.”

Billboard 200 This Week

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  1. IG : @mixedboy May 4, 2016


  2. thee heeee May 4, 2016

    Beyonce? 😆

  3. Cough Cough May 4, 2016

    Because Prince is a musical genius and has records that will live on forever. His greatest hits cd, alone >>>>>>>

  4. NickiBaby May 4, 2016

    Iconic FOREVER.. This happens when a catalog stands the test of time.

  5. Keri Qween May 4, 2016

    That Anti longevity never left the top 5 all this time. She had actually been consistently selling and I think it’ll at least cross 500k in sales which is good after a million copies were given away , messy campaign and a week of being exclusive to Tidal which clearly affects sales.

    • Rozel May 5, 2016

      They seem to always forget that Rihanna constantly sells. That’s how she always end up outselling your faves. Rihanna s fans don’t have to rush out first week trying to meet some quota to have a number one album. Her fans keep buying all year round. Consistent sales. Rihanna=marathon seller. It’s not a Sprint.

  6. LB May 4, 2016

    Prince literally dominated. Anyway views is coming to serve up blockbuster sales this coming week. Congrats Drake.

    • Keri Qween May 4, 2016

      lemonade tanked only selling less than 200k this week

      • Golden May 4, 2016

        Not a Keri fan talking about sales. Doll, your fav is the definition of T.A.N.K.E.D. Now please exit this post the same way KeriApeSon exited the music business.

  7. Keegan Parker May 4, 2016

    That Rihanna rain and reign won’t let up I am so proud of her and I agree it will cross the 500,000 mark as she normally only does 1 million and that’s after 6 months or so

    • rosy3 May 5, 2016

      Big lip tidal f*** her sales up I truly believe she would have down drake number first week if release properly the album is a beast inside job

  8. Slay_Hive May 4, 2016

    Kang Bey!!!!! Forever SLAYING!!!!!!??????

    • RICHIE_RICH May 4, 2016

      Bish where have you been sis?

      • Slay_Hive May 4, 2016

        I’ve been working crazy honey?..and occupied with life. I still check in u been??

  9. King B May 4, 2016

    BEYONCÉ spends its 120thh week on Chart! That’s longevity! BEYONCÉ and Born To Die spends forever on the chart w/o hit singles. Oh, Drake had been dethrone in UK iTunes. Not to mention IASF spend its 110th week this week.

  10. Cinnamon Girl May 4, 2016

    How in the world is Lemonade the number 1 album when Prince’s album and singles combined sold over 4 million copies in one week? I read somewhere that the Purple Rain soundtrack sold 1 million copies the week of his death so why is Big Bird number 1?

    • rosy3 May 5, 2016

      All those girls you name have talent if they had a machine behind them like Beyonce they would shine bey father been a crook for years that’s how bey learn to steal from unknown people but the Internet catches her all the damn time bey has no shame no creative bone in her pinky finger all three girls were never accuse of stealing aliyah had style and grace all these girls had their own creativity could outmatched bey keri actually writes her own music ciara can dance better than bey to me

  11. Cinnamon Girl May 4, 2016

    You forgot Beyawnce is also a part of the flop club

  12. What Now May 5, 2016

    i truly can’t believe Prince is gone. Like damn we must be in our last days.

  13. Cinnamon Girl May 5, 2016

    Public memorial for Prince
    LA City Hall
    May 6, 2016
    Angelenos, come out and celebrate Prince!

  14. WINTZ May 5, 2016

    Yassss riri!!! Anti is stunting on them… #longevity #marathonsales #consistency!! Ughhhhh that reign though <3

  15. blue May 5, 2016

    Anti still going strong

  16. Sandra May 5, 2016

    “Prince landed himself in history books again as the first and only act to place 5 albums in the top 10 concurrently.”

    Yeah but let’s remember old albums and songs weren’t allowed to chart on Billboard 200 and Hot 100 until December 2009. Michael Jackson had the #1 best selling album for 6 weeks straight in summer 2009 but wasn’t allowed to chart because of Billboard’s bullsh*t rules.

  17. Caribbean Native May 5, 2016

    Forget about that hair dresser telling tula about tidal……let her get some skills and do tula hair right….her hair looks like Courteney love’s pu$$¥

  18. zeroing ivy bloper tran anti girl lemond time May 5, 2016


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