As reported here, ‘Purple Reign’ rapper Future is the first act in the history of the Billboard 200 to replace himself at the chart’s summit in successive weeks with two different albums.
After dominating the tally with the February 17th-released surprise album, ‘Future,’ the emcee – born Nayvadius Wilburn – followed up with another surprise album, ‘HNDRXX.’ The latter, like its predecessor, premiered at #1 on the album charts.
HNDRXX bows with 121,000 equivalent album units earned in the week ending March 2, according to Nielsen Music. Of that sum, 48,000 were in traditional album sales, 63,000 were in SEA and 11,000 were in TEA. (All units are rounded to the nearest thousand.) HNDRXX was released on Feb. 24 through A-1/Freebandz/Epic Records.
It follows Future’s self-titled No. 1 debut, which was issued on the same imprints/label, on Feb. 17. The self-titled album slips from No. 1 to No. 2 on the latest chart with 64,000 units (down 54 percent).
Tuck in to see who joins Wilburn in the top 25 on this week’s refreshed “Chart Check: Billboard 200”: