Chart Check [Billboard 200]: Lana Del Rey Rules with ‘Lust for Life’

Singer Barely Edges Out Rappers Tyler the Creator and Meek Mill for the top spot
Published: Wednesday 2nd Aug 2017 by Rashad

After a very tight race between herself, Tyler the Creator, and Meek Mill, emo songstress Lana Del Rey‘s landed another run at #1 thanks to her fifth studio album, ‘Lust For Life.’

Despite an early leak, the Polydor/Interscope Records-released album – officially available for purchase on July 21 – still opened to the sum of 107,000 equivalent album units in its premiere week (80,000 in traditional album sales).  With Tyler’s ‘Flower Boy’ (106,000 units sold SPS) and Mill’s ‘Wins & Losses’ (102,000) trailing closely behind, the trio of new entries marked the first time this year that the Billboard 200’s top 3 was comprised of new albums that all sold over 100,000 in the tracking week.

Congratz are in order for all three artists, especially Del Rey.  Longtime fans of the singer know her first run at #1 came in 2014 with her sophomore effort, ‘Ultraviolence.’  

See who joins them in the top 25 on this week’s refreshed ‘TGJ Chart Check:  Billboard 200’:


Billboard 200 This Week

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  1. Lanafan1 August 2, 2017

    “That’s mama’s baby!” *Patti Labelle voice*

  2. Raden Kesuma August 2, 2017

    Congrats LANA! THE QUEEN OF VINTAGE! again you have proved that you are an Artistic Icon! You made yourself as YOU the Lana Del Rey! And This Album almost every single track worth No 1 spot on billboard hot 100! 14 of em Damn This is the best Dope Album Of The Year!! GRAMMYS YOU MISS THIS PRESCIOUS TALENTED JEWELS!!! YOU BETTER PAY ATTENTION TO HER YOU Mut**ha F***er! Again Congrats LANA DEL REY LUST FOR LIFE IS INDEED A DOPE ALBUM!

    • Francis August 3, 2017

      Her new album it’s amazing, I think it’s my favorite since ”Born To Die”.

      I still don’t get how the Grammys continue to pay her dust. Also, I don’t understand how she didn’t win any award for her Great Gatsby song, it was one of the best songs that year.

  3. Max August 3, 2017

    That second week drop looks brutal

  4. ann August 3, 2017

    but look at Sza still hanging in there this week! More black RnB esp female singers ontop please like there use to be!

  5. DanYiel Iman August 3, 2017

    Sounds good to me!

  6. Suicide Blonde August 3, 2017

    I’m madly in love with her ?

    • The Side-Eye of Ra August 3, 2017

      A breath of fresh air in a mediocre mainstream music landscape.

    • JOHNVIDAL August 3, 2017

      Suicide!!!! What do you think about the album? You weren´t as in love with teh first songs as you usually are with Lana. I´m curious. Me personally, although I ended loving it, didn´t like much the first singles from Honeymoon, at first. And I´ve like a lot these first singles this go around from the start. Then teh whole album: as always with Lana I need time to digest everything and enjoy enjoy enjoy. I´m not sure if it is better than Honeymoon or not. Time will tell for me. I assume Ultraviolence will remain her best in my eyes.

  7. LISA August 3, 2017

    ZERO TALENT. but kills photos

    • Suicide Blonde August 3, 2017

      Zero talent?….That was a joke right?

  8. ??? August 3, 2017

    lol wont match joanne’s sales lol.

  9. The Side-Eye of Ra August 3, 2017

    Congratulations, Lana! You deserve it. But…where is Witness?

    • JOHNVIDAL August 3, 2017

      In a few hating asses minds Katy and Lana were slaying and were destroying Gaga… 🙂 🙂 🙂 Love Lana´s music btw. She takes me to places.

  10. Theman August 3, 2017

    Real album sales are more valuable than stream equivalent albums. Tyler sold more actual albums.. These are good sales for LDR & her brand of music..

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