Drake and Future?s ?What a Time to Be Alive? has officially landed at No. 1 on Billboard 200. Nielsen Music reports that the joint mixtape, which was announced just one day before it was made available exclusively through iTunes and Apple Music on Sunday, September 20, opens with 375,000 equivalent album units in its first week that include 334,000 copies of pure album sales.
The project gives the two rappers their second No. 1 album in 2015. Drizzy previously landed atop the list in February with his other surprise release ?If You?re Reading This It?s Too Late?. Meanwhile, Future scored his first No. 1 record on the all-genre albums chart around two months ago with ?DS2?.
Next on this week?s Billboard 200, Lana Del Rey?s ?Honeymoon? arrives at No. 2 with 116,000 units including 105,000 in pure album sales. Marking the singer?s fourth top 10 effort, the album follows ?Ultraviolence? that started at No. 1 with 182,000 copies upon its release last year.
Behind Del Rey?s newest LP is The Weeknd?s ?Beauty Behind the Madness?. After spending three consecutive weeks at No. 1, the album falls to No. 3 with another 90,000 units. Closing out the top 5 are Mac Miller?s ?GO:OD AM? and David Gilmour?s ?Rattle That Lock? that debut at No. 4 and No. 5 with 87,000 and 71,000 units, respectively.
At No. 6, rock band Shinedown?s ?Threat to Survival? comes with 65,000 units. Ryan Adams earns his fourth top 10 set as his ?1989? lands at No. 7 with 56,000. The musician?s new album features his covers of songs from Taylor Swift?s latest full-length of the same name, which slips from last week?s No. 5 to this week?s No. 8 with 42,000.
Luke Bryan?s ?Kill the Lights? bows at No. 9 with 37,000. At No. 10, Andy Mineo?s ?Uncomfortable? gives the artist his first top 10 album and his best sales week ever (35,000 units, including 32,000 in pure album sales).
?What a Time to Be Alive? ? Drake and Future (375,000)?Honeymoon? ? Lana Del Rey (116,000)?Beauty Behind the Madness? ? The Weeknd (90,000)?GO:OD AM? ? Mac Miller (87,000)?Rattle That Lock? ? David Gilmour (71,000)?Threat to Survival? ? Shinedown (65,000)?1989? ? Ryan Adams (56,000)?1989? ? Taylor Swift (42,000)?Kill the Lights? ? Luke Bryan (37,000)?Uncomfortable? ? Andy Mineo (35,000)