Last week, songs from “Fighting Demons,” melodic rapper Juice WRLD’s second posthumous album, streamed three times more than Adele’s blockbuster new album, “30.” But Adele’s massive jump in traditional sales — 146,500 for “30” versus just 4,000 for “Fighting Demons” — was more than enough to keep the singer at No. 1 on the Billboard album chart for a fourth week running.
Combining its 47 million streams with downloads and sales for the album and its individual tracks, “30” ended its latest week with a total of 183,000 equivalent units by industry current metrics, according to MRC Data, Billboard’s tracking arm. given, down only 6 percent from the week before.
According to Billboard, it is the biggest week for an album in its fourth frame in more than three years, and entering four straight weeks on the charts since Morgan Wallen’s “Dangerous: The Double Album” at the start of the year. The first one. In all, “30” has sold over a million copies as a full album since its release last month.
“Fighting Demons”, which comes in at number 2, has a total of 119,000 equivalent album units, mostly from its 155 million streams. Juice WRLD, who rose from SoundCloud to become a chart-topping pop star as a teen, died of a drug overdose in December 2019 at the age of 21. The rapper was also the subject of a recent Amazon-sponsored concert festival and an HBO one. The documentary led to the release of their fourth studio album, “Fighting Demons”, featuring Justin Bieber and BTS’s Suga.
Also this week, Taylor Swift’s “Red (Taylor’s Version)” dropped one spot to No. Michael Bublé’s decade-old “Christmas”, a recurring favorite every winter, is at number 4 and Olivia Rodrigo’s “Sour” is at number 4. 5, with a slight jump in activity due to the holiday season vinyl sales.