The Weeknd gave us one of the most talked-about albums of the year with After Hours, and the numbers reflect its enormous success. It’s been over three weeks since this album came out, and it’s still no. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart.
After Hours hit the shelves on March 20th, and quickly debuted at no. 1 in the US, with the biggest first-week sales of the year. That was just the beginning of the Weeknd’s triumph, since his album returned to the top of the charts for the next two weeks, as well.
This time around, After Hours earned 90,000 equivalent album units, and Billboard credited its continuous success to the sales of the Weeknd’s merchandise/album bundles. It also helps that the Canadian rapper didn’t have a tough competition last week, since there weren’t any new albums released by highly-popular mainstream artists.
American rapper Rod Wave came in second with his sophomore album Pray 4 Love, while the former no. 1 albums Eternal Atake by Lil Uzi Vert and My Turn by Lil Baby took the third and fourth spots, respectively.