She’s done it again! Beyoncé is officially set to take the #1 spot on the Billboard 200 next week with ‘Lemonade’ — making it her sixth consecutive #1 album.
‘Lemonade’ moved 653,000 equivalent album units this week with 485,000 of those being actual sales.
Lemonade was introduced on April 23 through its same-titled film, which was soundtracked by the album’s songs, and premiered on HBO. The 12-song visual album was released by Parkwood/Columbia Records following the film’s debut, initially exclusively through Tidal. By Monday, April 25, the album — which is bundled with the film — went on sale through other digital retailers, but Tidal remains the only service with streaming rights to the set. A physical version of the album will be released on May 6.
Lemonade scores the biggest week of any album in 2016, both in terms of overall units and in sales.
All six of Beyonce’s studio albums have debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart.Lemonade follows her self-titled album in 2013, 4 (2011), I Am… Sasha Fierce (2008),B’Day (2006) and Dangerously In Love (2003). Beyonce is the only act to reach No. 1 with their first six studio efforts (and the only act to debut atop the list with their first six).
In addition to her six No. 1s, Beyonce has charted four further albums on the tally: Live at Wembley (No. 17 in 2004), Irremplazable EP (No. 109 in 2007), Above and Beyonce: Video Collection (No. 35 in 2009) and Beyonce: More Only EP (No. 8 in 2014).
Congrats to Bey!