Kenny Chesney’s ‘Here and Now’ Debuts No. 1 on Billboard 200 Chart

Kenny Chesney's 'Here and Now' Debuts No. 1 on Billboard 200 Chart

This week’s Billboard 200 chart also sees Doja Cat’s latest album “Hot Pink” spending its first week in the top 10 after pleasantly jumping 19-9 with 37,000 equivalent album units.

AceShowbizKenny Chesney‘s “Here and Now” lands atop Billboard 200 chart in the week ending May 7, according to Nielsen Music/MRC Data. The country superstar’s latest release takes the spot after earning 233,000 equivalent album units in the U.S., marking Kenny’s ninth No. 1 album on the chart.

In addition to being the first country album to hit No. 1 on the Billboard 200 in nearly six months, “Here and Now” was the largest week for any country album in over a year-and-a-half. Prior to this, the title was taken by Carrie Underwood‘s “Cry Pretty’ that bowed at No. 1 with 266,000 units (Sept. 29, 2018-dated chart).

Back to the chart, Drake‘s surprise-released Dark Lane Demo Tapes debuts at No. 2 on the new Billboard 200 chart with 223,000 equivalent album units. Of the sum, 201,000 are in SEA units which equals to 269.1 million on-demand streams of the set’s songs, making it the biggest streaming album of the week. Following it up at No. 3 is Lil Baby‘s “My Turn” that ascends two spot with 100,000 equivalent album units.

DaBaby‘s “Blame It on Baby”, meanwhile, dips from No. 2 to No. 4 with 48,000 equivalent album units. Lil Uzi Vert‘s “Eternal Atake” also falls two rings from No. 3 to No. 5 after earning 45,000 units. As for The Weeknd‘s “After Hours”, it descends 4-6 with 44,000 units.

Megan Thee Stallion‘s “Suga”, meanwhile, enjoys a rise from No, 10 to No. 7 with 39,000 equivalent album units. Falling to spots from No. 6 to No. 8 is Post Malone “Hollywood’s Bleeding” with 38,000 equivalent album units.

This week also sees Doja Cat‘s “Hot Pink” spending its first week in the top 10 after jumping 19-9 with 37,000 equivalent album units. Concluding the top 10 is Bad Bunny‘s “YHLQMDLG”. It plummets from No. 7 to No. 10 with 36,000 equivalent album units.

Top Ten Billboard 200 (Week ending May 7, 2020):

  1. “Here and Now” – Kenny Chesney (233,000 units)
  2. “Dark Lane Demo Tapes” – Drake (223,000 units)
  3. “My Turn” – Lil Baby (100,000 units)
  4. “Blame It on Baby” – DaBaby (48,000 units)
  5. “Eternal Atake” – Lil Uzi Vert (45,000 units)
  6. “After Hours” – The Weeknd (44,000 units)
  7. “Suga” – Megan Thee Stallion (39,000 units)
  8. “Hollywood’s Bleeding” – Post Malone (38,000 units)
  9. “Hot Pink” – Doja Cat (37,000 units)
  10. “YHLQMDLG” – Bad Bunny (36,000 units)

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