Black Panther: The Album collects a third week at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart, as the set climbs 2-1 on the list dated March 17. The album earned 76,000 equivalent album units in the week ending March 8 (down 23 percent), according to Nielsen Music. Of that sum, 15,000 were in traditional album sales.
With a third week atop the list, Black Panther: The Album has now logged the most weeks at No. 1 for a soundtrack since Frozen topped the chart for 13 nonconsecutive weeks in 2014. Between Frozen and Black Panther, there were eight soundtracks that reached No. 1, all spending either one or two weeks in the penthouse. Further, in the last 15 years, while 29 soundtracks have hit No. 1, only four have spent at least three weeks at No. 1: Black Panther, Frozen, High School Musical 2 (four weeks, 2007) and Bad Boys II (four weeks, 2003).
The Billboard 200 chart ranks the most popular albums of the week in the U.S. based on multi-metric consumption, which includes traditional album sales, track equivalent albums (TEA) and streaming equivalent albums (SEA). The new March 17-dated chart will be posted in full on Billboard‘s websites on Tuesday, March 13.
Migos’ Culture II slips 3-4 on the latest Billboard 200, with 52,000 units (down 13 percent), while Ed Sheeran’s ÷ (Divide) climbs 6-5 with 36,000 units (down 9 percent). Post Malone’s Stoney is up one slot to No. 6 with 35,000 units (down 11 percent), Imagine Dragons’ Evolve rises 8-7 with 29,000 units (down 4 percent) and Camila Cabello’s Camila jumps back into the top 10 with a 12-8 ascent, tallying 27,000 units (up 3 percent).
Rounding out the top 10: Kendrick Lamar’s DAMN. is steady at No. 9 with 26,000 units (down 9 percent) while 6ix9ine’s DAY69 falls 4-10 in its second week with 24,000 units (down 55 percent).