Just as expected, Mac Miller has posthumously reentered the Billboard 200 album chart’s Top 10 with his Swimming album rising from No. 71 to No. 6 following his tragic passing. According to Nielsen Music, the rapper’s final album jumped up by 634 percent, moving 67,000 units with 15,000 of those being traditional album sales, an increase of 874 percent. When Swimming debuted, it opened up and peaked at No. 3 on the same chart back in August.
Elsewhere, you’ll find Russ‘s Zoo album debuting at No. 4 on the chart after earning 79,000 units, with 57,000 of those being traditional album sales. According to Billboard, the high marks can be attributed in part to the rapper’s concert ticket/album sale redemption offer in addition to merchandise/album bundle sales.
This marks Russ’s second top 10 album, following his There’s Really a Wolf effort which debuted peaked at No.7 in May of last year.
At No. 1 on the chart, you’ll find Paul McCartney making an appropriate comeback with his Egypt Station, marking the first No. 1 for the legendary singer in over 36 years. He pushes Eminem‘s Kamikaze down to the No. 2 slot as the effort drops by 69 percent, moving 136,000 units. Next up you’ll find Christian artist Lauren Daigle debuting at No. 3 with her Look Up Child album.
Wedged between Russ and Mac is Drake‘s Scorpion at No. 5, earning its 11th consecutive week in the top 10 while Travis Scott trails Mac at No. 7 with Astroworld. Per usual, Post Malone‘s beerbongs & bentleys is still doing numbers, sitting at No. 8.
We find another noteworthy debut from $uicideboy$ who enter at No. 9 with their latest I Want To Die In New Orleans project after moving 46,000 units with 31,000 being traditional album sales. It marks their first entry in the Billboard 200 as Ariana Grande wraps things up at No. 1 with her Sweetener.