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Silk Sonic Debuts at No. 2 on the Billboard 200

Silk Sonic is blasting onto the Billboard 200.

The duo of Bruno Mars and Anderson .Paak enters at No. 2 on the albums chart with their collaborative debut, An Evening With Silk Sonic. The 9-track project opens with 104,000 equivalent album units earned, of which album sales comprise 42,000.

It marks the fourth top 10 for Bruno and the second top 10, and highest-charting album yet, for Anderson .Paak, who previously peaked at No. 4 with 2019’s Ventura.

An Evening With Silk Sonic has spawned a trio of hits on the Billboard Hot 100 including “Smokin Out the Window” (No. 5), “Skate” (No. 14), and “Leave the Door Open,” which hit No. 1 for two weeks in April.

Taylor Swift earns her 10th No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 with Red (Taylor’s Version), which earned 605,000 equivalent album units. It becomes the second-largest week of the year, following the 613,000 opening week of Drake’s Certified Lover Boy in September.

Last week’s leader, Summer Walker’s Still Over It, falls 1-4 in its second week with 64,000 equivalent album units. Certified Lover Boy slides 3-5 (57,000), and Ed Sheeran’s = drops 4-7 (38,000).

Kanye West’s former No. 1 Donda rises 13-9 with 37,000 equivalent album units, thanks to a deluxe version with additional tracks. Doja Cat’s Planet Her rounds out the top 10 with 35,000 units.

Billboard 200 Top 10

1. Taylor Swift – Red (Taylor’s Version) – 605,000
2. Silk Sonic – An Evening With Silk Sonic – 104,000
3. TWICE – Formula of Love: O+T=<3 – 66,000
4. Summer Walker – Still Over It – 64,000
5. Drake – Certified Lover Boy – 57,000
6. Morgan Wallen – Dangerous: The Double Album – 45,000
7. Ed Sheeran – = – 38,000
8. Jason Aldean – Macon – 37,000
9. Kanye West – Donda – 37,000
10. Doja Cat – Planet Her – 35,000

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