NAV finds himself back at No. 1
The Toronto artist’s Good Intentions album sits at the top of the Billboard 200 chart, despite intense competition from the likes of Kehlani and Lil Durk.
Driven by merchandise/album bundles sold NAV’s official webstore, the album earned 135,000 equivalent album units in the week ending May 14, per Nielsen Music/MRC Data. Of that, the album earned 84.8 million on-demand streams.
Good Intentions follows NAV’s 2019 release Bad Habits, which launched with 82,000 units earned.
On the final day of album tracking (May 14), NAV’s webstore had 100 different merchandise/album bundles available that were tied to his Good Intentions album as well as 18 different physical format/digital album offerings. He also re-released the album in a deluxe edition, adding 14 new tracks, following the initial May 8 release, which had 18-tracks.
I want to start off by thanking my family, friends, @cashxo, @theweeknd, all the artists and producers involved and who could forget my LEGENDARY FANS!! #1 again!!! 135k first week!! 🙏🏾 XO ❤️ pic.twitter.com/F0HI90I2as
— Nav (@beatsbynav) May 17, 2020
The move pushed initial forecasts for the album, which sat at 80,000 units earned to north of 100,000. It’s XO Records second No. 1 of the year following label head The Weeknd’s After Hours, which debuted with 444,000 album units.
Kehlani’s sophomore album, It Was God Until It Wasn’t marks a personal best for the singer. The album landed at No. 2 on the chart with 83,000 units earned, topping her previous high from 2017’s SweetSexySavage, which debuted at No. 3 with 58,000 units earned.
Elsewhere on the chart, Drake’s Dark Lane Demo Tapes slides its way down to No. 3, earning 79,000 units. A week ago, it started at No. 2 with 223,000 units, snapping a decade-long streak of Drake albums and projects that debuted at No. 1. Last week’s No. 1, Kenny Chesney’s Here and Now plummets to No. 38.
Lil Baby sits at No. 4 with 72,000 units for his My Turn project, followed by Lil Durk and his Just Cause Y’all Waited 2 at No. 5 with 57,000 units and DaBaby’s Blame It On Baby at No. 6 with 45,000 units earned. The rest of the top 10 features Lil Uzi Vert’s Eternal Atake at No. 8 (42,000 units), The Weeknd’s After Hours at No. 9 (40,000 units) and Post Malone’s Hollywood’s Bleeding at No. 10 (37,000 units).