Meek Mill Tops Chart With ‘Dreams Worth More Than Money’
Meek Mill claimed the last Billboard 200 Number One album of the Tuesday release era as the Philadelphia rapper’s Dreams Worth More Than Money sold 246,000 total copies in its debut week. It was the first Number One for Meek Mill, who mightily improved on his Number Two peak and 165,000 opening week copies for his 2012 debut Dreams and Nightmares.
Dreams Worth More Than Money also scored the fourth-best sales week of 2015, finishing behind Drake’s If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late, Kendrick Lamar’s To Pimp a Butterfly and Mumford & Sons’ Wilder Mind, Billboard reports. Starting July 10th, the entire music industry will move toward a global release date of Friday, eliminating the staggered arrival that finds albums hitting both physical and digital shelves on different dates in different continents.
Miguel‘s third album Wildheart debuted at Number Two with 48,000 total albums sold, which represented both an improvement and step down from 2012′s Kaleidoscope Dream, which debuted at Number Three and 71,000 copies. Miguel’s latest is bolstered by “Coffee,” one of Rolling Stone‘s Best 25 Songs of 2015 So Far. Taylor Swift’s 1989 finished the week at Number Three, while Ed Sheeran’s X and James Taylor’s Before This World placed fourth and fifth, respectively.
Three more debuting albums managed to break into the Top 10: X Ambassadors’ VHS scored Number Seven with 30,000 copies, Christian metalcore group August Burns Red landed at Nine with 29,000 copies and the Magic Mike XXL soundtrack shimmied itself to Number 10 and 26,000 units.
With no major albums coming Friday as the music industry gets accustomed to a new release date, expect Meek Mill to capture next week’s top spot as well.