Kanye West & Ty Dolla $ign’s ‘Vultures 1’ Spends Second Week Atop Billboard 200

Ye (formerly known as Kanye West) and Ty Dolla $ign’s collaborative album Vultures 1 spends a second week atop the Billboard 200 albums chart (dated March 2), earning 75,000 equivalent album units in its second week in the U.S. (down 50%), according to Luminate.

Vultures 1 is Ye’s first album to spend multiple weeks at No. 1 since 2011’s Watch the Throne, with Jay-Z, spent two weeks in charge. In total, of Ye’s 11 No. 1s, three have spent multiple weeks at No. 1: Vultures 1, Watch the Throne and 2005’s Late Registration, all with two weeks atop the list.

Meanwhile, Yeat notches his highest-charting album yet on the Billboard 200 as his latest release, 2093, debuts at No. 2.

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The Billboard 200 chart ranks the most popular albums of the week in the U.S. based on multi-metric consumption as measured in equivalent album units, compiled by Luminate. Units comprise album sales, track equivalent albums (TEA) and streaming equivalent albums (SEA). Each unit equals one album sale, or 10 individual tracks sold from an album, or 3,750 ad-supported or 1,250 paid/subscription on-demand official audio and video streams generated by songs from an album. The new March 2, 2024-dated chart will be posted in full on Billboard‘s website on Feb. 27. For all chart news, follow @billboard and @billboardcharts on both X, formerly known as Twitter, and Instagram.

Of Vultures 1’s 75,000 units earned in the tracking week ending Feb. 22, SEA units comprise 72,000 (down 44%, equaling 95.25 million on-demand official streams of the set’s songs), album sales comprise 2,000 (down 89%) and TEA units comprise 1,000 (down 25%).

Rapper Yeat notches his highest-charting title yet on the Billboard 200, as his newest album, 2093, debuts at No. 2. It earned 70,000 equivalent album units in its first week — the artist’s best week by units earned. Of that sum, SEA units comprise 58,000 (equaling 79.15 million on-demand official streams of the set’s songs), album sales comprise 12,000 and TEA units comprise a negligible sum.

2093 was released initially as a 22-song standard album on Feb. 16, boasting features from Future and Lil Wayne. A day later, the album was reissued in a deluxe edition, dubbed 2093 P2, with two bonus tracks, including one featuring Drake. Then, on Feb. 21, the album saw another reissue, termed 2093 P3, with four bonus tracks. The latter version of the album was only available as a digital download via the artist’s official webstore during the tracking week (and the four bonus tracks were only available as part of the full album purchase). All versions of the album are combined for tracking and charting purposes.

Yeat made his debut on the Billboard 200 a little over two years ago with Up 2 Me, when it bowed on the list dated Jan. 22, 2022. It eventually peaked at No. 59. Since then, he’s logged four more entries, and all of them have started in the top 10: 2 Alive (No. 6 in 2022), Lyfe (No. 10 in 2022), AfterLyfe (No. 4 in 2023) and now 2093 (No. 2).

Morgan Wallen’s chart-topping One Thing at a Time rises 4-3 on the new Billboard 200 with 64,000 equivalent album units earned (up 1%), while Noah Kahan’s Stick Season slips 3-4 with 60,000 (down 29%). SZA’s former No. 1 SOS rounds out the top five, as it’s steady at No. 5 with 46,000 (down 9%).

Five former No. 1s finish off the second half of the top 10, as Taylor Swift’s 1989 (Taylor’s Version) is a non-mover at No. 6 (just over 44,000 equivalent album units; down 12%); Swift’s Lover is stationary at No. 7 (a little more than 43,000; down 11%); Drake’s For All the Dogs climbs 10-8 (43,000; down 4%); Swift’s Midnights dips 8-9 (40,000; down 14%); and 21 Savage’s American Dream rises 11-10 (37,000; down 12%).

Luminate, the independent data provider to the Billboard charts, completes a thorough review of all data submissions used in compiling the weekly chart rankings. Luminate reviews and authenticates data. In partnership with Billboard, data deemed suspicious or unverifiable is removed, using established criteria, before final chart calculations are made and published.


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