The mainstream arrival of a new 17-year-old pop star reached its final phase this week, when Billie Eilish's first album produced large numbers and debuted at number 1 in the Billboard chart.
"When we all fall asleep, where are we going?" (Darkroom / Interscope), completely written and produced by Eilish and her 21-year-old brother, Finneas, earned a total of 313,000 album equivalents, including a robust 170,000 in sales and 194 million streams in the first week, according to Nielsen. Those figures gave Eilish the second-largest sales week of the year so far, behind only Ariana Grande, whose "Thank You, Next" debuted with 360,000 units in February.
Eilish & # 39; s album succeeded in different formats: the streaming total was the third highest ever for a female artist (behind Grande and Cardi B), while the LP also sold 15,000 copies on vinyl, Billboard reported, the best sales week in that format this year.
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Number 2 of the Billboard 200 hit list is Nipsey Hussle, the Los Angeles rapper who was shot and killed on March 31. The interest in his music increased under the stream of grief in the aftermath of his death, which led to "Victory Lap", his major-label debut last year, until the biggest week so far. "Victory Lap" (Atlantic) debuted at number 4 in March 2018, but surpassed those totals after its killings, with 62 million streams and 17,000 in sales for a total of 66,000 units.
Grande & # 39; s "Thank You, Next" (Republic) is # 3 in its eighth week on the map, largely due to another 63 million streams, while George Strait & # 39; s "Honky Tonk Time Machine" # 4, with 44,000 in sales and 7 million streams. "Death Race for Love", by the emo-rapper Juice WRLD, is number 5.