Rihanna’s ‘Anti’ Returns to No. 1 on Billboard 200 Albums Chart
Rihanna’s Anti moves back to No. 1 on the Billboard 200 albums chart, collecting its second week at the top. The diva’s set earned another 54,000 equivalent album units in the week ending March 17, according to Nielsen Music.
Anti is Rihanna’s second No. 1 album (following her previous studio effort, Unapologetic, in 2012) and her first to spend more than one week at No. 1.
Of Anti’s total units for the week, 17,000 were in pure album sales. The rest of its sum — a sizable 69 percent — was comprised of TEA and SEA units, thanks to the popularity of its tracks (like the smash single “Work,” which has spent four weeks at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart).
Adele’s former No. 1 album, 25, holds at No. 2 on the new Billboard 200 with 51,000 units (down 15 percent), while Justin Bieber’s Purpose climbs 5-3 with 48,000 units (down 9 percent).