Hip-hop trio Migos are celebrating having another No. 1 album on the charts while Drake continues to hold on at the top of the songs tally. Thanks to the Grammy Awards on Jan. 28, 2018, Bruno Mars makes leaps on both the album and song charts following his winning of all six categories he was nominated in. These numbers are reflected on the Feb. 6 chart refresh.
Migos' latest effort Culture II debuts atop the Billboard Top 200 Albums chart thanks to a majority of the units deriving from streaming. The set debuted with 199,000 units overall with a mere 38,000 in actual album sales. The set only received 11,000 units for individual track sales while 150,000 units came from 225.6 million streams from songs featured on Culture II - a 24-song set.
Culture II is Migos' second album to reach No. 1 on the Top 200 Albums. Culture became the group's first in Feb. 2017 when it opened with 131,000 in overall units and 44,000 in sales. That album, too, benefitted from streaming having 77,000 units (for every 1,500 streams, that equates into one unit while for every 10 songs downloaded, that equals one unit).
Over on the almighty Hot 100, Drake continues to stay at No. 1 with "God's Plan" where it debuted at No. 1. It also spends a second week at No. 1 on Streaming Songs having 83.3 million listens including 57.4 million on-demand clicks through services such as Spotify. On Digital Songs, "Plan" takes a near 50 percent plunge in sales having 65,000 copies sold, dropping the track to No. 4 after debuting at the top. The song finally enters the short Radio Songs list at No. 30 after receiving 35 million impressions across the U.S. from radio stations playing the track.
Thanks to major Grammy Award wins including three of the four major categories - Record of the Year, Song of the Year and Album of the Year - Bruno Mars is seeing a major boost for both his album 24k Magic and his latest single "Finesse" featuring Cardi B. 24k Magic earned almost a 90 percent increase in activity following the awards ceremony moving from No. 10 to No. 4 on the Top 200 Albums. Mars' single "Finesse" which was remixed to include Cardi B and released in early Jan. 2018 is at No. 3 on the Hot 100 while rising on all of the component charts. On Streaming, "Finesse" moves from No. 5 to No. 2 after having a 24 percent increase to 40.4 million listens. It also climbs by 40 percent on Digital Songs selling 49,000 copies of the single while gaining 25 percent on radio (93 million impressions).