Lil Nas X created quite the storm of buzz around his debut studio album ‘Montero’. Preceded by its chart-topping title-track, the LP also benefitted from follow-up hits ‘Industry Baby’ (which launched at #2) and recent effort ‘That’s What I Want.’
The latest iteration of the Billboard 200 has been unwrapped and reveals that ‘Montero’ has premiered at #2 with equivalent sales of 126,000.
Streaming fuelled the project, with the 147.16 million on-demand streams of the set’s tracks accounting for 102,000 of the LP’s total sum.
Based on industry-wide patterns, the numbers would have placed the project in contention for the top spot on a quieter week.
However, with the reverberations of Drake‘s ‘Certified Lover Boy’ still making waves, it was Drizzy who snatched #1 position in the album’s third week. Its sales were to the tune of 171,000.