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Cardi B Debuts At No. 1 On The Billboard 200 With ‘Invasion Of Privacy’

She becomes the fifth female rapper to top the chart.

Cardi B’s victory lap continues as her debut album Invasion of Privacy enters the Billboard 200 at No. 1 for the week ending April 12. It earns 255,000 equivalent album units with 103,000 traditional album sales. The totals are good for the second-biggest overall sales week of 2018 behind Justin Timberlake’s Man of the Woods, while the LP’s 135,000 streaming equivalent album (SEA) units are second only to MigosCulture II for the year to date.

With the chart-topping achievement, Cardi becomes the fifth female rapper to top the Billboard 200. She joins Nicki Minaj (2012’s Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded and 2011’s Pink Friday), Eve (1999’s Let There Be Eve… Ruff Ryders' First Lady), Foxy Brown (1999’s Chyna Doll and 1997’s The Firm alongside Nas, AZ, and Nature), and Lauryn Hill (1998’s The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill). In addition, Invasion of Privacy nearly doubles the 77,000 SEA units earned by Beyoncé’s Lemonade in 2016 to break the previous record for the largest on-demand audio streaming week by a woman and surpasses Lil Uzi Vert’s 2017 LP Luv is Rage 2 for the biggest streaming week for a debut studio album.

Cardi B’s big sales week doesn’t come as a big surprise. The album was projected for No. 1 just a day after its release and Apple recently revealed that it broke Taylor Swift’s previously held record for first-week streams by a female artist.

Elsewhere on the chart, Thirty Seconds to Mars scores its highest charting album and first Top 10 as America debuts with 62,000 album units and 54,000 traditional album sales. As Billboard notes, the numbers include sales generated from a concert ticket/album sale offer for the band’s upcoming tour. The third-highest debut on the Billboard 200 belongs to Lil Xan, who bows at No. 10 with Total Xanarchy.

Meanwhile, The Weekend’s My Dear Melancholy, drops two spots to No. 3, while The Greatest Showman soundtrack moves up one rung to No. 4 and XXXtentacion’s ? falls to No. 5. Migos' Culture II moves up to No. 6 as Black Panther: The Album drops to No. 7. Rich The Kid’s debut album The World Is Yours and Post Malone’s Stoney slip to No. 8 and No. 9, respectively.

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