Kodak Black's 'Dying to Live' Arrives Atop Billboard 200 Thanks to Streaming Activity
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Selling 89,000 in its first week of release, the sophomore album becomes the rapper's first No. 1 effort on the chart.

AceShowbiz - Kodak Black clinches his first No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 chart with his latest album "Dying to Live". The rapper's second studio album debuts atop the chart with 89,000 total copies sold this week, including 5,000 in traditional album sales, in the week ending December 20, according to Nielsen Music.

"Dying to Live" opening frame is largely pushed by its streaming activity as the record garnered 82,000 SEA units, which translates to 114.2 million on-demand audio streams. In addition to marking his first chart-topping album, "Dying to Live" becomes his third top 10 effort following "Project Baby Two" and "Painting Pictures" which peaked at No. 2 and No. 3 respectively last year.

At No. 2 on this week's Billboard 200 is Meek Mill's former chart-topper "Championships" with 83,000 units. The soundtrack album to "A Star Is Born" rises to No. 3 with 64,000 units, while Michael Buble's "Christmas" takes the soundtrack album's last week's spot at No. 4 with 63,000 units. Meanwhile, the soundtrack album to "Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse" launches at No. 5 with 52,000 units. The hip-hop compilation album benefits from the buzz generated by the animated movie.

Travis Scott (II)'s "Astroworld" holds steady at No. 6 with 48,000 units as Pentatonix's holiday album "Christmas Is Here!" returns to top ten at No. 7 with 45,000 units. Another effort which returns to this week's top ten in Queen's "Bohemian Rhapsody" soundtrack which jumps to No. 8 with a little more than 43,000 units.

Other titles making up this week's top ten include Drake's "Scorpion" and "The Greatest Showman" soundtrack album. The Canadian superstar's record-breaking effort ascends to No. 9 with 43,000 units as the soundtrack album to the Hugh Jackman-starring flick rounds out the top ten with 43,000 units.

Next week, 21 Savage is expected to score his first No. 1 album with "I Am > I Was".

  1. "Dying to Live" - Kodak Black (89,000 units)
  2. "Championships" - Meek Mill (83,000 units)
  3. "A Star Is Born" soundtrack - Lady GaGa and Bradley Cooper (64,000 units)
  4. "Christmas" - Michael Buble (63,000 units)
  5. "Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse" soundtrack - Various Artists (52,000 units)
  6. "Astroworld" - Travis Scott (II) (48,000 units)
  7. "Christmas Is Here!" - Pentatonix (45,000 units)
  8. "Bohemian Rhapsody" soundtrack - Queen (a little more than 43,000 units)
  9. "Scorpion" - Drake (43,000 units)
  10. "The Greatest Showman" soundtrack - Various Artists (43,000 units)

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