Welcome SZA to the top of the charts!
The R&B singer/songwriter has landed the No. 3 spot on the Billboard 200 albums chart with the release of her major label debut album Ctrl via Top Dawg Entertainment/RCA Records. The album also debuts at No. 1 on Billboard’s R&B Albums and No. 2 on the R&B/Hip Hop Albums charts, according to Nielsen Music.
Selling 60,000 equivalent album units, the TDE songstress earns her first top 10 placement. Of that sum, 25,000 were traditional album sales, 33,000 were streaming equivalent units, and 2,000 were track equivalent units.
The long-awaited Ctrl, which features Kendrick Lamar, Travis Scott, James Fauntleroy and Isaiah Rashad, has been streamed over 50 million times in the U.S. during release week, while the lead single “Love Galore” has been streamed over 33 million times in the U.S. since its April 27 release.
One of the redefining voices of today’s contemporary music, SZA entered the music scene in 2012 with her first critically acclaimed EP, See.SZA.Run. Following that, she released ‘S‘ in 2013 and ‘Z‘ in 2014. In 2013, SZA signed to Top Dawg Entertainment, being the first female artist to join the label.
Congrats to SZA!!!