SZA has continued her reign on high of the Billboard Sizzling 200 album chart for the sixth consecutive week, placing her inside attain of a file set by Usher in 2004.
Her sophomore album SOS landed on the No. 1 place on the chart launched by Billboard on Monday (January 23), after incomes a further 119,000 equal album models for the week ending January 19. These figures embody about 160.1 million streams of the album’s 23 tracks.
With this newest chart victory, SZA is now the one lady apart from Adele and Taylor Swift to have spent six weeks on the high of the chart since Britain’s Obtained Expertise sensation Susan Boyle did the identical together with her debut album between December 2009 and January 2010. This week, SZA and Swift occur to even be the one two girls within the Prime 10 on the Sizzling 200 chart, which additionally contains the newest initiatives by Metro Boomin, The Weeknd and Drake & 21 Savage.
SZA is now one week away from beating a file set by Janet Jackson in 1993. Moreover, SOS has now turn into the one R&B album by any act to spend this many consecutive weeks at No. 1 since.
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The subsequent two benchmarks for SZA can be to eclipse the data set by Usher, whose Confessions was the final R&B album to hit No. 1 9 instances, although not throughout consecutive weeks; and Drake who hit the highest spot on the Sizzling 200 for 13 non-consecutive weeks with Views in 2016.
Final week, Prime Dawg Leisure president Terrence “Punch” Henderson mirrored on the industrial success of SOS with a heartfelt tweet thanking everybody concerned with making SZA’s long-awaited follow-up to 2017’s Ctrl.
“Man. Sitting right here excited about all the success and dialog surrounding SOS,” he wrote. “It’s really a surreal second. Needed to take time and say thanks to each one who was/is concerned in making this factor go! You’re really appreciated!”
Since delivering her second LP on December 9, SZA has celebrated a lot of profession milestones. Along with changing into her first No. 1 album, SOS landed the “Shirt” singer on the high of Spotify’s Prime Artists World each day chart on the day it was launched. She knocked Unhealthy Bunny out of the spot, changing into the primary Black feminine artist to high the fan-driven chart.
The songs from SOS have additionally earned SZA some accolades so as to add to the venture’s success. Twenty of the venture’s 23 tracks debuted on Billboard‘s Sizzling 100 chart, with “Kill Invoice” and “No person Will get Me” touchdown within the chart’s high ten positions, throughout the album’s first week of launch.
On January 11, SZA delivered a Kill Invoice-themed video for her music of the identical title. Directed by Christian Breslauer, the clip opens with SZA getting a break-up letter from her boyfriend, who additionally referred to as on his crew to shoot up the trailer house they have been residing in.
The singer survives the assault and will get a journey from co-star Vivica A. Fox — a nod to her position within the unique movie — who helps SZA get better at an undisclosed location.
The TDE singer then will get her affairs so as and hundreds up on weapons to kickstart her revenge tour. She obliterates a crew of sword-wielding gangsters earlier than attending to her boyfriend in an animated scene the place she will get the final giggle.
The video for “Kill Invoice,” which additionally encompasses a snippet of “Search & Destroy” and scenes of a unadorned SZA tied up and hanging in a room whereas she sings the music’s lyrics, has earned 13 million views on YouTube since its launch.