Rapper Trippie Redd captures his first No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 chart, as A Love Letter to You 4 debuts atop the tally. The set, which was released on Nov. 22 via TenThousand Projects, earned just under 104,000 equivalent album units in the week ending Nov. 28 in the U.S., according to Nielsen Music.
A Love Letter To You 4 marks the prolific artist’s fourth top 10 album on the Billboard 200, and all of them have come in a little over a year. He previously visited the top 10 with ! (No. 3 on the chart dated Aug. 24, 2019), A Love Letter to You 3 (No. 3; Nov. 24, 2018) and Life’s a Trip (No. 4; Aug. 25, 2018).
The Billboard 200 chart ranks the most popular albums of the week in the U.S. based on multi-metric consumption as measured in equivalent album units. Units comprise album sales, track equivalent albums (TEA) and streaming equivalent albums (SEA). The new Dec. 7-dated chart, where A Love Letter to You 4 debuts at No. 1, will be posted in full on Billboard‘s websites on Dec. 3.
Of A Love Letter to You 4’s total unit start of nearly 104,000, album sales comprise 14,000, TEA units equal 1,000 and SEA units total 88,000. (All numbers are rounded to the nearest thousand.) The set’s first week got a small bump from album sales generated by a concert ticket/album sale redemption offer with the artist’s upcoming tour (starting in January) and some merchandise/album bundles sold via his official website.
The majority of the new album’s units were powered by streaming activity, and its haul of 88,000 SEA units translates to 125.9 million on-demand audio streams for the album’s tracks during its first week. No surprise, the set was also the most streamed album of the week overall.