Ed Sheeran's '=' Overtakes Drake's 'Certified Lover Boy' as No. 1 Album

Ed Sheeran is opening this week’s Billboard 200 at No. 1 as = dethrones Drake‘s Certified Lover Boy.

According to Billboard, = earned a total of 118,000 equivalent album units including 68,000 in album sales, 46,500 in streaming equivalent album units and 3,500 in track equivalent album units. The record is the best-selling album of the week and marks Sheeran’s fourth No. 1 entry following No.6 Collaborations Project in 2019, ÷ in 2017 and x in 2014; + peaked at No. 5.

Also debuting in this week’s top 10 is Megan Thee Stallion‘s Something for the Hotties at No. 5, which marks her fourth appearance in the top 10 after Good News and Suga in 2020 and Fever in 2019.

Elsewhere on the chart, Drizzy steps down to No. 2 with CLB followed by Morgan Wallen and Doja Cat. Making up the bottom half of this week’s top 10 are Olivia Rodrigo, NBA YoungBoy, lil Nas X, The Kid LAROI and Moneybagg Yo.

Elsewhere in music, Drake debuted a brand new song on OVO Sound Radio.
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