UMG Scores 9 Albums In Billboard Top 10 For 4th Time
Universal Music Group (UMG) has hit a new record todaym placing nine of the Top 10 albums in the Billboard 200
It’s only the fourth time that’s occurred in the chart’s 64-year history and UMG is responsible for all four.
The Billboard 200 Album Chart for the week of August 21 to August 27, features UMG-released albums at the top three positions, as well as numbers five through 10.
UMG’s Republic Records has three albums, including No. 1 and No. 2; Interscope Geffen A&M charted three, including No. 3; Capitol Music Group accounts for two albums and Island Records accounted for one.
The Big 9
- folklore by Taylor Swift (Republic Records) at No. 1
- Shoot for the Stars Aim for the Moon by Pop Smoke (Victor Victor Worldwide/Republic) at No. 2
- Legends Never Die by Juice WRLD (Grade A/Interscope) at No. 3
- King’s Disease by Nas (Mass Appeal/Caroline) at No. 5
- My Turn by Lil Baby (Quality Control Music/Wolfpack Global/Motown) at No. 6
- Pray 4 Love by Rod Wave (Alamo/Geffen) at No. 7
- Blame it on Baby by DaBaby (SCMG/Interscope) at No. 8
- Imploding the Mirage by The Killers (Island) at No. 9
- Hollywood’s Bleeding by Post Malone (Republic) at No. 10.
Sir Lucian Grainge, Chairman and CEO of UMG said, “UMG’s unprecedented track record on the album chart is a direct result of our long-term commitment to our artists—providing them with the best resources and expertise the industry has to offer. Behind each of these incredible albums are teams of dedicated employees, partners and entrepreneurs who are guided by a shared passion for helping artists achieve their full creative and commercial potential—and I salute all of them.”
It is the first time in 2020 when a single company is responsible for nine of the Top 10.
UMG first achieved this feat during the chart week-ended November 30, 2013. The second time occurred in the chart week ended September 29, 2018, and the third time was on the chart week ended November 17, 2018.