Beyoncé’s surprise new album ‘Lemonade’ stormed to Number One on the Billboard 200 on the strength of the best-selling week of 2016, giving the superstar her sixth chart-topper. The set earned 653,000 equivalent album units in the week ending April 28, according to Nielsen Music. Pure album sales comprised 485,000 of that sum.
According to Billboard, Lemonade scores the biggest week of any album in 2016, both in terms of overall units and in sales.
All six of Beyonce’s studio albums have debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart. Lemonade follows her self-titled album in 2013, 4 (2011), I Am… Sasha Fierce (2008), B’Day (2006) and Dangerously In Love (2003).
Beyonce is the only act to reach No. 1 with their first six studio efforts (and the only act to debut atop the list with their first six).