Bobby Hall, the rapper known as Logic, already went to No. 1 once this year, with his debut novel, “Supermarket,” topping The New York Times’s paperback trade fiction list. Now he has a chart-topping album as well, as “Confessions of a Dangerous Mind” becomes Logic’s third No. 1 at Billboard.
Featuring guest spots by Eminem, Will Smith and Gucci Mane, “Confessions of a Dangerous Mind” (Visionary/Def Jam) was credited with a total of 80,000 sales in the United States in its opening week, which includes 74 million streams and 24,000 copies sold as a full album, according to Nielsen.
On the singles chart, Lil Nas X’s “Old Town Road” holds at No. 1 for a seventh week. Two weeks ago, the country-meets-rap phenomenon (or is that rap-meets-country?) blocked a new Taylor Swift single from the top spot, and now it holds off a superstar collaboration — Ed Sheeran and Justin Bieber’s “I Don’t Care” — which lands at No. 2. (Taylor Swift’s song, “Me!,” falls to No. 8.)
So far “Old Town Road” is showing no signs of slowing down. Its winningly campy music video was released last Friday and has already racked up 39 million views on YouTube, which should help the song’s chances on next week’s chart.
Back on the album chart, Billie Eilish’s “When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?” holds at No. 2, Khalid’s “Free Spirit” is No. 3, and Ariana Grande’s “Thank U, Next” is No. 5.
In fourth place is “Space Between,” the new album by Sammy Hagar and his band the Circle — which includes Michael Anthony, like Hagar a Van Halen exile. It had just 263,000 streams but, thanks in part to a ticketing bundle, sold 40,000 copies as a full album, more than any other title this week.
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