SZA’s long-awaited CTRL project has made its entrance onto the Billboard 200 chart, sitting pretty in the #3 slot. The long-delayed project was apparently worth the wait, earning the Top Dawg Entertainment artist her first Top 10 album. While Kendrick Lamar’s DAMN. continues to hold down its #2 slot for the third week in a row, it’s Katy Perry’s latest endeavor that nabbed the crown.
Whether a fan or not, anything attached to the pop princess’ name is likely to strike gold. Case in point, her new album Witness debuted at #1 on the Billboard 200 chart, pulling in 162,071 pure album sales and 19,189,631 album streams for the week ending June 15. The album has some rap elements to it too, with features from Nicki Minaj and Migos.
Elsewhere on the chart, Lil Yachty continues to sink along with Bryson Tiller and Gucci Mane, while Khalid and Playboi Carti keep climbing.
SZA Fans Show Up
After months of waiting for SZA’s debut album, CTRL, to see the light of day, the project was officially unveiled on June 9. With 49,519,362 album streams and 24,637 pure albums sold, it marks the New Jersey native’s first Top