Beyoncé’s sixth solo studio record is also her sixth solo studio record to debut atop the Billboard 200. The mag’s site reported Sunday that Lemonade notched 653,000 equivalent album units (485,000 of those as pure album sales) in its first week, and, consumption-wise, has so far enjoyed the best first week of any 2016 release. Drake might better both feats next week, however, as forecasters project his recently released Views to sell more than 800,000 copies. Until then, Queen B takes the top spot from Prince and his now No. 2 Best of album, while the late music icon dominates the rest of the chart with four other top-ten titles (Purple Rain, The Hits/The B-Sides, Ultimate, and 1999).
Bey. Photo: Frank Micelotta/2016 Parkwood Entertainment