The title of this week’s Billboard 200 albums chart may surprise you.
For a while, it was Blackpink’s best-selling album of all time.
Now it is ranked No. 2.
The album earned $3.8 million in its first week, with a total of 3.3 million sales, and earned the title of the No. 1 album on Billboard’s 200 chart, behind only Beyoncé’s Lemonade.
The chart will be updated on Wednesday.
Blackpinks second album, Diamonds, debuted at No. 6 with 1.8 percent of the sales of its previous top 10.
The album, which was released on April 16, is the first No. 7 album to be released since the release of 2Pac’s Diamonds in April 2006.
The Billboard 200 chart ranks the most popular albums of the week in the U.S. based on multi-metric consumption, which includes traditional album sales, track equivalent albums (TEA) and streaming equivalent albums.
The chart was established in 1985, and it includes all albums that have been released in the United States since February 26, 1985, as well as reissues of older albums that were previously released elsewhere.
The new album was the third No. 8 to earn a top 10 debut, following two albums from 2Pac and Dre.
The previous two No. 4s, 1994’s 2Pac 2: All The Way Down and 1998’s The Marshall Mathers LP 2: Get It Up, both hit No. 10 on the chart.2Pac, who passed 50,000 albums sold on his own label and through the RZA-owned RZA Records, is a long-time artist with a unique blend of rap and hip-hop.
The legendary rapper is the longest-tenured solo act on the Billboard Hot 100, and has sold more than 100 million albums worldwide.
His other albums include the 1995 classic The Black Album and the 1998 album A Fistful of Quarters.
He was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2010.
Dre, whose group N.W.A. became synonymous with street violence and murder, died of cancer in 2015.
He released a solo album titled Dre’s World, and his last two studio albums were 2006’s The Blueprint and 2009’s The Notorious B.I.G. Dre’s influence extends beyond rap and has been seen in the mainstream art form, with the late painter Pablo Picasso, the late architect Frank Lloyd Wright, the fashion designer Marc Jacobs and the designer Kanye West.