Migos’ ‘Culture II’ Debuts at No. 1 on Billboard 200, Set to Perform on ‘SNL’
It’s good to be Migos right about now. As expected the Atlanta trio nabbed their second No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 chart with their latest effort, Culture II.
According to Nielsen Music (via Billboard), the Quality Control/Motown/Capitol Records project earned 199,000 equivalent album units in its first week of release, mostly from streaming. Of those sales totals, 38,000 were in traditional album sales, 11,000 were TEA units, and a colossal 150,000 were in SEA units, which equals to to 225.6 million on-demand audio streams.
So far, Migos currently hold the record of the largest streaming week in 2018. In comparison, last year, Kendrick Lamar held the title with Damn, which earned a first-week streaming run of 227,000 SEA units, which is equaled to 340.6 million on-demand streams.
Migos' latest chart achievement places them in fifth place on the list of rap groups with more than one No. 1 album. The group follows Beastie Boys (four No. 1 albums between 1987 and 2004), A Tribe Called Quest (two, in 1996 and 2016), Bone Thugs-N-Harmony (two, in 1995 and 1997) and D12 (two, in 2001 and 2004).
In other news, Migos are to set to rock Studio 8H in March. The trio of Quavo, Offset, and Takeoff have been tapped as musical guests for the March 3 episode of Saturday Night Live with NBA Hall of Famer Charles Barkley as the host. This should be interesting to say the least.
This is not Migos' first appearance on SNL. In May 2017, the group performed “Bon Appétit” with Katy Perry. Check out their announcement below.
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