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Rod Wave Tops Olivia Rodrigo in Tight Race on Album Chart

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Final week, the rapper and singer Rod Wave edged Olivia Rodrigo from the No. 1 spot on Billboard’s album chart by only a few thousand gross sales. This week he has performed it once more, however the margin was narrowed to a couple hundred.

Rod Wave’s “Nostalgia” logs its second week at No. 1 with the equal of 88,000 gross sales in america, whereas Rodrigo’s “Guts” is available in second place with 87,500, in line with the monitoring service Luminate, which provides the info behind Billboard’s charts. (Luminate’s publicly disclosed knowledge is rounded.)

Of the entire “equal” gross sales quantity for “Nostalgia” — a composite determine that reconciles an album’s reputation on streaming companies with old style purchases of bodily albums and downloads — practically all had been for streaming. Rod Wave’s album accounted for about 125 million streams and simply 500 or so purchases as an entire unit.

Doja Cat’s “Scarlet” opens at No. 4, with the equal of practically 72,000 gross sales, together with 88 million streams. On the Sizzling 100 singles chart, her tune “Paint the City Purple” — that includes a outstanding pattern of Dionne Warwick’s 1964 hit “Stroll on By” — returns to No. 1, logging its second time on the high.

On the album chart, Morgan Wallen’s “One Factor at a Time” is No. 3. The singer-songwriter Zach Bryan has two titles within the High 10: His newest LP, “Zach Bryan,” falls two spots to No. 5 in its fifth week out, whereas a brand new five-song EP, “Boys of Religion,” with appearances by Bon Iver and Noah Kahan, arrives at No. 8.