Meek Mill Lands First #1 Album, Miguel’s ‘Wildheart’ Settles For #2
Miguel may have recently made comments about making better music than fellow crooner Frank Ocean, but perhaps the “Coffee” singer should have been focusing his competitive energy on Meek Mill, whose sophomore album Dreams Worth More Than Money beat Miguel’s third LP Wildheart to the top spot on the Billboard 200 this week.
When all was said and done, Dreams Worth More Than Money moved 246,000 units, 215,000 of which were actual sales. That puts the album in fourth place for biggest openings in 2015, behind Drake’s If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late (495,000), Kendrick Lamar’s To Pimp A Butterfly (324,000) and Mumford & Sons’ Wilder Mind (231,000), according to Billboard.
As for Miguel, Wildheart arrives with 48,000 at #2, with 41,000 of those being sales. Previous album Kaleidoscope Dream moved 71,000 in its opening week, but peaked one position lower, at #3. Kaleidoscope Dream was Idolator’s 2012 Album Of The Year pick.
This will be the final album chart posted before the music industry switches over to a universal Friday release date (after years of new music arriving on Tuesdays, stateside), beginning this week on July 10.
The Top 10 of the Billboard 200:
1. Meek Mill, Dreams Worth More Than Money *new* *1 week*
2. Miguel, Wildheart *new*
3. Taylor Swift, 1989
4. Ed Sheeran, x
5. James Taylor, Before This World
6. Breaking Benjamin, Dark Before Dawn
7. X Ambassadors, VHS *new*
8. Sam Hunt, Montevallo
9. August Burns Red, Found In Far Away *new*
10. Soundtrack, Magic Mike XXL *new*