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First R&B album To Hold The Top Spot On Billboard For Four Straight Weeks Since Janet Jackson Is SZA’s “SOS”!

With the release of her second, much-awaited album, “SOS,” SZA became the first R&B artist to occupy the top spot on the Billboard 200 chart for four weeks in a row in the 30 years since Janet Jackson’s 1993 smash, Janet.

SZA has become the first R&B artist to maintain the top spot on the Billboard 200 for four weeks in a row since Janet Jackson in 1993 with her album “SOS.” Janet dominated the chart from June 5 to July 10, 1993. The Billboard 200 chart, created by Luminate, lists the top albums of the week according to “multi-metric consumption as measured in equivalent album units.”

During the recent holiday week, “SOS” sold the equivalent of 125,000 units in the United States, according to Billboard. Additionally, that sum comprised 3,000 entire package sales and 162 million streams, as reported by the tracking firm Luminate.

In addition, the 2007 song “As I Am” by Alicia Keys, a woman-like singer, was claimed to have earned “SOS” four weeks of R&B airplay. Among the other songs on the Billboard 200 is Midnights by Taylor Swift, which continues to keep steady at No. 2 Metro Boomin, a producer of hip-hop music, came in at No. 3 with Heroes & Villains, Drake and 21 Savage’s Her Loss at No. 4, and Bad Bunny’s “Un Verano Sin Ti” at No. 5.

SZA’s first No. 1 album, “SOS.” SZA’s second, eagerly awaited album is among the top five album launches of 2022 after a five-year sabbatical. It has now spent four weeks at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 rankings, overtaking Beyoncé’s “Renaissance.”

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