Epic Records Scores Historic Week on Billboard 200, With Three of Top Four Albums
Epic Records celebrates a historic week on the Billboard 200 chart, as the label has three of the top four albums on the tally.
It’s the first time the label has achieved the feat stretching back to when the Billboard 200 combined its previously separate mono and stereo rankings into one overall chart in 1963. (Epic Records’ launch pre-dates the combining of those tallies in 1963.)
Epic holds the Nos. 2, 3 and 4 albums on the Billboard 200 dated Feb. 16, with 21 Savage’s I Am > I Was jumping 8-2 (released through Slaughter Gang/Epic), Future’s Future Hndrxx Presents: The WIZRD falling 2-3 (Freebandz/Epic) and Travis Scott’s ASTROWORLD climbing 9-4 (Cactus Jack/Grand Hustle/Epic).
Before this week, the last label to hold three out of the top four titles was Republic Records, back on the Sept. 1, 2018-dated tally. That week, Ariana Grande’s Sweetener (Republic) debuted at No. 1, while Nicki Minaj’s Queen shifted 2-3 (Young Money/Cash Money/Republic) and Drake’s Scorpion dipped 3-4 (Young Money/Cash Money/Republic).