Beyoncé’s Lion King-inspired album, ‘The Gift,’ debuts at number two on the ‘Billboard’ 200
By Music News Group on July 29, 2019
It’s the circle of top 10s. The Beyoncé executive-produced compilation album, The Gift, has officially debuted at number two on the Billboard 200.
The effort, which was inspired by her newly released film The Lion King, sold 54,000 equivalent album units in its first week on sale, Billboard reports.
The impressive feat marks Bey’s ninth top 10 effort on the Billboard 200 as a soloist, and it’s also her second album to debut in the top 10 this year, following Homecoming: The Live Album. The only other act to do so this year is Future, with The WIZRD and Save Me.
But it turns out that Bey can actually boast that she’s had three top 10 albums so far this year. It wasn’t a debut, or a new album, but back in May, her 2016 album Lemonade returned to the top 10 of the chart.
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