As expected, Cardi B debuted on top of Billboard 200 as her highly anticipated Invasion of Privacy sold 235,000 copies during its first week. This sum determined the second best sales week of 2018 behind Justin Timberlakes Man of the Woods . Invasion of Privacy 's first weekend came 103,000 copies from traditional digital-only album sales, while a record breaking 135,000 copies were streaming of the corresponding album or SEA. Cardi B put a new brand for most album streams for a female artist in a week, pointing out Beyonce's Lemonade Billboard .
Cardi B also became just the fifth female rap to
America opened its chart with a debut number two, selling 62,000 copies in its first week release; This sum helped in part to a deal that linked concert tickets to Jared Leto and the company's forthcoming tour with a free copy of America .
Outside Cardi B and Thirty Seconds to Mars, the only other new release to infiltrate the Top 1
Weeknds My dear melancholy last week's number one, fell two stains to Number Three. (Five), Migos Culture II (Six), The Greatest Showman Black Panther: Album (Seven), Rich Boy The world is your (Eight) and Post Malone Stoney (Nine).
Next week, Cardi B will need to ward off Jason Aldeans Rearview Town and new releases by Breaking Benjamin, John Prine and Pentatonix to spend a second week at number one.