P!nk's 'Hurts 2B Human' Album Debuts at No. 1 on Billboard 200 Chart
Plus: Hillsong United, ScHoolboy Q & AJR bow in top 10.
P!nk claims her third total and consecutive No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 chart, as Hurts 2B Humanarrives atop the tally with 115,000 equivalent album units earned in the U.S. in the week ending May 2, according to Nielsen Music. Of that sum, 95,000 were in album sales. Hurts follows P!nk’s previous leaders Beautiful Trauma (2017) and The Truth About Love (2012).
The Billboard 200 chart ranks the most popular albums of the week in the U.S. based on multi-metric consumption as measured in equivalent album units. Units are comprised of traditional album sales, track equivalent albums (TEA) and streaming equivalent albums (SEA). The new May 11-dated chart (where Hurts 2B Human debuts at No. 1) will be posted in full on Billboard's websites on May 7.
Hurts 2B Human was ushered in by the radio single “Walk Me Home,” which recently became P!nk’s 16th top 10 on the Adult Pop Songs airplay chart. (The track has so far peaked at No. 6, as of the most recently published list, dated May 4). Over on the Pop Songs airplay list, it entered the tally at No. 40 on the May 4-dated chart, marking the diva’s 29th entry.
Hurts 2B Human follows P!nk’s Beautiful Trauma album, which charged in at No. 1 back in November 2017 with 408,000 units earned in its first week, of which 384,000 were in album sales -- her largest sales week ever. That album, unlike Hurts, saw its sales bolstered by a concert ticket/album sale redemption offer for her then-upcoming tour (which is still currently on the road).
Nearly two decades into her Billboard 200 history, P!nk continues her hottest streak. The new set is also her eighth total and consecutive top 10, dating to her first, M!ssundaztood, in 2002. She first charted with Can’t Take Me Home (No. 26) in 2000.
At No. 2 on the new Billboard 200, Hillsong United’s People debuts, marking the act’s fourth top 10 and highest-charting effort yet. The live set arrives with 107,000 equivalent album units earned -- the largest week for a Christian music album in 2019. The ensemble -- an offshoot of the Hillsong Church -- previously hit the top 10 with Wonder (No. 10 in 2017), Empires (No. 5 in 2015) and Zion (No. 5 in 2013). With 101,000 copies sold of People, Hillsong United also claims the week’s top-selling album and the act’s best sales week yet, surpassing the 47,000 sold of Empires in its first frame. (People’s debut was bolstered by sales from a concert ticket/album redemption offer for the act’s tour, which continues through July.)
ScHoolboy Q scores his third Billboard 200 top 10 album, as Crash Talk enters at No. 3 with 81,000 equivalent album units earned (18,000 in album sales). All three of the hip-hop artist’s top 10-charting albums have all reached the top three: Crash Talk (No. 3), Blank Face LP (No. 2 in 2016) and Oxymoron (No. 1 in 2014).
Billie Eilish’s former No. 1 When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go? falls from No. 1 to No. 4 with 76,000 units (down 14%). The album spent it first and third weeks at No. 1 on the tally.
Three more former No. 1s trail Eilish, as Khalid’s Free Spirit falls 2-5 (58,000 units; down 4%), Ariana Grande’s Thank U, Next slips 5-6 (38,000 units; down 13%), and BTS’ Map of the Soul: Persona descends 3-7 (33,000 units; down 42%). Meanwhile, Beyoncé’s Homecoming: The Live Album slides from its No. 4 high to No. 8 with 32,000 units (down 43%).
Brother trio AJR notches its first top 10 album, as Neotheater debuts at No. 9. The sibling band also logs its best week ever in total units and album sales, as the set begins with 32,000 units earned (of which 22,000 were in album sales). The group previously topped out at No. 61 in 2017 with its last album, The Click.
The new album was preceded by the single “100 Bad Days,” which has reached No. 13 on the Alternative Songs airplay chart (through the most recently published list, dated May 4) and No. 7 on the Hot Rock Songs chart.
Neotheater follows the act’s success in 2018 with a pair of hit radio singles from The Click: “Sober Up” and “Burn the House Down.” The former hit No. 1 on the Alternative Songs airplay chart and No. 15 on the Adult Pop Songs airplay tally. “Burn” hit No. 2 on Alternative and No. 15 on Adult Pop Songs. Meanwhile, The Clickhas so far earned 590,000 equivalent album units and tallied 631.1 million on-demand audio streams for its tracks.
Rounding out the new top 10 on the Billboard 200 is Nipsey Hussle’s Victory Lap, which falls 7-10 with 30,000 units (down 17%).