Rapper Meek Mill topped the Billboard 200 albums chart for the first time after his sophomore set, Dreams Worth More Than Money, sold 246,000 equivalent album units in its first week of release. The disc unseated last week's top album, Breaking Benjamin's Dark Before Dawn, which tumbled to the No. 6 spot after a 78% week-to-week sales drop.
Following at No. 2 is Miguel's third album, Wildheart, which moved 48,000 units. Taylor Swift's 1989 continues to perform well, rising from No. 4 to No. 3 on sales of 48,000 units. Swift's album is the fastest to reach five million U.S. sales in more than 10 years.
Ed Sheeran's x jumped from No. 7 to No. 4, and James Taylor's Before This World remains at No. 5.
X Ambassadors full-length debut, VHS, enters the chart at No. 7 on sales of 30,000 units. Sam Hunt's Montevallo remains at No. 8.
August Burns Red's Found In Far Away Places debuts at No. 9 on sales of 29,000 units, and the Magic Mike XXL soundtrack debuts at No. 10 on sales of 25,000 units.