Megan Thee Stallion’s ‘Megan’ Charges to No. 1 on Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums Chart

Megan Thee Stallion’s new album Megan launches at No. 1 on Billboard’s Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart, giving the rapper her second career champ. Her new set crowns the list dated July 13 and arrives with 64,000 equivalent album units in the U.S. for the tracking week of June 28 – July 4, according to Luminate. The total marks the biggest debut, by units, for any rap album released by a woman in 2024.

Of Megan’s 64,000 first-week sum, streaming activity contributes 47,000 units – equal to 62.3 million official on-demand U.S. streams for the album’s songs. The figure translates into a No. 5 debut on the Top Streaming Albums chart, where it ranks as the week’s highest-charting rap album. 16,000 of Megan’s units come from traditional album sales — giving the artist her best-ever sales week — and the remaining 1,000 derive from track-equivalent units. (One unit equals the following levels of consumption: one album sale, 10 individual tracks sold from an album, or 3,750 ad-supported or 1,250 paid/subscription on-demand official audio and video streams for a song on the album.)

With Megan, Megan Thee Stallion nets her second No. 1 on Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums, after Good News debuted atop the chart in 2020 for its sole week in charge. Beyond the two chart-toppers, the Houston-bred rapper has collected four top 10 projects: Fever (No. 6 in 2019), Suga (No. 6, 2020), Something for Thee Hotties: From Thee Archives (No. 3, 2021) and Traumazine (No. 3, 2022).

Plus, Megan Thee Stallion becomes only the sixth female rapper to achieve multiple leaders on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart. She joins Nicki Minaj (who has four No. 1 albums), Eve, Missy Elliott (each with three), Da Brat and Foxy Brown (two each).

Elsewhere, Megan starts at No. 1 on the Top Rap Albums chart, where it likewise secures the rapper a second champ, and at No. 3 on the all-genre Billboard 200. On the latter, Megan becomes the first top 10-charting rap set by a woman released this year.

Five Megan cuts debut on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart, led by “Otaku Hot Girl” at No. 20. (It’s also the album’s most-streamed song for the week, with 7.5 million official U.S. streams.) “Mamushi,” featuring Yuki Chiba, begins at No. 21, followed by “Where Them Girls At” (No. 24), “Accent,” featuring GloRilla (No. 42) and “Rattle” (No. 47).

In addition to the new arrivals, three previously released Megan tracks have appeared on Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs: “Cobra,” which reached No. 10 last November, “Hiss,” a one-week No. 1 in February and “Boa,” which peaked at No. 13 in May. Thanks to the album’s streaming activity, “Boa” re-enters the chart at No. 27 and “Hiss” returns at No. 38.