List of Billboard 200 number-one albums of 2018

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Drake's (pictured) fifth studio album, Scorpion was the best-selling album by the year-end, staying atop the Billboard 200 for five consecutive weeks. It sold over 3.905 million equivalent album units during the year.

The highest-selling albums and EPs in the United States are ranked in the Billboard 200, which is published by Billboard magazine. The data are compiled by Nielsen Soundscan based on each album's weekly physical and digital sales, as well as on-demand streaming and digital sales of its individual tracks. In 2018, a total of 41 albums claimed the top position of the chart. Beginning with rapper Eminem's ninth studio album, Revival, issue dated January 3,[1] another one of which, Taylor Swift's sixth studio album, Reputation returned to the top slot a week later after three weeks from the slot, issue dated December 2, 2017.[2]

Drake's Scorpion was the best selling album of 2018. Rapper Post Malone's Beerbongs & Bentleys is the second best-selling album with 3,251,000 total album units, according to Nielsen Music. Of that sum, 374,000 were in traditional album sales.[3] In the meantime, another hip-hop artist Travis Scott's third studio album, Astroworld, sustained the second biggest first-week sales with 537,000 album-equivalent units, of which 270,000 were pure sales.[4]

Chart history[edit]

Post Malone (pictured) hit the top spot with his second album Beerbongs & Bentleys, which stayed at number one for three consecutive weeks. The album became the second best-selling album of 2018 with 3,251,000 units sold.
Lady Gaga (pictured) earned her fifth consecutive number-one album with A Star Is Born making her the only female artist to have five number-one albums of the 2010s decade.
Camila Cabello's (pictured) debut album Camila was number one at the same time its lead single "Havana" was number one on the Billboard Hot 100.
Eminem (pictured) scored two number one albums in 2018 with Revival and Kamikaze.
Ariana Grande (pictured) earned her third number one album with Sweetener.
Key
Best performing single of 2018 Indicates best-performing album of 2018[5]
Issue date Album Artist(s) Ref.
January 3 Revival Eminem [1]
January 6 Reputation dagger Taylor Swift [6]
January 13 The Greatest Showman Soundtrack [7]
January 20 [8]
January 27 Camila Camila Cabello [9]
February 3 Mania Fall Out Boy [10]
February 10 Culture II Migos [11]
February 17 Man of the Woods Justin Timberlake [12]
February 24 Black Panther: The Album Soundtrack [13]
March 3 [14]
March 10 This House Is Not for Sale Bon Jovi [15]
March 17 Black Panther: The Album Soundtrack [16]
March 24 Bobby Tarantino II Logic [17]
March 31 ? XXXTentacion [18]
April 7 Boarding House Reach Jack White [19]
April 14 My Dear Melancholy, The Weeknd [20]
April 21 Invasion of Privacy Cardi B [21]
April 28 Rearview Town Jason Aldean [22]
May 5 KOD J. Cole [23]
May 12 Beerbongs & Bentleys Post Malone [24]
May 19 [25]
May 26 [26]
June 2 Love Yourself: Tear BTS [27]
June 9 Shawn Mendes Shawn Mendes [28]
June 16 Ye Kanye West [29]
June 23 Come Tomorrow Dave Matthews Band [30]
June 30 Youngblood 5 Seconds of Summer [31]
July 7 Pray for the Wicked Panic! at the Disco [32]
July 14 Scorpion Drake [33]
July 21 [34]
July 28 [35]
August 4 [36]
August 11 [37]
August 18 Astroworld Travis Scott [4]
August 25 [38]
September 1 Sweetener Ariana Grande [39]
September 8 Love Yourself: Answer BTS [40]
September 15 Kamikaze Eminem [41]
September 22 Egypt Station Paul McCartney [42]
September 29 Cry Pretty Carrie Underwood [43]
October 6 Iridescence Brockhampton [44]
October 13 Tha Carter V Lil Wayne [45]
October 20 A Star Is Born Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper [46]
October 27 [47]
November 3 [48]
November 10 Andrea Bocelli [49]
November 17 Not All Heroes Wear Capes Metro Boomin [50]
November 24 Experiment Kane Brown [51]
December 1 Delta Mumford & Sons [52]
December 8 Astroworld Travis Scott [53]
December 15 Championships Meek Mill [54]
December 22 Skins XXXTentacion [55]
December 29 Dying to Live Kodak Black [56]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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