SZA’s latest album, ‘SOS,’ which came out in December has entered its 10th non-consecutive week at the top of Billboard 200 Albums Chart—a feat only 8 albums have achieved since 2010. The last album to spend 10 weeks at the top was Bad Bunny’s Un Verano Sin Ti which spent 13 non-consecutive weeks on top. Adele’s album “25,” was the last album by a female artist.
Billboard uses a multi-metric consumption methodology using equivalent albums compiled by Luminate to rank the most popular albums of the week in the United State. An album sale comprises a single unit. Track equivalent albums (TEA) and streaming equivalent albums (SEA) are used to calculate album sales. Ad-supported and paid/subscription on-demand official audio and video steamed are factored into the final calculation.
Missouri-born “Kill Bill” SZA has also won the Billboard’s Woman of the Year for 2023. She will be honored as The Woman of the Year at the BillboardWomen in Music Awards on March 1 at the YouTube Arena.
Billboard’s editorial director Hannah Karp in a press release saying, “Since she burst onto the scene in 2017, SZA has defied genres and continually released raw, powerful songs which have landed her music on the Billboard charts.”
“The release of her latest album, SOS has solidified her as a distinct force in contemporary R&B, and catapulted her into superstardom. We can’t wait to honor her as Woman of the Year,” the Executive Director adds.