SZA’s ‘S.O.S.’ album is No. 1 on Billboard 200 for fourth straight week

The Grammy winner's sophomore release is the first album by a female artist since Adele's "30" to start its first four weeks at No. 1.

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SZA’s new album “S.O.S.” continues to dominate on the Billboard 200 chart. The project remains at No. 1 for the fourth consecutive week with 125,000 equivalent album units earned last week.

“S.O.S.,” SZA’s first No. 1 album of her career, debuted at the peak of the Billboard 200 last month after earning 318,000 equivalent album units in its first week. The Top Dawg Entertainment songstress’ sophomore release is already certified gold.

SZA joins some elite company with this new milestone. She is the first female artist to have her album spend four weeks atop the Billboard 200 charts since Adele last year with her fourth album, “30.” SZA also is the first female artist to have an album spend the first four weeks at number since “30,” which reached six straight weeks at No. 1.

Global Citizen Festival 2022: Accra
SZA performs on stage during Global Citizen Festival 2022: Accra on Sept. 24, 2022, in Accra, Ghana. (Photo by Jemal Countess/Getty Images for Global Citizen)

The Grammy Award winner is the first female R&B artist to release an album that spent four weeks at No. 1 since Alicia Keys in 2008. Keys’ third album, “As I Am,” spent four non-consecutive weeks at the top of the Billboard 200 charts.

SZA also is the first R&B artist to release an album that spent its first four weeks at No. 1 since Janet Jackson’s “janet.” album spent its first six weeks at the chart’s plateau.

Much of the success of “S.O.S.” is because of its hit singles. “Good Days” and “I Hate U” both reached the Top 10 on the Billboard Hot 100 charts, while “Shirt” peaked at No. 4 on the Billboard R&B/Hip-Hop chart. Fans were anticipating the release of “S.O.S.” for years. It’s the follow-up to SZA’s 2017 triple-platinum debut, “Ctrl.”

SZA will bring her new album to fans all over North America with a concert tour starting in February. The tour hits cities including New York; Chicago; Washington, D.C.; Dallas; Philadelphia; Los Angeles and more.

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