Beyonce’s ‘The Lion King: The Gift’ returns to Top 10 on Billboard 200 after ‘Black Is King’ premiere
Beyoncé’s The Lion King: The Gift album re-enters the Billboard 200 chart at No. 10, following the July 31 premiere of Black Is King on Disney .
The set earned 27,000 equivalent album units in the U.S. in the week ending Aug. 6 (up 1,462%), according to Nielsen Music/MRC Data.
The album originally debuted and peaked at No. 2 on the Aug. 3, 2019-dated chart.
The Billboard 200 chart ranks the most popular albums of the week in the U.S. based on multi-metric consumption as measured in equivalent album units. Units comprise album sales, track equivalent albums (TEA) and streaming equivalent albums (SEA). Each unit equals one album sale, or 10 individual tracks sold from an album, or 3,750 ad-supported or 1,250 paid/subscription on-demand official audio and video streams generated songs from an album. The new Aug. 15-dated chart (where The Lion King: The Gift re-enters at No. 10) will be posted in full on Billboard’s website on Aug. 11.
Black Is King is based on the music of The Lion King: The Gift, and was written, directed and executive produced Beyoncé. The Lion King: The Gift album also benefits from its reissue on July 31 with three additional tracks.
The Lion King: The Gift album was first released on July 19, 2019, as a companion project to last year’s film remake of The Lion King (in which Beyoncé voices the character Nala).