Although other publications announced Lana Del Rey having the #1 album on the Billboard 200 with 'Lust for Life'", Billboard has not reported on it or released the charts.
The stories information came from leaked chart data showing Lana out-edged the #2 album, Flower Boy by only a few thousand with Meek very close behind.
As previously reported, Tidal was streaming Meek Mill's album for free in front of a pay-wall with no account needed, making it easier for bots to stream the album. These streams receive no revenue. Billboard had agreed to count them towards the chart although lower-level staff are outraged by the response and apathy from the top.
The Billboard 200 charts normally release and announce a top 10 on Sunday and announce the top 10 for the Billboard Hot 100 charts on Monday. They have not released either. The last time this happened, Lana Del Rey's song "High By The Beach" debuted on the Hot 100 at #7, but Billboard revised the charts to #51 after it found out the data was wrong.
Billboard sent this message on the delay of it's Country Weekly Bulletin:
The release of this week’s Billboard’s non-airplay charts, including Hot Country Songs and Top Country Albums, is delayed due to data issues...
Billboard Chart Manager responds on Twitter:
Except it never came out today.
nah, unfortunately, but we should be back next week! The #Hot100 story will be coming later, of course. can't skip that :)— Trevor Anderson (@tanderson5569) July 31, 2017
So what is going on at Billboard? Did
lana's brujeria is backfiring on ha.