Lana Del Rey’s ‘Born to Die’ Has Spent 6 Years on the Billboard 200


Lana Del Rey’s breakthrough album has hit a new milestone on the Billboard 200 albums chart.

After a several month hiatus, ‘Born to Die’ re-enters the ranking of America’s top 200 unit sellers this week (chart dated July 21). With a total of 312 non-consecutive weeks on the chart, ‘Born to Die’ has now spent an astonishing six years on the list.

That sum is enough to re-tie Eminem’s ‘Recovery’ for the 17th longest stay among all albums in Billboard 200 chart history. Among female albums, Del Rey’s ‘Born to Die’ ranks third behind Adele’s ’21’ (373 weeks) and Carole King’s ‘Tapestry’ (318 weeks). As neither of these albums is active, ‘Born to Die’ could eventually surpass them.

Released in January 2012, ‘Born to Die’ debuted and peaked at #2 on the Billboard 200 (behind Adele’s ’21’) with 77,000 pure copies sold. A strong recurrent seller, it has sold nearly 20x that amount as of the week ending July 5, 2018.



1 Comment

  1. Hello. I’ve been checking US album sales a while for Eminem’s Revival and I just see pure sales updates. Any way you could updates US sales plus streaming for Revival?


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