Khalid earned his first No. 1 on the Billboard 200 albums chart with his third release, Free Spirit. 

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.  Free Spirit’s start of 202,000 equivalent album units is the fourth-biggest week for an album in 2019, and the largest for a set by a male solo artist. 

Free Spirit is the first R&B album to reach No. 1 in nearly a year. The last to do so was The Weeknd’s My Dear Melancholy EP back in April 14, 2018.

Khalid Scores His First No. 1 Album On Billboard 200 With ‘Free Spirit’


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