On the heels of the news that Suicide Squad topped the box office for a third consecutive weekend, the soundtrack for DC’s latest superhero film has notched a second straight week atop Billboard’s albums chart. Suicide Squad: The Album earned 93,000 equivalent album units for the week ending Aug. 18, which was enough to make it the first soundtrack since 2014’s Guardians of the Galaxy to spend more than a week at No. 1 on the Billboard 200.
But Suicide Squad: The Album has bragging rights over Guardians of the Galaxy, because the latter didn’t debut at No. 1 — before it, a film’s soundtrack hadn’t done that for more than a decade. The last one to accomplish that feat was the accompanying set for Bad Boys II, which spent its first four weeks atop the chart in 2003. However, despite its strong start, Suicide Squad: The Album still has a long way to go in the pantheon of smash soundtracks; in 2014, Frozen‘s soundtrack held the top spot for 13 weeks.
Suicide Squad: The Album sports an impressive array of artists, from hip-hop heavyweights (Rick Ross, Lil Wayne, Eminem) to superstar producers (Skrillex, Mark Ronson), to buzzy emerging artists (Grimes, Kevin Gates, Kehlani).
Unsurprisingly, Drake held steady at No. 2 with Views. Since its April release, the album — which includes three Top 10 singles on the Hot 100 in “Too Good,” “Hotline Bling,” and “One Dance” — has spent twelve consecutive weeks atop Billboard’s albums chart and has yet to dip below the second slot. The Canadian rapper’s OVO labelmate PartyNextDoor debuted at No. 3 with PARTYNEXTDOOR 3 (P3).
Elsewhere, country artist Justin Moore debuted at No. 4, while Twenty One Pilots’ Blurryface and DJ Khaled’s Major Key rose a slot a piece to occupy Nos. 5 and 6, respectively. Rae Sremmurd debuted at No. 7 with their sophomore effort Sremmlife 2, and commercial powerhouses Adele and Rihanna remained in the Top 10 with their months-old smashes 25 and Anti.