February 28, 2017 / 12:14 AM / 2 years ago

Future's self-titled album tops Billboard 200 chart

Rapper Future arrives at the 2016 MTV Video Music Awards in New York, U.S., August 28, 2016. REUTERS/Eduardo Munoz

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Rapper Future topped the weekly U.S. Billboard 200 chart on Monday, scoring his fourth chart-topping album.

Atlanta rapper Future’s self-titled album sold 140,000 units in its first week, according to figures from Nielsen SoundScan for the week ending Feb. 23.

The rapper released another album, “HNDRXX,” on Friday, which Billboard said is projected to top the charts next week.

Future’s album knocked off last week’s chart-topper, the soundtrack to the “Fifty Shades Darker” film, which dropped to No. 3 this week. Bruno Mars’ “24K Magic” held steady at No. 2.

New entries in the top 10 of the Billboard 200 album chart this week included R&B singer Charlie Wilson at No. 7 with “In it To Win It,” alt-rocker Ryan Adams’ “Prisoner” at No. 8 and bluegrass-country artist Alison Krauss at No. 9 with “Windy City.”

On the Digital Songs chart, which measures online single sales, Ed Sheeran’s “Shape of You” held onto the top spot with another 147,000 copies sold.

Reporting by Piya Sinha-Roy; Editing by Cynthia Osterman

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