The Longest Running Female R&B Album At Number 1 Since 1999 Is SZA’s “SOS”

At this moment, it is true to state that SZA’s SOS album has solidified her place in music history. For a sixth week in a row, the Top Dawg Entertainment-backed album is the most popular in the country. In its fifth week of sales, SOS added another 125,000 equivalent album units. SZA accomplished two achievements that have not been accomplished since the 1990s by dominating the Billboard 200 list five times in a row.

SZA’s SOS is the first R&B album by a female performer to hold the top spot on the album chart for five weeks since TLC’s FanMail in 1999, according to Billboard. SOS is also the first solo female album since Mariah Carey’s Daydream in 1995–1996 to hold the top spot for at least five weeks.

For five weeks, FanMail held the top spot. TLC’s Grammy-winning album became the group’s first Billboard 200 chart-topper. Daydream remained at No. 1 for a total of six weeks. Six of Mariah Carey’s albums reached the top of the charts.

SZA’s sole album to date to debut at number one on the Billboard 200 list is SOS. It broke streaming records when it debuted at number one. In 2017, her studio album debut, Ctrl, peaked at #3. For more than 290 weeks, Ctrl has been on the Billboard 200 chart.

Don Toliver, Phoebe Bridgers, Travis Scott, and the late Ol’ Dirty Bastard were chosen by SZA as special guests for SOS. The 33-year-old singer/songs songwriter’s “Good Days,” “I Hate U,” and “Nobody Gets Me” all peaked in the top 10 on the Billboard Hot 100 list.

The international success of SZA’s “Kill Bill” song is another aspect of her SOS period. Vivica A. Fox makes a brief appearance in the “Kill Bill” official music video. Since the videos’ January 10 YouTube launch, they have received approximately 9 million views.