Khalid scores his first no. 1 on Bilboard 200 with Free Spirit

The album is the first R&B album to reach no. 1 in nearly year.

April 14, 2019
Khalid scores his first no. 1 on Bilboard 200 with <i>Free Spirit</i> LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - APRIL 01: Khalid attends the 'Free Spirit' VIP premiere at Pacific Theaters at the Grove on April 01, 2019 in Los Angeles, California.   Rich Fury/Getty Images for MAC Presents

Khalid's new album has earned the singer his first no.1 on the Billboard 200 chart.

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Free Spirit landed at the top of the chart with 202,000 equivalent album units, 85,000 of which were traditional album sales, according to Billboard. The publication reports a concert ticket and album bundle aided in sales.

Khalid's debut album American Teen and last year's EP Suncity previously peaked on the Billboard 200 chart at no. 4 and 8, respectively.

Free Spirit is the first R&B album to reach no. 1 in nearly a year. The Weeknd’s My Dear Melancholy EP topped the chart last April.

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Khalid scores his first no. 1 on Bilboard 200 with Free Spirit