After 42 years of waiting, the former Billboard 200 album No. 1 on Fleetwood Mac Rumors returns to the top 10 this week as the set jumps 13-7. The album, released in 1977, draws on the brilliance of sales and the increase in streaming caused by publicity generated by a viral video of TikTok for the album’s song “Dreams.”
The Billboard 200 chart ranks the most popular albums of the week in the United States based on multimeter consumption, measured in equivalent album units. Units include album sales, equivalent albums (TEA) and equivalent streaming albums (SEA). Each unit equals one album sale or 10 individual songs sold by an album, or 3,750 ad-supported or 1
Rumors won 33,000 equivalent albums in the United States in the week ending October 15 – 15% more, according to Nielsen Music / MRC Data. Of that amount, 23,000 include SEA units (an increase of 15%, equivalent to 30.6 million album streams, including “Dreams”), just under 7,000 are in album sales (by 15%), and 4000 are in TEA units (by 13%).