(AllHipHop News) For over a week, Billboard hesitated to officially announce what album would be listed at #1 on the Billboard 200 chart dated December 8. The publication announced Nielsen Music was conducting an audit of sales/streams due to "processing discrepancy."
Travis Scott's Astroworld and 6ix9ine's Dummy Boy were in an extremely close race for the top spot. After Billboard first reported that Astroworld was the #1 album, there was speculation that Dummy Boy had actually edged out Scott's LP.
Finally, Billboard has now officially published its online album chart for the week of December 8. According to the outlet's website, Astroworld took #1 and Dummy Boy debuted at #2.
This does not mean the drama surrounding this sales battle is over. HitsDailyDouble reports lawsuits could be filed involving Sony, Billboard, Nielsen, and Create Music Group, the company that distributed 6ix9ine’s Dummy Boy.
Apparently, the "discrepancy" centers on streaming numbers from digital service providers such as Tidal and SoundCloud. Nielsen has reportedly decided to make its chart related features "unavailable for Week 48 2018 forward." However, Billboarddid announce Meek Mill's Championships will be the #1 album for the December 15 chart week.