Chart Takeaways: The ‘SremmLife’ is Upon Us At Number Five


Rae Sremmurd, Sremmlife © InterscopeIt was a quiet week, but there are still takeaways to be made so HERE THEY ARE!

1) Taylor Swift makes it nine weeks at number one with 1989. Shocker right?

2) The new Billboard 200 tabulation formula has been great for Ed Sheeran and Ariana Grande, whose respective albums sit at #2 and #10 this week.

3) Nicki Minaj’s The Pinkprint has spent its entire first month in the top three, this week dropping one spot to #3 after three consecutive weeks at #2. Guess “Anaconda” paid off…

4) Youthful, fun southern rap duo Rae Sremmurd land at #5 with their debut album, SremmLife. “No Flex Zone” and “No Type” baby!

Sam Hunt, Montevallo © MCA Nashville5) Sam Hunt continues to do some things on the Billboard 200. Montevallo rises from #19 to #12.

6) Sia’s 1000 Forms of Fear jumps astoundingly from #94 to #20. Wonder if latest single “Elastic Heart” plays a part?

7) It was a good week for Jessie J, whose Sweet Talker rises from #75 to #22. Yep, she’s “Burnin’ Up” for sure!

8) It’s no “Lituation” for Fabolous as The Young OG Project drops it’s third straight week on the chart from #20 to #33.

D'Angelo and the Vanguard, Black Messiah © RCA

9) Despite releasing one the best albums of the new millennium, D’Angelo’s Black Messiah has yet to gain momentum on the chart since debuting at #5. It only drops minimally from #32 to #34 this week.

10) Empire: Music From The Pilot (EP) lands at #36 on the tally. If you haven’t seen the Fox hip-hop soap opera, well – you’re missing out!

11) “We Dem Boyz” Wiz Khalifa’s former #1 album, Blacc Hollywood rises from #52 to #43.

12) To quote the late, great Andraé Crouch “Finally!” While Crouch was referencing God’s love, ‘finally’ in this context means that Mary J. Blige has made a gain on the chart after a modest beginning for The London Sessions. It rises from #59 to #45.

Joshua Radin, Onward and Sideways © Glass Bead

13) Singer/Songwriter Joshua Radin debuts at #49 with Onward And Sideways.

14) Foo Fighters fall as Sonic Highways drops from #53 to #65 in its 9th week.

15) After 62 weeks on the chart, Eminem’s The Marshall Mathers LP 2 sees a spike from #74 to #67. Similarly, so does Drake’s Nothing Was The Same, which rises from #88 to #68.

16) Ugly chart geography for the excellent Charli XCX. Sucker falls from #56 to #72.

17) Kendrick Lamar keeps doing damage 115 weeks in. Good Kid, M.A.A.D. City rises from #98 to #77. KL just keeps on winning!

5 Seconds of Summer © Capitol

18) 5 Seconds of Summer, summer has long been over. 5 Seconds of Summer drops 40 spots from #38 to #78, after 25 weeks on the chart.

19) Pink Floyd’s The Endless River seems like it’s done – it falls from #80 to #100 in only its 9th week.

20) Logic sees a rise: Under Pressure rises modestly from #106 to #101. It’s the little things.

21) “Rude” seems like it’s faded as Magic!’s Don’t Kill The Magic falls from #87 to #107 in week #16. Maybe people don’t care if they “marry that girl.” Just saying!

Brantley Gilbert, Just As I Am © VALORY

22) Brantley Gilbert has done well from himself, but Just As I Am slips from #82 to #116 this week, his 34th.

23) People missing a surprisingly quiet Rihanna – apparently! Unapologetic reenters the Billboard 200 at #120. Unapologetic originally debuted at #1.

24) The news continues to be bad for Rick Ross. Hood Billionaire drops again, falling from #93 to #122. Not a good album for RR.

25) Look who else reenters the charts! Lauryn Hill’s classic The Miseducation Of Lauryn Hill returns at #131. It is a former #1, multiplatinum affair that won multiple Grammys including Album of the Year.

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