25 Chart Takeaways: Furious 7 Soundtrack Rises To #1  

Furious 7- Original Motion Picture Soundtrack © Atlantic

Yep, Furious 7 kills All Time Low’s vibe this week – it takes that “Number One Spot” to quote Ludacris. That and 24 more stimulating chart takeaways! 

1) The Furious 7 Soundtrack does big things this week, rising from #2 to #1.

2) All Time Low were supposed to be the stars, but Furious 7 killed their vibe – oh well. Don’t cry too many tears for Alex and company as Future Hearts debuted at #2 and gave the quartet their best sales week yet.

3) Fifty Shades of Grey Soundtrack continues an impressive stay in the top 10, this week rebounding from #9 to #3.

Drake, If You're Reading This You're Too Late © Cash Money

4) Fifty Shades of Grey isn’t the only album to rebound in the top 10 as Drake (If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late), Ed Sheeran (X), and Meghan Trainor (Title) all accomplish a similar task.

5) Wale’s fortunes weren’t as good this week as The Album About Nothing slipped from #1 to #11. Nothingness has that sort of effect Wale.

6) Sam Hunt continues to gain steam. After falling to #22 last week, he improves to #15 with debut Montevallo.

Big Sean, Dark Sky Paradise © Def Jam

7) It’s a good week to be Nicki Minaj or Big Sean. Both artists see respective albums The Pinkprint and Dark Sky Paradise return to the top 20 (#26 to #16 and #25 to #17).

Ludacris, Ludaversal © Def Jam

8) Ludacris like Wale only managed to score one week in the top 10. Ludaversal slips this week from #3 to #18.

9) Nick Jonas returns to the top 20, rebounding 10-spots from #30 to #20.

10) Lord Huron lands at #23 with latest album Strange Trails.

11) Brian Wilson’s latest studio album, No Pier Pressure debuts at #28.

Matt and Kim, New Glow © Harvest

12) Matt and Kim debut at #33 with New Glow. See the trend with all these modest debuts?

Sufjan Stevens, Carrie & Lowell © Asthmatic Kitty

13) Two more previous top 10 albums plummet down the charts. First is Death Cab For Cutie’s Kintsugi which tumbles from #8 to #36. Second is Sufjan StevensCarrie & Lowell, which drops 26 spots from #10 to #36.

14) Things are finally looking up (for once) for Madonna. Rebel Heart ascends from #57 to #41. Good things happen when you’re “Living For Love.”

15) Can Lee Brice thank Google Play for the rise of his album I Don’t Dance from #116 to #52? Heck yeah he can thank Google Play as the album was on sale for a steal – $2.99.

16) Skrillex & Diplo must be smiling knowing that Jack U rose 31 spots (#84 to #53).

Jodeci, The Past, The Present, The Future © Epic

17) Jodeci enjoyed the top 25 while they could. This week, The Past, The Present, The Future slides from #23 to #62.

18) Day of The Dead seems like an appropriate way to describe the fall of Hollywood Undead’s chart path. Falling 50 spots is never a sign of life… at least from a chart perspective (falls from #18 to #68).

19) Action Bronson continues his downward slide as Mr. Wonderful plummets 34 spots from #55 to #89. Three weeks ago, Mr. Wonderful debuted at #7.

20) To quote TGT, “Sex Ain’t Never Felt Better” – that’s the sentiment greeting Omarion’s Sex Playlist this week, which rises 41 spots from #140 to #99. Omarion’s probably thinking that’s how things are “Post To Be.”


21) Toro y Moi debuts at #123 with What For?

Jason Derulo, Talk Dirty © Warner Bros

22) Jason DeRulo rises 43 spots (#173 to #130) with Talk Dirty. And to think, old boy is preparing a new album!

Awolnation, Run © Red Bull

23) There’s no “Sail” to be found on Run as AWOLNATION’s sophomore album sits at #133 four short weeks in.

24) Not much ‘calm’ about James Bay’s charting fortunes. Face it Chaos And The Calm is nothing short of a bomb as of yet, slipping from #123 to #161 three weeks in.

Lana Del Rey, Ultraviolence © Interscope

25) Lana Del Rey sees a spike in Ultraviolence – her album that is! Ultraviolence rises from #195 to #169.

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