25 Chart Takeaways: Zac Brown Band Land Third #1 Album


Zac Brown Band, JEKYLL + HYDE © Republic

Are Zac Brown Band unstoppable? Of course not, but they are on a run for #1 albums. That takeaway and 24 others worth reading!

1) Zac Brown Band scores its third consecutive #1 album with Jekyll + Hyde. The band’s previous two chart toppers are You Get What You Give and Uncaged.

2) Josh Groban had a solid week, but missed out on landing what would’ve been his fourth #1 album. Still, #2 is a respectable bow for Stages and the pure sales were impressive as well (176,000 copies).

3) Country musician Tyler Farr debuts at #4 with his sophomore album, Suffer In Peace.

Alabama Shakes, Sound & Color © ATO Records

4) Alabama Shakes’ sophomore album Sound & Color slips from #1 to #7. Not too steep a fall.

5) After reentering the top 10, Sam Hunt finds himself on the outs once more as Montevallo slips from #9 to #13. This week marks the album’s 27th week on the Billboard 200.

Yelawolf, Love Story © Interscope

6) Yelawolf’s sophomore album Love Story slips from #3 to #15 in its second week on the chart. Still, this is better than Radioactive, which peaked no higher than #27 back in 2011.

7) Insane Clown Posse’s Marvelous Missing Link (Lost) arrives on the charts at #17.

8) Kendrick Lamar’s To Pimp A Butterfly hangs on to dear top-20 life as the set slips from #14 to #19. This week marks the set’s seventh week on the charts.

9) Three weeks in, Reba’s Love Somebody has landed at #3, #13, and #22.

Big Sean, Dark Sky Paradise © Def Jam

10) Big Sean’s third album Dark Sky Paradise appears to be in a better place than his sophomore album Hall Of Fame was; Dark Sky Paradise sits at #23 after 10 weeks in.

11) Blur’s comeback album The Magic Whip debuts at #24, which according the Billboard is the band’s best yet.

12) Big week for Andy Grammer as his sophomore album Magazines Or Novels rose 26 spots this week (#52 to #26). #26 is a new high for Magazines Or Novels, which debuted at #27 and gives Grammer his best peak position yet on the Billboard 200.

Shawn Mendes, Handwritten © Island

13) Shawn Mendes’ Handwritten drops 10 more spots after a disappointing second week. Mendes began at #1, dropped to #17, and now sits at #27 three weeks in.

14) R&B singer Kehlani’s debut album You Should Be Here bows at #36. That’s not too shabby considering its rollout was incredibly quiet.

15) Wale sees his The Album About Nothing drop 11 more spots – #33 to #44. Five weeks in, things aren’t looking up to say the least. The same should be said of Ludacris, who also dropped album Ludaversal the same day and sits at #68 this week.

16) Eric Clapton’s Forever Man debuts at #48. For a compilation of greatest hits, you can’t ask for much more honestly.

17) Raekwon’s Fly International Luxurious Art debuts at #60.

Tyler the Creator, Cherry Bomb © Odd Future

18) Tyler, The Creator really has a ‘bomb’ on his hands. Cherry Bomb drops 21 more spots in only its third week. Tyler started respectably, though underwhelming numbers wise at #4, proceeded to fall to #41, and now sits at an uninspired #62.

19) Kelly Clarkson’s uninspired run with Piece By Piece continues as the set drops from #65 to #76 only nine short weeks in.

20) Could Brantley Gilbert’s ascent from #116 to #81 be a foreshadowing of what is to come when he releases the ‘platinum edition’ of Just As I Am?

21) Bad sophomore week for Maná as Cama Incendiada slips from #15 to #97. The charts had no mercy whatsoever on the veteran Mexican band.

All Time Low, Future Hearts © Hopeless

22) It was good while it lasted – that has to be the sentiment that All Time Low are embracing as Future Hearts performs horridly after an exceptional start. After debuting at #2, Future Hearts in its fourth week sits at #100. Need I say more?

23) Interestingly, twenty one pilotsVessel improves from #168 to #113. The duo’s profile is elevated due to hot new singles promoting their May 19, 2015 album release, Blurryface. Vessel peaked at #58.

24) James Bay’s Chaos And The Calm rises once more, this time from #150 to #134. 

Passion Pit, Kindred © Columbia

25) Passion Pit can’t be happy two weeks in. Kindred plummeted after a tepid #23 start to #143. For you mathematicians, that’s a 120 spot drop. Phew!

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