Shocking news: Mumford & Sons score their second #1 album! Of course they do – who expected otherwise? That totally predictable news and 24 other takeaways – some of which are much less predictable!
1) Mumford & Sons take their third album Wilder Mind to the penthouse aka #1. The numbers aren’t nearly as triumphant as they were for Babel back in 2012. Speaking of Babel, it improves from #175 to #89 its 103rd week on the charts. Sigh No More reenters the chart at #96, it’s 219th week on the chart.
2) Josh Groban doesn’t move… well he does himself, but his album Stages stays put at #2.
3) Now 54 lands at #3 – “That’s all I got to say about that.” Basically, the numbers are down for a Now That’s What I Call Music product.
5) Has anyone noticed these takeaways remain in sync with the chart position? This one is no different as Zac Brown Band’s former #1 album Jekyll + Hide drops to #5 this week.
6) My Morning Jacket missed the top 10 on the Billboard 200 as The Waterfall settles for a #11 start.
7) Country singer/songwriter Chris Stapleton takes his debut album Traveller to a #14 start. Not sexy, but respectable enough for a relatively unknown musician.
8) Bad week for Ciara – there’s just no getting around it or justifying it. Jackie starts at #17, the second worst week of Ciara’s career. Jackie is a far cry off from the #2 start that greeted Ciara.
9) After two weeks in the top ten, Alabama Shakes’ Sound & Color slips to #18. The album began at #1 and in its second week fell to #7.
10) Tyler Farr doesn’t fall gracefully. Suffer In Peace suffers from a 22-spot drop from #4 to #26.
11) NOW That’s What I Call #1s gets off to a modest #34 start.
12) Yelawolf’s third week on the charts with Love Story sees a 25-spot drop from #15 to #40. These double-digit drops suck for the MC. He started at #3.
13) Yes, y’all are probably tired of hearing about Wale, but the MC’s uninspired run with The Album About Nothing provides “fuel for the fire.” This week, the set slips from #44 to #61.
14) Boney James lands at #76 with latest album, Futuresoul.
15) It continues to be a slippery slide for Kelly Clarkson. Piece By Piece sits at #93 this week.
16) twenty one pilots’ Vessel improves eight spots from #113 to #105. Blurryface arrives May 19th, 2015.
17) Frozen has finally gone “cold” – the soundtrack slips from #93 to #114. Most of us had long “Let It Go.”
19) He may be “Drunk On A Plane,” but Dierks Bentley’s drunkenness didn’t help this week as Riser drops 24 spots from #96 to #120.
20) Ludacris is NOT in “Beast Mode.” Ludaversal falls out of the top 100 of the Billboard 200. How bad is the damage – BAD as Luda plummets from #68 to #123.
21) Blur had a respectable week last week as The Magic Whip debuted at #24, but they could’ve done without the 100-spot slippage this week. That’s right, The Magic Whip sits at #124 after debuting at #24.
22) All Time Low is currently exemplifying their title as a 32-spot erosion drops Future Hearts to #132. That’s definitely not good considering the album has only spent five short weeks on the chart.
23) Tyler, The Creator can’t be happy – not that he was anyways! Cherry Bomb continues to underperform, “falling of the cliff” from #62 to #139. Four weeks in, there seems to be little hope for TTC.
25) Kehlani spends her second week near the bottom. No she didn’t “start at the bottom,” but two weeks in she’s at #189. A #36 start isn’t the second coming, but who expected such mediocrity in week two.