25 Chart Takeaways: Twenty One Pilots Take ‘Blurryface’ to #1


Twenty One Pilot, Blurryface © Fueled By Ramen

Tyler Joseph (of Twenty One Pilots) may be “Stressed Out” but he shouldn’t be – new album Blurryface easily commands that number one spot on the Billboard 200. That and 24 more fascinating chart takeaways!

1) Nothing is blurred about the #1 album this week. Twenty One PilotsBlurryface easily tops the Billboard 200. Vessel improves from #88 to #75 in its 40th week.

2) Taylor Swift reclaims a spot in the top five as 1989 rises from #9 to #2. She can thank her new #1 single “Bad Blood” (featuring Kendrick Lamar).

Zedd, True Colors © Interscope3) Zedd goes top five as True Colors debuts at #4, besting previous album Clarity.

4) The Voice, Season 8 winner Sawyer Fredericks debuts at #6 with his collection of performances. Meghan Linsey debuts at #45, Joshua Davis debuts at #58, and Koryn Hawthorne lands at #85.

5) Brantley Gilbert’s Just As I Am sees a huge jump from #69 to #7, thanks to the release of a platinum edition of the effort.

Jamie Foxx, Hollywood- A Story Of A Dozen Roses © RCA

6) Jamie Foxx debuts at #10 with his quietly released Hollywood: A Story Of A Dozen Roses.

7) Fifty Shades of Grey slips outside of the top 10 for the first time since its release 15 weeks ago.

8) Mumford & SonsWilder Mind falls 10 spots from #2 to #12 in week three.

9) Regardless if “This Summer’s Gonna Hurt Like a Motherf—-r,” Maroon 5 have one of the steadiest albums on the Billboard 200 as V rises from #16 to #14 after 38 weeks in.

Brandon Flowers, The Desired Effect © Island10) Brandon FlowersThe Desired Effect debuts at #17, less impressive than the #8 start for 2010’s Flamingo.

11) The ‘stage’ is growing smaller for Josh Groban as Stages slips 10 spots from #8 to #18 four weeks in.

12) ‘Infinity’ is not going to last very long – at least judging by the #29 start of Mariah Carey’s greatest hits compilation, #1 To Infinity.

13) Country newbie Kelsea Ballerini debuts modestly at #31 with The First Time.

14) Alabama ShakesSound & Color drops 15 spots this week from #22 to #37.

Big Sean, Dark Sky Paradise © Def Jam

15) Big Sean’s Dark Sky Paradise takes one of its largest falls as of late, slipping from #33 to #43. Dark Sky Paradise has spent 13 weeks on the Billboard 200.

16) Snoop Dogg’s BUSH doesn’t fall gracefully – the set drops from #14 to #44.

17) Tech N9ne slips 27 spots in week 3, as Special Effects plummets from #20 to #47.

18) Trey Songz’s quietly released EPs Intermission I & II lands at #52.

Tyler Farr, Suffer In Peace © Sony Music Nashville

19) Tyler Farr seems to be ‘far’ away from a hit album as Suffer In Peace is suffering in a big way – a drop from #46 to #71.

20) Tina Campbell’s (of Mary Mary) solo album It’s Personal debuts at #90. That’s not nearly as impressive as her sister Erica’s #6 start with Help back in 2014.

21) Kelly Clarkson’s fading Piece By Piece improves 20 spots from #115 to #95.

22) Call it a flop – Ciara’s Jackie plummets 32 spots in week three from #64 to #96.

23) Hot Chip debuts modestly at #103 with latest LP Why Make Sense? They will only be “making cents” on this album.

Chris Brown & Tyga, Fan of a Fan the Album © RCA : Cash Money

24) “B**ches N Marijuana” can’t save Fan Of A Fan: The Album. The Chris Brown and Tyga project slips from #90 to #106 after only 13 weeks in. Compared to Big Sean’s Dark Sky Paradise, the #1 album from 13 weeks back, it currently sits at #43.

25) Incubus did work last week, but not this week. After debuting at #6 with EP Trust Fall (Side A), the effort drops 103 spots to #109. Shameful!

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