25 Chart Takeaways: Disney’s ‘Descendants’ Soundtrack Tops In Tepid Sales Week


Disney's Descendants © Walt Disney Records  

It was a horrid week for album sales. How bad? The top selling album sold 30,000 copies. Those figures looks only slightly better with streams included – 42,000 copies. Thankfully, the storm only lasts this week. Here are 25 chart takeaways, including a surprise #1 album.

1) Exactly WHO debuted at #1? Disney’s soundtrack for the made for TV film Descendants. Pretty head shakable, right? RIGHT.

2) Future spends a second week at #2 with DS2, his third overall week on the charts.

3) Jill Scott doesn’t fall too far – Woman slips from #1 to #5.

4) Lil Dicky is now a Professional Rapper – or at least its been confirmed by his #7 start on the Billboard 200. Twenty One Pilots, Blurryface © Fueled By Ramen

5) How did Twenty One Pilots improve so much this week? Blurryface rose from #20 to #8. Now that’s a come up!

6) This is interesting. Drake’s If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late improves from #13 to #10 in its 26th week, while Meek MillsDreams Worth More Than Money slips from #8 to #11 in week six. Hmm…

7) Migos’ Yung Rich Nation settles for an unexceptional #17 start. There are definitely “ceilings” here and they aren’t very high.

8) Tyrese’s honeymoon in the top 10 comes to an end this week. In week four, Black Rose slides from 10th to 18th. What a “Shame!”

Southpaw © Shady/Interscope (2)

9) Southpaw: Music from and Inspired by The Motion Picture finds itself on the wrong side of the top 20. Southpaw slips from #5 to #21.

10) Hmm, is “Chicken Fried” experiencing resurgence? Zac Brown Band’s Greatest Hits rises 65 spots from #87 to #22.

11) Saint Asonia debuts with its self-titled debut at #29.

12) Talk about being WAY OFF BASE from the top 10. Joss Stone’s critically mixed Water For Your Soul debuted tepidly at #34.

13) Charlie Puth is rising. Some Type Of Love EP rises 29 spots from #66 to #37.

Lamb of God, VII- Sturm Und Drang © Epic

14) It’s a bad week to be Lamb Of God. The band drops a horrid 36 spots from #3 to #39. Ouch!

15) One Direction see their fourth album Four improve from #78 to #49 – a 29 spot improvement.

16) Lianne La HavasBlood debuts at #52. Yep, that’s about all.

17) Tori Kelly sees her Unbreakable Smile improve 10 spots from #73 to #63. The same can’t be said of Kacey Musgraves, whose Pageant Material slips (#101 to #118).

18) Bea, Bea, Bea – Bea Miller that is. Not An Apology doesn’t fall the least bit gracefully, dropping from 7th to 69th in just week two!

Miguel, Wildheart © RCA

19) Miguel’s Wildheart improves this week, though only by three spots (#77 to #74).

20) James Taylor continues to plummet down the charts. Before This World drops 15 more spots this week from #68 to #83 a short eight weeks in.

21) 2015 has had some awful second weeks. Ashley Monroe experiences this as The Blade slides from #30 to #123. That’s a 93-spot drop!

22) These Things Happen – according G-Eazy. The Bay area rapper’s effort improves from #139 to #124 56 weeks in.

Adam Lambert, The Original High © Warner Bros

23) Adam Lambert’s The Original High will never achieve it’s “original high” again. The album drops 34-spots from #98 to #132.

24) R5 is not doing well on the charts. Nope. Sometime Last Night drops from #111 to #150. The effort has only been on the charts for four weeks and debuted at #6.

25) Gunplay didn’t ignite the charts up. He debuted at #171 with Living Legend. Isn’t it always interesting that the albums with some of the most confident titles sell the worst?

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