25 Chart Takeaways: The Weeknd Rules For a Second Consecutive Week


The Weeknd, Beauty Behind The Madness © Republic

The Weeknd decided not to budge from the number one spot on the Billboard 200. He killed the vibe of some rockers who kill with their five fingers – or something like that! Also, notable R&B albums find themselves slipping down the charts. Those chart takeaways and more! 

1) The Weeknd makes it two weeks in a row at #1 with Beauty Behind The Madness.

2) Five Finger Death Punch is in a familiar spot – #2. Got Your Six sold the most albums this week, but fell short of The Weeknd’s glory in streaming, tracks, and sales.

Travis Scott, Rodeo © Epic

3) Travi$ Scott’s highly anticipated debut Rodeo debuts at #3 on the Billboard 200. While that’s not bad, the numbers factored in as well it’s not great or profound either.

Iron Maiden, The Book Of Souls © Sanctuary

4) Iron Maiden proves that the veterans can get it done too! The Book Of Souls debuts respectably at #4.

5) Troye Sivan debuts at #5 with Wild, his sophomore EP. This makes it two top ten albums for Sivan, with this one outpacing the last.

6) After a big week last week, Halsey slips from second to eighth place with Badlands.

7) Future reenters the top 10 after a week hiatus (#11 to #10). This marks seven nonconsecutive weeks in the top 10.

8) Scarface just misses the top 10 of the BB200 – amazing right? Deeply Rooted lands at #11. The Wonder Years follow right behind him with No Closer To Heaven at #12.

Dr. Dre, Compton A Soundtrack © Aftermath/Interscope

9) The slide of Compton continues – Dr Dre’s first album in 16 years slips 10 spots from #5 to #15.

10) K Camp’s Only Way Is Up debuts at #20. Yep, that’s about it.

11) After rising to #17 after a dry spell, Tori Kelly comes back to earth as Unbreakable slips to #30. Unbreakable has charted for 12 weeks as of yet.

12) Is Elle King gaining some traction with Love Stuff? Apparently, as the set reaches a new at #37, improving five spots.

13) Maddie & Tae ‘started’ at #7. Unfortunately for them, Start Here drops 36 spots to #43.

14) Talk about a Depression Cherry (whatever that is)! Beach House drops from 8th to 50th, a 42 spot loss. Da-yum Son!

Kip Moore, Wild Ones © MCA Nashville

15) Kip Moore continues to lose support for Wild Ones. The album plummets from #39 to #75 a short three weeks in.

16) The bottom seems to have fallen out of Tyrese’s Black Rose this week. Black Rose free falls from #46 to #81 after charting for nine weeks.

17) Alabama Shakes sees Sound & Color improve 64 spots from #149 to #85. Go band!

18) Are people sick of Fifty Shades of Grey? Guess so! The soundtrack loses 42 spots this week, falling to #86.

19) Not looking the least bit good for Carly Rae Jepsen E•MO•TION slips 40 spots from #64 to #104 only three weeks in.

All Time Low, Future Hearts © Hopeless

20) All Time Low sees their former #2 bowing Future Hearts reenter the chart at #106 for only a ninth week.

Jill Scott, Woman © Atlantic

21) Jill Scott continues to see Woman fall from the ranks – it slips from #84 to #117 after just seven weeks. This album debuted at #1!

22) Bon Jovi had the ‘fans only’ thing right with Burning Bridges. Unfortunately, not many of the fans have purchased the album, which debuted at #13, dropped to #63, and sits at #134 three weeks in.

23) Rob Thomas’ star seems to have burned out back in the 00s. The Great Unknown, a solid album, drops nearly 100 spots this week to #151. This is only Thomas’ third week in, much like Carly Rae Jepsen and Bon Jovi. OUCH!

24) No one wanted “a war” from Bullet From My Valentine; Venom has sold horridly, this week falling 41 spots to #181. How many weeks in? A mere four weeks in my friends!

25) Nick Jonas hangs on the Billboard 200 by ‘skin of his teeth.’ Nick Jonas sits at #197 this week.

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