25 Chart Takeaways: Drake & Future Take ‘What A Time To Be Alive’ To No. 1


Drake & Future, What A Time To Be Alive © Cash Money:Epic

In a busy chart week, Drake and Future command the headlines with surprise mixtape What A Time To Be Alive. Unsurprisingly, the two popular MCs take the number one spot easy. Still, there’s 24 more takeaways where that one came from! 

1) Drake and Future haven’t been playing around in 2015. What A Time To Be Alive marks the second #1 album for both artists in 2015. Truly “what a time to be alive!”

Lana Del Rey, Honeymoon © Interscope

2) Poor Lana Del Rey. Drake and Future ruined any hopes she had of repeating as chart champion. Honeymoon settles for second place. To quote G-Eazy, these things happen.

3) Don’t feel too bad for Abel Tesfaye, better known as The Weeknd. While Beauty Behind The Madness falls from #1 to #3, the album outperformed a number of new entries within the top 10 of the charts.

4) Mac Miller may have thought he was a “king when he first made a hundred grand” but he doesn’t even crack one hundred grand units with GO:OD AM. The album settles for a fourth place start, the lowest of Miller’s career.

5) David Gilmour shocks the world as Rattle That Lock starts at #5, besting several other new entries despite the low profile of the release.

Shinedown, Threat To Survival © Atlantic

6) Shinedown’s Threat To Survival lands at #6.

7) Ryan Adams takes a cover of Taylor Swift’s 1989 to #7, with Swift’s original sitting at #8 this week.

8) Christian rapper Andy Mineo debuts at #10 with Uncomfortable.

9) Top 10 blues for Keith Richards, who settles for an 11th place start for Crosseyed Heart.

10) Say it ain’t so – Ed Sheeran falls out of the top 10, dropping from #9 to #13 in week 66.

11) Alabama debut at #14 with Southern Drawl.

The Turnpike Troubadours © Bossier City Records

12) Country collective the Turnpike Troubadours debut at #17 with their self-titled effort.

13) Chris Cornell finds Higher Truth at #19.

14) Last weeks’ new top 10 albums struggle this week. Bring Me The Horizon slips 25 spots from #2 to #27 with That’s The Spirit, while Brett Eldredge’s Illinois tumbles the same amount from #3 to #28.

15) Dang it’s been a minute since David Cook was topping the charts. The former American Idol victor debuts quietly at #35 with Digital Vein.

16) Did you know there were Pagans In Vegas? According to Metric there are, and they land at #36.

Iron Maiden, The Book Of Souls © Sanctuary

17) Iron Maiden drop a hefty 28 spots this week as double album The Book Of Souls slips from #14 to #42.

18) Lil Dicky reenters the Billboard 200 at #47 with Professional Rapper. This marks his fifth overall week on the charts.

19) After making a comeback, Disturbed aren’t performing so hot. Immortalized dropped 27 spots from #29 to #56 in just five short weeks on the charts.

Prince, HitNRun Phase One © NPG

20) Prince surprisingly only slips five spots with his tepid performing HITnRun: Phase One. This week, the album slips to #75 after opening at #70.

21) Meg Myers’ full-length debut album Sorry limps onto the charts at #79.

22) Jay Rock slips from #16 to #94 with 90059. That’s a 78-spot drop!

Jess Glynne, I Cry When I Laugh © Atlantic

23) Jess Glynne doesn’t have much luck unfortunately – I Cry When I Laugh dropped 70 spots from #25 to #95 in just two short weeks on the chart.

Troye Sivan, WILD - EP © Universal Music Australia

24) Troy Sivane is dropping like flies. WILD slips from #45 to #117. How many spots did he drop? Do the math (72 spots).

25) Tyrese slips from #95 to #142. Well Black Rose, it was good while it lasted!

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