Another week, another chart… Another week, another set of 25 chart takeaways. Some came up (Fetty Wap) and others came way down (Iron Maiden and Prince among ‘em). Here are 25 chart takeaways – read if you dare!
1) Fetty Wap takes his self-titled debut to the top of the Billboard 200. Although he didn’t sell the most albums this week, thanks to streams and tracks, Fetty Wap solidifies his spot at #1.
2) Drake & Future drop just one spot to #2 with mixtape What A Time To Be Alive.
3) It’s been awhile since Don Henley released an album/hit the charts, but that comes to an end this week as Cass County debuts at #3.
4) George Strait takes surprise album Cold Beer Conversation to #4.
5) The Weeknd’s Beauty Behind The Madness spends a fifth week in the top five, this week slipping from #3 to #5.
6) Thomas Rhett debuts at #6 with Tangled Up. Interestingly, he outsold and out-impacted his buddy Brett Eldredge (Illinois) but debuted lower.
7) CHVRCHES hit #8 with Every Open Eye.
8) Disclosure take their super groovy Caracal to #9.
9) The Dead Weather return, landing tenth with Dodge And Burn. Jack White can’t seem to miss.
10) Louisville, KY R&B/Hip-hop musician Bryson Tiller just misses the top 10 as TRAPSOUL debuts at #11.
11) There were some steep drops for albums in their second week. Lana Del Rey saw her Honeymoon slip from #2 to #15, while Mac Miller saw GO:OD AM slip from #4 to #18.
12) Ryan Adams and Shinedown also see drops in week two. Adams’ 1989 drops from #7 to #22, while Shinedown’s Threat To Survival drops 21 spots from #6 to #27.
13) Travi$ Scott is performing only so-so with debut Rodeo. It drops 11 more spots from #22 to #33 after a short four weeks in.
14) Big Grams (Phantogram and Big Boi) debut EP lands at #38.
15) Brett Eldredge doesn’t seem to have much support. Illinois drops from #28 to #44 only three weeks in. The album debuted at #3.
16) Dr. Dre’s Compton slips 11 spots from #39 to #50 in week eight.
17) Bring Me The Horizon’s That’s The Spirit doesn’t seem to have much staying power; it slips from #27 to #52 three short weeks in.
18) Horrid second week for Christian rapper Andy Mineo. Uncomfortable slides from #10 to #86.
19) Iron Maiden’s album seems to be going the way of the fiery pit better know as hell… The Book Of Souls drops 50 spots from #42 to #92.
20) Did anyone realize Avant released an album? Nope, apparently not – The VIII debuted modestly at #95.
21) Tony Bennett also released an album – what? The Silver Lining: The Music of Jerome Kern – with pianist Bill Charlap debuted modestly as well at #96.
22) After a huge fall last week, Troye Sivan sees his WILD EP improve 17 spots from #117 to #100.
23) James Bay rebounds – Chaos And The Calm moves up 41 spots from #144 to #103.
24) Madonna’s Rebel Heart reenters the chart at #149. This marks only the set’s 11th week.
25) Prince’s HITnRun: Phase One sure is “running away” from the charts. This week the Purple One’s album drops 87 spots from #75 to #162. To quote Prince, “Damn U!” – the charts that is!