25 Chart Takeaways: Justin Bieber Takes Purpose To No. 1  


Justin Bieber, Purpose © Def Jam

40% of this weeks chart takeaways hail from the top 10. That’s right, the top 10 of the BB200 is where it’s at this week, with eight new albums all getting the shout out in this week’s 25 chart takeaways. There were still plenty of folks who didn’t feel the chart loe this week as well, but they won’t kill the vibe for those who did work! Here’s 25 chart takeaways for your reading pleasure…or not!

1) Justin Bieber explodes onto the Billboard 200 with Purpose, easily taking the #1 spot. Purpose gave JB his sixth number one album.

One Direction, Made in the A.M. © Sony

2) For the first time in five albums, One Direction did not debut at #1. Instead, the British foursome settled for the runner-up spot, still selling robustly with Made In The A.M.

Logic, The Incredible True Story © Def Jam

3) Logic came up with The Incredible True Story, which debuts one spot higher than his debut Under Pressure did last year at #3.   Even better, Logic’s numbers improved as well. Interestingly, Under Pressure reenters the Billboard 200 at #115, marking its 18th week on the charts.

4) Jeezy has the lowest debuting album of his career with Church In These Streets. How badly did it perform? It debuted at #4. Yep, not too shabby, even if the numbers are down from previous #2 debuting effort, Seen It All.

5) Chris Young throws some country into the top five with I’m Comin’ Over. For an album underrated compared to the four preceding it, Young did pretty well for himself.

Chris Stapleton, Traveller © Mercury

6) After two weeks at #1, Chris Stapleton falls to #6 with Traveller. Still, wasn’t it just three weeks ago he wasn’t even on the charts?

7) Trans-Siberian Orchestra debut at #7 with their newest offering, Letters From The Labyrinth. That debut best thought-to-be more prominent new albums.

The Weeknd, Beauty Behind The Madness © Republic

8) Other than Stapleton, The Weeknd is the only holdover from the previous week in the top 10 at #8 (Beauty Behind The Madness).

9) Newbie Alessia Cara debuts with Know-It-All at #9. Know-It-All is led by hit single “Here.”

10) Kirk Franklin returns after a four-year hiatus with Losing My Religion, which debuts at #10.

Eric Church, Mr. Misunderstood © Universal Music Group (2)

11) Eric Church’s Mr. Misunderstood slips 10 spots from #2 to #12. Clearly, this drop is a result of all the new albums that took over the top 10 this week.

Ty Dolla $ign, Free TC © Atlantic

12) Ty Dolla $ign’s debut album Free TC lands at #14. The effort is actually strong, but didn’t have the same support as the biggest new releases this week.

13) Carrie Underwood’s Storyteller tumbles from #9 to #26 after just four weeks. Ouch!

14) Natalie Grant manages a top-30 debut with Be One, which lands at #28.

15) 5 Seconds of Summer’s Sounds Good Feels Good continues its downward spiral, slipping from #26 to #39 only four weeks in.

16) MUTEMATH makes their return with a modest #49 debut for Vitals.

Janet Jackson, Unbreakable © Rhythm Nation / BMG

17) Janet Jackson rebounds after a horrid sales week as Unbreakable improves 25 spots from #75 to #50.

Old Dominion, Meat and Candy © Sony Nashville:RCA (2)

18) Old Dominion’s second week on the charts is so-so at best. Meat And Candy slips from #16 to #56.

Chris Isaak, First Comes The Night © Vanguard (2)

19) Chris Isaak returns to the top half of the Billboard 200 chart with First Comes The Night, which debuts at #66.

20) A Great Big World don’t get the same welcome with album number two that they received for debut Is There Anybody Out There? When The Morning Comes settles for a tepid #75 start.

Sara Bareilles, What's Inside Songs From Waitress © Epic

21) Sara Bareilles’ second week was unimpressive. What’s Inside: Songs From Waitress slipped 68 spots from #10 to #78.

Little Mix, Get Weird © Sony (2)

22) Little Mix’s Get Weird also had a horrid sophomore frame. The album fell 77 spots from 13th to 90th.

We Love Disney © Verve

23) Let’s call it what it is – We Love Disney is a flop. After debuting at #8 and then slipping to #52, this week, the compilation drops 73 spots in its third week at #125.

24) Il Divo released a new album, though few seemed to take notice.   Amor & Passion debuts at #135.

25) The Neighbourhood have not had a great charting experience with Wiped Out! This week, the alt band slips from 84th to 158th.   Wiped Out! has only been on the charts for three weeks.


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