25 Chart Takeaways: Adele Makes It Five Weeks At No. 1


Adele, 25 © Columbia

The best way to summarizes this week’s charts? Adele. Yep – nuff said!

1) Adele makes it five weeks at #1 with 25. 25’s fifth week gave the album its third million-plus selling week and second best week overall, behind its 3.38 million start.

2) Justin Bieber remains the second most consistent artist on the charts behind Adele. Purpose stays put at #2 and has remained a fixture in the top-two/three of the chart.

3) Chris Brown’s Royalty debuts at #3 with respectable numbers. Royalty’s numbers surprisingly trump those of Brown’s previous solo album, X.

4) Star Wars: The Force Awakens takes over at #5. That’s pretty darn good for a soundtrack.

5) Twenty One Pilots creep back towards the top 10 as Blurryface rises from #13 to #11.

6) Coldplay’s A Head Full of Dreams slips from #7 to #12 in its third week on the charts.

7) Pentatonix’s self-titled album rises from #15 to #13 in its 10th week on the charts.

8) Pusha T barely snags a top 20-debut with King Push – Darkest Before Dawn: The Prelude at #20.

Cage the Elephant, Tell Me I'm Pretty © RCA

9) Cage The Elephant’s Tell Me I’m Pretty debuts modestly at #26.

10) Monica’s Code Red underperforms, debuting modestly as well at #27.

11) G-Eazy’s When It’s Dark Out drops for a second consecutive week, from #18 to #28 in its third week on the charts.

12) Week two wasn’t great for country newcomer CamUntamed slipped from #12 to #36.

13) R. Kelly’s The Buffet wasn’t that scrumptious, at least in regards to sales. The Buffet slipped from #16 to #38.

14) 5 Seconds of Summer sees their sophomore album Sounds Good Feels Good improve from #50 to #57.

15) Rick Ross continues to flop with Black Market, which slips 31 spots from #33 to #64.

16) Troye Sivan has one of the hottest albums of the year with Blue Neighbourhood, but it has sold poorly. Blue Neighbourhood slides from #44 to #67 in only its third week on the charts.

17) August Alsina can tesify about This Thing Called Life as well as “this thing called chart life.” Alsina’s sophomore album doesn’t look like it’s going to have much chart life as This Thing Called Life slips 57 spots from #14 to #71 in its second week on the charts. Ouch!

18) Alabama Shakes come up! Sound & Color rises 26 spots from #100 to #74, 30 weeks in.

19) George Strait’s Cold Beer Conversation rises 40 spots from #120 to #80.

20) Kirk Franklin’s Losing My Religion improves 10 spots from #95 to #85 in week six.

Logic, The Incredible True Story © Def Jam

21) Logic continues his tepid sales as The Incredible True Story slips from #72 to #102 in week six.

Babyface, Return of the Tender Lover © Def Jam (2)

22) Babyface’s Return of the Tender Lover slips 41 spots from #79 to #120 in week three.

James Taylor, Before This World © Concord

23) James Taylor’s Before This World ascends from #192 to #133.

24) Meek Mill’s Dreams Worth More Than Money reenters the charts at #154 marking week number 24.

25) Church In These Streets is by far Jeezy’s worst selling album, slipping another eight spots (#156 to #164) in only six weeks on the charts

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