Panic! At The Disco accomplish the previously unaccomplished – a number one album on the Billboard 200, five albums in! That’s the big news of the Billboard 200 this week, but of course there’s more – 24 more takeaways to go along with this one!
1) Panic! At The Disco, now down to just Brendon Urie, scores its first career #1 album with Death Of A Bachelor. “Damn, it feels good to top the Billboard 200…” Yeah, that wasn’t exactly how the Geto Boys said it, was it?
2) David Bowie’s Blackstar falls from the top spot to #4. Similarly, Best Of Bowie slips from #4 to #7.
3) Kidz Bop makes its presence known at #6 with Kidz Bop 31. Those Kidz know how to score a top 10 album consistently, that’s for sure!
4) Bryson Tiller DID NOT see his chart position nor sales improve this week, but the Louisville, Kentucky singer/rapper still clings onto a spot in the top 10 at #10 with TRAPSOUL. Represent homeboy!
5) Lecrae definitely has some support behind him as his mixtape Church Clothes 3 debuts respectably at #12.
6) Hank Williams, Jr. sees his latest album It’s About Time debut at #15.
7) Brothers Osborne see their debut album Pawn Shop enter the top 20 of the Billboard 200 at #17.
8) One Direction falls seven spots from #12 to #19. 19th is the worst spot that Made In The A.M. has been in as of yet. Made in The A.M. spends its 10th week on the charts.
9) Taylor Swift’s 1989 slips out of the top 20 for the first time this week. The album falls six spots from #15 to #21.
10) Thanks to some Google Play magic – aka price slashing to the tune of $.99 – Fleetwood Mac’s Greatest Hits and Blake Shelton’s Reloaded: 20 #1 Hits fly up the charts sitting at #25 and #26 respectfully. Fleetwood Mac’s set made the biggest jump of the two rising from #66 to #25. Others sets also see a spike in sales.
11) Following the passing of Glenn Frey (1948 – 2016), The Very Best of The Eagles reenters the charts at #28.
12) Rachel Platten sees her Wildfire slip from #18 to #32 in it’s third week.
13) Jesus Culture land at #35 with Let It Echo.
14) Coldplay hasn’t had the greatest run with A Head Full Of Dreams. The set slides 16 spots from #23 to #39 in week number seven.
15) Despite slipping from #39 to #46, the Straight Outta Compton soundtrack shows “gains in performance” according the BB200 chart.
16) The Randy Rogers Band debuts quietly at #47 with Nothing Shines Like Neon.
17) Kirk Franklin sees his Losing My Religion album improve 120 spots from #194 to #74.
18) With Death of a Bachelor sitting pretty at #1, Panic! At The Disco’s previous album Too Weird To Live, Too Rare To Die! improves from #123 to #75 in its 58th charting week. (A Fever You Can’t Sweat Out lands at #102)
19) Anderson .Paak’s Malibu didn’t exactly ignite the charts – the set lands at #79.
20) Brett Eldredge sees Illinois pick up steam, rising from #119 to #99. Oh the little things in life!
21) Rick Ross continues to epically fail with Black Market – it slides from #95 to #120, seven weeks in.
22) It hasn’t been smooth going for Enya but Dark Sky Island sees a 49 spot improvement this week from #175 to #126.
23) Hmm, is 5 Seconds of Summer cooling off? Perhaps. Sounds Good Feels Good drops 28 spots from #101 to #129 in its unlucky 13th week.
24) Need it be mentioned once more that R. Kelly has the worst-selling album of his career on his hands? The Buffet dropped 27 more spots from #116 to #143. Even worse? Kelly’s latest album has spent only six weeks on the charts!
25) August Alsina clings onto a spot on the Billboard 200 this week. This Thing Called Life slips 39 spots from #153 to #192. Like R. Kelly, he’s only been on the charts six weeks with his latest effort.