25 Chart Takeaways: Adele Reclaims Her Crown


Adele, 25 © ColumbiaAfter taking two weeks off, Queen Adele reclaimed her crown, topping the Billboard 200 for an eighth nonconsecutive week. Along with that takeaway there are 24 more to check out!

1) Adele’s 25 moves back to #1 on the Billboard 200. It was inevitable.

2) Justin Bieber likewise sees his Purpose ascend up one spot to #2, trailing the chart queen for the umpteenth week.

3) Megadeth scores the top debut of the charts this week as Dystopia debuts at #3.

Panic! At The Disco, Death Of A Bachelor © Fueled By Ramen

4) Panic! At The Disco’s Death of a Bachelor slips from #1 to #5.

5) David Bowie remains firmly planted in the top 10 as Blackstar slips from #4 to #6.

6) 2016 Grammy Nominees compilation lands at #9.

Selena Gomez, Revival © Interscope

7) Selena Gomez sees her Revival rise five spots from #16 to #11.

8) Tank misses the top 10. Sex Love & Pain II settles for an unimpressive #15 start.

9) Chris Brown’s Royalty moves back into the top 20 (#22 to #20).

Rihanna, Anti © Roc Nation (1)

10) After a brief availability, Rihanna’s ANTI debuts at #27. Likely the set will rise after a full week of availability.

11) Hoodie Allen’s Happy Camper debuts at #28. Considering how low-key the album was, this isn’t a bad start.

12) William McDowell’s latest gospel effort Sounds of Revival: Live debuts at #46.

Hank Williams, Jr., It's About Time © Big Machine (1)

13) Hank Williams Jr.’s It’s About Time drops 35 spots in its sophomore week (#15 to #50).

14) Troye Sivan sees his Blue Neighbourhood improve 15 spots from #68 to #53.

15) Big Sean sees Dark Sky Paradise rise 17 spots from #87 to #70. Dark Sky Paradise has been on the charts for 49 weeks.

16) Chris Young’s I’m Comin’ Over seeks a 42-spot spike in performance from #113 to #71.

17) Jason Derulo’s Everything Is 4 improves 19 spots from #101 to #82 (28 weeks on the chart).

18) Lecrae sees his Church Clothes 3 slip 80 spots from #12 to #92. OUCH!

19) Steven Wilson’s 4 ½ debuts at #114. Yeah, not the most triumphant debut ever, right?

A$AP Rocky, AT.LONG.LAST.A$AP © RCA

20) A$AP Rocky’s AT.LONG.LAST.A$AP rises 16 spots from #132 to #116.

21) Sia’s 1000 Forms of Fear improves 16 spots ahead of the release of Sia’s latest album, This Is Acting (#141 to #125).

22) Meek Mill’s Dreams Worth More Than Money improves 40 spots from #168 to #168.

23) The Game’s The Documentary 2 + 2.5: Collector’s Edition debuts at #134.

24) Though it arrived in 2015, Mike Posner’s The Truth (EP) sees the “light of day” on the charts for the first time this week. The Truth lands at #159.

Kirk Franklin, Losing My Religion © RCA

25) Kirk Franklin’s Losing My Religion slips 91 spots from #74 to #165.

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