For what seems the millionth week, the headline is the same. Drake’s Views is no. 1 on the Billboard 200. This week it was a runaway – not even Beyoncé had a hand on the Canadian. While The Avett Brothers made a dent, it was no earthquake. While there are no game changing chart stories, there’s are lot to digest from the Billboard 200, dated July 16, 2016. Here are 25 Chart takeaways!
1.Drake doesn’t budge from no. 1. For a ninth week, he is a king. Better yet, he’s a god…the “6God” that is.
2. There should be no True Sadness for The Avett Brothers. The band’s most recent effort gives them a new career-peak, even if the sales fall short of previous efforts.
3. Adele sees 25 re-enter the top 10, improving from no. 12 to no. 7. 25 has now charted for 32 weeks.
4. Little is more Epic AF than ascending up the charts in one’s sophomore week. That’s just what the compilation does, improving from a no. 16 debut to no. 8.
5. Red Hot Chili Peppers’ The Getaway slides seven spots in its sophomore frame from no. 2 to no. 9.
6. Kanye West sees The Life Of Pablo jump 15 spots from no. 31 to no. 16. Has to be the impact of “Famous.”
7. Radiohead takes a sizable tumble as A Moon Shaped Pool falls from no. 5 to no. 23.
8. Game of Thrones: Music From the HBO Series Season 6 debuts at no. 27.
9. YG’s Still Brazy free falls from no. 6 to no. 33 in its sophomore week.
10. J Balvin sees Energia debut at no. 38.
11. Broods’ Conscious debuts at no. 52.
12. Halsey’s Badlands has spent 44 weeks on the chart. This week, the singer sees her debut set improve 14 spots from no. 72 to no. 58.
13. Paul Simon’s Stranger To Stranger has been a slow seller. In just it’s fourth week, the veteran singer/songwriter’s set slips from no. 43 to no. 68.
14. RiFF RaFF’s Peach Panther starts unimpressively at no. 69.
15. Whitechapel’s Mark of the Blade debuts quietly at no. 72.
16. DJ Shadow’s mountain is definitely going to fall at this rate. Huh? His latest album The Mountain Will Fall debuts modestly at no. 77.
17. Mindless Behavior are far off in sales and chart position from their two previous albums. #officialMBmusic starts at no. 79. Ouch!
18. Mumford & Sons plummet. Johannesburg EP slips from no. 9 to no. 94.
19. 2016 Warped Tour Compilation quietly debuts at no. 117.
20. Cash Cash won’t be making much cash off of Blood, Sweat & 3 Years. The album starts tepidly at no. 125.
21. Rock band DOROTHY don’t get the best introduction to the BB200. ROCKISDEAD starts at no. 129. Hmm, isn’t that ironic their album is titled ROCKISDEAD and it debuts horridly
22. Gospel singer William Murphy sees album Demonstrate begin at no. 131.
23. Neil Young + Promise of The Real’s Earth starts modestly at no. 138.
24. Todrick Hall released a pop album. It didn’t sell well. Straight Outta Oz debuts at no. 142.
25. Blood Orange’s Freetown Sound starts at no. 185. Definitely a bottom dweller.
25 Chart Takeaways is a column that examines 25 of biggest stories of the Billboard 200 Albums Chart weekly.
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