25 Chart Takeaways: Drake Makes It 12 At No. 1


Gucci Mane, Everybody Looking © Atlantic

Drake (Views) remains at no. 1 on the Billboard 200 for a 12th week.

At the top of the Billboard 200, it’s more of the same! Drake spends a record 12th week at no. 1 on the Billboard 200.  Only one act – Blink-182 (California) – temporarily halted the momentum of Views. Despite a relatively strong showing, Gucci Mane settles for the runner-up spot with comeback album, Everybody Looking.  Beyond Drake and Gucci Mane, there are many other chart takeaways on the Billboard 200, dated August 13, 2016.

  1. Drake. That’s all anybody needs to know about the no. 1 spot. Views rules for a 12th week – three straight in the latest run.
  1. Gucci Mane claims his highest chart bow with Everybody Looking. No. 2 is superb, and a familiar landing spot behind Drake.
  1. Sia rejoins the top-10 fold this week. This Is Acting rebounds five spots from no. 11 to no. 6. This Is Acting has charted for 26 weeks.
  1. Meghan Trainor returns to the top 10. Thank You ascends five spots (no. 15 to no. 10).
  1. Crown The Empire scores a top-15 debut with Retrograde. Retrograde lands at no. 15.
  1. The latest Periphery album, Periphery III: Select Difficulty, debuts at no. 22.
  1. Coldplay continues its rise with A Head Full of Dreams. This week, Dreams improves from no. 32 to no. 28.
  1. Lil Durk’s sophomore album, Lil Durk 2X, debuts unimpressively at no. 29. His 2015 debut performed better on the Billboard 200.
  1. Keith Sweat takes Dress To Impress to no. 34. Not too shabby for the 55-year old veteran.
  1. DJ Drama closes out the top-40 with Quality Street Music 2, which debuts at no. 40.
  1. Reliant K debuts so-so on the BB200. Air For Free settles for a no. 44 start.
  1. NEEDTOBREATHE have a horrid week. HARD LOVE slips 50 spots from no. 2 to no. 52.
  1. gnash reaches a new peak on the Billboard 200. Us improves eight spots from no. 69 to no. 61.
  1. Ghostbusters drops considerably in week two. The soundtrack free falls from no. 18 to no. 73.
  1. Maxwell continues to lose steam. blackSUMMERS’night plummets 28 spots from no. 46 to no. 74.
  1. 21 Savage & Metro Boomin see Savage Mode slip 33 spots (no. 44 to no. 77).
  1. Hezekiah Walker takes Better: Azusa – The Next Generation 2 to no. 88 on the BB200.
  1. YG slips out of the top-100. Still Brazy drops 23 spots from no. 80 to no. 103, just six weeks in.
  1. Steven Tyler’s solo album, We’re All Somebody From Somewhere, dropped 93 spots in its sophomore week (no. 19 to no. 112).
  1. Hillsong UNITED didn’t have the greatest sophomore week either. Of Dirt And Grace: Live From the Land slid 75 spots (no. 40 to no. 115).
  1. Stephen Marley barely dents the Billboard 200. Revelation Part II: The Fruit of Life debuts at no. 129.
  1. Foreigner takes Records to a modest no. 147 start.
  1. The underperforming, under-promoted debut album from Dreezy, No Hard Feelings, slips 51 spots from no. 101 to no. 152.
  1. Dirty Heads’ self-titled album free falls from no. 14 to no. 165.
  1. Revocation’s Great Is Our Sin debuts unimpressively at no. 189.

BONUS. Leeland’s Invisible was nearly “invisible” from the Billboard 200. It debuts at no. 200.

Photo Credit: Cash Money, Atlantic
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