25 Chart Takeaways: Frank Ocean Easily Debuts At No. 1

Frank Ocean, Blonde © Boys Don't Cry

After a four-year hiatus, Frank Ocean has returned to the musical fold in a big way.  This week, Ocean’s Blonde was the runaway no. 1 album.  There was No doubt about it from the urban alternative singer/songwriter.  As impressive  as Ocean’s numbers are – not to mention how intriguing the album is in itself – there are more noteworthy chart stories as well on the Billboard 200 dated September 10, 2016.

  1. Frank Ocean (Blonde) easily takes top honors on the Billboard 200. To reiterate, it wasn’t even close! Ocean also sees his Grammy-winning debut album Channel Orange improve 115 spots (no. 142 to no. 27).


  1. Guess who sits no. 2? Drake (Views) has kept the no. 2 spot warm for four consecutive weeks now.


  1. Suicide Squad: The Album relinquishes the no. 1 spot after holding it for two consecutive weeks. This week, the soundtrack slips to no. 3.



  1. Tory Lanez scores the week’s second highest debut with I Told You at no. 4. Compared the numbers with Frank Ocean’s Blonde and it’s a big gap between both albums.


  1. Lindsey Stirling earns another top-five album (no. 5) with Brave Enough.



  1. Dolly Parton just misses the top 10 with latest album Pure & Simple. She settles for a no. 11 start.


  1. Coldplay re-enters the top 20. A Head Full of Dreams ascends 20 spots from no. 40 to no. 20 in its 38th charting week.



  1. Charlie Puth gets a bump as Nine Track Mind ascends 13 spots from no. 34 to no. 21. Nine Track Mind has charted for 30 weeks, debuting at no. 6.


  1. After debuting last week at no. 3, PARTYNEXTDOOR finds himself clinging on to a spot in the top-25. PARTYNEXTDOOR3 (P3) slides to no. 25 in its sophomore week.


  1. Frank Ocean sees his Grammy-winning debut album Channel Orange improve 115 spots (no. 142 to no. 27).



  1. The crappiness of the sophomore week extends to Rae Sremmurd. Sophomore album SremmLife 2 slips from no. 7 to no. 28.


  1. Justin Moore takes a mighty tumble. Kind Don’t Care drops from no. 4 to no. 29. Ouch!


  1. Amos Lee makes a modest splash on the Billboard 200. Spirit debuts at no. 30.



  1. The latest album by Drake White, Spark, lands at no. 34.


  1. The RCA-List reaches a new peak position in its second charting week (no. 44 to no. 36).


  1. Casey Donahew takes All Night Party to no. 40.



  1. ScHoolboy Q sees Blank Face LP improve seven spots from no. 50 to no. 43.


  1. Skillet continues to free fall. Unleased slides from no. 25 to no. 46 in just its third week.


  1. Cole Swindell makes a huge leap as You Should Be Here improves from no. 80 to no. 57.


  1. Watsky’s latest LP, x Infinity, debuts at no. 58.


  1. Bayside sees latest album, Vacancy, debut modestly at no. 69.


  1. Hillary Scott & The Scott Family slip 17 spots. Love Remains drops from no. 59 to no. 76 in just four weeks of availability.


  1. Red Hot Chili Peppers sees The Getaway dip from no. 89 to no. 100. The Getaway debuted at no. 2.



  1. EDEN’s EP I Think You Think Too Much of Me debuts quietly at no. 104.


  1. Jake Miller settles for a tepid no. 125 star. Overnight (EP) seems like it has low ceilings.


An expanded version of 25 Chart Takeaways (BB Grooves) appears on The Musical Hype every Wednesday.

Photo Credit: Frank Ocean / Boys Don’t Cry

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