25 Chart Takeaways: Jason Aldean Takes They Don’t Know to No. 1


Jason Aldean, They Don't Know © Broken Bow

Country singer Jason Aldean finds himself once more atop the Billboard 200 – shocker. His latest album, They Don’t Know, easily takes top honors.  By far, Aldean’s most recent no. 1 album is the biggest chart story this week.  Even if he’s “the cat’s meow” this week, there are plenty of other chart stories on the Billboard 200 dated October 1, 2016.


  1. Jason Aldean keeps churning out no. 1 albums. They Don’t Know is the latest of the crop.


  1. Drake (Views) reclaims a familiar spot – no. 2. Views has charted for 20 weeks, all of which have been spent in the top five.



  1. Bastille scores its highest debut as Wild World lands at no. 4.


  1. The Head and the Heart earn some top-five glory as Signs of Light debuts at no. 5.



  1. Travis Scott expectedly takes a dip this week as Birds in the Trap Sing McKnight slips from no. 1 to no. 6. No “goosebumps” this week.


  1. The BeatlesLive At The Hollywood Bowl debuts at no. 7.


  1. Jack White takes Acoustic Recordings: 1998 – 2016 to no. 8.


  1. Florida Georgia Line takes a tumble this week. Dig Your Roots falls from no. 5 to no. 10 in week three.



  1. Wilco just misses the top 10. Schmilco settles for no. 11.


  1. After weeks in the top 10, twenty one pilots’ Blurryface exits (no. 7 to no. 12) in its 70th charting week. Frank Ocean exits the top-10 this week as Blonde spends week four at no. 13. Rihanna is pushed out of the top-10, like twenty one pilots and Frank Ocean. Anti slips from no. 8 to no. 14 in its 34th chart week.


  1. Week three wasn’t the kindest to Barbra Streisand. Encore: Movie Partners Sing Broadway dives 12 spots from no. 6 to no. 18.



  1. Local NativesSunlit Youth debuts outside of the top 20 at no. 22.


  1. Of Mice & Men locks in a top-25 debut with Cold World (no. 24).



  1. Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds latest masterpiece, Skeleton Tree, debuts at no. 27.


  1. Gavin DeGraw (Something Worth Saving) settles for a modest start at no. 35.


  1. Britney Spears nosedives this week. Glory feels like anything but glorious, sliding from no. 12 to no. 37 in its third week.



  1. Grouplove narrowly secures a top 40 debut as Big Mess bows at no. 40.


  1. All Time Low takes Straight to DVD II: Past, Present and Future Hearts to no. 41.


  1. St. Paul & The Broken Bones debuts at no. 44 with a Sea of Noise.


  1. Gospel standout Tamela Mann sees her new album, One Way, crack the top 50 (no. 45).



  1. The Dear Hunter debuts at no. 48 with Act V: Hymns With the Devil in Confessional.



  1. M.I.A. debuts modestly at no. 66 with AIM.


  1. Blake Shelton comes back to earth – in a dramatic fashion. If I’m Honest slips 50 spots (no. 18 to no. 68).



  1. Norma Jean takes Polar Similar to no. 75.


  1. Whiskey MyersMud starts at no. 80.

An expanded version of 25 Chart Takeaways, BB GROOVES, appears weekly on the Musical Hype on Wednesday mornings.

Photo Credit: Broken Bow

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