25 Chart Takeaways: Solange No. 1 on the Billboard 200


Solange, A Seat at the Table © Columbia

Let’s recap:  Bon Iver probably thought he had it in the bag.  The Grammy-winner was ready to earn more accolades – the no. 1 spot on the Billboard 200.  Unfortunately, 22, A Million debuts at no. 2, not no 1.  No. 1 honors go to Solange for her surprise album, A Seat at the Table.  There are more notable stories from the chart dated October 22, 2016.

 

  1. Solange (A Seat at the Table) debuts at no. 1 on the Billboard 200 – her first no. 1 album.

 

 

  1. Bon Iver scores his highest charting album on the Billboard 200 with 22, A Million, which narrowly debuts at no. 2 behind Solange.

 

 

  1. Red Hot Chili Peppers experience a big gain with The Getaway. The Getaway jumps 19 spots from no. 24 to no. 5.

 

 

  1. Shawn Mendes no longer illuminates the charts. Illuminate slips from no. 1 to no. 6 with a big dip in sales/overall impact.

 

 

  1. Van Morrison scores a rare top-10 album with Keep Me Singing, which debuts at no. 9.

 

 

  1. Radiohead (A Moon Shaped Pool) re-enters the Billboard 200 at no. 11.

 

  1. Bob Weir (Blue Mountain) debuts at no. 14 on the Billboard 200.

 

 

  1. Banks earns a top 20 debut with The Altar. The Altar lands at no. 17.

 

  1. Bruce Springsteen compilation Chapter and Verse slides from no. 5 to no. 21.

 

 

  1. Singer/songwriter Regina Spektor (Remember Us to Life) debuts at no. 23.

 

 

  1. Metal collective Opeth takes Sorceress to no. 24 on the Billboard 200.

 

  1. Drive-By-Truckers (American Band) debuts at no. 26.

 

 

  1. Yellowcard’s self-titled LP debuts quietly at no. 28.

 

  1. John Prine takes For Better, Or Worse to no. 30.

 

 

  1. Dave East takes Kairi Chanel to no. 38 on the Billboard 200.

 

  1. Usher has a poor third week. Hard II Love dips 20 spots from no. 20 to no. 40.

 

 

  1. After debuting at no. 2, Mac Miller has had little luck with The Divine Feminine. After dropping 28 spots in its second week, it drops 27 more in its third (no. 30 to no. 57).

 

 

  1. William Michael Morgan’s debut album Vinyl debuts quietly at no. 65.

 

  1. The soundtrack to Trolls slips from no. 33 to no. 71 in its second week.

 

 

  1. After debuting at no. 77 last week, Danny Brown sees Atrocity Exhibition remain static at no. 77.

 

 

  1. Ty Dolla $ign sees mixtape Campaign slip from no. 28 to no. 91 in its second week.

 

 

  1. Godsmack frontman Sully Erna probably should keep the day job. His solo album Hometown Life debuts modestly at no. 105.

 

  1. The Britney Spears slide continues. Glory drops 35 more spots from no. 103 to no. 138.

 

 

 

  1. Idina Menzel can’t be pleased with second week sales for Idina. After debuting at no. 29, Idina free falls to no. 178.

 

  1. Alex & Sierra barely nab a spot on the Billboard 200. As Seen on TV limps onto the charts at no. 183.
Photo Credit: Columbia
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