25 Chart Takeaways: Green Day Takes the ‘Revolution’ to No. 1



Green Day, Revolution Radio © Reprise

Green Day returns to familiar place – no. 1 on the Billboard 200. Revolution Radio easily topped the charts, moving 95,000 units. Despite new albums from Norah Jones (Day Breaks) and OneRepublic (Oh My My) checking in at nos. 2 and 3, Green Day easily locked down the top spot.  Beyond Green Day Norah Jones, and OneRepublic, there are numerous chart stories worth analyzing on the Billboard 200 dated October 29, 2016.


  1. Green Day easily debuts at no. 1 with Revolution Radio.



  1. Norah Jones settles for no. 2 with her latest LP, Day Breaks.



  1. OneRepublic debut at a new career high no. 3 with Oh My My. Unfortunately, the numbers are less notable compared to the no. 3 start.



  1. Solange (A Seat at the Table) slips five spots from no. 1 to no. 6. Interestingly, the percentage of loss in sales was more respectable than most albums.



  1. Alter Bridge (The Last Hero) secures a spot in the top 10, bowing at no. 8.



  1. Phantogram beat the start for their previous album. Three starts at no. 9.



  1. Dance Gavin Dance takes Mothership to no. 13.


  1. Shawn Mendes makes his exit from the top 10 in his third week on the chart. Illuminate slides from no. 6 to no. 14 this week.



  1. Meshuggah takes The Violent Sleep of Reason to a top 20 band, landing at no. 17.


  1. Phish (Big Boat) debuts at no. 19.



  1. Sum 41 returns to the Billboard 200 with 13 Voices, which starts modestly at no. 22.


  1. Bon Iver experiences a subpar sophomore week. 22, A Million slides from no. 2 to no. 23. Last week, 22, A Million was the top-selling album.


13 Melissa Etheridge’s latest LP, Memphis Rock and Soul, lands at no. 34.



  1. Colbie Caillat doesn’t sell nearly as well as she once did. The Malibu Sessions settles for a quiet no. 35 start.



  1. Despite the fact that “Sit Still, Look Pretty” has been on constant rotation – at least on XM – the album of the same title performs so-so. Newcomer Daya debuts at no. 36.



  1. Set it Off takes Upside Down to no. 51.



  1. The Devil Wears Prada send Transit Blues to no. 56.


  1. Barry Gibb returns to the Billboard 200 with In the Now (no. 63).



  1. Fit For a King definitely didn’t have a Deathgrip on the upper quarter of the chart. Deathgrip debuts at no. 71.


  1. Mac Miller has had an unproductive run with The Divine Feminine. This week, the album slides 20 spots from no. 57 to no. 77.  It debuted at no. 2.


  1. Britt Nicole drops her self-titled album at no. 100.



  1. Jon Bellion sees The Human Condition improve…at least the album itself. The Human Condition rises from no. 144 to no. 101.



  1. Bob Weir plummets in week two. Blue Mountain free falls from no. 14 to no. 118.


  1. Banks has a poor second week. The Altar slides from no. 17 to no. 144.



  1. Country newcomer Tucker Beathard takes his EP Fight Like Hell to no. 177.


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