25 Chart Takeaways: The Weeknd (‘Starboy’) Returns to No. 1

The Weeknd, Starboy © RepublicThe Weeknd returns to no. 1 on the Billboard 200 with ‘Starboy’ during a slow sales week.  The Moana Soundtrack trails Starboy at no. 2.

Weeks removed from the no. 1 bow of Starboy, The Weeknd reclaims the throne in a lackadaisical week.  Right behind Starboy is the soundtrack for Moana.  Both albums represent a mere 1% of the Billboard 200, dated January 21, 2017.

  1. The Weeknd reclaims the no. 1 spot on the Billboard 200 with Starboy. Last week, the album sat at no. 2. Interestingly, Beauty Behind the Madness ascends from no. 65 to no. 27.
  1. The Moana soundtrack gets a lift from no. 6 to no. 2. The album posted gains this week, unlike many albums in the top 20.
  1. Drake (Views) returns to the top five (no. 8 to no. 4).
  1. The Sing soundtrack ascends 13 spots from no. 21 to no. 8.
  1. The Chainsmokers sees Collage EP rise 12 spots from no. 23 to no. 11.
  1. Post Malone sees Stoney improve in position only (no. 25 to no. 14). The album itself didn’t post gains.
  1. The La La Land soundtrack ascends from no. 52 to no. 15.
  1. Rihanna (Anti) reenters the top 20 (no. 28 to no. 16).
  1. Travis Scott moves up 20 spots with Birds in the Trap Sing McKnight (no. 39 to no. 19).
  1. Metallica (Hardwired…to Self-Destruct) exits the top 20 (no. 13 to no. 23).
  1. Childish Gambino gets “back on the good foot” with “Awaken, My Love!” (no. 46 to no. 27).
  1. Gucci Mane sees The Return of East Atlanta Santa rise 17 spots from no. 47 to no. 30.
  1. George Michael (TwentyFive) slips 23 spots from no. 12 to no. 35. Likewise, Faith slips from no. 18 to no. 45.
  1. Yo Gotti (White Friday (CM9)) dips from no. 16 to no. 39 in its second week.
  1. Pentatonix (A Pentatonix Christmas) free falls from no. 1 to no. 41. This is to be expected after Christmas.
  1. Blake Shelton improves 34 spots with If I’m Honest (no. 76 to no. 42).
  1. Chance the Rapper sees Coloring Book rise 32 spots (no. 78 to no. 46).
  1. The Hamilton Mixtape slides 33 spots from no. 30 to no. 53.
  1. Run the Jewels 3 free falls from no. 35 to no. 61 in its second charting week.
  1. James Arthur sees Back From the Edge ascend to a new peak position (no. 159 to no. 69).
  1. Pink Guy debuts at no. 76 with Pink Season.
  1. Cole Swindell sees You Should Be Here improve 63 spots from no. 142 to no. 79.
  1. Frank Ocean plummets this week. Blonde falls from no. 44 to no. 86.
  1. DJ Khaled reenters the top 100 with Major Key (no. 122 to no. 90).
  1. Lukas Graham sees its self-titled debut rise 55 spots (no. 147 to no. 92).

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