Chart Takeaways: The Weekend & John Mayer Top

The Weeknd, Starboy © Republic

The Weeknd, Starboy © RepublicThe Weeknd and John Mayer take top honors on the Billboard 200 this week.  AFI gets some love at no. 5. 

2017 is off to a quiet start.  For the fourth consecutive week and fifth nonconsecutive week overall, The Weeknd (Starboy) owns the no. 1 spot.  John Mayer served as the sole competition for the urban sensation, returning to the charts at no. 2 with EP, The Search for Everything: Wave One.  While Mayer earned top honors as far as new albums go, one more newbie grace the top 10 – AFI (AFI (The Blood Album).  Beyond the three aforementioned, there are more stories on the Billboard 200 dated February 11, 2017.

 

  1. The Weeknd (Starboy) spends a fifth nonconsecutive week at no. 1 on the Billboard 200.

 

  1. John Mayer settles for no. 2 with his latest project, The Search for Everything: Wave One (EP).

 

 

  1. AFI returns to the top echelon of the Billboard 200 as AFI (The Blood Album) debuts at no. 5.

 

  1. Post Malone (Stoney) sees gains in performance this week as the set rises from no. 9 to no. 7.

 

 

  1. Starset (Vessels) just misses the top 10, debuting at no. 11.

 

  1. 2017 Grammy Nominees compilation debuts modestly at no. 16.

 

  1. Kidz Bop 34, like 2017 Grammy Nominees, also starts modestly at no. 18.

 

  1. Nicky Jam takes Fenix to no. 28 on the Billboard 200.

 

  1. The xx free falls. I See You slips from no. 2 to no. 30 after only two weeks.

 

 

  1. Jacob Sartorius makes his Billboard 200 debut at no. 32 with The Last Text EP.

 

  1. After debuting at no. 28, PnB Rock (GTTM: Goin Thru the Motions) only slips eight spots to no. 36.

 

  1. Marian Hill enjoys a boost in only her second week charting on the Billboard 200. Act One ascends from no. 87 to no. 45.

 

  1. After a big boost last week, Run the Jewels come back to earth – rather down the chart – with Run the Jewels 3 (no. 13 to no. 60).

 

 

  1. Kaleo sees a boost with A / B (no. 114 to no. 70).

 

  1. Bryan Lanning earns one of the few Billboard 200 debuts. Us starts quietly at no. 73.

 

  1. 6LACK gets a boost in performance as FREE 6LACK ascends from no. 101 to no. 83.

 

  1. The Rolling Stones exit the top 100 as Blue & Lonesome plummets from no. 71 to no. 102.

 

  1. The Hamilton Mixtape continues to lose support. It slides from no. 77 to no. 107.

 

 

  1. Ahead of the release of his fourth studio album (I Decided.), Big Sean sees Dark Sky Paradise ascend from no. 153 to no. 119.

 

  1. Danny Gokey sees his Rise fall from no. 32 to no. 190.

 

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