25 Chart Takeaways: Big Sean Earns Second No. 1 Album


Big Sean, I Decided. © Def JamBig Sean (‘I Decided’) earns the second no. 1 album of his career with fourth album, I Decided. Lady Gaga ascends to no. 2 with ‘Joanne.’   

Big Sean has done it again – landed a no. 1 album on the Billboard 200.  Following the no. 1 success of Dark Sky Paradise in 2015, Big Sean takes top honors once more with his fourth album, I Decided. Big Sean wasn’t the only new additions to the top 10, nor the only notable chart tale on the Billboard 200.  There are many takeaways from the Billboard 200 dated February 25, 2017.


  1. Big Sean earns his second career no. 1 album with I Decided. I Decided makes it back-to-back no. 1s following the no. 1 bow of 2015 effort, Dark Sky Paradise.



  1. Lady Gaga has an awesome week as Joanne ascends 64 spots from no. 66 “all the way up” to no. 2 (did you catch that?). The Fame gives Gaga a second top 10 album this week, reentering the chart at no. 6!


  1. Migos have been knocked off their perch. Culture slips from no. 1 to no. 3.



  1. Reba McEntire earns another top-five album with Sing It Now: Songs of Faith & Hope, which starts at no. 4.


  1. The original Broadway cast recording of Dear Evan Hansen starts respectably at no. 8 on the Billboard 200.


  1. The RCA-List, Vol 4, a streaming only playlist, debuts at no. 10.



  1. Brantley Gilbert takes a tumble this week. The Devil Don’t Sleep falls from no. 2 to no. 12 in its second charting week.



  1. Kehlani dips 14 spots this week. SweetSexySavage slides from no. 3 to no. 17 in its second charting week.


  1. Like SweetSexySavage, Now 61 slips 14 spots (no. 5 to no. 19).


  1. Kari Jobe debuts at no. 22 with The Garden.



  1. Alessia Cara sees a surge this week as Know-It-All rises 28 spots (no. 58 to no. 30).



  1. Beyoncé sees Lemonade ascend 16 spots from no. 49 to no. 33.


  1. Garth Brooks is on the rise once more with The Ultimate Collection (no. 79 to no. 41).



  1. Justin Bieber gets a lift as Purpose ascends from no. 62 to no. 46 – up 14 spots.


  1. Train has a horrid second week, as A Girl a Bottle a Boat slides from no. 8 to no. 48.



  1. Sampha debuts modestly at no. 51 with his full-length debut, Process.


  1. Young Dolph enters the Billboard 200 at no. 54 with Gelato.


  1. Luke Bryan sees a surge for Kill the Lights following his Super Bowl national anthem performance. Kill the Lights jumps 18 spots from no. 86 to no. 68.


  1. Syd debuts at no. 75 with Fin.



  1. Maren Morris breaks back into the top 100 with Hero (no. 114 to no. 82).



  1. LeAnn Rimes’ quietly released Remnants debuts at no. 88.


  1. The return of gospel standout CeCe Winans is a quiet one. Let Them Fall in Love starts at no. 103.


  1. Less Than Jake debuts at no. 114 with EP, Sound the Alarm.



  1. Wyclef Jean quietly bows at no. 117 with J’ouvert.



  1. Bell Biv DeVoe free falls from no. 18 to no. 121 with Three Stripes.


Photo Credits: Def Jam


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