25 Chart Takeaways: Fifty Shades Darker is No. 1

Fifty Shades Darker (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) © RepublicThe Fifty Shades Darker original motion picture soundtrack takes the no. 1 spot on the Billboard 200.  No other newbies start in the top 10. 

The Fifty Shades Darker soundtrack put up some solid numbers to debut at no. 1 on the Billboard 200. It moved 123,000 units according to Billboard.  Beyond Fifty Shades Darker, there were no more new albums in the top 10.  Even so, thanks to the Grammys, plenty of albums saw resurgence. This, alas, adds to the chart tales from the Billboard 200 dated March 4, 2017.


  1. Fifty Shades Darker easily debuts at no. 1 on the Billboard 200.



  1. Bruno Mars experiences an uptick thanks to two electrifying Grammy performances. 24K Magic ascends from no. 7 to no. 2, returning to its peak position.


  1. Big Sean takes a tumble as I Decided. slips from no. 1 to no. 3 in its second week on the charts.


  1. Adele sees Album of the Year winner 25 return to the top 10. 25 moves up 15 spots from no. 21 to no. 6. 21 moves up from no. 87 to no. 52.


  1. Trolls and La La Land continue to perform well. Trolls jumps seven spots from no. 14 to no. 7, while La La Land moves back into the top 10 (no. 11 to no. 10).



  1. Lady Gaga comes back down to earth. After Joanne ascended to no. 2 last week, this week, it slips to no. 8. Still, that’s much better than where Gaga was a couple of weeks ago. As for The Fame, it slides from no. 6 to no. 37.


  1. Beyoncé gets a lift from the Grammys, as Lemonade ascends from no. 33 to no. 9. Beyoncé also rises (no. 122 to no. 98).


  1. Joy Villa earns the second highest debut of the week. I Make the Static (EP) starts at no. 12.



  1. Reba McEntire exits the top 10 this week. Sing it Now: Songs of Faith & Hope slides from no. 4 to no. 16.




  1. Up-and-coming country musician Brett Young earns the honors of landing the third highest debut of the week. Brett Young starts at no. 18.


  1. The 2017 Grammy Nominees compilation ascends from no. 31 to no. 19.



  1. Best New Artist winner Chance the Rapper sees his streaming-only Coloring Book rise from no. 40 to no. 22.


  1. Brantley Gilbert (The Devil Don’t Sleep) slides out of the top 20, slipping from no. 12 to no. 25 in its third week on the charts.



  1. Maren Morris sees Hero ascend from no. 82 to no. 26 – a 56-spot gain.


  1. Lupe Fiasco debuts unimpressively. DROGAS Light starts at no. 28.


  1. Prince sees a huge spike in impact with compilation 4Ever. The set rises from no. 189 to no. 33!


  1. Like Brantley Gilbert, Kehlani (SweetSexySavage) exits the top 20 (no. 17 to no. 34).


  1. Metallica benefits from its Grammy performance as Hardwired…to Self-Destruct rebounds from no. 62 to no. 35.



  1. Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness debuts at no. 43 with Zombies on Broadway.


  1. Sturgill Simpson reenters the Billboard 200 with A Sailor’s Guide to Earth (no. 44).



  1. Lukas Graham rises 53 spots with its self-titled debut (no. 112 to no. 59).


  1. A Tribe Called Quest benefit from their resistance to “Agent Orange.” We Got It From Here…Thank You 4 Your Service rises nearly a hundred spots (no. 179 to no. 83).



  1. Anderson .Paak (Malibu) reenters the Billboard 200 at no. 90.



  1. Rag’n’Bone Man debuts at no. 126 with Human.


  1. Michael Bolton earns the no. 177 spot with his new LP, Songs of Cinema. Modest Michael, modest.


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