25 Chart Takeaways: Future Takes ‘Future’ to No. 1


Future © EpicFuture keeps on rolling, earning another no. 1 album on the Billboard 200 with his surprise, self-titled effort. 

Future earns another no. 1 album on the Billboard 200 with his surprise album, Future. Definitely a big deal, Future moved 140,000 units, a robust total in the current music industry climate.  Future was the only artist to put his mark on the Billboard 200 this week.  New albums from Charlie Wilson, Ryan Adams, and Alison Krauss also grace the top 10 of the Billboard 200, dated March 11, 2017.


  1. Future debuts at no. 1 with his surprise self-titled effort. In addition to Future, DS2, arguably the rapper’s best effort, rises from no. 93 to no. 68 in its 84th charting week.


  1. After debuting at no. 1 last week, the Fifty Shades Darker original motion picture soundtrack slips to no. 3.


  1. Big Sean exits the top-five. I Decided. slips from no. 3 to no. 6 in its third charting week.



  1. Charlie Wilson debuts at no. 7 with In It to Win It.



  1. Ryan Adams debuts at no. 8 with Prisoner.



  1. Alison Krauss takes the Windy City to a no. 9 bow.


  1. After resurging, Adele sees 25 exit the top 10, slipping from no. 6 to no. 11.



  1. Shawn Mendes experiences a big surge as Illuminate ascends from no. 42 to no. 19, 22 weeks in.


  1. Beyoncé exits the top 10 as Lemonade slides from no. 9 to no. 22. Don’t feel bad for Queen Bey – the album has charted for 44 weeks.


  1. After slipping to no. 30, J. Cole sees 4 Your Eyez Only rise six spots to no. 24.



  1. Rae Sremmurd sees Sremmlife 2 ascend 10 spots from no. 36 to no. 26. Sremmlife 2 has now charted for 28 weeks. Likewise, Sremmlife ascends from no. 170 to no. 126.


  1. Passion debuts at no. 32 with Worthy of Your Name.


  1. Jessie James Decker takes her new EP, Gold, to a no. 33 bow.



  1. Jidenna barely earns a top-40 bow. The Chief sneaks in at no. 38.



  1. Fat Joe & Remy Ma definitely don’t have the numbers on their side. Plata O Plomo debuts mediocrely at no. 44. “All the Way Up” huh?


  1. Marian Hill continues to seesaw up and down. This week, Act One is up 16 spots (no. 63 to no. 47). As of yet, Act One has peaked at no. 42.


  1. Unsurprisingly, the 2017 Grammy Nominees compilation slides (no. 19 to no. 50) following the buzz and conclusion of the ceremony.



  1. Florida Georgia Line experience a surge with Dig Your Roots, which ascends 13 spots from no. 66 to no. 53.


  1. Brett Young experiences an awful second week. Brett Young slides from no. 18 to no. 55.


  1. Sam Hunt experiences a bump with Montevallo, which ascends from no. 79 to no. 66 in its 122nd week.



  1. 6LACK is on the rise as FREE 6LACK jumps from no. 94 to no. 76. FREE 6LACK peaked modestly at no. 68.


  1. DNCE reenters the Billboard 200 with its self-titled debut at no. 90.


  1. Son Volt returns to the Billboard 200 with Notes of Blue, starting at no. 91.


  1. Best Country album winner Sturgill Simpson sees A Sailor’s Guide to Earth sink – it slips from no. 44 to no. 101.


  1. Lupe Fiasco sees DROGAS Light plummet from no. 28 to no. 131. Ouch!


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