25 Chart Takeaways: Trey Songz No. 3 Behind Drake, Ed Sheeran

Trey Songz, Tremaine the Album © AtlanticTrey Songz settles for no. 3 debut with ‘Tremaine the Album,’ which is stuck behind efforts by Drake (More Life) and Ed Sheeran (÷).  

For a second consecutive week, Drake remains no. 1 on the Billboard 200 with ‘More Life.’ Trey Songz earns the biggest debut of the week with ‘Tremaine the Album’ at no. 3.  The no. 3 start isn’t bad for Songz, but the numbers are disappointing. Beyond Drake and Trey Songz (and the return of Metallica, again), the top 10 of the Billboard 200 is relatively uneventful.  Still, there are plenty of chart takeaways from the Billboard 200 dated April 15, 2017.

  1. Drake seems to have plenty of life with his latest project, More Life, which remains planted at no. 1 on the Billboard 200.



  1. Ed Sheeran won’t budge from no. 2. ÷ continues to get it done.



  1. Trey Songz debuts respectably at no. 3 with Tremaine the Album, but his numbers are down from previous albums.



  1. Rick Ross takes a slight tumble this week as Rather You Than Me slips from no. 3 to no. 8.


  1. RaeLynn barely nabs a top-20 debut with Wildhorse, which starts at no. 20.


  1. Mike WiLL Made-It starts at no. 24 with mixtape, Ransom 2.


  1. Paul McCartney reenters the Billboard 200 with Flowers in the Dirt at no. 33. Flowers, interestingly, only peaked at no. 21 on the charts.


  1. Steel Panther starts at no. 40 with Lower the Bar. Indeed, the “bar is low” judging by the modest chart performance.



  1. Brett Young gets a lift as his self-titled debut rises from no. 54 to no. 41 in its seventh charting week.



  1. Zara Larsson sees So Good slip 17 spots in its second week from no. 26 to no. 43.


  1. Kendrick Lamar experiences a bump. Good kid, m.A.A.d city jumps from no. 84 to no. 52 in its 231st charting week. To Pimp a Butterfly also improves from no. 188 to no. 122.



  1. Mansionz Mike Posner and blackbear – debuts at no. 67 with their self-titled effort.


  1. American Idol alum and CCM singer Colton Dixon takes Identity to no. 73 on the Billboard 200.


  1. Boondox lands at no. 74 with The Murder.


  1. Raekwon starts at no. 88 with The Wild.



  1. Depeche Mode tumble mightily this week. Not much Spirit left with their latest album, as it slides from no. 5 to no. 94.


  1. Betty Who starts at no. 105 with The Valley.



  1. Spoon slips 90 spots with Hot Thoughts (no. 17 to no. 107).


  1. Drew Holcomb and the Neighbors debut at no. 117 with Souvenir.


  1. Selah opens at no. 132 with Unbreakable.


  1. GoldLink takes At What Cost to no. 145 on the Billboard 200.



  1. James Blunt barely earns a spot on the Billboard 200. The Afterlove starts tepidly at no. 177.


  1. David Phelps takes Hymnals: A Journey of Faith Through Hymns to no. 183.



  1. Pitbull sees Climate Change plummet down the charts from no. 29 to no. 184.


  1. Pallbearer experience heartlessness on the Billboard 200. Heartless settles for a no. 187 start.


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