Billboard Takeaways | Linkin Park, Luis Fonsi & More


Linkin Park, One More Light © Warner Bros.Linkin Park scores another no. 1 album on Billboard 200 with ‘One More Light.’ Luis Fonsi, Daddy Yankee, and Justin Bieber are still hot on the Hot 100. 

Linkin Park has earned another no. 1 album with One More Light, which moved 111,000 units.  The numbers aren’t the second coming, but definitely respectable. 90% of that total were pure sales.  On the Billboard Hot 100, Luis Fonsi, Daddy Yankee, and Justin Bieber continue to ‘hold down the fort’ with “Despacito.” Below are some takeaways from both charts.


Billboard 200 Takeaways

  1. Linkin Park scores another no. 1 album on the Billboard 200 with One More Light.



  1. Kendrick Lamar moves up one spot from no. 3 to no. 2 with DAMN.


  1. Harry Styles sees his self-titled effort slip from no. 1 to no. 3 in its second week on the Billboard 200.


  1. Rascal Flatts just miss the top 10 as Back to Us settles for a no. 11 start.



  1. Future sees a spike from his self-titled album, which jumps from no. 19 to no. 14.


  1. Blink-182 gets a lift as California reenters the Billboard 200 at no. 17, thanks to the release of the deluxe version of the album.


  1. Papa Roach earn a top-20 album with Crooked Teeth, which lands at no. 20.


  1. Machine Gun Kelly takes a mighty tumble as bloom slides from no. 8 to no. 25 in its second week.


  1. Paramore had a horrid second week as After Laughter slid 26 spots from no. 6 to no. 32.



  1. After debuting at no. 76, XXXTentacion sees his Revenge ascend 32 spots from no. 76 to no. 44.


  1. Snoop Dogg settles for a mediocre no. 54 start with Neva Left.


  1. Faith Evans & The Notorious B.I.G. start at no. 65 with The King & I.


  1. David Banner debuts at no. 76 with the oft-delayed #TheGodBox.


Hot 100 Takeaways


  1. Surprise hit “Despacito” spends a third week at no. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100.



  1. Miley Cyrus sees “Malibu” descend from no. 10 to no. 18 in its third week.


  1. Brett Young creeps into the top-20 with his crossover country hit, “In Case You Didn’t Know” (rises from no. 23 to no. 19).



  1. Childish Gambino has new life with “Redbone,” which ascends from no. 29 to no. 22. “Redbone” has now charted for 25 weeks!


  1. Shawn Mendes is quickly on the rise (again) with “There’s Nothing Holding Me Back,” which jumps from no. 32 to no. 25.



  1. Halsey gains some traction with “Now or Never,” which ascends from no. 38 to no. 26 seven weeks in.


  1. Selena Gomez has to be happy that “Bad Liar” skyrockets from no. 80 to no. 27 in only two weeks.


  1. Charlie Puth continues to get attention for his hot new single, “Attention,” which ascends from no. 45 to no. 35.



  1. Liam Payne debuts at no. 42 with his sexy new single, “Strip That Down,” featuring Quavo.


  1. Katy Perry charts another new single, “Swish Swish,” featuring Nicki Minaj. It lands at no. 46.


Photo Credits: Warner Bros.

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