25 Chart Takeaways: Chris Stapleton Rises To No. 1


Despite a quiet release week, the Billboard 200 turned out to be compelling nonetheless thanks to the rise of Chris Stapleton. Country dominated the top three – a clear departure as of late – while numerous other artists/albums are underperforming without question. Those takeaways and more to check out this week! 1) After winning three…

25 Chart Takeaways: 5SOS Best Carrie Underwood for No. 1  


  Number one belongs to 5 Seconds of Summer – surprise? No. What if you throw Carrie Underwood’s name in the mix for no. 1, does that make it more of a surprise. Yes. Ultimately, 5SOS Bests Carrie Underwood for top honors on the Billboard 200. That and 24 more takeaways from this week’s chart!…

25 Chart Takeaways: Pentatonix Beats Demi Lovato For Top Spot


  Ah, there was quite a fight for the top spot on the Billboard 200 this week. Ultimately, the a cappella darlings bested the former Disney pop diva, though neither album exactly set a new precedent for album impact or sales. Those takeaways and more! 1) Pentatonix’s self-titled album of originals won the battle to…

25 Chart Takeaways: Selena Gomez Takes The Top Spot…Again 


It was a legit fight between Selena Gomez and The Game for top honors on the Billboard 200, but The Game couldn’t seal the deal. Hence, Selena Gomez experiences the glory of the number one spot once more. Others wish they could have a slice of that chart glory – looking at you Collective Soul!…

25 Chart Takeaways: The Weeknd Spends A Third Week Atop Billboard 200


The Weeknd is unstoppable on the Billboard 200. Leona Lewis and Prince also debut with new albums, though unimpressively. Here’s this week’s 25 chart takeaways y’all! 1) The Weeknd spends his third consecutive week atop the Billboard 200 with Beauty Behind The Madness. 2) Bring Me The Horizon debuts in the runner up spot with…

25 Chart Takeaways: The Weeknd Rules For a Second Consecutive Week


The Weeknd decided not to budge from the number one spot on the Billboard 200. He killed the vibe of some rockers who kill with their five fingers – or something like that! Also, notable R&B albums find themselves slipping down the charts. Those chart takeaways and more!  1) The Weeknd makes it two weeks…

25 Chart Takeaways: The Weeknd Tops The Billboard 200


The Weeknd was destined to break through, right? Right! He takes two spots in this week’s 25 Chart Takeaways. Don’t fret though – there are still 23 more takeaways to read! 1) Unsurprisingly for anyone who’s kept up with pop culture as of late, ubiquitous R&B artist The Weeknd debuted BIG atop the Billboard 200…

25 Chart Takeaways: Kelly Clarkson Earns Third #1 Album 


The first American Idol victor has been able to establish a career beyond the show. This week, Kelly Clarkson lands her third number one album. That and many more chart takeaways worth examining! 1) Kelly Clarkson scores her third number one album with Piece By Piece. The numbers – sales and overall impact – are…

Why Hasn’t Logic’s ‘Under Pressure’ Sold Well?


One of the best rap albums of 2014 came courtesy of Baltimore, Maryland MC Logic. Under Pressure was nothing short of superb. That said its excellence did not transfer to its sales, which is a total bummer. It’s particularly sad given the effort Logic put onto his debut, as the listener can hear the care,…