On the latest chart update, refreshed Aug. 8, a new No. 1 album arrives while the Spanish track "Despacito" continues its reign at the top of the songs charts and formula components. The track by Luis Fonsi, Daddy Yankee and Justin Bieber is setting a new digital sales record following its rise to the most viewed YouTube video. AXS has all the details below.
On the Billboard Top 200 Albums chart, Arcade Fire's fifth album Everything Now arrives at No. 1, the band's third No. 1 overall. It begins its run with 100,000 total units which combines sales, streaming data and track sales. 94,000 units were in actual album sales, enough for the No. 1 spot on Top Album Sales. The sales number also factors in concert ticket packages which included a copy of the album, helping the total sales. In a rather slow week for albums, Everything Now is the only new album in the top 20.
Song sales slowed this past tracking week as well but that didn't stop Luis Fonsi, Daddy Yankee and Justin Bieber's hit "Despacito" from spending a 13th week at the top of the Hot 100 songs chart. On Digital Songs, the mostly Spanish track is setting a new record for longest No. 1 on the sales list having 14 weeks. It surpasses "Closer" by The Chainsmokers featuring Halsey, Mark Ronson and Bruno Mars' "Uptown Funk!," and "Low" by Flo Rida and T-Pain.
The new digital sales record holder moved 84,000 copies, down 17 percent overall. That again is largely due to a slow time for summer activity. On Streaming Songs, "Despacito" is No. 1 for a 13th week after receiving 49.8 million streams and controls the lead on Radio Songs for a fifth week with 141 million impressions.
Last week, "Despacito" became the most viewed YouTube video and soon after, became the first video to reach 3 billion views.