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  • Chart roundup: 'Despacito' ties for second-longest Hot 100 No. 1

    Chart roundup: 'Despacito' ties for second-longest Hot 100 No. 1

    The latest tracking week for the Billboard charts has ended and is reflected on the August 15 update. The Top 200 Albums chart is seeing an older title from 2016 return to the top while Justin Bieber, Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee tie for the second-longest Hot 100 No. 1 on the songs chart. Here's a...
  • Aug. 8 chart roundup: Arcade Fire debuts at No. 1, 'Despacito' sets new digital record

    Aug. 8 chart roundup: Arcade Fire debuts at No. 1, 'Despacito' sets new digital record

    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...
  • Linkin Park's music sales surge following passing of Chester Bennington

    Linkin Park's music sales surge following passing of Chester Bennington

    The music world was shook on July 20, 2017 when another notable artist was taken by hanging. Chester Bennington of Linkin Park was found dead just one week before the band was set to embark on a U.S. tour in support of their most recent No. 1 album One More Light. Devastated by the news, fans and...
  • July 18 Billboard chart roundup: JAY-Z and Ed Sheeran take the lead

    July 18 Billboard chart roundup: JAY-Z and Ed Sheeran take the lead

    JAY-Z's latest album 4:44 was all but expected to debut at the top of the Billboard Top 200 Albums chart with a hefty sum. The hip-hop rapper is debuting at No. 1 on the Top 200 as well as Top Album Sales as reflected on the July 18 chart update. Over on the Hot 100 songs chart, "Despacito" by Luis...
  • Calvin Harris' 'Funk Wav Bounces Vol. 1' debuts at No. 2 on Top 200 albums

    Calvin Harris' 'Funk Wav Bounces Vol. 1' debuts at No. 2 on Top 200 albums

    For the tracking week ending July 6 and updated July 11 on the charts, it was a particularly slow week in sales and streaming units which is not uncommon for this time of year. Summer vacations are underway so there is less activity in music consumption, sales most notably. But that doesn't stop new...
  • Imagine Dragons' 'Evolve' debuts at a strong No. 2 on Top 200 Albums

    Imagine Dragons' 'Evolve' debuts at a strong No. 2 on Top 200 Albums

    Imagine Dragons has released their third full-length LP Evolve and it's getting off to a solid start thanks to the single "Believer" which is topping its respective charts. Unlike many albums today benefiting from the streaming platforms, Evolve was fueled mostly by traditional album sales with...
  • Prince's 'Purple Rain' reissue re-enters Top 200 Albums in the top 5

    Prince's 'Purple Rain' reissue re-enters Top 200 Albums in the top 5

    Prince's Purple Rain is one of the most iconic albums of all time. Upon his death in 2016, the soundtrack among other albums soared up the Top 200 Albums chart and his catalog sold more than any other artist in the year including Adele. The reissue of the album which was rereleased in several...
  • DJ Khaled's 'Grateful' enters the Billboard Top 200 Albums chart at No. 1

    DJ Khaled's 'Grateful' enters the Billboard Top 200 Albums chart at No. 1

    DJ Khaled released his latest set Grateful featuring a lineup of star-studded artists and the album is debuting at No. 1 on the Billboard Top 200 Albums chart. The latest No. 1 of 2017 is reflected on the July 4 chart update which will post on that day despite the holiday. Grateful is benefiting...
  • Lorde's 'Melodrama' debuts at No. 1 on Top 200 Albums

    Lorde's 'Melodrama' debuts at No. 1 on Top 200 Albums

    Lorde released her sophomore record Melodrama on June 17 and has received positive praise since. The New Zealander was expected to debut at No. 1 on the Billboard Top 200 Albums chart with an estimated 90,000 units including sales, streaming and tracking data. The Grammy-winning songwriter has...
  • Lorde's 'Melodrama' looking to earn the songwriter her first No. 1 album

    Lorde's 'Melodrama' looking to earn the songwriter her first No. 1 album

    New Zealand singer-songwriter Lorde released her long awaited sophomore album Melodrama on June 17 and it's even better than how she describes. The album is littered with deeply personal tunes like "Writer in the Dark" and "Sober" while retaining her awkward appeal that captured the hearts of music...
  • Katy Perry's 'Witness' debuts at No. 1 on Top 200 Albums chart

    Katy Perry's 'Witness' debuts at No. 1 on Top 200 Albums chart

    As predicted, Katy Perry's latest studio effort, Witness, is now the latest No. 1 on the Billboard Top 200 Albums chart which will update on Tuesday, June 20. The set was expected to debut with around 200,000 overall units and 175,000 being in actual album sales. That number is not too far off. For...
  • Katy Perry's 'Witness' eyeing the No. 1 spot on Top 200 Albums chart

    Katy Perry's 'Witness' eyeing the No. 1 spot on Top 200 Albums chart

    Katy Perry's latest album Witness is gearing up to be the singer-songwriter's third No. 1 album on the Billboard Top 200 Albums chart. The fifth album (and fourth as mainstream stage name Katy Perry) was released on June 9 and tracking ends on Thursday, June 15. It follows the No. 1 album PRISM...
  • Halsey's 'Hopeless Fountain Kingdom' debuts at No. 1 on Top 200 Albums chart

    Halsey's 'Hopeless Fountain Kingdom' debuts at No. 1 on Top 200 Albums chart

    In the latest tracking week which will be reflected on the June 13, 2017 chart update, Halsey scores her first No. 1 album on the Billboard Top 200 Albums chart. It's her second LP and her first since she was a part of the 2016 megahit "Closer" by The Chainsmokers which led the Hot 100 songs chart...
  • The Beatles' 'Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band' re-enters the top 5 on Top 200 Albums chart

    The Beatles' 'Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band' re-enters the top 5 on Top 200 Albums chart

    The Beatles yet again continue to be one of the best acts in history as the reissue of Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band re-enters the Billboard Top 200 Albums chart. Not only did it bounce back onto the tally, it moves into the No. 3 position on the chart thanks to that reissue. The 50 year...
  • Linkin Park's 'One More Light' becomes best-selling album of the week

    Linkin Park's 'One More Light' becomes best-selling album of the week

    Linkin Park recently released their latest studio effort kicked off by lead single "Heavy." One More Light marks the seventh studio album and was released via Warner Bros. Records and their own imprint Machine Shop. As reflected on the May 31 update, the album debuts at No. 1 on the Billboard Top...
  • Harry Styles' self-titled album debuts at No. 1 on US and UK albums charts

    Harry Styles' self-titled album debuts at No. 1 on US and UK albums charts

    It was well expected that former One Direction member Harry Styles would debut at No. 1 on the chart with his self-titled solo debut. He's done just that both in the U.S. and in his native U.K. adding feats to his name on this side of the pond. On the U.S. Billboard Top 200 Albums chart, Styles...
  • Logic's 'Everybody' debuts at No. 1 on Top 200 Albums chart

    Logic's 'Everybody' debuts at No. 1 on Top 200 Albums chart

    Early predictions indicated that rapper Logic would have the No. 1 album in the country after Everybody was released on May 5. Predictions are never certain but several metrics allow experts to have a strong idea of where an album may land on the Billboard Top 200 Albums chart including early...
  • Gorillaz's 'Humanz' debuts in top 2 on Top 200 Albums chart with best sales week

    Gorillaz's 'Humanz' debuts in top 2 on Top 200 Albums chart with best sales week

    After seven years, the British animated group Gorillaz has released their fifth studio effort Humanz. The album debuted at No. 2 on the May 9 Billboard Top 200 Albums chart update which combines sales, streaming data and digital downloads. Humanz  opens with an impressive 140,000 overall units...
  • Kendrick Lamar's 'DAMN.' holds on at No. 1 on Top 200 Albums for third week

    Kendrick Lamar's 'DAMN.' holds on at No. 1 on Top 200 Albums for third week

    Thanks to the streaming platform, Kendrick Lamar debuted high upon the Billboard Top 200 Albums chart just three weeks ago. DAMN. is now in that third week still at No. 1 on the chart that combines streaming, actual sales and digital download sales. Lamar's DAMN. holds on for a third week with a...
  • Kendrick Lamar's 'DAMN' spends second week at No. 1 on Top 200 Albums

    Kendrick Lamar's 'DAMN' spends second week at No. 1 on Top 200 Albums

    Kendrick Lamar is having another week of steady activity on his latest album DAMN which debuted strong at No. 1 on the Billboard Top 200 Albums chart. Lamar not only had the No. 1 album, he also claimed the top spot on the Hot 100 songs chart as well as Artist 100. All 14 of his tracks appeared on...
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