Advertisement
All Music Entertainment
What's Your Flavor? Choose a tab
You are viewing all articles posted under: Chart Check
Music

Chart Check [Billboard 200]: Ed Sheeran’s ‘Divide’ Dominates For 2nd Week

Ed Sheeran‘s blockbuster new album, ‘Divide,’ adds another week to its run atop the Billboard 200. After debuting to the sum of 451,000 last week, the project – despite seeing a 60% drop in sales equivalence this week – still managed to outdo competitors to maintain hold of the tally’s top spot.

Billboard reports:

÷ (Divide) holds on to the No. 1 slot for a second week on the Billboard 200 chart, as the set earned 180,000 equivalent album units in the week ending March 16, according to Nielsen Music. That’s down 60 percent compared to its debut frame, when it launched atop the list with 451,000 units.

÷ sold 87,000 in traditional album sales in its second week — down 73 percent compared to its starting sales stanza of 322,000.

See who joins Sheeran in this week’s top 25 on the refreshed TGJ Chart Check:  Billboard 200:

(more…)

Read This Story
12 Comments
Music

Chart Check [Hot 100]: Ed Sheeran’s ‘Shape’ Scores 8th Week at #1

Billboard Hot 100 is becoming a man’s world once again.

Barring entries from serial hitmakers Rihanna and Taylor Swift, the chart’s upper dectet is completely made up of men – with the day’s biggest male hitmakers – The Weeknd, Bruno Mars, and Ed Sheeran – all seeing their name among the top ten’s tenants.

The latter, whose mega hit ‘Shape of You’ lodged its eighth non-consecutive week atop charts this week, still rings as the clear leader of all the data arenas that make up chart placements:  digital sales, streaming, and radio airplay.  However, with impressive gains from the likes of Weeknd’s Daft Punk-assisted ‘I Feel It Coming’ and Mars’ out of this world hit, ‘That’s What I Like,’ Sheeran’s eighth week at the top just may be his last.

Until we find out for sure, tuck in below to read this week’s refreshed TGJ Chart Check:

(more…)

Read This Story
26 Comments
Music

Chart Check [Billboard 200]: Ed Sheeran Enters Guinness Book of World Records Thanks To ‘÷’

As we reported here, the impressive sales of Ed Sheeran‘s third album, ‘Divide,’ not only gave him the best first week sales of the year, but they’ve given him the best sales of the year in just one week!

Lifting him to a debut on the Billboard 200, the worldwide response to Sheeran’s latest has also landed him in the Guinness Book of World Records.  The organization reported ‘Divide’ has:

  • …become the Fastest-selling pop album in the UK by a male artist of all time.
  • …sold more copies in its first week than the rest of the UK’s Top 500 albums combined.
  • …a grand total of 16 tracks in the UK Top 20 – a feat which has also earned Ed the record for Most simultaneous UK Top 20 singles.
  • …crashed into Spotify’s Global Top 50 streaming chart on 3 March, as well as the Top 50 in 12 international markets (Australia, Canada, Czech Republic, Estonia, Greece, Ireland, Netherlands, New Zealand, Poland, Slovakia, Switzerland and the UK). In the UK and Ireland, the 16 tracks claimed the entire Top 16 spaces.
  • …placed all 12 of the album’s tracks on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 simultaneously (read more about that by clicking here).

Congratz are in order to the prized singer/songwriter.  Tuck in below to see who joins him on this week’s refreshed Billboard 200:

(more…)

Read This Story
13 Comments
Music

Chart Check [Hot 100]: Ed Sheeran Scores Seventh Week at #1

Singer Makes History As All 12 of ‘Divide’s Tracks Chart Simultaneously

Ed Sheeran‘s comeback single, ‘Shape of You,’ has shaped up to be quite the unmovable hit.  Sharing billing with the less successful ‘Castle on the Hill’ as the dual lead release from his hotly selling third LP, ‘Divide,’ ‘Shape’ is proving to be the real tenant of the Hot 100 ‘castle.’

For, after topping the chart for six non-consecutive weeks, this week saw the tune etch its name in the #1 spot for a 7th by garnering the highest of all components that make up the chart’s placements:  digital song sales, streaming, and radio airplay.

Add to this, after becoming the first artist in history to debut two songs in the top 10 of the Hot 100, Sheeran now adds another unique history-making achievement to his growing tally.  Find out what inside:

(more…)

Read This Story
13 Comments
Music

Chart Check [Billboard 200]: Future Reigns With 2nd Consecutive Chart-Topper

As reported here, ‘Purple Reign’ rapper Future is the first act in the history of the Billboard 200 to replace himself at the chart’s summit in successive weeks with two different albums.

After dominating the tally with the February 17th-released surprise album, ‘Future,’ the emcee – born Nayvadius Wilburn – followed up with another surprise album, ‘HNDRXX.’  The latter, like its predecessor, premiered at #1 on the album charts.

Billboard reports:

HNDRXX bows with 121,000 equivalent album units earned in the week ending March 2, according to Nielsen Music. Of that sum, 48,000 were in traditional album sales, 63,000 were in SEA and 11,000 were in TEA. (All units are rounded to the nearest thousand.) HNDRXX was released on Feb. 24 through A-1/Freebandz/Epic Records.

It follows Future’s self-titled No. 1 debut, which was issued on the same imprints/label, on Feb. 17. The self-titled album slips from No. 1 to No. 2 on the latest chart with 64,000 units (down 54 percent).

Tuck in to see who joins Wilburn in the top 25 on this week’s refreshed “Chart Check:  Billboard 200”:

(more…)

Read This Story
12 Comments
Music

Chart Check [Hot 100]: Katy Perry’s ‘Rhythm’ Slips Out of Top 10

Ed Sheeran’s ‘Shape’ Scores Sixth Week At #1

In the wake of advances from the likes of Chainsmoker‘s ‘Something Just Like This,’ Bruno Mars’That’s What I Like,’ Rihanna‘s ‘Love on the Brain,’ and even impressive staying power by former #1 ‘Bad & Boujee’ by Migos, singer/songwriter Ed Sheeran‘s ‘Shape of You’ has managed to pencil its name atop the Hot 100 yet again.

Thanks to some handsome digital sales, undoubtedly boosted by a whirlwind promotional schedule that’s seen him hit the Grammys, ‘SNL,’ ‘iHeart Radio Music Awards,’ Brit Awards, and the American talk show circuit in less than three weeks, Sheeran’s ‘Shape’ signs on to the tally’s perch for a sixth non-consecutive week.  And, as we reported here, the set’s highly anticipated parent album – ‘Divide’– is set to follow suit with a rule over next week’s Billboard 200 (click here to read more about that).

Interestingly, though hitting many of the same outlets and award shows to promote her latest number, ‘Chained to the Rhythm,’ pop star Katy Perry‘s most recent Hot 100 run is not singing a similar tune.  Even with its notable #4 premiere on the tally two weeks ago (to some of her lowest recent debut figures), Perry’s Sia-penned socially conscious hit has been on the decline despite the release of its supporting visual.

Falling out of the top 10 in just its third week, tuck in below to see who joins Sheeran and the ‘Roar’ singer on this week’s updated Chart Check:

(more…)

Read This Story
60 Comments
Music

Chart Check [Billboard 200]: Future’s Self-Titled Album Debuts at #1

Future stunned fans when he announced the surprise release of his fifth album, the self-titled effort ‘Future.’

A feature-less affair, the album not only led a pack of hip hop releases releases for the week, but also outpaced top-sellers from other genres to lay claim on the Billboard 200’s top spot.

Billboard reports:

Future scores his fourth No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 chart as his new self-titled effort starts atop the list, earning 140,000 equivalent album units in the week ending Feb. 23, according to Nielsen Music.

…more than half of its units were powered by streaming activity: 73,000 units (equaling 109 million streams of the album’s songs during the tracking frame). The rest of its units were comprised of traditional album sales (60,000) and track equivalent album units (7,000).

From the way things are shaping up, the hitmaking rapper is set to unseat himself on next week’s Billboard 200 with his follow-up release, ‘HNDRXX.’  Until we find out for sure, tuck in below to see who joins him in this week’s refreshed “Chart Check:  Billboard 200.”

(more…)

Read This Story
19 Comments
Music

Chart Check [Billboard Hot 100]: Bruno Mars Makes History With ‘That’s What I Like’

’24k Magic’ maestro Bruno Mars continue to sprinkle his magic on the Hot 100 thanks to the latest single from the set, ‘That’s What I Like.’

The R&B banger, which recently got the visual treatment, got its biggest sales and streaming boost from a high octane performance from this year’s Grammy Awards two weeks ago.  Zooming to #4 as a result, the move – coming as Mars’ 13th run in the chart’s top 5 –  has given him the distinct honor of having the “most top 5 singles this decade among males.”  With ‘That’s What I Like’s ascension, he is tied with pop megastar Rihanna for the overall count (starting 2010).

As we await news on next week’s charts to see the impact the song’s recently released visual had on its sales and streaming – and to see if Rih’s ‘Love on the Brain’ will break their tie – tuck in below to see who joins them in this week’s refreshed “Chart Check:  Billboard Hot 100”:

(more…)

Read This Story
13 Comments
Music

Chart Check [Billboard 200]: Adele & Beyonce Enjoy Sales Boosts Thanks To Grammys

Adele & Beyonce, the two most talked about winners of the 2017 Grammys, have extended their wins to the Billboard 200 charts thanks to the ceremony.

Via Billboard:

Adele’s 25, which won the album of the year award, returns to the top 10 of theBillboard 200 albums chart, rising 21-6 with 47,000 equivalent album units earned for the week (up 137 percent). 25’s total sales in the U.S. now stand at 9.24 million.

Beyoncé, who won two Grammy Awards at the ceremony and performed two songs from her Lemonade album, also garnered a big boost in sales and streams.The Lemonade album itself returns to the Billboard 200’s top 10, climbing 33-9 with 38,000 units earned (up 190 percent). Of that sum, 29,000 were in traditional album sales (up 241 percent).

Not bad at all ladies.  Tuck in below to see who else joined the duo on the refreshed Billboard 200:

 

(more…)

Read This Story
45 Comments
Music

Chart Check [Hot 100]: Katy Perry, The Weeknd, Bruno Mars, & Rihanna All Hit Top 10

In addition to earning its highest ratings in years, the 2017 Grammys also helped spur some impressive sales and streaming boosts for its performers – most notably Ed Sheeran, The Weeknd, Katy Perry, and Bruno Mars.

While Sheeran, who was last week’s Hot 100 leader, maintains his hold on the top spot, he’s challenged by Perry whose latest number – ‘Chained to the Rhythm’ – made an impressive #4 debut to the tune of 108,000 downloads and handsome streaming figures.

As far as Mars and Weeknd are concerned, Billboard reports:

Following his Grammys performance of “That’s What I Like,” along with his Prince tribute, Mars blasts 37-7 on the Hot 100, earning his 14th top 10.

Fellow Grammys performer The Weeknd vaults 16-9 on the Hot 100 with “I Feel It Coming,” featuring Daft Punk, after the acts performed the song, as well as prior single “Starboy,” at music’s biggest night. The song is The Weeknd’s sixth Hot 100 top 10 and Daft Punk’s third (and second as featured on a hit by The Weeknd, following the No. 1 “Starboy”).

Tuck in below to see who joined the quartet of hitmakers in this week’s refreshed TGJ Chart Check:

(more…)

Read This Story
56 Comments
Music

Chart Check [Billboard 200]: Lady Gaga Places Three Albums In Top 25

If you thought Lady Gaga‘s Super Bowl-fueled resurgence was limited to the Billboard Hot 100, you thought wrong.

Yes, as we reported here, the singer/songwriter gave fans about a million reasons to fall in love again with her hit-filled catalog when she took to the Super Bowl 51 Halftime Show.  And, fall in love they did. Boosting her set ‘Joanne’ and its second single, ‘Million Reasons,’ to the top of album and digital sales charts respectively, newly unveiled stats reveal the streaming response was equally as potent.

The result?  Gaga’s ‘Reasons’ hopped to a Hot 100 peak of #4 and its parent album to #2 on the Billboard 200.  Look inside to see where other prized offerings from her discography landed on this week’s refreshed “Chart Check”:

(more…)

Read This Story
39 Comments
Music

Chart Check [Hot 100]: Mariah Carey’s ‘I Don’t’ Makes Modest Debut

Mariah Carey is off to a slow start with her latest single, ‘I Don’t.’  

Branded a “breakup anthem,” the YG-assisted tune’s February 3rd premiere may have been greeted with fanfare after snippets built anticipation, but a full tracking week later it appears that interest waned.  Add to this, getting swamped in the fray of Lady Gaga‘s ‘Super Bowl’ extravaganza and promotional efforts pushing the chart titans ‘Bad & Boujee’ (Migos) and ‘Shape of You’ (Ed Sheeran), it appears Mimi’s comeback tune was forgotten.

And, while we hope next week’s charts see a boost after promotional appearances like her stint on ‘Kimmel,’ it’s not looking promising from where we stand.

See what we mean inside:

(more…)

Read This Story
31 Comments
eXTReMe Tracker