Chart Check [Billboard 200]: Kelly Clarkson Comes In at #2 With ‘Meaning of Life’

Published: Saturday 11th Nov 2017 by Rashad

Despite being her first traditional studio album to enter into Billboard 200 battle without a Hot 100 top 40 to precede it (see:  ‘Love So Soft’), Kelly Clarkson – courtesy of new album ‘Meaning of Life’ – continues to prove that she is still quite the force to be reckoned with.

Her inaugural release on new label home, Atlantic Records, this week saw ‘Meaning’ become her 8th consecutive top 3 debut on the Billboard 200.  Thanks to 79,000 equivalent album units sold (of which 68,000 were in pure sales), the set’s first week commercial performance was only bested by that of country star Kenny Chesney (who leads this week’s tally with 219,000 equivalent album units earned).

The feat is all the more impressive for Clarkson who, via ‘Meaning of Life,’ answered fan requests to deviate from her pop-rock sounding offers to return to more rhythmic/R&B/soul influenced sounds.  As congratulate the ‘American Idol’ alum and hope she continues in this sonic vein, see who joins her and Chesney in this week’s updated ‘Chart Check:  Billboard 200.’

Billboard 200 This Week



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  1. Bam November 11, 2017

    It’s a great album and anyone who fell in love with her during AI will really be happy with this.

  2. Fancy BISH November 11, 2017

    Slay a bit Kellyshia lol

  3. DanYiel Iman November 11, 2017

    I love her voice!!

  4. Paulo November 12, 2017

    props Kelly! still need to check the record. I kinna fell off the wagon after My December but I really like Love So Soft.

    ouch @ Niall.

    Props to Demi for staying steady in the Top 20

  5. Liam November 12, 2017

    I need her on more major platforms cause the album is amazing from beginning to end and her live performances for this era have been great

  6. Gee November 12, 2017

    Props to Kelly for being able to sustain longevity after AI. Also there is no denying she can sing her face off.

  7. Barbara ‘Hunnychile’ Perez November 12, 2017

    Its such a great solid album, feels like a coherent body of work, and loads of potential hit singles.

  8. Truth Tea November 12, 2017

    :sip truth tea:

    Well damn. Was shocked how this sight offered no coverage of her release besides the Love So Soft video but did all of the spots for P!nk. Glad there was a finally mention that this R&B album existed (if we’re going waste spots on 11:11 and four spots on Tamar and K. Michelle). R&B is R&B, it doesn’t matter if she’s white. P!nk’d albumwasnt even a tad urban or Top 40.

  9. SayWhat? November 12, 2017

    Damn Niall. From number 1 to 20?

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