Charts

Charts

NF Has the Number One Album

NF has the number one album in the country this week:

The set was released on Oct. 6 through NF Real Music/Capitol/Caroline and starts with 55,000 equivalent album units earned in the week ending Oct. 12, according to Nielsen Music. Of that sum, 38,000 were in traditional album sales — NF’s best sales week yet.

Shania Twain Debuts at Number One

Shania Twain has the number one album in the country this week:

Of that sum, 134,000 were in traditional album sales — the third-largest sales week for a country album in 2017, and the largest for a woman in nearly two years. Now, which was released on Sept. 29 through Mercury Nashville, is Twain’s second No. 1 album and the first chart-topping country set by a female artist in over three years.

Tom Petty returns to the charts at number two:

Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers’ Greatest Hits re-enters at No. 2 with 84,000 units (up 2,231 percent) earned in the week ending Oct. 5, according to Nielsen Music. Of that sum, 52,000 were in traditional album sales (up 3,407 percent). Greatest Hits initially peaked at No. 5 in February of 1994, following its release the previous year.

Thomas Rhett Tops the Charts

Thomas Rhett has the number one album in the country this week:

The set — which brings country back to No. 1 for the first time in exactly one year — earned 123,000 equivalent album units in the week ending Sept. 14, according to Nielsen Music. Of that sum, 94,000 were in traditional album sales, Rhett’s best sales week and the third largest sales week of 2017 for a country effort.

LCD Soundsystem Earn First Number One Album

LCD Soundsystem have the number one album in the country this week:

The set earned 85,000 equivalent album units in the week ending Sept. 7, according to Nielsen Music. Of that sum, 81,000 were in traditional album sales. The album was released on Sept. 1 and is the act’s first new studio effort in more than seven years, and first for Columbia Records.

And, because everyone always asks: it looks like Brand New added another 2k to their total.

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Taylor Swift Goes to Number One

Taylor Swift’s new single “Look What You Made Me Do” has climbed to the top of the Billboard Hot 100 charts:

Swift has now officially climbed to the top — the top of the Billboard Hot 100, that is. With her new single “Look What You Made Me Do,” Swift has hit No. 1 on the chart, knocking Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee’s “Despacito” down from its 16-week reign.

Lil Uzi Vert Tops the Charts

Lil Uzi Vert has the number one album in the country this week:

Rapper Lil Uzi Vert bows at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart with his debut studio album, Luv Is Rage 2, starting with 135,000 equivalent album units earned in the week ending Aug. 31, according to Nielsen Music. The album was released on Aug. 25 through Generation Now/Atlantic Records, and follows two earlier charting efforts for the artist.

It looks like PVRIS sold around 11k copies in their first week. Brand New did another 4k (a 94% drop from their chart-topping first week).

Brand New Top the Charts

It’s official: Brand New have the number one album in the country.

Rock band Brand New nabs its first No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 chart as Science Fiction starts atop the tally with 58,000 equivalent album units earned in the week ending Aug. 24, according to Nielsen Music. Of that sum, 55,000 were in traditional album sales. The set was released Aug. 18 through the band’s own Procrastinate! Music Traitors label, and is the first album from the band in nearly eight years.

What an absolute delight to see. I told the story on the last podcast about when I first started writing about this band and I truly never thought I’d see them top the charts like this. Incredible. Congratulations to the band and their team. If this ends up being their last album, the years of building a hyper-dedicated fanbase and releasing fantastic music pays off with this special honor.

Kendrick Lamar Tops the Charts

Kendrick Lamar once again has the number one album in the country:

Lamar’s Damn. climbs 2-1 on the latest Billboard 200, clocking a fourth nonconsecutive week at No. 1, and its first since the May 20-dated tally. The set earned just under 47,000 equivalent album units (down less than 1 percent) in the week ending Aug. 10, according to Nielsen Music. Of that sum, 11,000 were in traditional album sales. The bulk of Damn.’s figure comes from SEA units — 31,000. (The album is the week’s most-streamed title on the Billboard 200, with 46.2 million on-demand audio streams generated by its songs.)

Jay-Z Tops the Charts Again

Jay-Z once again has the number one album in the country:

4:44 sold 61,000 in traditional album sales in its second week (down 65 percent from 173,000). The album was also down in streaming and track equivalencies, falling 72 percent in SEA units (22,000 — down from 82,000) and 52 percent in TEA units (3,000 — down from 7,000).

DJ Khaled Tops the Charts Again

DJ Khaled once again has the top album in the country:

Debuting at No. 2 on the Billboard 200 is Calvin Harris’ Funk Wav Bounces Vol. 1, earning the superstar DJ/producer his highest charting album yet. The star-filled dance-meets-R&B/hip-hop effort features guests ranging from Frank Ocean and Katy Perry to ScHoolboy Q and Nicki Minaj. Harris’ previous high on the Billboard 200 was logged when his last studio effort, Motion, debuted and peaked at No. 5 in 2014.