Taylor Swift just enhanced her “reputation” as the top-selling American recording artist. Swift’s sixth studio album, reputation, sold 1,216,000 copies in the U.S. (in traditional album sales) in its first week of release.
Sam Smith‘s The Thrill of It All debuts at No. 1 in both the U.S. and the U.K. No surprise there, but you may be surprised to learn that this is Smith’s first No. 1 album in the U.S. His debut, In the Lonely Hour, peaked at No. 2 in July 2014. (It was blocked by Lana Del Rey’s Ultraviolence in its first week and by fellow Brit pop star Ed Sheeran’s x in its second). The Thrill of It All is the third album by an Englishman to reach No. 1 in both the U.S. and the U.K. so far this year. It follows Sheeran’s ÷ and Harry Styles’s solo debut album. In the Lonely Hour logged eight weeks at No. ...
Kenny Chesney lands his eighth No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 with Live in No Shoes Nation. He beat out a studio album by Kelly Clarkson, which debuts at No. 2. Sure, Chesney is a big star, and country music is huge, but how can a live album beat out a studio album by a popular singer, who seemed to be everywhere (including The Voice) during release week? Live in No Shoes Nation was bolstered, as many albums have been in recent months, by a concert ticket/album sale “redemption program” with Chesney’s upcoming stadium tour.
Niall Horan’s solo debut album lands at No. 1, while Post Malone’s “Rockstar” is still at the head of the top songs list. Here’s the roundup of top albums and songs for the week of Oct. 30, 2017.
Lin-Manuel Miranda makes the most of a sample from "West Side Story” and tops the digital charts with "Almost Like Praying.” Plus, Post Malone, Kane Brown, and more.
Top albums and songs for the week of Oct. 9, 2017. Shania fared much better coming off a long hiatus than Fergie did last week. Plus, Miley, Demi, Petty, more.
For the first time in chart history, hip-hop albums make a clean sweep of the top five spots on the Billboard 200 this week.
“4:44” is Jay-Z's 11th consecutive solo studio album to reach No. 1, while "Despacito" logs its ninth week at No. 1 on the Official U.K. Singles Chart. More.
Bruno Mars, the Chainsmokers, Justin Bieber, and Quavo each have two of the top 20 songs of the first six months of 2017. But read on to learn who's No. 1.
The Weeknd, Drake, Kendrick Lamar, and Ed Sheeran all spent multiple weeks at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 in the first half of 2017. But such veteran hit-makers as Katy Perry and John Mayer set records they would probably just as soon forget.
Harry Styles‘s eponymous debut album enters the Billboard 200 at No. 1 this week, moving 230K “equivalent units,” including 193K in traditional album sales. Ed Sheeran’s ÷ debuted at No. 1 in March with equivalent sales of 451K (including traditional album sales of 322K). The old record was held by Sam Smith’s In the Lonely Hour, which sold 166K (in traditional album sales) in its first week in July 2014.
DJ Khaled’s “I’m the One,” featuring Justin Bieber, Quavo, Chance the Rapper and Lil Wayne, enters the Hot 100 at No. 1. As such, it is off to a fast start in the annual Song of the Summer sweepstakes.