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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Pentatonix takes No. 1 spot on Top 200 Albums, Sales and Artist 100

    Pentatonix takes No. 1 spot on Top 200 Albums, Sales and Artist 100

    Vocal quintet Pentatonix released their latest holiday set A Pentatonix Christmas back on Oct. 21 and after nine weeks, the album is climbing to its new peak. The set moved into the No. 1 spot on the Billboard Top 200 Albums chart because of the holiday and sale pricing. Along with the Top 200, A...
  • Miranda Lambert's personal 'The Weight of These Wings' debuts at No. 1 on Top Country Albums

    Miranda Lambert's personal 'The Weight of These Wings' debuts at No. 1 on Top Country Albums

    Miranda Lambert has been rather quiet since the divorce from country superstar and "The Voice" coach Blake Shelton. She released her sixth studio album The Weight of These Wings on Nov. 18 and was recorded as a two-part double-disc album consisting of 24 songs total. The album is making its debut at...
  • Kenny Chesney's 'Cosmic Hallelujah' opens at No. 2 on Top 200; No. 1 seller of the week

    Kenny Chesney's 'Cosmic Hallelujah' opens at No. 2 on Top 200; No. 1 seller of the week

    Country favorite Kenny Chesney released his 17th album Cosmic Hallelujah on Oct. 28 and was pushed back from an original date in July under the title Some Town Somewhere. The 12-song set was recorded in California where Chesney is a part-time resident while absorbing the west coast vibes to create...
  • Shawn Mendes' 'Illuminate' debuts at No. 1 on Top 200 Albums

    Shawn Mendes' 'Illuminate' debuts at No. 1 on Top 200 Albums

    At 18, Shawn Mendes is earning his second No. 1 album as Illuminate debuts at No. 1 on the Billboard Top 200 Albums chart. The new record saw much activity according to today's standard of music sales--a declining form of acquiring music while streaming rises. Illuminate opens with 145,000 total...
  • Drake's 'Views From the 6' locks 13th week at No. 1 on Top 200 Albums chart

    Drake's 'Views From the 6' locks 13th week at No. 1 on Top 200 Albums chart

    Drake's fourth proper studio LP Views From the 6 was released in April 2016 and had become one of the best performing albums of the year early on. The album spent twelve weeks at the peak position of the Billboard Top 200 Albums chart before being knocked down for seven weeks. Competing against a...
  • Barbra Streisand extends record as female with most No. 1 albums

    Barbra Streisand extends record as female with most No. 1 albums

    Barbra Streisand is a legend that everyone knows and upon each release, she proves time and time again that she is an example of pure artistry. She recently released her 35th studio album Encore: Movie Partners Sing Broadway, and it's given her more credit to her already extensive list of...
  • The Lumineers 'Cleopatra' debuts at No. 1 on Top 200 Albums

    The Lumineers 'Cleopatra' debuts at No. 1 on Top 200 Albums

    The Billboard charts refresh today (April 19) and there's a new No. 1 album in the country that outperformed last week's No. 1 set. The Lumineers released their sophomore record Cleopatra on April 8 and on the updated chart for the most recent sales tracking week, they debut at No. 1 on the...
  • Gwen Stefani eyeing first No. 1 on Top 200 Albums

    Gwen Stefani eyeing first No. 1 on Top 200 Albums

    Since the devastating news that singer-songwriter and "The Voice" coach Gwen Stefani was divorcing Gavin Rossdale, her media popularity has spiked. It gained even more press when it was revealed that she and fellow coach Blake Shelton were dating. Stefani wrote a new personal solo record with an...
  • Kendrick Lamar 'untitled unmastered.' debuts at No. 1 on Top 200

    Kendrick Lamar 'untitled unmastered.' debuts at No. 1 on Top 200

    Kendrick Lamar released a new album without warning and such buzz along with his popularity landed him another No. 1 album on the Billboard Top 200 Albums chart. On the March 15 chart refresh, untitled unmastered. opened with solid numbers and gave him his second No. 1 album in less than a year...
  • David Bowie 'Blackstar' debuts at No. 1 on Top 200 Albums

    David Bowie 'Blackstar' debuts at No. 1 on Top 200 Albums

    The late David Bowie released his 25th album on Jan. 8, also his 69th birthday. Blackstar would be the final album the iconic musician would release, losing his battle with cancer just two days later on Jan. 10. Surpassing early predictions, the album debuts at No. 1 on the Billboard Top 200 Albums...
  • Adele's '25' sells 7.44 million copies in 2015; closes year at No. 1

    Adele's '25' sells 7.44 million copies in 2015; closes year at No. 1

    The year 2015 is now all over and the final sales tracking day of the year happened to fall on New Year's Eve, a Thursday. The year saw many successes with a handful of acts that are established see their first No. 1 on the Billboard Top 200 Albums. It was however of course Adele and her third album...
  • James Taylor earns very first No. 1 album on Top 200

    James Taylor earns very first No. 1 album on Top 200

    It's been a long wait for famed singer-songwriter James Taylor but this week on the Billboard Top 200 Albums chart, Taylor earns his very first No. 1 album after a 45 year career. Before This World enters the chart at No. 1 with a total of 97,000 equivalents. In today's music market, typically for a...
  • Taylor Swift '1989' hangs on to No. 1 for 11th week

    Taylor Swift '1989' hangs on to No. 1 for 11th week

    There is just no stopping Taylor Swift on her pop adventures. With a third single "Style" now out gaining speed on radio, her hit album 1989 is still dominating the most important chart on Billboard. For its 11th week, the fifth set by the songwriter sits at No. 1 on the Billboard Top 200 Albums...
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