BB Grooves: David Bowie Lands First No. 1 on Billboard 200
The world lost a musical visionary in David Bowie. On the Billboard 200, specifically the “number one spot” Bowie’s legacy lives on with his first ever chart topper. As bittersweet as that takeaway is, there are 24 more takeaways to go with it!
1. David Bowie posthumously scores his first no. 1 album with Blackstar, which is a fantastic album to say the least. Bowie’s previous high on the Billboard 200 came just one album previously, as The Next Day landed in the runner-up spot.
2. Adele’s reign atop the Billboard 200 ended at seven consecutive weeks as 25 slips to no. 2 in its eighth charting week. The question on everybody’s mind: is Adele done? Probably not and the numbers confirm such.
3. Who’s been trailing Adele consistently? Justin Bieber, and he continues to sit one spot behind her on the charts. Purpose falls from runner-up to third place inline with 25’s slippage from first to second. Purpose like 25 remains impactful in the numbers department.
4. Blackstar isn’t the only Bowie album in the top 10 following his death. Best Of Bowie completely reenters the Billboard 200 at a new charting high – no. 4.
5. Bryson Tiller’s TRAPSOUL continues to rise, spending its third week in the top 10 of the Billboard 200. TRAPSOUL rises from no. 9 to no. 8 in its 16th week overall.
6. G-Eazy reenters the top 10 of the chart as When It’s Dark Out rises from no. 13 to no. 9 six weeks in.
7. One Direction drops out of the top 10 for the first time. Made In The A.M. falls from no. 6 to no. 12.
8. J. Cole sees his 2014 Forest Hills Drive improve 15 spots from no. 31 to no. 16 in its 58th week on the chart.
9. Rachel Platten’s Wildfire slips 13 spots from no. 5 to no. 18 in its second week on the BB200.
10. David Bowie’s The Rise And Fall Of Ziggy Stardust And The Spiders From Mars just misses the top 20 at no. 21. This marks the set’s highest peak position and the third Bowie album on the Billboard 200 this week.
11. The Chainsmokers’ Bouquet EP moves up 10 spots from no. 41 to no. 31.
12. Hamilton: An American Musical rises seven spots from no. 40 to no. 33 in its 16th week on the charts.
13. The soundtrack to Straight Outta Compton quietly enters onto the Billboard 200 at no. 39. The film itself was available for purchase this week beginning Tuesday (January 19..
14. Michael Jackson’s Number Ones reenter the charts at no. 49.
15. Definitely not “Rose Gold” for Pentatonix this week as their self-title album slips 15 spots from no. 35 to no. 50. Ouch!
16. Mike Stud’s These Days debuts rather unremarkably at no. 58. That said it wasn’t highly promoted either so…
17. Jeremih’s Late Nights: The Album rises 15 spots from no. 75 to no. 60.
18. Rhiannon Giddens sees her album Tomorrow Is My Turn reenter the charts at no. 83. Tomorrow Is My Turn only spends its second week on the BB200 with this reentry.
19. Rick Ross’ Black Market continues to free-fall. The set slips 21 spots from no. 74 to no. 95 in only six weeks on the charts.
20. Old Dominion’s debut album Meat And Candy improves from no. 120 to no. 100 in its 10th week on the charts.
21. Ty Dolla $ign sees a slight improvement in his chart stock – Free TC jumps 11 spots from no. 117 to no. 106.
22. R. Kelly continues to sell tepidly. The Buffet drops from no. 88 to no. 116 in week five. This is by far Kelly’s poorest selling album.
23. Walk The Moon’s Talking Is Hard drops 60 spots from no. 89 to no. 149 in week 56 on the charts.
24. August Alsina’s This Thing Called Life slips 42 spots from no. 111 to no. 153 in only 5 short weeks on the chart.
25. Grizfolk’s Waking Up The Giants debuts quietly in the lower quarter of the chart at no. 163.