Billboard 200 Grooves: Drake Takes ‘More Life’ to No. 1
Drake continues to be the “biggest thing since sliced bread.” His playlist-album, ‘More Life’ debuts robustly at no. 1 on the Billboard 200.
Beyond Drake, Rick Ross (Rather You Than Me) and Depeche Mode (Spirit) both charted in the top-five. While Drake, Rick Ross, and Depeche Mode are among the biggest chart attractions, but there are more takeaways from the Billboard 200 dated April 8, 2017.
- Drake is unstoppable. After crashing onto the Billboard 200 in 2016 with Views, he returns once more with More Life, a so-called “playlist-album.” It’s not nearly as big as Views, but still a very big deal.
- Ed Sheeran (÷) slips to no. 2 after spending two consecutive weeks at no. 1. The numbers are still looking awesome for the British pop sensation.
- Rick Ross was unable to add another no. 1 album to his belt, but don’t feel bad for Rozay. Rather You Than Me performed soundly, earning the no. 3 spot on the Billboard 200.
- Beauty and the Beast continues to perform well as the soundtrack slips just one spot from no. 3 to no. 4.
- Depeche Mode earns another top-five album with Spirit, which bows respectably at no. 5. Impressively, most of the album’s totals were pure sales.
- Future has only one album that remains the top 10 this week. Future slips from no. 6 to no. 8. As for HNDRXX, it slips from no. 9 to no. 12.
- Elevation Worship lands just outside of the top-10 with There Is A Cloud, which starts at no. 11.
- Up-and-coming R&B artist Khalid sees his debut album American Teen slip three spots from no. 13 to no. 16.
- Spoons lands at no. 17 with its latest album, Hot Thoughts.
- Metallica returns back to earth this week as Hardwired…To Self-Destruct slips from no. 2 to no. 19.
- Zara Larsson debuts at no. 26 with So Good.
- Pitbull has a lackadaisical week on the charts as his new album Climate Change starts modestly at no. 29.
- Chuck Berry debuts at no. 33 on the Billboard 200 with Chuck Berry: The Definitive Collection.
- The soundtrack for the original motion picture Sing ascends from no. 55 to no. 37.
- Tedeschi Trucks Band debuts at no. 39 with live album Live From the Fox Oakland.
- Milky Chance lands at no. 64 with latest album, Blossom.
- Gary Clark, Jr. debuts at no. 80 with Live / North America 2016.
- KXM bows at no. 81 with Scatterbrain.
- Tennis takes Yours Conditionally to no. 91 on the Billboard 200.
- Real Estate arrives at no. 100 with In Mind.
- The Shins free fall as Heartworms drops from no. 20 to no. 106 in its second charting week.
- 2 Cellos and the London Symphony Orchestra take Score to no. 119.
- Conor Oberst debuts modestly at no. 137 with Salutations.
- SoMo offers The Answers – incredibly modestly at no. 178.
- Obituary lands at no. 184 with its self-titled album.
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