The Chart Scoop | Harry Styles Debuts Robustly at No. 1
Harry Styles tops the Billboard 200 with his self-titled debut, while Luis Fonsi, Daddy Yankee & Justin Bieber top the Billboard Hot 100 for a 2nd week.
It was to be expected. What was to be expected prey tell? That Harry Styles would easily debut at no. 1 on the Billboard 200. Styles moved a handsome 230,000 units, with nearly 84% of that total being pure sales. Zac Brown Band were the stiffest competition for the British pop star, but Welcome Home moved only 146,000 units – 84,000 units off from Styles. Paramore (After Laughter) and Machine Gun Kelly (bloom) got into the top-10 action as well, moving 67,000 and 57,000 units respectively. On the Billboard Hot 100, Luis Fonsi, Daddy Yankee, and Justin Bieber continue to fly high thanks to “Despacito.” There are numerous takeaways from the Billboard 200 and the Billboard Hot 100 date June 3, 2017.
Billboard 200 Grooves
- Harry Styles, unsurprisingly, debuts at no. 1 on the Billboard 200 with his self-titled debut. Any other outcome would’ve truly been unbelievable.
- The Zac Brown Band plays the role of a bridesmaid this week as Welcome Home debuts at no. 2.
- Kendrick Lamar continues to perform soundly on the Billboard 200, as DAMN. Remains firmly planted at no. 3.
- After debuting at no. 2 last week, Chris Stapleton sees From A Room: Volume 1 slip to no. 4.
- Paramore lands at no. 6 with After Laughter. The band’s previous album, Paramore, performed better, debuting at no. 1 on the Billboard 200.
- Machine Gun Kelly misses the top-five for the first time in his career. Bloom launches at no. 8.
- Logic takes a tumble this week as Everybody slips from no. 1 to no. 11, just missing a second week in the top 10.
- Seether debuts at no. 14 with Poison the Parish.
- New Kids on the Block starts at no. 17 with its latest EP, Thankful.
- The Bob’s Burgers Music Album lands just outside of the top-20 at no. 21.
- Russ slides from no. 7 to no. 25 with his debut album, There’s Really a Wolf.
- Soundgarden reenters the Billboard 200 at no. 32 with former no. 1 album, Superunknown. Chris Cornell passed away tragically last week, after committing suicide.
- Gorillaz sees Humanz slide from no. 9 to no. 35 in its third charting week. Not good…
- Another Chris Cornell group, Audioslave, reenters the Billboard 200 with its self-titled album at no. 54. Audioslave peaked at no. 7.
- There is no Shine surrounding Wale whatsoever. He sees Shine free fall from no. 45 to no. 71 in its third week. The album debuted modestly at no. 16, following two consecutive no. 1 debuts.
- XXXTentacion starts at no. 76 with Revenge.
- Juanes debuts at no. 77 with Mis Planes son Amarte.
- John Mayer just doesn’t sell like he once did. The Search for Everything slips 10 spots this week from no. 71 to no. 81.
- LeToya Lockett bows at no. 91 with Back 2 Life.
- B.o.B debuts unimpressively at no. 179 with Ether.
Billboard Hot 100 Jewels
- Luis Fonsi, Daddy Yankee, and Justin Bieber spend a second week at no. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 with “Despacito.”
- Miley Cyrus ascends up the Hot 100 with “Malibu,” which rises from no. 64 to no. 10.
- French Montana has a hit on his hands with “Unforgettable,” featuring Swae Lee. “Unforgettable” ascends five spots from no. 29 to no. 24.
- Childish Gambino is on the rise as “Redbone” ascends from no. 36 to no. 29 in its 24th charting week.
- Shawn Mendes sees “There’s Nothing Holdin’ Me Back” ascend from no. 40 to no. 32 in its fourth charting week.
- Charlie Puth is on the rise with “Attention,” which ascends from no. 53 to no. 45.
- Playboi Carti ascends from no. 63 to no. 55 with “Magnolia.”
- Calvin Harris, assisted by Future & Khalid, debuts at no. 62 with “Rollin.”
- Selena Gomez debuts at no. 80 with “Bad Liar.”
- Imagine Dragons debuts at no. 92 with “Whatever It Takes.”