Billboard 200 Grooves: Ed Sheeran Takes ÷ to No. 1
Ed Sheeran comes up big on the Billboard 200 with his third studio album, ÷. Khalid debuts at no. 9 with ‘American Teen.’
Unsurprisingly, Ed Sheeran put up robust numbers on the Billboard 200. ÷ earned the no. 1 spot on the Billboard 200, thanks to 451,000 units moved. Honestly, there was nothing standing in the pop singer/songwriter’s way – no offense Khalid. Khalid was no competition for Sheeran, but the up-and-coming teen R&B phenomenon still earned a top-10 debut with American Teen. Beyond Sheeran and Khalid, there are plenty of other captivating chart stories from the Billboard 200 dated March 25, 2017.
- Ed Sheeran delivers with ÷, which debuted resoundingly at no. 1 on the Billboard 200. Expectedly, X jumps from no. 49 to no. 21 in its 142nd week. + ascends from no. 136 to no. 57 in its 202nd week.
- Metallica came up this week. Hardwired…to Self-Destruct ascended from no. 14 to no. 2.
- Bruno Mars remains at no. 3 with 24K Magic, but experiences “gains in performance.”
- Future concedes the no. 1 and no. 2 spot this week. Even so he remains a top-five fixture. Future slips from no. 2 to no. 4, while HNDRXX dips from no. 1 to no. 5.
- Khalid takes his debut album American Teen to a no. 9 start on the Billboard 200.
- Big Sean lands outside of the top 10 with I Decided. I Decided dips from no. 9 to no. 11 in its fifth charting week.
- Little Big Town slides 15 spots with The Breaker. The Breaker started at no. 4, but sits at no. 19 this week.
- Travis Scott gets a lift as Birds in the Trap Sing McKnight ascends from no. 30 to no. 23.
- After debuting at no. 24, NAV (NAV) dips 11 spots to no. 35.
- Childish Gambino sees “Awaken, My Love!” ascend from no. 63 to no. 46 in its 14th week.
- Aaron Watson free falls following a respectable debut. Vaquero slips from no. 10 to no. 55.
- The Sing sound track rises from no. 127 to no. 59.
- Despite a lackadaisical debut and so-so second week, Fat Joe & Remy Ma see joint album Plata O Plomo rise from no. 69 to no. 61.
- Emmure starts at no. 73 with Look at Yourself.
- Lil Uzi Vert experiences a spike as Lil Uzi Vert vs. The World ascends from no. 86 to no. 76.
- Gospel musician William McDowell debuts at no. 91 with Sounds of Revival, Part Two.
- Dario is on the rise as Point of No Return ascends from its no. 110 debut to no. 93 in its second week.
- Charlie Wilson continues to slide down the charts. In It to Win It slips from no. 57 to no. 94 in only its third week of availability.
- DJ Snake (Encore) ascends from no. 113 to no. 99 in its 31st charting week.
- Minus the Bear debuts at no. 109 with VOIDS.
- Moonshine Bandits start at no. 111 with Baptized in Bourbon.
- Jidenna continues to see The Chief slip down the charts. He slides from no. 70 to no. 115 this week.
- Ryan Adams seems to be going nowhere. Prisoner free falls from no. 54 to no. 132! Ouch!
- Prince Royce sees FIVE plummet from no. 25 to no. 134 in its second charting week.
- Who earned the lowest debut on the Billboard 200? That would be Within the Ruins, who sees Halfway Human start at no. 191.