Billboard 200 Grooves: Drake and Ed Sheeran Remain at No. 1, No. 2
There’s definitely More Life for Drake as he spends his third consecutive week at no. 1 on the Billboard 200. Ed Sheeran (÷) remains firmly planted at no. 2.
Drake doesn’t appear to be fading in the least. For a third consecutive week, he reigns on the Billboard 200. More Life keeps the no. 1 spot warm, thanks to streaming in particular. Ed Sheeran continues to trail Drake, as ÷ sits at no. 2. Beyond Drake and Ed Sheeran, there are many more notable takeaways from the Billboard 200 dated April 22, 2017.
- Drake spends a third week at no. 1 with More Life. Nothing new.
- Like Drake, Ed Sheeran remains locked in to the no. 2 spot with ÷.
- Kodak Black sees his debut album, Painting Pictures, start at no. 3.
- Mastodon debuts at no. 7 with Emperor of Sand.
- MercyMe earns the final spot in the top 10. Lifer debuts at no. 10.
- The Weeknd finds himself just outside of the top 10 this week. Starboy slips from no. 10 to no. 11 in its 19th week on the Billboard 200.
- Miranda Lambert sees a huge gain for her album, The Weight of These Wings. The Weight of These Wings ascends from no. 192 to no. 12.
- Keith Urban returns to the top 15 with Ripcord, which ascends from no. 25 to no. 13 in its 48th charting week.
- Khalid remains in the top 15 with American Teen, which descends from no. 12 to no. 15 in its fifth charting week.
- Rick Ross exits the top 10 this week as Rather You Than Me dips eight spots (no. 8 to no. 16).
- Trey Songz sees Tremaine the Album slip from no. 3 to no. 19 in its second charting week.
- The soundtrack for the HBO Limited series Big Little Lies debuts at no. 23.
- Demon Hunter starts at no. 25 with Outlive.
- YFN Lucci bows on the Billboard 200 with Long Live Nut at no. 27.
- After resurging to the top five, Metallica sees Hardwired…to Self-Destruct slip 23 spots from no. 5 to no. 28.
- Trace Adkins takes Something’s Going On to a no. 35 bow on the Billboard 200.
- Young Dolph takes Bulletproof to no. 36 on the Billboard 200.
- In a modest week, Bob Dylan sees his triple-disc project Triplicate debut at no. 37.
- Reba McEntire gets a lift as Sing It Now: Songs of Faith & Hope ascends from no. 112 to no. 43 in its ninth charting week.
- Aimee Mann debuts at no. 54 with Mental Illness.
- Leela James debuts modestly at no. 72 with Did It For Love.
- G-Eazy & Carnage take their Step Brothers EP to a modest no. 81 debut on the Billboard 200.
- Jamiroquai makes a quiet comeback as Automaton debuts at no. 94.
- Jackie Evancho debuts at no. 100 with Two Hearts.
- The soundtrack for the Netflix original series 13 Reasons Why debuts at no. 111.
- La’Porsha Renae bows tepidly with her debut album Already All Ready (no. 113).
- Goldfrapp debuts at no. 118 with Silver Eye.
- Freddie Gibbs takes You Only Live 2wice to no. 124 on the Billboard 200.
- Yellow Claw nabs the no. 143 spot with Los Amsterdam.
- Body County starts at no. 157 with its latest set, Bloodlust.
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