The Chart Scoop | Halsey Takes ‘Hopeless Fountain Kingdom’ To No. 1
Halsey scores her first no. 1 album on the Billboard 200 with Hopeless Fountain Kingdom. “Despacito” remains the song to beat on the Billboard Hot 100.
Her moment has finally arrived. Halsey sees her sophomore album Hopeless Fountain Kingdom debut at no. 1 on the Billboard 200. The numbers are respectable, with Hopeless Fountain Kingdom moving 106,000 units according to Billboard. Of those 106,000 units, roughly 72% were album sales (76,000). Even though Hopeless Fountain Kingdom topped the charts, Halsey’s debut album, Badlands, outperformed it in the numbers department.
There were more notable happenings within the top 10 of the Billboard 200. Streaming compilation Epic AF enters the top 10 at no. 3. Country newcomer Luke Combs arrives with his debut album This One’s for You, at no. 5 with 43,000 units (~81% album sales). All Time Low enters the mix at no. 9 with Last Young Renegade, moving 33,000 units (~91% album sales). Otherwise, its “familiarity city” with the likes of Kendrick Lamar, The Beatles, Drake, Ed Sheeran, and Bruno Mars.
On the Hot 100, it’s “familiarity city” for sure as Luis Fonsi, Daddy Yankee, and Justin Bieber continues to hold the no. 1 spot with “Despacito.” This marks the fifth consecutive week that “Despacito” has reigned supreme. The top 10 contains the exact same entries as last week, with a few in different positions. There are more takeaways from the Billboard 200 and the Billboard Hot 100, dated June 24, 2017.
Billboard 200 Grooves
- Halsey takes Hopeless Fountain Kingdom to no. 1 on the Billboard 200.
- Epic AF ascends from no. 11 to no. 3.
- Luke Combs debuts at no. 5 with his debut album, This One’s for You.
- All Time Low debuts at no. 9 with Last Young Renegade.
- Roger Waters just misses the top 10 as Is This the Life We Really Want? Lands at no. 11 on the Billboard 200.
- alt-J debuts at no. 14 with Relaxer.
- Thanks to its 30th anniversary reissue, U2 sees the Joshua Tree ascend from no. 127 to no. 16.
- Lil Yachty sees Teenage Emotions slip from no. 5 to no. 29. Ouch!
- Gucci Mane loses support for Droptopwop, which slips from no. 12 to no. 32 in its second week.
- The Beauty and the Beast soundtrack ascends from no. 68 to no. 39.
- Dan Auerbach debuts at no. 41 with Waiting on a Song.
- Bleachers underperforms. Gone Now debuts modestly at no. 44.
- PARTYNEXTDOOR sees EP Colours 2 debut at no. 56.
- Flogging Molly starts at no. 69 with Life is Good.
- Dua Lipa debuts at no. 86 with her self-titled debut.
- Wheeler Walker Jr. debuts at no. 88 with Ol’ Wheeler.
- Mali Music debuts tepidly at no. 117 with The Transition of Mali.
Billboard Hot 100 Jewels
- Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee keep on thriving with “Despacito” featuring Justin Bieber, which spends its fifth week at no. 1.
- Perhaps the oddest titled Hot 100 hit, Lil Uzi Vert continues to see “XO TOUR Llif3” perform well. This week, the song ascends from no. 9 to no. 7. Go figure!
- James Arthur has yet to be able to break through into the top 10. “Say You Won’t Let Go” matches his peak position at no. 11, after ascending one spot.
- Imagine Dragons continue to see “Believer” ascend to chart glory – or something like that. It rises from no. 15 to no. 13 this week, after 18 weeks on the chart.
- Shawn Mendes breaks into the top 20 with “There’s Nothing Holding Me Back,” which ascends from no. 22 to no. 18.
- Halsey sees “Now or Never” reach a new peak position at no. 21. It ascends five spots.
- Niall Horan is on the rise with “Slow Hands,” which ascends from no. 33 to no. 28.
- Charlie Puth continues to get attention for his single, “Attention,” which ascends from no. 37 to no. 31.
- Playboi Carti is on the rise with “Magnolia,” which rises from no. 49 to no. 40.
- Fifth Harmony debuts at no. 42 with “Down,” featuring Gucci Mane.
- DJ Khaled sees “To the Max,” featuring Drake, debut at no. 53.
- 2 Chainz debuts at no. 73 with “4 AM” featuring Travis Scott.
- Meek Mill lands at no. 82 with “Whatever You Need” featuring Chris Brown and Ty Dolla $ign.
- Jake Paul debuts at no. 94 with “It’s Everyday Bro” featuring Team 10.
- Justin Moore debuts at no. 97 with “Somebody Else Will.”