Billboard 200 Grooves: Ed Sheeran Retains the No. 1 Spot
Ed Sheeran spends a second consecutive week at no. 1 on the Billboard 200 with his third studio album, ÷.
Ed Sheeran keeps the no. 1 spot warm on the Billboard 200. Face it – ÷ ain’t going nowhere anytime soon. Beyond Sheeran, there was just one new album in the top 10 – the Beauty and the Beast soundtrack. Beyond Sheeran and Beauty and the Beast, there are many intriguing stories from the Billboard 200 chart dated April 1, 2017.
- Ed Sheeran spends a second consecutive week at no. 1 with his third studio album, ÷.
- For a second consecutive week, Metallica retains the no. 2 spot on the Billboard 200 with Hardwired…To Self-Destruct.
- The Beauty and the Beast soundtrack settles for a no. 3 start on the Billboard 200.
- Moana continues to “sell like hotcakes,” ascending from no. 8 to no. 5 this week.
- Future continues to prosper on the Billboard 200 despite slippage this week. Future slips from no. 4 to no. 6, while HNDRXX dips from no. 5 to no. 9.
- Khalid doesn’t fall too far in his second week. American Teen slips from no. 9 to no. 13.
- Josh Turner debuts modestly at no. 18 with Deep South.
- The Shins squeak out a top-20 debut with Heartworms, which bows at no. 20.
- Little Big Town continues its descent as The Breaker slides from no. 19 to no. 31.
- For whatever reason, Panic! At the Disco gets a 10-spot lift as Death of a Bachelor ascends from no. 43 to no. 33.
- 6LACK receives a lift as FREE 6LACK rises from no. 65 to no. 54.
- Alison Krauss continues to plummet down the charts. Windy City slides from no. 32 to no. 67.
- Blake Shelton sees If I’m Honest ascend from no. 100 to no. 69.
- Frank Ocean is on the rise once more with Blonde, which jumps from no. 112 to no. 73.
- The Shack soundtrack free falls from no. 42 to no. 84 in its third week.
- Aaron Watson continues to drop down the Billboard 200 as Vaquero nosedives from no. 55 to no. 93 in its third charting week.
- Valerie June debuts quietly on the Billboard 200. Her sophomore album, The Order of Time, starts at no. 111.
- Gospel collective J.J. Hairston & Youthful Praise debuts at no. 113 with latest project, You Deserve It.
- Fat Joe & Remy Ma continue their downward slide as Plata O Plomo dips from no. 61 to no. 115.
- Uncle Charlie Wilson may be In It To Win It, but the album exits the top-100 this week (no. 94 to no. 128).
- Jidenna has a boatload of potential, but The Chief seems like it has a low ceiling. The album slides from no. 115 The to no. 138 in its fourth week.
- Thundercat gets a boost this week as Drunk ascends from no. 196 to no. 160. Drunk debuted at no. 50 three weeks ago.
- Charli XCX takes Number 1 Angel to a modest no. 175 debut on the Billboard 200.
- Chickenfoot returns to the Billboard 200 with Best + Live, which lands at no. 186.
- Starlito/Don Trip takes Step Brothers THREE to no. 189 on the Billboard 200.
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