Billboard 200 Grooves: A Tribe Called Quest Claim No. 1
Billboard 200 Grooves: A Tribe Called Quest top the Billboard 200 following an 18-year hiatus.
A Tribe Called Quest did something special. First, they released their first album in 18 years, We Got It From Here…Thank You 4 Your Service. Secondly, the said album debuted at no. 1 on the Billboard 200. Beyond A Tribe Called Quest, only one other new album debuts in the top 10, courtesy of Sting (57th & 9th). Beyond A Tribe Called Quest and Sting, there are more chart stories from the Billboard 200 dated December 3, 2016.
- A Tribe Called Quest return to the top of the Billboard 200 with final studio album, We Got It From Here…Thank You 4 Your Service.
- Pentatonix move up to no. 2 with A Pentatonix Christmas. Last week, the album sat at no. 4. That’s Christmas To Me ascends 18 spots from no. 36 to no. 18.
- Trolls soundtrack is a non-mover at no. 3.
- Rae Sremmurd achieve a new career peak as Sremmlife 2 ascends from no. 5 to no. 4.
- Leonard Cohen sees a posthumous spike as You Want It Darker jumps from no. 48 to no. 7. It debuted at no. 10. The Essential Leonard Cohen debuts on the Billboard 200 at no. 13.
- The Chainsmokers don’t see Collage EP fall dramatically. Collage slips just two spots, from no. 6 to no. 8.
- Sting has the next best debut on the Billboard 200 behind A Tribe Called Quest. 57th & 9th debuts at no. 9.
- Garth Brooks and Trisha Yearwood combine forces on Christmas Together, which debuts at no. 11.
- Now 60 slides just five spots (no. 7 to no. 12) in its sophomore week.
- Joe takes #MYNAMEISJOETHOMAS to no. 17 on the Billboard 200.
- Alicia Keys sees HERE slide from no. 2 to no. 20. Ouch!
- Lady Gaga exits the top 20 as Joanne dips 10 spots from no. 11 to no. 21.
- Meek Mill sees DC4 drop 14 spots from no. 13 to no. 27.
- Kenny Chesney sees Cosmic Hallelujah plummet 20 spots (no. 10 to no. 30).
- Leslie Odom, Jr. debuts at no. 31 with Simply Christmas.
- Ronnie Dunn takes his Tattooed Heart to no. 33.
- Home Free (Full of (Even More) Cheer) starts at no. 36.
- Jeezy (Trap or Die 3) tumbles for a second straight week (no. 14 to no. 38).
- Emeli Sandé debuts modestly at no. 41 with Long Live the Angels.
- Bon Jovi free falls. This House is Not for Sale falls from no. 1 to no. 43. Ouch!
- Jon Bellion continues to be on the upswing as The Human Condition improves three spots (no. 54 to no. 51).
- Animals as Leaders starts at no. 56 with The Madness of Many.
- Solange takes a mighty tumble as A Seat at the Table slides from no. 37 to no. 64.
- David Bowie (Legacy) starts at no. 78.
- Usher sees Harder II Love rise from no. 110 to no. 80.
- PARTYNEXTDOOR (PARTNEXTDOOR 3) re-enters the top-100, ascending 20 spots from no. 102 to no. 82.
- Charlie Puth (Nine Track Mind) improves 11 spots from no. 100 to no. 89.
- blackbear debuts at no. 108 with Cashmere Noose (EP).
- Green Day continues to perform poorly as Revolution Radio dips from no. 79 to no. 190.
- Common sees Black America Again plummet 102 spots from no. 25 to no. 125 in its second charting week.
- Tove Lo continues her downward spiral on the charts. Lady Wood dips from no. 64 to no. 133.
- Sleigh Bells debuts at no. 187 with Jessica Rabbit.
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