Billboard 200 Grooves: The Weekend & John Mayer Top
The Weeknd and John Mayer take top honors on the Billboard 200 this week. AFI gets some love at no. 5.
2017 is off to a quiet start. For the fourth consecutive week and fifth nonconsecutive week overall, The Weeknd (Starboy) owns the no. 1 spot. John Mayer served as the sole competition for the urban sensation, returning to the charts at no. 2 with EP, The Search for Everything: Wave One. While Mayer earned top honors as far as new albums go, one more newbie graces the top 10 – AFI (AFI (The Blood Album). Beyond the three aforementioned, there are more stories on the Billboard 200 dated February 11, 2017.
- The Weeknd (Starboy) spends a fifth nonconsecutive week at no. 1 on the Billboard 200.
- John Mayer settles for no. 2 with his latest project, The Search for Everything: Wave One (EP).
- AFI returns to the top echelon of the Billboard 200 as AFI (The Blood Album) debuts at no. 5.
- Post Malone (Stoney) sees gains in performance this week as the set rises from no. 9 to no. 7.
- Starset (Vessels) just misses the top 10, debuting at no. 11.
- 2017 Grammy Nominees compilation debuts modestly at no. 16.
- Kidz Bop 34, like 2017 Grammy Nominees, also starts modestly at no. 18.
- Nicky Jam takes Fenix to no. 28 on the Billboard 200.
- The xx free falls. I See You slips from no. 2 to no. 30 after only two weeks.
- Jacob Sartorius makes his Billboard 200 debut at no. 32 with The Last Text EP.
- After debuting at no. 28, PnB Rock (GTTM: Goin Thru the Motions) only slips eight spots to no. 36.
- Marian Hill enjoys a boost in only her second week charting on the Billboard 200. Act One ascends from no. 87 to no. 45.
- After a big boost last week, Run the Jewels come back to earth – rather down the chart – with Run the Jewels 3 (no. 13 to no. 60).
- Kaleo sees a boost with A / B (no. 114 to no. 70).
- Bryan Lanning earns one of the few Billboard 200 debuts. Us starts quietly at no. 73.
- 6LACK gets a boost in performance as FREE 6LACK ascends from no. 101 to no. 83.
- The Rolling Stones exit the top 100 as Blue & Lonesome plummets from no. 71 to no. 102.
- The Hamilton Mixtape continues to lose support. It slides from no. 77 to no. 107.
- Ahead of the release of his fourth studio album (I Decided.), Big Sean sees Dark Sky Paradise ascend from no. 153 to no. 119.
- Danny Gokey sees his Rise fall from no. 32 to no. 190.
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