Billboard: Suicide Squad Holds No. 1 On Billboard 200
Despite new releases from PARTYNEXTDOOR, Justin Moore, and Rae Sremmurd, Suicide Squad and Drake (Views) keeps spots nos. 1 and 2 warm on the Billboard 200.
For a second consecutive week, Suicide Squad: The Album is no. 1 on the Billboard 200. After an impressive first week, Suicide Squad slips to five-figures this week, to the tune of 93,000 units. Of those 93,000 units, only about 54% are pure sales. To no one’s surprise, Drake remains in the runner-up spot. He’s either been no. 1 or no. 2 during Views’ entire chart tenure. His numbers remain respectable – 71,000 units.
More interesting than Suicide Squad or Views are the new albums. None of them were able to steal the no. 1 or no. 2 spot. Regardless, they provide some much-needed impact to the Billboard 200. PARTNEXTDOOR earns his highest charting album with PARTYNEXTDOOR 3 (P3). The numbers won’t blow anyone away – it moved 50,000 units (just 56 % pure sales).
Justin Moore starts at no. 4 with Kinda Don’t Care. Apparently, few country music fans cared as the effort logs just 42,000 copies. Thankfully for Moore, most of that total (88%) are pure sales. Rae Sremmurd holds the final new album to crack the top 10. SremmLife 2 debuts at no. 7, moving just 27,000 units. Little more than half of that total are pure sales! Basically, Suicide Squad and Views had little competition.
Beyond Suicide Squad, Views, and the new albums, the remainder of the top 10 is familiar. Twenty One Pilots (Blurryface) continues on strong…no surprise. DJ Khaled (Major Key) logs a third week in the top 10 – a bit surprising. Adele (25), Rihanna (Anti) and Now 59 close the top 10.
Who’s Got Next?
Who’s got next on the Billboard 200? Frank Ocean. After many delays and much teasing, Ocean finally released his sophomore album, Blonde. Beyond Ocean, Tory Lanez’s highly anticipated debut I Told You should add some impact as well. How much? Hard to tell. Beyond Blonde and I Told You, there were many new releases that should chart. Will they sell (or stream)? Hmm…who knows.