The Chart Scoop | Bryson Tiller Debuts at No. 1 on the Billboard 200
Bryson Tiller takes ‘True to Self’ to no. 1 on the Billboard 200. Luis Fonsi, Daddy Yankee & Justin Bieber remain at no. 1 on the Hot 100 with “Despacito.”
Come-up complete. Louisville, Kentucky rapper and singer Bryson Tiller debuts at no. 1 on the Billboard 200 with his sophomore album, True to Self. Amazingly, True to Self arrived a month ahead of its scheduled release date. The numbers weren’t too shabby for the 24-year old, who moved 107,000 units. Pure sales are another story, as True to Self only roughly 44% of that total (47,000 copies according to Billboard).
In addition to Tiller, there were some other notable moments within the top 10 of the Billboard 200. The Beatles return with a reissued edition of Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band, landing at no. 3. Interestingly, while The Beatles only moved 75,000 units, they far outpaced Tiller in the sales department. Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band sold a robust 95% of its total units. The polarizing debut by Lil Yachty, Teenage Emotions, starts at no. 5, to the tune of 46,000 units. Only about 43% of that total make up album sales. Also, a Latin compilation, Summer Latin Hits 2017, debuts at no. 9.
On the Billboard Hot 100, “Despacito (Remix)” (Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee featuring Justin Bieber) continues to be the song to beat. “Despacito” has now spent four weeks at no. 1. Beyond the aforementioned highlights, there are numerous takeaways from the Billboard 200 and the Billboard Hot 100 dated June 17, 2017.
Billboard 200 Grooves
- Bryson Tiller debuts at no. 1 with True to Self. Call it what it is – a “502 Come Up.”
- Kendrick Lamar continues to perform soundly as DAMN. remains at no. 2 in its seventh week on the Billboard 200.
- The Beatles reenter the Billboard 200 at no. 3 with Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band.
- Lil Yachty starts at no. 5 with his messy debut, Teenage Emotions.
- Summer Latin Hits 2017, a compilation of Latin hits, bows at no. 9.
- Harry Styles barely clings onto a spot in the top 10. Harry Styles slides from no. 3 to no. 10.
- Gucci Mane debuts at no. 12 with Droptopwop. The rapper remains prolific – too prolific perhaps.
- Shakira debuts at no. 15 with El Dorado. Not exactly killin’ it on the Billboard 200… just sayin’.
- Shawn Mendes sees a spike in sales with Illuminate, which ascends form no. 41 to no. 23. Nothing holding the young heartthrob back – nothing!
- Epic fail Linkin Park – EPIC FAIL! One More Light free falls from no. 1 to no. 30! The expression “damn son!” seems appropriate.
- Machine Gun Kelly isn’t performing particularly well with bloom. Bloom slides 21 spots from no. 24 to no. 45.
- Paramore hasn’t had a great run on the Billboard 200 with After Laughter. After Laughter slips from no. 32 to no. 49 in its third week on the charts.
- Rascal Flatts has a poor second week. Back to Us drops from no. 11 to no. 55.
- John Mayer experiences a much-needed spike in sales. The Search for Everything ascends from no. 126 to no. 86.
- Mary J. Blige may exhibit the Strength of a Woman on her new album, but her strength hasn’t been in sales this go-round. Strength slips from no. 66 to no. 120 in its fifth charting week. Are these really MJB numbers? They can’t be!
Hot 100 Jewels
- Luis Fonsi, Daddy Yankee, and Justin Bieber hold down the no. 1 spot for a fourth week with “Despacito.” Get it boys!
- Future shows the biggest gains in streaming with his single “Mask Off,” which remains at no. 6 this week (it peaked at no. 5).
- Post Malone breaks through into the top 10 with “Congratulations” featuring Quavo (ascends from no. 13 to no. 10).
- Childish Gambino breaks through into the top 20 with “Redbone,” which ascends from no. 22 to no. 17.
- French Montana breaks into the top 20 with “Unforgettable” featuring Swae Lee. “Unforgettable” ascends from no. 23 to no. 18.
- Niall Horan makes a big leap with “Slow Hands,” which ascends from no. 52 to no. 33.
- Playboi Carti is on the rise with “Magnolia,” which ascends from no. 58 to no. 49 in its fifth charting week.
- Dylan Scott is on the rise with “My Girl,” which ascends from no. 73 to no. 64.
- Despite stripping things down, Liam Payne is stripped of his top-50 status for debut single “Strip That Down.” Another joint featuring Quavo, “Strip That Down” slides from no. 42 to no. 65.
- Bryson Tiller debuts at no. 74 with his True to Self promo single, “Somethin Tells Me.” “Self-Made” debuts at no. 85, “Don’t Get Too High” at no. 89, “Run Me Dry” at no. 91, and “No Longer Friends” at no. 98.
- Somehow, Lil Yachty sees “Peek A Boo” featuring Migos reenter the Billboard Hot 100 at no. 80.
- Martin Garrix & Troye Sivan debut at no. 94 with “There for You.”
- Halsey lands at no. 100 with LGBTQ love song, “Strangers,” featuring Lauren Jauregui of Fifth Harmony.
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