The Chart Scoop | DJ Khaled Holds Off Calvin Harris for No. 1
DJ Khaled spends a second week at no. 1 on the Billboard 200. He’s so ‘Grateful.’ “Despacito” continues to dominate the Billboard Hot 100.
Billboard 200 Grooves
In a shocker, DJ Khaled spends a second week at no. 1 on the Billboard 200. Grateful didn’t exactly muster up prodigious numbers, moving 70,000 units, but it was sufficient to secure no. 1 again. In regards to sales, only about 23% of that total were traditional sales. In the age of streaming, DJ Khaled is among “the best.” He already told you, “We the best.”
Calvin Harris has to feel disappointed though – Funk Wav Bounces Vol. 1 came a close second. Harris moved 68,000 units, though still, just about 34% of that total were traditional sales. Even so, crunching the figures, Harris outsold DJ Khaled by about 6,000 copies. Only one other new album entered the top 10, courtesy of Stone Sour. Hydrograd starts at no. 8 with 33,000 units. Here’s the deal – it outsold both Khaled and Harris, with a robust 91% traditional sales. Still, the numbers aren’t game changing. Here are some chart takeaways from the Billboard 200 dated July 22, 2017.
- DJ Khaled retains the no. 1 spot on the Billboard 200 in a squeaker. Calvin Harris debuts at no. 2 with Funk Wav Bounces Vol. 1.
- Imagine Dragons sees Evolve slip from no. 2 to no. 4.
- 2 Chainz continues to perform soundly on the Billboard 200. During its three-week chart span, Pretty Girls Like Trap Music has landed in the no. 2, no. 5, and no. 6 spots.
- Stone Sour starts at no. 8 with Hydrograd. It outsells Grateful and Funk Wav Bounces Vol. 1. Raw deal?
- Shawn Mendes is a boss. Illuminate ascends 13 spots from no. 28 to no. 15.
- Lorde is on an interesting chart run with Melodrama. After debuting at no. 1, she slipped to no. 13 in her second week. In her third week, she falls from no. 13 to no. 21.
- After reentering the chart at no. 4, Prince sees Purple Rain slip to no. 25.
- The soundtrack to Baby Driver ascends from no. 141 to no. 27.
- Superfruit debuts at no. 33 with EP Future Friends: Part One.
- TLC debuts at no. 38 with their final studio album, TLC.
- Vince Staples takes quite a tumble as Big Fish Theory slides from no. 16 to no. 66.
- Week three isn’t a great one for Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit. The Nashville Sound slips from no. 31 to no. 73.
- ZZ Ward takes The Storm to a no. 75 bow. Modest there ZZ…
- 311 free falls! MOSAIC dips from no. 6 to no. 161. Day-um son!
- Fleet Foxes barely hold on to a spot on the Billboard 200. Crack-Up has spent just three weeks on the charts, at nos. 9, 87, and this week, 199. Ouch.
Hot 100 Jewels
On the Hot 100, guess who is no. 1? Yep, you guessed correctly: “Despacito.” Believe it or not, there are other takeaways from the Hot 100 dated July 22, 2017.
- Luis Fonsi, Daddy Yankee, and Justin Bieber retain the no. 1 spot on the Hot 100 with “Despacito.” What’s new?
- DJ Khaled is doing big things on the Hot 100. Former no. 1 hit “I’m the One” remains at no. 2, while “Wild Thoughts” slips from no. 3 to no. 4.
- Sam Hunt reenters the top 10 with the sensual nu-country jam, “Body Like a Back Road” (no. 12 to no. 8). “Body” previously peaked at no. 6.
- French Montana is a top-10 man. Assisted by Swae Lee, “Unforgettable” rises from no. 13 to no. 10.
- Good for Charlie Puth. His respectable, infectious “Attention” ascends from no. 23 to no. 15. Perhaps we underappreciated the attention Charlie was getting in our track review?
- Calvin Harris ended up being stuck behind DJ Khaled on the Billboard 200, but it’s not all bad! “Feels” ascends 31 spots up the Hot 100 from no. 57 to no. 26. “Slide” comes in next, ascending from no. 55 to no. 32.
- After bowing at no. 36, all “Signs” point to Drake falling 18 spots down the Hot 100 (no. 36 to no. 54). Bummer.
- While Bruno Mars has remained on fire with “That’s What I Like” (no. 3, formerly no. 1), “Versace on the Floor” gets a lift, ascending from no. 78 to no. 56.
- Tyler, the Creator debuts at no. 87 with “Who Dat Boy.”
- Future starts at no. 99 with “Extra Luv,” featuring YG.
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