The Chart Scoop | The Killers Are ‘Wonderful Wonderful’ at No. 1
What’s the Chart Scoop? The Killers debut at no. 1 on the Billboard 200 with ‘Wonderful Wonderful,’ while Cardi B remains no. 1 on the Hot 100 with ‘Bodak Yellow.’
Brandon Flowers and The Killers have to feel good – wonderful! Wonderful Wonderful easily bowed at no. 1 on the Billboard 200 with 118,000 units (94% album sales). The next closest competition to The Killers wasn’t even close. That would-be Macklemore, who sees his solo effort Gemini debut at no. 2 with just 51,000 units (~53% album sales).
Beyond Macklemore, the new releases look less and less impressive. Kevin Gates debuted a week early last week, ascending to no. 4 this week with 40,000 units (~38% album sales). Jhené Aiko gets into the top-10 action as The Trip moves 37,000 units (27% album sales). That means Lecrae (All Things Work Together) misses the top 10. Meanwhile on the Billboard Hot 100, it’s no sweat for Cardi B. The breakout rapper spends a second week at no. 1 with “Bodak Yellow.”
Here are some takeaways from the Billboard 200 and the Billboard Hot 100.
Billboard 200 Grooves
- The Killers earn their first no. 1 album on the Billboard 200 with Wonderful Wonderful.
- Macklemore settles for bridesmaid with Gemini, which bows at no. 2.
- Kevin Gates ascends from no. 100 to no. 4 with his latest album, By Any Means 2.
- Jhené Aiko debuts at no. 5 with Trip.
- Lecrae just misses the top 10 with All Things Work Together, which debuts at no. 11.
- XXXTentacion spends his first week outside of the top 10 as 17 slips from no. 5 to no. 12.
- Thomas Rhett exits the top 10 as Life Changes slides from no. 3 to no. 13 in its third week.
- Foo Fighters take a sizable tumble as Concrete and Gold nosedives from no. 1 to no. 17 in its second week. Ouch!
- Things just ain’t like they used to be for Fergie. She debuts tepidly at no. 19 with her sophomore album, Double Dutchess.
- Midland starts modestly at no. 20 with On the Rocks.
- G Herbo takes Humble Beast to a no. 21 bow.
- Van Morrison decides he will Roll With the Punches, debuting quietly at no. 23.
- After breaking through with a top 10 debut, BTS sees Love Yourself: Her slide from no. 7 to no. 25.
- Circa Survive debuts at no. 26 with The Amulet.
- Sleeping with Sirens launch modest at no. 38 with Gossip.
- Chris Janson certainly doesn’t get much of a welcome on this edition of the Billboard 200. Everybody launches at no. 53.
- Matthew West is All In… at no. 65 that is.
- Lights lays an egg… Skin & Earth debuts at no. 95.
- Phew. Poor Ledisi. The talented adult contemporary R&B musician sees Let Love Rule launch abysmally at no. 100.
- Rapsody launches modestly at no. 125 with Laila’s Wisdom.
- The National continue to plummet down the charts. Sleep Well Beast nosedives 82 spots from no. 44 to no. 126 after only three short weeks.
- It’s not been smooth sailing for Queens of the Stone Age either. Villains plummets 83 spots this week, from no. 99 to no. 182, after just five weeks on the chart.
Billboard Hot 100 Jewels
- Cardi B spends a second week at no. 1 with “Bodak Yellow.”
- Post Malone remains at no. 2 with “Rockstar” (featuring 21 Savage), but sees gains in performance, including being the biggest gainer in airplay.
- Portugal. The Man are on a roll. “Feel It Still” ascends from no. 10 to no. 7. Who woulda thought?
- Demi Lovato reaches the top-10 with “Sorry Not Sorry” (ascends from no. 15 to no. 10).
- Imagine Dragons bust into the top 20 with “Thunder,” which ascends from no. 30 to no. 17.
- Camila Cabello is on the rise with “Havana,” featuring Young Thug (ascends from no. 64 to no. 44).
- blackbear sees “Do Re Mi” ascend five spots from no. 51 to no. 46.
- Macklemore sees “Glorious,” featuring Skylar Grey ascend 13 spots from no. 62 to no. 49. “Good Old Days,” featuring Kesha debuts at no. 70.
- Lil Pump is on the up-and-up with “Gucci Gang,” which moves up from no. 71 to no. 52.
- Ed Sheeran gets a big boost as “Perfect” rises from no. 89 to no. 58.
- Post Malone debuts at no. 65 with “I Fall Apart.”
- BTS ascends from no. 85 to no. 67 with “DNA.”
- Kelly Clarkson sees “Love So Soft” ascend from no. 81 to no. 74 in its third charting week. As of yet, it’s peaked at no. 62.
- G-Eazy is on the rise with “No Limit” featuring A$AP Rocky and Cardi B (up from no. 97 to no. 78).
- It’s official. Louis Tomlinson has the more lukewarm performing single from One Direction. “Back to You,” featuring Bebe Rexha and Digital Farm Animals slides 10 spots from no. 78 to no. 88. It peaked modestly at no. 40.
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