The Chart Scoop | Kenny Chesney Debuts Big With ‘Live in No Shoes Nation’
What’s the chart scoop this week? Kenny Chesney easily tops the Billboard 200 with ‘Live in No Shoes Nation,’ while Kelly Clarkson settles for no. 2.
Kenny Chesney comes out on top on the Billboard 200 with his live album, Live in No Shoes Nation. Interestingly, it wasn’t even a competition. Live in No Shoes Nation moves a robust 219,000 units, of which 99% of that total were traditional sales. His nearest competition was Kelly Clarkson, who settled for no. 2 for Meaning of Life. Unfortunately for Clarkson, her numbers were nowhere near as robust as Chesney. She settled for 79,000 units, of which 86% were pure sales. Think about it though – 99% of 219,000 is much more impressive than 86% of 79,000.
There’s more. Despite dropping a massive 45-song album, Chris Brown still finds himself behind Chesney and Clarkson. Heartbreak on a Full Moon lands at no. 3 with 68,000 units (~37% traditional sales). 21 Savage, Offset and Metro Boomin start at no. 4 with Without Warming (53,000 units, ~21% traditional sales). Yo Gotti joins the party at no. 6 with I Still Am (38,000, 50% traditional sales), while Big K.R.I.T. bows at no. 7 with 4eva is a Mighty Long Time (33,000, ~64% traditional sales).
On the Billboard Hot 100, we already know that Post Malone & 21 Savage remain no. 1 with “Rockstar.” But, it should be noted that Camila Cabello is finding her groove with “Havana,” which ascends to no. 2. Watch out Post! Here are some additional takeaways from the Billboard 200 and the Billboard Hot 100.
Billboard 200 Takeaways
- Kenny Chesney easily debuts at no. 1 with his live album, Live in No Shoes Nation.
- Kelly Clarkson settles for the runner up spot with Meaning of Life.
- Despite releasing a 45-track album with successful streaming, Chris Brown still finds himself debuting at no. 3 with Heartbreak on a Full Moon.
- 21 Savage, Offset & Metro Boomin debut at no. 4 with collaborative effort, Without Warning.
- Yo Gotti performs better than expected as I Still Am launches at no 6. Big K.R.I.T. is right behind at no. 7 (4eva is a Mighty Long Time).
- Future & Young Thug see their no. 2 bowing Super Slimey slip to no. 9 in its second week.
- Ty Dolla $ign just misses the top 10 as Beach House 3 bows at no. 11.
- Following two weeks in the top 10, Gucci Mane (Mr. Davis) slides from no. 6 to no. 14 in his third week.
- Three weeks in, P!nk sees Beautiful Trauma fall from no. 3 to no. 18.
- Ninja Sex Party earns a spot in the top 20 with Under the Covers, Volume II.
- Niall Horan takes a mighty tumble as Flicker dips from no. 1 to no. 20. Ouch!
- Hollywood Undead launches at no. 22 with Hollywood Undead. Two more rock efforts follow: Weezer’s Pacific Daydream at no. 23 and Theory of a Deadman’s Wake Up Call at no. 24.
- The Piano Guys drop Christmas Together at no. 27.
- Granger Smith sees When the Good Guys Win bow at no. 29.
- Red debuts at no. 38 with Gone.
- Yelawolf starts disappointingly at no. 42 with Trial By Fire.
- Darius Rucker tumbles from no. 8 to no. 46 with When Was the Last Time.
- The Used live on the edge as The Canyon ekes out a top-50 bow (no. 50).
- Chris Young is definitely going to be Losing Sleep over his numbers in week two. The album dips from no. 5 to no. 51.
- Bad, bad week for Rachel Platten. Waves debuts quietly at no. 73.
- Majid Jordan weren’t expected to put up big numbers and they don’t. The Space Between debuts at no. 74.
- Beck has a bomb on his hands. Colors slips from no. 36 to no. 77 in its third week.
- Hanson debuts at no. 81 with Finally, It’s Christmas.
- The new 112 album didn’t get much love. Q Mike Slim Daron launches at no. 106.
- Kesha Cole sees the numbers for 11:11 Reset get worse. It free falls from no. 37 to no. 131.
Billboard Hot 100 Takeaways
- Post Malone & 21 Savage spend a fourth week at no. 1 with “Rockstar.”
- Camila Cabello ascends from no. 7 to no. 2 with “Havana.”
- Lil Pump hits the top-10 with “Gucci Gang” (rises from no. 14 to no. 7).
- Migos, Nicki Minaj & Cardi B debut at no. 14 with “Motor Sport.”
- Taylor Swift sees “…Ready for It?” ascend from no. 46 to no. 19 in its 9th week.
- G-Eazy continues to move up the charts with “No Limit,” which rises from no. 30 to no. 24.
- Dua Lipa continues her ascent as “New Rules” rises from no. 34 to no. 26 after 14 weeks on the chart.
- Selena Gomez and Marshmello ascend from no. 88 to no. 35 with “Wolves.”
- Kelly Clarkson hits the top-50 as “Love So Soft” rises from no. 57 to no. 47.
- 21 Savage, Offset & Metro Boomin debut at no. 57 with “Ghostface Killers,” featuring Travis Scott.
- NF moves up the Hot 100 with “Let You Down” (No. 75 to no. 61).
- Miguel sees “Sky Walker” ascend from no. 80 to no. 66.