The Chart Scoop | NF No. 1 on the Billboard 200
What’s the Chart Scoop? NF debuts at no. 1 on the Billboard 200, while Post Malone & 21 Savage ascend to no. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100.
It was expected to be a quiet week on the Billboard 200. The releases impacting the current edition of the Billboard 200 (arriving October 6), weren’t among the most notable of the year – no offense. Still, one release, courtesy of rapper NF, tops the charts. Perception debuts at no. 1 with 55,000 units (69% album sales). The numbers are blasé, but no. 1 is no. 1, right?
The competition for NF was Tom Petty and Lil Pump. Petty remains at no. 2, while Lil Pump starts at no. 3 with Lil Pump. Lil Pump moves 46,000 units, though a tepid ~13% of that total accounts for album sales. Yuck. Kane Brown comes up as the deluxe version of his self-titled debut ascends to no. 5 with 43,000 units (60%+ album sales). Marilyn Manson doesn’t turn the Billboard 200 upside down, unfortunately, as Heaven Upside Down launches at no. 8 with 35,000 units (91%+ album sales).
On the Billboard Hot 100, Cardi B has been dethroned after three weeks at no. 1 (“Bodak Yellow”). Post Malone and 21 Savage ascend to no. 1 with “Rockstar.”
Billboard 200 Grooves
- NF debuts at no. 1 with his third studio album, Perception.
- Lil Pump debuts at no. 3 with his self-titled debuted.
- Kane Brown sees his self-titled debut ascends 51 spots from no. 56 to no. 5 with the release of the deluxe edition.
- Following his debut at no. 4, A Boogie Wit da Hoodie sees The Bigger Artist slips just two spots to no. 6.
- Marilyn Manson starts at no. 8 with Heaven Upside Down.
- After debuting at no. 3, Demi Lovato sees Tell Me You Love Me slide 10 spots to no. 13.
- August Burns Red sees Phantom Anthem debut at no. 19.
- After debuting at no. 1, Shania Twain sees Now slide 28 spots to no. 29.
- Liam Gallagher debuts at no. 30 with As You Were.
- A trio of albums debut in the top-35. That trio would be Jeremy Camp (The Answer, no. 33), Trippie Redd (A Love Letter to You 2, no. 34), and The Black Dahlia Murder (Nightbringers, no. 35).
- Miley Cyrus (Younger Now) nosedives 31 spots from no. 5 to no. 36.
- Gwen Stefani debuts quietly at no. 51 with You Make It Feel Like Christmas.
- The Killers continue their descent down the chart. Wonderful Wonderful slips from no. 59 to no. 74 in only its third week.
- Tank sees Savage slide from no. 24 to no. 105 in its second week.
- Kelela debuts at no. 128 with Take Me Apart.
- Tamar Braxton sees Bluebird of Happiness plummet from no. 14 to no. 135.
Billboard Hot 100 Jewels
- Post Malone, assisted by 21 Savage, earns his first no. 1 single on the Hot 100 with “Rockstar.”
- Cardi B slips to no. 2 with “Bodak Yellow” following three weeks at no. 1.
- Portugal. The Man sees “Feel It Still” ascend into the top five (rises from no. 6 to no. 5).
- After debuting at no. 5, Sam Smith sees “Too Good at Goodbyes” return to the top 10 (ascends from no. 13 to no. 7).
- Lin-Manuel Miranda, assisted by Artist for Puerto Rico, sees “Almost Like Praying” launch at no. 20.
- Lil Pump continues to see “Gucci Gang” rise up the charts. This week, it umps 16 spots from no. 46 to no. 32.
- Sam Smith sees his second single from The Thrill of It All, “Pray,” debut at no. 55.
- Chris Brown sees “Pills and Automobiles” ascend 10 spots from no. 69 to no. 59.
- Charlie Puth debuts at no. 60 with his second single from Voicenotes, “How Long.”
- Maren Morris debuts at no. 91 with “Dear Hate,” featuring Vince Gill.