The Chart Scoop | Niall Horan No. 1 on the Billboard 200
What’s the chart scoop? On the Billboard Charts dated November 11, 2017, Niall Horan launches at no. 1 with his debut album, ‘Flicker.’
It was inevitable. The post-One Direction success continues for Niall Horan, who sees his highly-anticipated debut album, Flicker, live up to the commercial hype. Flicker easily debuts at no. 1 on the Billboard 200, moving 152,000 units (84%+ traditional sales). Niall becomes the third member/former member of One Direction to debut at no. 1 (Zayn, Harry Styles).
Besides the triumphant success of Horan, the top 10 gets more fresh blood. Things get Super Slimey thanks to Future and Young Thug. The collaborative mixtape launches at no. 2 with a respectable 75,000 units. Unfortunately, only a small percentage – 20% – were traditional sales. Oh, the power of streaming. Chris Young gets in on the top-five action with Losing Sleep, which moves 39,000 units (82%+ traditional sales). Darius Rucker starts at no. 8 with When Was the Last Time (34,000 units / 88%+ traditional sales).
One artist has every right to be disappointed with her lot on the Billboard 200. Keyshia Cole, who’s performed exceptionally well on the albums chart throughout her career, debuts at a career-low no. 37 with 11:11 Reset. Ouch. As for the Billboard Hot 100, Post Malone, assisted by 21 Savage, continue to lead the charge with “Rockstar.”
Billboard 200 Grooves
- Niall Horan debuts at no. 1 on the Billboard 200 with his solo debut album, Flicker. It was inevitable.
- Future and Young Thug earn the bridesmaid spot on the Billboard 200 with mixtape, Super Slimey.
- P!nk slips from no. 1 to no. 3 with Beautiful Trauma.
- Chris Young debuts at no. 5 with Losing Sleep.
- Gucci Mane sees Mr. Davis slip four spots this week (no. 2 to no. 6).
- Darius Rucker launches at no. 8 with When was the Last Time.
- Demi Lovato returns to the top 10 this week. Tell Me You Love Me ascends three spots from no. 13 to no. 10, in its fourth charting week.
- Young Dolph debuts at no. 16 with Thinking Out Loud.
- The Turnpike Troubadours secure a spot in the top-20 as A Long Way From Your Heart launches at no. 20.
- Trivium start in the top 25. The Sin and the Sentence debuts at no. 23.
- Lindsey Stirling launches at no. 32 with her holiday album, Warmer in the Winter.
- Beck sees Colors slide from no. 3 to no. 36. That’s a 33-spot dip.
- Keyshia Cole, a usually reliable top-10 performer, sees 11:11 Reset debut disappointingly at no. 37.
- Brand New sees Science Fiction reenter the Billboard 200 at no. 50, likely due to the physical release of the album.
- We Came as Romans debuts at no. 61 with Cold Like War.
- Shania Twain continues her downward descent. Now slides 12 spots from no. 62 to no. 74 in only its fourth charting week. It debuted at no. 1.
- Margo Price debuts at no. 89 with All American Made.
- KB launches at no. 91 with Today We Rebel.
- St. Vincent sees Masseduction free fall from no. 10 to no. 95 in its second week.
- Carly Pearce sees Every Little Thing slip from no. 32 to no. 124.
- The flop that is Younger Now continues. Miley Cyrus sees her critically-mixed effort slide from no. 79 to no. 133 in only its fourth charting week. It debuted at no. 5.
- Dvsn sees Morning After plummet from no. 38 to no. 140. That’s a 102-spot drop.
- Jessie James Decker has a horrid second week. Southern Girl City Lights falls off the Billboard 200, after debuting at no. 18.
Billboard Hot 100
- No change. Post Malone, assisted by 21 Savage, retain the no. 1 spot with “Rockstar.” #Rock On.
- Demi Lovato ascends up one spot with “Sorry Not Sorry” (Rises from no. 7 to no. 6).
- Camila Cabello has finally found her hit. “Havana,” featuring Young Thug, rises from no. 20 to no. 7. That’s a big come up.
- Ed Sheeran hits the top 10 – who’s shocked? “Perfect” ascends from no. 18 to no. 10.
- Maroon 5, assisted by SZA, gains traction with “What Lovers Do,” which ascends from no. 19 to no. 12.
- Taylor Swift debuts at no. 13 with “Gorgeous.” Meanwhile, “Look What You Made Me Do” slides from no. 10 to no. 25, while “…Ready for It?” ascends from no. 52 to no. 46.
- Lil Pump gets a big gain with “Gucci Gang,” which jumps 13 spots from no. 27 to no. 14.
- G-Eazy continues to ‘come-up’ with “No Limit,” which ascends from no. 42 to no. 30.
- Future and Young Thug take “Patek Water,” featuring Offset to a no. 50 bow. The duo also sees “Feed Me Dope” (no. 68), “All Da Smoke” (no. 77), “4 Da Gang” (no. 92), and “Three” (no. 100) hit the Billboard Hot 100.
- Charlie Puth is on the rise with “How Long,” which ascends from no. 60 to no. 52.
- Bebe Rexha launches at no. 61 with “Meant to Be,” featuring Florida Georgia Line.
- Selena Gomez & Marshmello debut at no. 88 with “Wolves.”