The Chart Scoop: Taylor Swift Cements ‘Reputation’ at No. 1
What’s ‘The Chart Scoop’ this week? Inevitably, Taylor Swift debuted at no. 1 on the Billboard 200 with ‘Reputation’ moving north of a million units.
Inevitably, Taylor Swift debuts at no. 1 on the Billboard 200 with ‘Reputation.’ Shocker, said no one ever. Contextually, Reputation put up superb numbers: 1.238 million units, with 1.216 million being album sales (98%+) according to Billboard. It gives Swift multiple million-debuting weeks including Speak Now, Red, and 1989. It should be noted that 1989 performed slightly better – but that’s nitpicking. While this week is mostly about Swift, Evanescence graces the top 10 with Synthesis, launching at no. 8 with 34,000 units (88%+ album sales)
On the Billboard Hot 100, Post Malone and 21 Savage continue their reign with “Rockstar.” Notably, Lil Pump ascends into the top-three with “Gucci Gang.” Below, you’ll find some takeaways from both charts, dated December 2, 2017.
Billboard 200 Takeaways
- Taylor Swift launches at no. 1 on the Billboard 200 with Reputation. It marks her fourth album to debut with north of a million copies sold. Notably, 1989 ascends from no. 68 to no. 53.
- Sam Smith sees The Thrill of It All slip from no. 1 to no. 2. Not too shabby.
- Chris Brown spends a third consecutive week at no. 3 with Heartbreak on a Full Moon. 3-3-3.
- Maroon 5 sees Red Pill Blues slide from no. 2 to no. 7 in its second week.
- Evanescence launches at no. 8 with orchestra-rework album, Synthesis.
- Blake Shelton sees Texoma Shore slide from no. 4 to no. 10 in its second week.
- Pentatonix returns to the top-20 with Christmas album, A Pentatonix Christmas (ascends from no. 34 to no. 17).
- Elton John debuts at no. 23 with a new compilation of hits, Diamonds.
- Wiz Khalifa debuts quietly at no. 29 with Laugh Now, Fly Later.
- Kelly Clarkson sees Meaning of Life dip 17 spots in its third week on the Billboard 200 (falls from no. 18 ton o. 35).
- Walk the Moon debuts modestly at no. 40 with What If Nothing. Disappointing following the success of “Shut Up and Dance.”
- Kid Rock plummets 35 spots this week. Sweet Southern Sugar falls from no. 8 to no. 35.
- Kelsea Ballerini has some hard luck in her second week on the Billboard 200 with Unapologetically. The album slides from no. 7 to no. 50.
- Big K.R.I.T sees 4eva is a Mighty Long Time slip 58 spots in its third week on the charts (slides from no. 50 to no. 108).
- Grace VanderWaal takes a huge tumble. Just the Beginning free falls from no. 22 to no. 117.
- Lil Peep debuts posthumously at no. 168 the Billboard 200 with his only project, EP Come Over When You Sober, Pt. 1.
Billboard Hot 100 Takeaways
- Post Malone and 21 Savage continue to lead the Billboard Hot 100 with “Rockstar.”
- Lil Pump ascends 9 spots with “Gucci Gang” (rises from no. 12 to no. 3).
- Eminem debuts at no. 14 with “Walk on Water,” featuring Beyoncé.
- Dua Lipa ascends into the top 20 with “New Rules” (rises no. 21 to no. 19).
- NF is on the rise with “Let You Down,” which ascends 9 spots from no. 61 to no. 52.
- Bebe Rexha also ascends 9 spots with “Meant to Be” featuring Florida Georgia Line (ascends from no. 62 to no. 53).
- Miguel is on the rise with “Sky Walker” featuring Travis Scott (rises from no. 69 to no. 64).
- Keith Urban debuts at no. 69 with “Female.”
- Lil Xan debuts at no. 93 with “Betrayed.”
- G-Eazy debuts at no. 96 with “The Plan.”