DaBaby and the Beatles Shake Up the Album Chart

The North Carolina rapper’s “Kirk” debuted at No. 1 on the strength of streaming, and a 50th-anniversary reissue of “Abbey Road” was a big seller.
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How Many Streams Is a T-Shirt Worth? Breaking Down Chart Dilemmas.

There’s more data about music consumption than ever before. That doesn’t mean we understand who’s the most popular.
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BTS Lands a Third No. 1 on the Album Chart in Less Than a Year

The K-pop boy band reached the top of the Billboard 200 again with “Map of the Soul: Persona,” selling 196,000 full albums in addition to its 37 million streams.
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Khalid Bumps Billie Eilish Out of No. 1 on the Chart With ‘Free Spirit’

The singer reached the top of the Billboard 200 for the first time with his second album, while Lil Nas X held at No. 1 on the Hot 100.
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XXXTentacion’s ‘Skins’ Is No. 1 After Two Weeks of Chart Confusion

The rapper’s first posthumous album topped the latest chart, and after a two-week review Billboard confirmed that Travis Scott did outsell 6ix9ine in November.
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A ‘Discrepancy’ Holds Up the Billboard Chart, and Meek Mill’s Victory Lap

The rapper’s latest album, “Championships,” appears to have debuted at the top. But an issue has led Nielsen to suspend access to its data — and may change last week’s No. 1.
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Kane Brown Lands His First No. 1 Album on the Billboard Chart

The singer, just the third country artist to top the charts this year, beat out Imagine Dragons, Trippie Redd and Lil Peep.
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Eminem Tops Himself, and the Billboard Chart, With Surprise ‘Kamikaze’

The album came out on Aug. 31 with no warning, and bested the rapper’s release from late last year.
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Drake’s ‘Scorpion’ Easily Tops the Chart for a Fifth Week

The rapper’s double LP is up to 1.8 billion streams in the United States, but it faces competition next week from Travis Scott’s “Astroworld.”
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Taylor Swift’s ‘Reputation’ Takes Back No. 1 on the Chart

This is the fourth time her album has returned to Billboard’s top spot. She was followed by Ed Sheeran at No. 2 and Huncho Jack at No. 3.
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Niall Horan Helps One Direction Tie a Beatles Chart Record

When Mr. Horan’s new album, “Flicker,” hit No. 1, One Direction joined the Beatles as the only bands to have three members top the chart with solo albums.
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Cardi B Becomes First Solo Female Rapper To Top The Singles Chart In 19 Years

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The rising rapper displaced Taylor Swift — and is the first female rapper to top the Hot 100 since Lauryn Hill did so nearly twenty years ago.

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Hip Hop Album Sales: DJ Khaled’s “Grateful” Still #1, Jay-Z’s “4:44” Didn’t Chart Despite Going Platinum

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Jay-Z’s ‘4:44’ goes platinum but absent from Billboard chart

Jay-Z’s new album goes platinum but absent from Billboard chart. Ben Gruber reports.


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Janet Jackson Makes History With Seventh No. 1 Album on Billboard 200 Chart

Janet Jackson returned to the greatness she was accustomed to last week when she released her eleventh studio album, the Hip-Hop boosted Unbreakable.

The release has now become her seventh No. 1 on the Billboard 200 and puts her in the distinction of having a top album in each of the last four decades.

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The Billboard 200 chart ranks the most popular albums of the week based on multi-metric consumption, which includes traditional album sales, track equivalent albums (TEA) and streaming equivalent albums (SEA). The new Oct. 24-dated chart (where Jackson is No. 1) will be posted in full to Billboard’s Web sites on Tuesday, Oct. 13.

Unbreakable — which was released on Oct. 2 — arrives atop the chart with 116,000 equivalent album units earned in the week ending Oct. 8, according to Nielsen Music. Of that sum, the set sold 109,000 in pure album sales.

Unbreakable is Jackson’s first studio album since 2008’s Discipline, which also debuted at No. 1. Jackson previously led the list with All For You (2001), The Velvet Rope (1997), janet. (1993), Janet Jackson’s Rhythm Nation 1814 (1989) and Control (1986).

Among women with the most No. 1 albums, Jackson has the third-most leaders. Only Barbra Streisand (with 10) and Madonna (eight) have more.

Streisand and Jackson are also in rare company: along with Bruce Springsteen, the three performers are the only acts with No. 1 albums in the last four decades: ’10s, ’00s, ‘90s and ’80s.

Unbreakable is also Jackson’s first independently distributed album, and it was released on her own Rhythm Nation label through BMG. The set also starts at No. 1 on the Independent Albums chart.

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Stevie Wonder Tops U.K. Albums Chart After Doing Carpool Karaoke

Stevie Wonder has topped the U.K. album chart after he made an appearance during “Carpool Karaoke” on The Late Late Show With James Corden. The soul singer’s Definitive Collection skyrocketed to number one on the iTunes U.K. album chart after the video of them singing “Carpool Karaoke” went viral.
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The Weeknd Holds At #1 On Album Chart; Travis Scott Opens In Top 3

(AllHipHop News) The Weeknd’s takeover of pop culture continues. The R&B star’s Beauty Behind The Madness spends a second week at number one on the Billboard 200 album chart.

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According to Billboard, Madness pushed another 145,000 equivalent album units bringing its total to 556,000 sps. Texas rapper Travis Scott will open at #3. His debut studio album Rodeo moved 85,000 units (70,000 sales).

With two consecutive weeks in the top spot, The Weeknd joins Taylor Swift, Kendrick Lamar, Meek Mill, and Luke Bryan as the only artists to spend more than one week at #1 on the Billboard 200 in 2015. The Canadian singer-songwriter saw Beauty Behind The Madness open with 411,000 units in its inital week.

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‘Minute of silence’ for Europe’s refugees tops Austrian iTunes chart

By Kieran Guilbert LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – A minute’s silence recorded by an Austrian artist to protest against the treatment of migrants in Europe and raise money for refugees in a center near Vienna has topped the country’s iTunes chart, despite only being released on Friday. Proceeds from Raoul Haspel’s track Schweigeminute (“Minute’s Silence”), which beat German DJ Robin Schulz to capture top spot through pre-orders alone earlier this week, will go toward aid for people in the asylum processing center in Traiskirchen. More than 2,000 refugees in Traiskirchen have been sleeping in the open for weeks, braving heat of around 40 degrees Celsius and rainstorms wrapped in blankets on the grass, and Amnesty International last week called their treatment “scandalous”.
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Disney’s ‘Descendants’ soundtrack tops Billboard album chart

The Disney Channel’s “Descendants” soundtrack tops the Billboard album chart while rapper Future and pop artists Taylor Swift and Ed Sheeran hold their top spots. Helena Williams reports.


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Charlie Puth’s “Marvin Gaye” tops the UK Singles Chart, Dre Dre scores UK first number one album

Charlie Puth and Meghan Trainor top the Official UK Singles Chart with their collaboration “Marvin Gaye”, and Dr Dre scores his first UK number one album with “Compton”. Holly Rubenstein reports.


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Little Mix top singles chart again, Years and Years’ Communion top album

Little Mix continue to reign supreme on this week’s Official Singles Chart as Black Magic notches up a second week at Number 1, according to the Official Charts Company. Edward Baran reports.


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The Weeknd Becomes First Artist To Hold Top 3 Spots On Hot R&B Songs Chart

(AllHipHop News) R&B sensation The Weeknd’s breakout year continues. The Toronto singer-songwriter has become the first artist to hold the top three spots on Billboard‘s Hot R&B Songs chart.

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The single “Can’t Feel My Face” sits at number one on the tally. “The Hills” jumps from 4-2, and “Earned It” holds at number 3. All three songs are also currently in the Top 20 on the Hot 100 with “Earned It” and “Face” peaking at number three. “The Hills” has risen all the way to #12.

The Weeknd is set to release his second album Beauty Behind the Madness on August 28. “The Hills” and “Can’t Feel My Face” are expected to be on the LP as well as the track “Often.”

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Wiz Khalifa Tops Billboard’s Songs of the Summer Chart

It may have seemed impossible in many parts of the U.S. buried under sheets of snow over the winter, but warm weather has, indeed, finally returned.
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Leonard Nimoy’s Brief, Unique Billboard Chart History

While not primarily known as a singer, Leonard Nimoy charted two eclectic albums (featuring a mix of spoken word and his singing) on the Billboard 200 in the late 1960s.
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Leonard Nimoy’s Brief, Unique Billboard Chart History

While not primarily known as a singer, Leonard Nimoy charted two eclectic albums (featuring a mix of spoken word and his singing) on the Billboard 200 in the late 1960s.
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Canada’s Magic! tops British music chart with debut single

Members of the band Magic! arrive on the red carpet at the MuchMusic Video Awards (MMVA) in TorontoLONDON (Reuters) – Canadian band Magic! moved up one place to top the British singles charts on Sunday with their reggae-infused debut track "Rude", the Official Charts Company said. The single toppled Cheryl Cole's "Crazy Stupid Love" to take the number one spot, boosted by internet streaming which was added to the charts data last month alongside physical sales. In the albums chart, British singer-songwriter Ed Sheeran continued his run at number one, topping the bill for a sixth week with "X", while Dolly Parton's "Blue Smoke – The Best Of" remained in second place. …



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Keith Urban tops The Weeknd in tight race on Billboard chart

American Idol judge and country music star Keith Urban arrives at the Season 12 finale of "American Idol" in Los AngelesBy Piya Sinha-Roy LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Australian country singer Keith Urban beat out Canadian The Weeknd in a tight race to No. 1 on the U.S. Billboard 200 album chart on Wednesday. Urban's latest album, "Fuse," sold 98,000 copies in its first week according to figures from Nielsen SoundScan, while The Weeknd's debut studio album "Kiss Land" sold more than 95,000 units, leaving the R&B artist less than 3,000 shy of the top spot. Rapper 2 Chainz landed at No. 3 this week with his latest record "B.O.A.T.S II #METIME," while soul-pop singer Janelle Monae entered the chart at No. …



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Keith Urban tops The Weeknd in tight race on Billboard chart

American Idol judge and country music star Keith Urban arrives at the Season 12 finale of "American Idol" in Los AngelesBy Piya Sinha-Roy LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Australian country singer Keith Urban beat out Canadian The Weeknd in a tight race to No. 1 on the U.S. Billboard 200 album chart on Wednesday. Urban's latest album, "Fuse," sold 98,000 copies in its first week according to figures from Nielsen SoundScan, while The Weeknd's debut studio album "Kiss Land" sold more than 95,000 units, leaving the R&B artist less than 3,000 shy of the top spot. Rapper 2 Chainz landed at No. 3 this week with his latest record "B.O.A.T.S II #METIME," while soul-pop singer Janelle Monae entered the chart at No. …



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Jason Derulo’s “Talk Dirty” tops British singles chart

Singer Derulo performs at the 2013 Wango Tango concert at the Home Depot Center in Carson, CaliforniaLONDON (Reuters) – American R&B singer Jason Derulo notched up his third British number one single on Sunday with "Talk Dirty", ending U.S. singer Katy Perry's two-week run in the No. 1 slot, sales figures showed. The Official Charts Company said with sales of nearly 160,000 copies over the past week, "Talk Dirty" has become the fastest selling single of Derulo's career in Britain and the fourth fastest selling single of 2013. "Talk Dirty", which also features rapper 2 Chainz, is the second single from Derulo's third album, "Tattoos", which will be released in Britain on Monday. …



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Canadian rapper Drake lands third No. 1 album on Billboard chart

Drake smiles during an announcement that the Toronto Raptors will host the NBA All-Star game in TorontoBy Piya Sinha-Roy LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Rapper Drake vaulted straight to No. 1 on the weekly Billboard 200 album chart on Wednesday, as his latest album garnered the second-largest sales week of the year so far. "Nothing Was the Same," the third studio album from the Canadian rapper, sold 658,000 copies in its first week, according to figures from Nielsen SoundScan. Only Justin Timberlake's "The 20/20 Experience," which opened with 968,000 copies in March, outsold "Nothing Was the Same" in a one-week period. All three of Drake's studio albums have debuted at No. …



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OneRepublic victorious in closest UK chart battle of 2013

Tedder, lead singer of OneRepublic, performs at KIIS FM's Jingle Ball concert in Los AngelesLONDON (Reuters) – U.S. rock band OneRepublic snatched the top spot in the British singles chart on Sunday, edging out The Vamps in the closest race for the number one position seen all year, the Official Charts Company said on Sunday. A late surge for OneRepublic's 'Counting Stars' helped them outsell new entry 'Can We Dance' from British band The Vamps by just 1,150 copies to reach the pinnacle of the charts for the first time. Former number one 'Talk Dirty' by Jason Derulo and featuring rapper 2 Chainz fell to number three, while Katy Perry's 'Roar' dropped into fourth place. …



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Keith Urban tops The Weeknd in tight race on Billboard chart

American Idol judge and country music star Keith Urban arrives at the Season 12 finale of "American Idol" in Los AngelesBy Piya Sinha-Roy LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Australian country singer Keith Urban beat out Canadian The Weeknd in a tight race to No. 1 on the U.S. Billboard 200 album chart on Wednesday. Urban's latest album, "Fuse," sold 98,000 copies in its first week according to figures from Nielsen SoundScan, while The Weeknd's debut studio album "Kiss Land" sold more than 95,000 units, leaving the R&B artist less than 3,000 shy of the top spot. Rapper 2 Chainz landed at No. 3 this week with his latest record "B.O.A.T.S II #METIME," while soul-pop singer Janelle Monae entered the chart at No. …



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Jason Derulo's "Talk Dirty" tops British singles chart

Singer Derulo performs at the 2013 Wango Tango concert at the Home Depot Center in Carson, CaliforniaLONDON (Reuters) – American R&B singer Jason Derulo notched up his third British number one single on Sunday with "Talk Dirty", ending U.S. singer Katy Perry's two-week run in the No. 1 slot, sales figures showed. The Official Charts Company said with sales of nearly 160,000 copies over the past week, "Talk Dirty" has become the fastest selling single of Derulo's career in Britain and the fourth fastest selling single of 2013. "Talk Dirty", which also features rapper 2 Chainz, is the second single from Derulo's third album, "Tattoos", which will be released in Britain on Monday. …



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Canadian rapper Drake lands third No. 1 album on Billboard chart

Drake smiles during an announcement that the Toronto Raptors will host the NBA All-Star game in TorontoBy Piya Sinha-Roy LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Rapper Drake vaulted straight to No. 1 on the weekly Billboard 200 album chart on Wednesday, as his latest album garnered the second-largest sales week of the year so far. "Nothing Was the Same," the third studio album from the Canadian rapper, sold 658,000 copies in its first week, according to figures from Nielsen SoundScan. Only Justin Timberlake's "The 20/20 Experience," which opened with 968,000 copies in March, outsold "Nothing Was the Same" in a one-week period. All three of Drake's studio albums have debuted at No. …



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OneRepublic victorious in closest UK chart battle of 2013

Tedder, lead singer of OneRepublic, performs at KIIS FM's Jingle Ball concert in Los AngelesLONDON (Reuters) – U.S. rock band OneRepublic snatched the top spot in the British singles chart on Sunday, edging out The Vamps in the closest race for the number one position seen all year, the Official Charts Company said on Sunday. A late surge for OneRepublic's 'Counting Stars' helped them outsell new entry 'Can We Dance' from British band The Vamps by just 1,150 copies to reach the pinnacle of the charts for the first time. Former number one 'Talk Dirty' by Jason Derulo and featuring rapper 2 Chainz fell to number three, while Katy Perry's 'Roar' dropped into fourth place. …



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