On the charts: Week ending 11/25

This week’s top 10 songs and albums on the Billboard charts (12/10 issue).

Hot 100
01. (01) Rae Sremmurd – “Black Beatles” ft. Gucci Mane (*3 weeks*)
02. (02) The Chainsmokers – “Closer” ft. Halsey
03. (03) The Weeknd – “Starboy” ft. Daft Punk
04. (06) Bruno Mars – “24K Magic”
05. (08) Zay Hilfigerrr & Zayion McCall – “Juju on the Beat (TZ Anthem)”
06. (04) Ariana Grande – “Side to Side” ft. Nicki Minaj
07. (05) twenty one pilots – “Heathens”
08. (07) DJ Snake – “Let Me Love You” ft. Justin Bieber
09. (09) D.R.A.M. – “Broccoli” ft. Lil Yachty
10. (10) Maroon 5 – “Don’t Wanna Know” ft. Kendrick Lamar

The “Black Beatles” keep the #1 spot with new highs in streaming numbers. The track was streamed 55.9 million times in the past week (up 3%), while its sales decline by 11% to 138,000 downloads.

Bruno Mars rises back to #4 achieving a new peak for the title track to his new album, with a 38% increase in sales to 79,000 copies thanks to the AMAs and a streaming boom thanks to the release of the parent album (17 million, up 40%).

Mariah Carey’s “All I Want For Christmas Is You” returns to the recurrents chart at #7, poised for a big re-entry on the Hot 100 next week thanks to a strong iTunes and Spotify performance post-Thanksgiving.

Billboard 200
01. (–) Metallica – Hardwired… to Self-Distruct
02. (–) Bruno Mars – 24K Magic
03. (–) Miranda Lambert – The Weight of these Wings
04. (02) Pentatonix – A Pentatonix Christmas 
05. (01) A Tribe Called Quest – We Got It From Here…Thanks 4 Your Service
06. (03) Various Artists – Trolls Soundtrack 
07. (11) Garth Brooks & Trisha Yearwood – Christmas Together
08. (04) Rae Sremmurd – SremmLife 2 
09. (06) Broadway Cast – Hamilton: An American Musical
10. (05) Drake – VIEWS

Metallica earn their 6th #1 album with Hardwired…to Self-Distruct. The album sold 282,000 copies, the third biggest debut week of 2016 in terms of traditional album sales.

Two more anticipated albums hit the top 10 this week: Bruno Mars debuts with his brand new 24K Magic (194,000 sold) which bests the opening week of his last album by 2k copies. Largely helped by Mars’ performance at the AMAs, the album was actually predicted to debut at #3, but snatched the runner-up position from Miranda Lambert, whose Weight of these Wings starts with 122,000 in sales.

Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay
01. (01) Rae Sreemmurd – “Black Beatles” ft. Gucci Mane (*2 weeks*)
02. (03) Young M.A. – “OOOUUU”
03. (02) Chance The Rapper – “No Problem” ft. Lil Wayne & 2 Chainz
04. (08) PARTYNEXTDOOR – “Come And See Me” ft. Drake
05. (06) DJ Khaled – “Do You Mind” ft. Nicki Minaj, Chris Brown & August Alsina
06. (04) Rihanna – “Needed Me”
07. (07) D.R.A.M. – “Broccoli”
08. (10) Mary J. Blige – “Thick of It”
09. (11) DJ Khaled – “For Free” ft. Drake
10. (05) Kanye West – “Father Stretch My Hands, Pt. 1”

 

 

 

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