On the charts: Week ending 01/11

This week’s top 10 songs and albums on the Billboard charts (01/24 issue).

Hot 100
01. (01) Mark Ronson – “Uptown Funk!” ft. Bruno Mars (*2 weeks*)
02. (02) Taylor Swift – “Blank Space”
03. (03) Hozier – “Take Me to Church”
04. (04) Ed Sheeran – “Thinking Out Loud”
05. (08) Sam Smith – “I’m Not The Only One”
06. (05) Meghan Trainor – “Lips Are Movin’”
07. (09) Nick Jonas – “Jealous”
08. (11) Ariana Grande – “Love Me Harder” ft. The Weeknd
09. (07) Taylor Swift – “Shake It Off”
10. (06) Meghan Trainor – “All About That Bass”

“Uptown Funk!” holds at #1 for a second week. Following the premiere of the controversial music video starring Maddie and Shia LeBouf, Sia’s “Elastic Heart” debuts on the chart at #17. It’s the week’s top debut. Meanwhile, her first single “Chandelier” crosses the 2 million mark in sales this week.

Billboard 200
01. (01) Taylor Swift – 1989  (*9 weeks*)
02. (03) Ed Sheeran –
03. (02) Nicki Minaj – The Pinkprint
04. (04) Sam Smith – In The Lonely Hour  
05. (–) Rae Sremmurd – SremmLife
06. (06) Hozier – Hozier 
07. (07) J. Cole – 2014 Forest Hill Drive
08. (05) Soundtrack – Guardians Of The Galaxy: Awesome Mix Vol. 1 
09. (09) One Direction – Four
10. (10) Ariana Grande – My Everything

Taylor Swift continues to dominate the album chart. The only debut in the top 10 this week is Rae Sremmurd’s SremmLife. The Hip-Hop duo, whose single “No Type” has reached the top 20, sold 34,000 copies in its first week out.

Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay
01. (03) Big Sean – “I Don’t F*ck With You” ft. E-40  (*2 weeks*)
02. (04) Nicki Minaj – “Only” ft. Drake, Lil Wayne & Chris Brown
03. (05) DJ Khaled – “Hold You Down” ft. Chris Brown, August Alsina, Future & Jeremih
04. (01) Chris Brown – “New Flame” ft. Usher & Rick Ross
05. (09) Beyoncé – “7/11″
06. (02) I LOVE MAKONNEN – “Tuesday” ft. Drake
07. (07) Dej Loaf – “Try Me”
08. (06) Rae Sremmurd – “No Type”
09. (09) Trey Songz – “Touchin Lovin” ft. Nicki Minaj
10. (15) Tamar Braxton – “Let Me Know” ft. Future

Big Sean returns to the top, while Beyoncé’s “7/11” advances to the top 5.

Tamar Braxton’s “Let Me Know” is this week’s Greatest Gainer and reaches the top 10. She had previously peaked at #2 with “Love And War” and at #9 with “The One” last year.

The only debut on the chart is Sam Smith’s “I’m Not the Only One” at #46.

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