On the charts: Week ending 01/15

This week’s top 10 songs and albums on the Billboard charts (01/30 issue).

Hot 100
01. (01) Justin Bieber – “Sorry” (*2 weeks*)
02. (02) Adele – “Hello”
03. (03) Justin Bieber – “Love Yourself”
04. (05) twenty one pilots – “Stressed Out”
05. (06) Selena Gomez – “Same Old Love”
06. (09) Alessia Cara – “Here”
07. (04) Drake – “Hotline Bling”
08. (07) Shawn Mendes – “Stitches”
09. (10) Meghan Trainor – “Like I’m Gonna Lose You” ft. John Legend
10. (08) Justin Bieber – “What Do You Mean?”

A second week at #1 for “Sorry,” while “Love Yourself” continues its reign as the best selling track of the week and grabs the Airplay Gainer honor for a second week.

Billboard 200
01. (–) David Bowie – Blackstar
02. (01) Adele – 25 
03. (02) Justin Bieber – Purpose 
04. (RE) David Bowie – Best of Bowie
05. (03) twenty one pilots – Blurryface
06. (04) The Weeknd – Beauty Behind the Madness 
07. (07) Chris Stapleton – Traveller
08. (09) Bryson Tiller – T R A P S O U L 
09. (13) G-Eazy – When It’s Dark Out
10. (08) Fetty Wap – Fetty Wap 

The late David Bowie earns his first #1 album with the last of his releases, Blackstar. The album was released on January 10, just two days before his passing. With 174,000 copies sold, it ends Adele’s 7 weeks reign.

The other Bowie album in the top 10 this week is the 2002 compilation Best of Bowie, which re-enters the chart at #4 with a 6,698% increase in sales to 51,000 copies. It had originally peaked at #70.

Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay
01. (01) Drake – “Hotline Bling” (*15 weeks*)
02. (03) Tory Lanez – “Say It”
03. (02) Drake & Future – “Jumpman”
04. (04) Bryson Tiller – “Don’t”
05. (05) Yo Gotti – “Down in the DM”
06. (06) J. Cole – “No Role Modelz”
07. (09) Chris Brown – “Back to Sleep”
08. (08) Big Sean – “Play No Games” ft. Chris Brown & Ty Dolla $ign
09. (07) Travi$ Scott – “Antidote”
10. (12) Adele – “Hello”

It may seem strange, but continued support from Adult R&B radio allows Adele into the top 10 this week. “Hello” is the second entry in the chart for the British singer, whsoe “Rolling in the Deep” reached #62 in 2011.

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