On the charts: Week ending 01/18

This week’s top 10 songs and albums on the Billboard charts (01/31 issue).

Hot 100
01. (01) Mark Ronson – “Uptown Funk!” ft. Bruno Mars (*3 weeks*)
02. (04)  Ed Sheeran – “Thinking Out Loud”
03. (02) Taylor Swift – “Blank Space”
04. (03) Hozier – “Take Me to Church”
05. (09) Taylor Swift – “Shake It Off”
06. (06) Meghan Trainor – “Lips Are Movin’”
07. (05) Sam Smith – “I’m Not The Only One”
08. (–) Maroon 5 – “Sugar”
09. (07) Nick Jonas – “Jealous”
10. (06) Meghan Trainor – “All About That Bass”

With the release of the wedding-crashing music video for “Sugar” Maroon 5 earn a third top 10 hit from their current album, which is also this week’s top debut.

At #37 Kelly Clarkson starts the climb with her brand new single “Heartbeat Song,” which was released last week.

Billboard 200
01. (–) Meghan Trainor – Title  
02. (01) Taylor Swift – 1989  
03. (–) Kidz Bop – Kidz Bop 27 
04. (02) Ed Sheeran –
05. (–) Mark Ronson – Uptown Special
06. (03) Nicki Minaj – The Pinkprint  
07. (04) Sam Smith – In The Lonely Hour  
08. (15) Maroon 5 – V
09. (06) Hozier – Hozier
10. (07) J. Cole – 2014 Forest Hill Drive

Meghan Trainor debuts at #1 with her first album, Title. The album sold 195,000 copies and knocks off Taylor Swift after a 9 week dominance.

While “Uptown Funk!” logs a 3rd week at #1 on the Hot 100, Mark Ronson scores his first top 5 album with Uptown Special. The album sold 30,000 copies and is a career best for him, since his first two albums had peaked at #129 and #81 respectively.

Maroon 5 also return to the top 10 thanks to the visibility gained by their new single, “Sugar,” and a discount to $7.99 on iTunes.

Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay
01. (01) Big Sean – “I Don’t F*ck With You” ft. E-40  (*3 weeks*)
02. (05) Beyoncé – “7/11″
03. (02) Nicki Minaj – “Only” ft. Drake, Lil Wayne & Chris Brown
04. (04) Chris Brown – “New Flame” ft. Usher & Rick Ross
05. (03) DJ Khaled – “Hold You Down” ft. Chris Brown, August Alsina, Future & Jeremih
06. (08) Rae Sremmurd – “No Type”
07. (06) I LOVE MAKONNEN – “Tuesday” ft. Drake
08. (07) Dej Loaf – “Try Me”
09. (09) Trey Songz – “Touchin Lovin” ft. Nicki Minaj
10. (12) Usher – “I Don’t Mind” ft. Juicy J

Usher scores a second top 10 hit from his yet unreleased album. “Good Kisser” had been the first and it was a #1 hit.

This week’s debuts are: “Don’t Kill the Fun” by Sevyn Streeter featuring Chris Brown at #40 (also the Greatest Gainer), “Glory” by Comon and John Legend at #44 and “Often” by The Weeknd a#47.

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