On the charts: Week ending 02/22

This week’s top 10 songs and albums on the Billboard charts (03/07 issue).

Hot 100
01. (01) Mark Ronson – “Uptown Funk!” ft. Bruno Mars (*8 weeks*)
02. (02)  Ed Sheeran – “Thinking Out Loud”
03. (06) Ellie Goulding – “Love Me Like You Do”
04. (05) Maroon 5 – “Sugar”
05. (03) Hozier – “Take Me to Church”
06. (04) Rihanna, Paul McCartney & Kanye West – “FourFiveSeconds”
07. (07) Taylor Swift – “Blank Space”
08. (10) Taylor Swift – “Style”
09. (12) The Weeknd – “Earned It (Fifty Shades of Grey)”
10. (09) Meghan Trainor – “Lips Are Movin’”

The Fifty Shades of Grey Soundtrack gifts its artists with new achievements: Ellie Goulding gets her first top 10 hit in the US with “Love Me Like You Do.” She had previously gone as high as #13 with “Burn.” The Weeknd gets his first solo top 10 with “Earned It,” as he had only gotten to the top 10 as a guest on Ariana Grande’s “Love Me Harder” before this week (#7).

Billboard 200
01. (–) Imagine Dragons – Smoke + Mirrors
02. (01) Drake – If You’re Reading This It’s too Late 
03. (02) Various Artists – Fifty Shades of Grey Soundtrack 
04. (05) Taylor Swift – 1989   
05. (04) Ed Sheeran – X
06. (03) Sam Smith – In The Lonely Hour 
07. (10) Maroon 5 – V
08. (06) Meghan Trainor – Title  
09. (12) Nicki Minaj – The PinkPrint
10. (11) Hozier – Hozier

Imagina Dragons earn their first #1 album in the US this week, as their second release debuts with 172,000 copies sold at the top of the chart. Night Visions, their first album, started out with a weaker sum (83,000) but has gone on to sell 2.5 million copies in the 129 weeks it has spent inside the Billboard 200, basically its entire run.

Drake got bumped down to #2, but the 129,000 copies it sold this week, push his total to 624,000 in 10 days.

Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay
01. (01) Beyoncé – “7/11″ (*4 weeks*)
02. (02) Nicki Minaj – “Only” ft. Drake, Lil Wayne & Chris Brown
03. (03) Big Sean – “I Don’t F*ck With You” ft. E-40
04. (04) Usher – “I Don’t Mind” ft. Juicy J
05. (06) Nicki Minaj – “Truffle Butter” ft. Drake & Lil Wayne
06. (05) Wale – “The Body” ft. Jeremih
07. (09) Chris Brown & Tyga – “Ayo”
08. (07) Ne-Yo – “She Knows” ft. Juicy J
09. (08) Drake – “How About Now”
10. (12) Rae Sremmurd – “Throw Sum Mo” ft. Nicki Minaj

Nicki Minaj places a 3rd title inside the top 10 thanks to a guest spot on Rea Sremmurd’s latest single. The two debuts this week are “Lil Bit” by K Camp at #43 and “Slow Motion” by Trey Songz at #50.

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