On the charts: Week ending 04/08

This week’s top 10 songs and albums on the Billboard charts (04/23 issue).

Hot 100
01. (01) Rihanna – “Work” ft. Drake (*8 weeks*)
02. (02) Lukas Graham – “7 Years”
03. (03) Meghan Trainor – “No”
04. (04) ZAYN – “Pillowtalk”
05. (14) Desiigner – “Panda”
06. (05) Justin Bieber – “Love Yourself”
07. (06) Flo Rida – “In My House”
08. (09) Mike Posner – “I Took a Pill in Ibiza”
09. (10) Fifth Harmony – “Work From Home” ft. Ty Dolla $ign
10. (08) G-Eazy x Bebe Rexha – “Me, Myself & I”

Desiigner jumps into the top 5 with a great streaming boost. “Panda” received 22.3 million streams this week and is also up to the top 10 of the Digital Songs chart with 70,000 downloads sold.

As the gap between “Work” and “7 Years” closes, Drake debuts with two more tracks on the Hot 100: “Pop Style” arrives at #16 and “One Dance” at #21. Both songs were released last week as singles from his upcoming album Views From the 6.

Billboard 200
01. (–) Kanye West – The Life of Pablo
02. (08) Chris Stapleton – Traveller
03. (–) Lukas Graham – Lukas Graham 
04. (–) Weezer – Weezer (White Album)
05. (–) TWENTY88 – TWENTY88
06. (03) Rihanna – ANTI 
07. (01) ZAYN – Mind of Mine 
08. (04) Justin Bieber – Purpose 
09. (05) Adele – 25
10. (06) twenty one pilots – Blurryface

Kanye West debuts at #1 with The Life of Pablo. The album sold 28,000 copies, but the popularity of its tracks on streaming services gave it 94,000 equivalent units, which was enough to rob Chris Stapleton of one more week on top of the chart. For weeks The Life of Pablo remained available for purchase exclusively on TIDAL, Kanye’s website or could be redeemed with the purchase of tickets to West’s runway show in Madison Square Garden or its projection in movie theaters. Only this week the numbers were reported to SoundScan, thus allowing it to chart.

Stapleton’s Traveller sold 59,000 copies (up 149%) following the CMAs. Had it been #1, this would mark the second time the album reached the top following an awards show.

Lukas Graham, whose “7 Years” is poised to be the next #1 song in the US, debut at #3 with their self-titled album. The Danish group sold 34,000 copies. Two more self-titled releases make up the rest of the top 5 this week, with Weezer and TWENTY88 respectively at #4 and #5.

Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay
01. (01) Rihanna – “Work” ft. Drake (*6 weeks*)
02. (04) Bryson Tiller – “Exchange”
03. (03) Jeremih – “oui”
04. (02) Bryson Tiller – “Don’t”
05. (06) Luke Nasty – “Might Be”
06. (05) Beyoncé – “Formation”
07. (08) Kevin Gates – “2 Phones”
08. (07) Chris Brown – “Back to Sleep”
09. (09) Tory Lanez – “Say It”
10. (10) O.T. Genasis – “Cut It” ft. Young Dolph

Bryson Tiller’s songs exchange positions in the top 5, while Kanye West’s “Famous” is the top debut at #40 this week.

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