On the charts: week ending 08/02

This week’s top 10 songs and albums on the Billboard charts (02/21 issue).

Hot 100
01. (01) Mark Ronson – “Uptown Funk!” ft. Bruno Mars (*6 weeks*)
02. (02)  Ed Sheeran – “Thinking Out Loud”
03. (03) Hozier – “Take Me to Church”
04. (05) Maroon 5 – “Sugar”
05. (04) Taylor Swift – “Blank Space”
06. (15) Rihanna, Paul McCartney & Kanye West – “FourFiveSeconds”
07. (06) Meghan Trainor – “Lips Are Movin'”
08. (07) Sam Smith – “I’m Not The Only One”
09. (14) Ellie Goulding – “Love Me Like You Do”
10. (09) Taylor Swift – “Shake It Off”

Two tracks make an appearence in the top 10 this week: one is Rihanna’s single up 15-6 thanks to a performance at the Grammy Awards this past Sunday; the other is a track from the Fifty Shades of Grey Soundtrack (out this week), Ellie Goulding’s “Love Me Like You Do,” which gives the British singer her 2nd top 10 US hit.

Billboard 200
01. (01) Taylor Swift – 1989  (*11 weeks*)
02. (–) Various Artists – Now 53
03. (02) Ed Sheeran –
04. (04)  Sam Smith – In The Lonely Hour
05. (–) Fifth Harmony – Reflection
06. (03) Meghan Trainor – Title  
07. (–) Bob Dylan – Shadows In the Night
08. (08) Nicki Minaj – The Pinkprint  
09. (09) Maroon 5 – V
10. (–) Diana Krall – Wallflower

New at #5 is girl group Fift Harmony’s debut LP with sales of 62,000 copies. Other debuts this week are Bob Dylan and Diana Krall’s new cover albums at #7 and #10 respectively, both in the 40-50,000 range in sales.

Album of the Year winner at the 57th Grammy Awards, Morning Phase by Beck re-enters the chart at #39 selling 11,000 copies.

Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay
01. (01) Beyoncé – “7/11″ (*2 weeks*)
02. (03) Nicki Minaj – “Only” ft. Drake, Lil Wayne & Chris Brown
03. (02) Big Sean – “I Don’t F*ck With You” ft. E-40
04. (04) Usher – “I Don’t Mind” ft. Juicy J
05. (06) Wale – “The Body” ft. Jeremih
06. (12) Drake – “How About Now”
07. (11) Ne-Yo – “She Knows” ft. Juicy J
08. (05) Chris Brown – “New Flame” ft. Usher & Rick Ross
09. (07) Trey Songz – “Touchin Lovin” ft. Nicki Minaj
10. (16) Nicki Minaj – “Truffle Butter” ft. Drake & Lil Wayne

Beyoncé holds at #1 for a second week as three new titles advance to the top 10: Drake’s “How About Now” (up 12-6), Ne-Yo’s “She Knows” (his first top 10 hit since 2009, up 11-7) and Nicki Minaj’s “Truffle Butter” (up 16-10), which is also the 4th top 10 hit from The PinkPrint.

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