On the charts: Week ending 08/12

This week’s top 10 songs and albums on the Billboard charts (08/27 issue).

Hot 100
01. (01) Sia – “Cheap Thrills” ft. Sean Paul (*4 weeks*)
02. (05) Major Lazer – “Cold Water” ft. Justin Bieber & MØ
03. (03) Calvin Harris – “This Is What You Came For” ft. Rihanna
04. (11) twenty one pilots – “Heathens”
05. (02) Drake – “One Dance” ft. Wizkid & Kyla
06. (09) The Chainsmokers – “Closer” ft. Halsey
07. (07) twenty one pilots – “Ride”
08. (06) The Chainsmokers – “Don’t Let Me Down” ft. Daya
09. (04) Justin Timberlake – “Can’t Stop the Feeling!”
10. (08) Rihanna – “Needed Me”

Major Lazer and twent one pilots shake up the top 5 this week, advancing to #2 and #4 respectively. While Sia is sitting at the top for a 4th week, she could very well be dethroned next week.

“Let Me Love You” is the highest entry on the Hot 100 at #12. The song also debuts at #1 on Digital Songs.

Billboard 200
01. (–) Soundtrack – Suicide Squad: The Album
02. (02) Drake – VIEWS
03. (–) Skillet – Unleashed
04. (09) Blake Shelton – If I’m Honest
05. (–) Various Artists – Now 59
06. (03) twenty one pilots – Blurryface
07. (01) DJ Khaled – Major Key
08. (–) DJ Snake – Encore
09. (05) Rihanna – ANTI
10. (08) Adele – 25 

With 128,000 in album sales the Suicide Squad soundtrack debuts at #1 this week. It’s the biggest sales week for a soundtrack album since Fifty Shades of Grey last year.

A 99 cent discount on Google Play helps Blake Shelton climb to #4 with If I’m Honest, which sold 44,000 copies this week (up 93%). Google Play also benefits twenty one pilot, whose Blurryface gains 53% in sales, with 25,000 copies sold.

The other debuts in the top 10 this week are Unleashed by Skillet (58,000 sold) at #3, the Now 59 compilation at #5 with 48,000 copies sold (100% of the total as there’s no streaming involved) and DJ Snake’s Encore at #8, fueled mostly by streaming and sales of the single “Let Me Love You.” The album only sold 8,000 copies of the 32,000 units tracked by SoundScan for chart purposes.

Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay
01. (01) Drake – “Controlla” (*2 weeks*)
02. (02) Rihanna – “Needed Me”
03. (03) Drake – “One Dance” ft. Wizkid & Kyla
04. (04) DJ Khaled – “F0r Free” ft. Drake
05. (05) Beyoncé – “Sorry”
06. (06) Usher – “No Limit” ft. Young Thug
07. (08) Dae Dae – “Wat U Mean (Aye, Aye, Aye)
08. (12) Tory Lanez – “Luv”
09. (09) DJ Khaled – “I Got the Keys” ft. Jay Z & Future
10. (07) ”Future – “Wicked”

A very static week if not for Tory Lanez’s “Luv” splashing in the top 10. Beyoncé’s new single “Hold Up” is starting to climb up the top 50 (#45 this week), while Maxwell’s “1990x” debuts at #50.

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