On the charts: Week ending 09/14

This week’s top 10 songs and albums on the Billboard charts (09/27 issue).

Hot 100
01. (01) Meghan Trainor – “All About That Bass” (*2 weeks*)
02. (02) Taylor Swift – “Shake It Off”
03. (03) Nicki Minaj – “Anaconda”
04. (05) Iggy Azalea – “Black Widow” ft. Rita Ora
05. (04) Jessie J – “Bang Bang” ft. Ariana Grande & Nicki Minaj
06. (06) Sam Smith – “Stay With Me”
07. (08) Ariana Grande – “Break Free” ft. Zedd
08. (09) Maroon 5 – “Maps”
09. (07) MAGIC! – “Rude”
10. (11) Charli XCX – “Boom Clap”

Meghan Trainor leads the Hot 100 and an all-female top 5 for the 2nd consecutive week. It had not happened since March 2012 and the occurrence of women ruling the top 5 is so rare that this is just the 8th week in the history of the Hot 100 that this happens.

Billboard 200
01. (–) Lecrae – Anomaly
02. (01) Maroon 5 – V
03. (–) Jhené Aiko – Souled Out
04. (–) Ryan Adams – Ryan Adams
05. (–) Lee Brce – I Don’t Dance
06. (02) Jeezy – Seen It All: The Autobiography
07. (–) Dustin Lynch – Where It’s At
08. (–) Interpol – El Pintor
09. (03) Soundtrack – Guardians of the Galaxy: Awesome Mix Vol.1 
10. (–) Robert Plant – Lullaby And… the Ceaseless Roar

A debut-heavy top 10 is led this week by Lecrae’s Christian Rap album, the first in its genre to reach the summit of the albums chart. Maroon 5 hold at #2 in their 2nd week thanks to a Ticketmaster bundle with which fans redeemed their concert tickets for the group’s upcoming tour.

Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay
01. (01) Jeremih – “Don’t Tell ‘Em” ft. YG (*4 weeks*)
02. (02) ScHoolboy Q – “Studio” ft. BJ The Chicago Kid
03. (03) Rich Gang – “Lifestyle” ft. Young Thug & Rich Homie Quan
04. (05) Drake – “0 to 100/The Catch Up”
05. (06) Beyoncé – “***Flawless” ft. Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie/Nicki Minaj
06. (07) Chris Brown – “New Flame” ft. Usher & Rick Ross
07. (04) Lil Wayne – “Believe Me” ft. Drake
08. (13) Rae Sremmurd – “No Flex Zone”
09. (11) Migos – “Fight Night”
10. (08) Chris Brown – “Loyal” ft. Lil Wayne & Tyga

A stale top 3 is looking to be renewed soon by Drake and Beyoncé, who are both making big gains at R&B radio. Drake is this week’s Greatest Gainer on the chart.

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