On the charts: Week ending 09/16

This week’s top 10 songs and albums on the Billboard charts (01/10 issue).

Hot 100
01. (01) The Chainsmokers – “Closer” ft. Halsey (*5 weeks*)
02. (02) twenty one pilots – “Heathens”
03. (03) Major Lazer – “Cold Water” ft. Justin Bieber & MØ
04. (04) Sia – “Cheap Thrills” ft. Sean Paul
05. (05) The Chainsmokers – “Don’t Let Me Down” ft. Daya
06. (12) DJ Snake – “Let Me Love You” ft. Justin Bieber
07. (07) Calvin Harris – “This Is What You Came For” ft. Rihanna
08. (13) Shawn Mendes – “Treat You Better”
09. (06) twenty one pilots – “Ride”
10. (08) Adele – “Send My Love (To Your New Lover)”

One more week at #1 for The Chainsmokers, as DJ Snake and Shawn Mendes return both to the top 10 at #6 and #8 respectively.

Lady Gaga’s “Perfect Illusion” debuts at #15. The track is the lead single from her new album, Joanne, being released on October 21. It debuts at #2 on Digital Songs with 100,000 downloads sold and #25 on Streaming Songs (8.3 million). It’s a softer start for a Gaga, whose last lead single “Applause” debuted at #6 (and went on to peak at #4). The premiere of the music video tonight should help stabilize its drop in sales and streaming for the next chart issue at least.

Billboard 200
01. (–) Jason Aldean – They Don’t Know
02. (03) Drake – VIEWS
03. (04) Soundtrack – Suicide Squad: The Album
04. (–) Bastille – Wild World
05. (–) The Head and The Heart – Signs of Light
06. (01) Travis Scott – Birds in the Trap Sing McKnight
07. (–) The Beatles – Live at the Hollywood Bowl
08. (–) Jack White – Acoustic Recordings: 1998-2016
09. (11) Ariana Grande – Dangerous Woman
10. (05) Florida Georgia Line – Dig Your Roots

Jason Aldean’s They Don’t Know debuts at #1 with 131,000 in album sales. It’s the first Country release to arrive at the top since Luke Bryan’s Kill The Lights in August last year and the 3rd consecutive #1 record for Aldean.

The Billboard 200 hosts more top 10 debuts this week. Bastille’s new album Wild World at #4 with 35,000 in sales is the band’s first top 10 album. The Head and The Heart start at #5 with Signs of Light (37,000 copies sold).

The Beatles return to the album chart with a live set, Live at the Hollywood Bowl, their 32nd top 10 album. The collection of live recordings from the group’s 1964-1965 concerts sold 35,000 copies. A previous set was released in 1977 and peaked at #2 before going out of print. The new album includes the tracks from the 1977 release, plus bonus tracks and a newly mastered sound.

Jack White’s Acousting Recordings: 1998-2016 debuts at #8 with 30,000 copies sold. It’s the 3rd top 10 release for White.

Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay
01. (01) Drake – “Controlla” (*7 weeks*)
02. (03) Rihanna – “Needed Me”
03. (04) Tory Lanez – “Luv”
04. (02) DJ Khaled – “For Free” ft. Drake
05. (05) Usher – “No Limit” ft. Young Thug
06. (06) Drake – “One Dance” ft. Wizkid & Kyla
07. (08) Kanye West – “Father Stretch My Hands, Pt. 1”
08. (09) DJ Drama – “Wishing” ft. Chris Brown, Skeme & Lyquin
09. (12) D.R.A.M. – “Broccoli”
10. (10) Ro James – “Permission”

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