On the charts: Week ending 11/20

This week’s top 10 songs and albums on the Billboard charts (12/05 issue).

Hot 100
01. (01) Adele – “Hello” (*4 weeks*)
02. (03) Justin Bieber – “Sorry”
03. (02) Drake – “Hotline Bling”
04. (–) Justin Bieber – “Love Yourself”
05. (06) Justin Bieber – “What Do You Mean?”
06. (04) The Weeknd – “The Hills”
07. (05) Shawn Mendes – “Stitches”
08. (07) Fetty Wap – “679” ft. Remy Boyz
09. (08) Taylor Swift – “Wildest Dreams”
10. (11) Alessia Cara – “Here”

It’s a Justin Bieber week. Despite Adele holding on at #1 for a 4th week (327,000 downloads sold), Bieber is the one who is really dominating the Hot 100, with 3 titles in the top 5 and 17 in total on the chart, breaking the record of 14 previously held by Drake and The Beatles.

Billboard 200
01. (–) Justin Bieber – Purpose
02. (–) One Direction – Made in the A.M.
03. (–) Logic – The Incredible True Story
04. (–) Jeezy – Church in These Streets
05. (–) Chris Young – I’m Comin’ Over
06. (01) Chris Stapleton – Traveller 
07. (–) Trans-Siberian Orchestra – Letters from the Labyrinth
08. (04) The Weeknd – Beauty Behind the Madness 
09. (–) Alessia Cara – Know-It-All
10. (–) Kirk Franklin – Losing My Religion

Bieber also scores his 6th #1 album in the US with Purpose, beating One Direction in the most anticipated battle of the year. Justin’s album sold 522,000 copies, while the British group’s Made in the A.M. sold 402,000 copies. For both acts, this is the highest first week sales of their career thus far. It’s the first time the top 2 titles on the chart have sold more than 400,000 copies since 2009, when Susan Boyle and Alicia Keys debuted with 661,000 and 417,000 copies sold respectively.

This week the top 10 also sees 8 debuts, with Logic, Jeezy and Chris Young completing the top 5 with their latest releases.

Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay
01. (01) Drake – “Hotline Bling” (*7 weeks*)
02. (02) The Weeknd – “The Hills”
03. (05) Future – “Where Ya At” ft. Drake
04. (03) Fetty Wap – “679” ft. Remy Boyz
05. (04) Chris Brown – “Liquor”
06. (07) Tory Lanez – “Say It”
07. (06) Travi$ Scott – “Antidote”
08. (08) Post Malone – “White Iverson”
09. (09) Bryson Tiller – “Don’t”
10. (18) Drake & Future – “Jumpman”

It’s another week at #1 for “Hotline Bling” and Drake adds another top 10 title to his name with “Jumpman” jumping to #10.

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