On the charts: Week ending 12/11

This week’s top 10 songs and albums on the Billboard charts (12/26 issue).

Hot 100
01. (01) Adele – “Hello” (*7 weeks*)
02. (02) Justin Bieber – “Sorry”
03. (03) Drake – “Hotline Bling”
04. (04) Justin Bieber – “What Do You Mean?”
05. (07) Justin Bieber – “Love Yourself”
06. (05) The Weeknd – “The Hills”
07. (06) Shawn Mendes – “Stitches”
08. (08) Alessia Cara – “Here”
09. (10) Selena Gomez – “Same Old Love”
10. (09) Meghan Trainor – “Like I’m Gonna Lose You” ft. John Legend

Adele’s “Hello” now matches the 7 weeks reign of her own “Rolling in the Deep” (2011) and tops the 3 million sales mark in its 7th week.

Mariah Carey’s “All I Want For Christmas Is You” is up to #22 this week. The track seems poised to best the #21 peak achieved in 2012, when recurrent titles were allowed to re-enter the Hot 100 (at the condition that their chart points warranted a return inside the top 50). The festive classic is also the top holiday track on all components of the Hot 100 and has been leading the Holiday 100 chart all season.

Billboard 200
01. (01) Adele – 25 (*3 weeks*)
02. (–) Coldplay – A Head Full of Dreams
03. (02) Justin Bieber – Purpose 
04. (03) Pentatonix – That’s Christmas to Me 
05. (–) G-Eazy – When It’s Dark Out
06. (–) Rick Ross – Black Market
07. (–) Troye Sivan – Blue Neighbourhood
08. (04) One Direction – Made in the A.M. 
09. (11) Chris Stapleton – Traveller
10. (06) The Weeknd – Beauty Behind the Madness 

With 695,000 copies sold this week, Adele’s 25 has now topped the 5 million mark in sales in just three weeks. It’s the first album to sell more than 5 million copies since she did it in 2011 with 21.

An unexpected weak #2 debut for Coldplay’s latest album, with 195,000 copies sold in its first week. A Head Full of Dreams, the band’s alleged last album, follows Ghost Stories which debuted at #1 with 383,000 copies sold in May 2014.

Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay
01. (01) Drake – “Hotline Bling” (*10 weeks*)
02. (02) Drake & Future – “Jumpman”
03. (04) Tory Lanez – “Say It”
04. (05) Bryson Tiller – “Don’t”
05. (07) J. Cole – “No Role Modelz”
06. (06) Travi$ Scott – “Antidote”
07. (03) Future – “Where Ya At” ft. Drake
08. (13) Yo Gotti – “Down in the DM”
09. (12) Colonel Loud – “California” ft. T.I.; Young Dolph & Ricco Barrino
10. (08) Post Malone – “White Iverson”

Two new entries in the top 10 this week and new movement in the top 5.

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