On the charts: Week ending 12/21

This week’s top 10 songs and albums on the Billboard charts (01/03 issue).

Hot 100
01. (01) Taylor Swift – “Blank Space” (*6 weeks*)
02. (02) Hozier – “Take Me to Church”
03. (03) Mark Ronson – “Uptown Funk!” ft. Bruno Mars
04. (06) Ed Sheeran – “Thinking Out Loud”
05. (04) Meghan Trainor – “Lips Are Movin’”
06. (05) Sam Smith – “I’m Not The Only One”
07. (09) Ariana Grande – “Love Me Harder” ft. The Weeknd
08. (11) Nick Jonas – “Jealous”
09. (08) Maroon 5 – “Animals”
10. (07) Meghan Trainor – “All About That Bass”

Not a lot of movement in the top 10 this week. Nicki Minaj posts two entries with “Feelin’ Myself” (featuring Beyoncé) at #43 and “Get On Your Knees” (featuring Ariana Grande) at #88. Both tracks are on her latest album, The Pinkprint.

Mariah Carey’s holiday classic “All I Want For Christmas Is You” is up 40-35 this week.

Billboard 200
01. (02) Taylor Swift – 1989  (*6 weeks*)
02. (–) Nicki Minaj – The Pinkprint
03. (03) Pentatonix – That’s Christmas to Me 
04. (01) J. Cole – 2014 Forest Hill Drive
05. (–) D’Angelo and The Vanguard – Black Messiah
06. (08) Sam Smith – In The Lonely Hour 
07. (07) One Direction – Four
08. (09) Ed Sheeran – X
09. (10) Garth Brooks – Man Against Machine
10. (05) AC/DC – Rock or Bust

Taylor Swift goes back to #1. Nicki Minaj debuts at #2 with 198,000 copies sold, both of her previous albums had peaked at #1. R&B icon D’Angelo returns to the Billboard 200 after 14 years of absence with a #5 debut and 111,000 copies sold.

Pentatonix’s That’s Christmas to Me crosses the 1 million mark in sales. It’s only the 4th album released in 2014 to pass that threshold.

Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay
01. (01)  I LOVE MAKONNEN – “Tuesday” ft. Drake (*3 weeks*)
02. (02) DJ Khaled – “Hold You Down” ft. Chris Brown, August Alsina, Future & Jeremih
03. (03) Rae Sremmurd – “No Type”
04. (04) Chris Brown – “New Flame” ft. Usher & Rick Ross
05. (07) Big Sean – “I Don’t F*ck With You” ft. E-40
06. (06) Dej Loaf – “Try Me”
07. (05) Trey Songz – “Touchin Lovin” ft. Nicki Minaj
08. (10) Nicki Minaj – “Only” ft. Drake, Lil Wayne & Chris Brown
09. (13) Beyoncé – “7/11”
10. (08) T.I. – “About The Money” ft. Young Thug

Beyoncé gets a 4th top 10 hit from her Self-Ttitled as “7/11” is up 13-9 this week.

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