On the charts: Week ending 08/10

This week’s top 10 songs and albums on the Billboard charts (08/23 issue).

Hot 100
01. (01) MAGIC! – “Rude” (*5 weeks*)
02. (02) Sam Smith – “Stay With Me”
03. (03) Iggy Azalea – “Fancy” ft. Charli XCX
04. (08) Meghan Trainor – “All About That Bass”
05. (04) Nico & Vinz – “Am I Wrong”
06. (05) Ariana Grande – “Problem” ft. Iggy Azalea
07. (07) Maroon 5 – “Maps”
08. (09) Sia – “Chandelier”
09. (06) Jessie J – “Bang Bang” ft. Ariana Grande & Nicki Minaj
10. (11) Charli XCX – “Boom Clap”

Sam Smith is once again blocked from the top spot despite ascending to #1 on the airplay chart. This week’s top debut is Nicki Minaj’s “Anaconda” at #19 with 141,000 downloads sold in its first week. “Anaconda” is Nicki’s 51st Hot 100 entry (either as a lead or featured artist).

Billboard 200
01. (03) Soundtrack – Guardians of the Galaxy: Awesome Mix Vol.1
02. (–) Various Artists – Now 51
03. (–) Godsmack – 1000HP
04. (–) Spoon – They Want My Soul
05. (04) 5 Seconds of Summer – 5 Seconds of Summer
06. (01) Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers – Hypnotic Eye
07. (02) Eric Clapton & Friends – The Breeze: An Appreciation of JJ Cale
08. (06) Soundtrack – Frozen
09. (07) Sam Smith – In The Lonely Hour
10. (–) The Vamps – Somebody To You EP

With the soundtrack to Guardians of the Galaxy ascending to #1 in its 2nd week, this is the first time since 2009 that two soundtracks have been #1 on the Billboard 200.

Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay
01. (01) ScHoolboy Q – “Studio” ft. BJ The Chicago Kid (*2 weeks*)
02. (02) Lil Wayne – “Believe Me” ft. Drake
03. (03) Chris Brown – “Loyal” ft. Lil Wayne & Tyga
04. (04) Iggy Azalea – “Fancy” ft. Charli XCX
05. (05) Usher – “Good Kisser”
06. (07) Jeremih – “Don’t Tell ‘Em” ft. YG
07. (06) Tinashe – “2 On” ft. ScHoolboy Q
08. (10) Migos – “Fight Night”
09. (08) Young Money – “Trophies” ft. Drake
10. (16) Rich Homie Quan – “Walk Thru” ft. Problem

Despite the rather static top 5, this week the chart sees a few debuts. Beyoncé’s “***Flawless” is the top one at #31 and also claims Greatest Gainer honors.
Nicki Minaj’s “Anaconda” debuts at #36, while Usher’s newest single “She Came To Give It To You” (where she’s also featured) enters the chart at #48.

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