Posts tagged "Billboard 200"
The Popblerd Chart Report 12/30/11: Adele's Biggest Week Ever

The Popblerd Chart Report 12/30/11: Adele’s Biggest Week Ever

Well, folks: we’re about to wrap up the chart year. There’s only one week left, and industry watchers are on the edge of their collective seats, wondering if music sales will actually increase over the year before. As we headed into late fall, that looked like a sure thing, as sales of albums were trending at about 4% over 2010. However, a 4th quarter schedule devoid of blockbuster releases a la Taylor Swift and Kanye West last year has narrowed […]

The Popblerd Chart Report 12/8/11: Christmas Bubles For All

The Popblerd Chart Report 12/8/11: Christmas Bubles For All

A big ho ho ho to Michael Buble, as the Canadian crooner holds at #1 on this week’s album chart with his album Christmas. The album sells a healthy 293,000 units, easily outdistancing second weeks for the many debuts that entered last week. With no immediate challenger in site, it’s pretty easy to assume that Buble will retain pole position on the chart for the remainder of the year, and while there’s no way in hell he’ll pass Adele to […]

Popblerd Chart Report 12/1/11: Buble Black Friday

The biggest shopping week of the year, a 7-day period filled with superstar releases. The possibilities were endless. Would Rihanna score her first ever #1 album? Would rock band Nickelback give all the haters a metaphorical middle finger with a chart-topping debut? Would Mary J. Blige add to an impressive list of first-week numbers? Ladies and gentlemen, the #1 album in the country is: Michael Buble’s Christmas. The Canadian crooner’s holiday album, which has been out for over a month, […]

The Popblerd Chart Report 9/29/11: Age Ain’t Nothin’ But A…

By debuting at #1 with Duets II, legendary crooner Tony Bennett sets a record-becoming the oldest living artist to score a number one album on Billboard’s Top 200 chart. At age 85, it’s hard to imagine anyone eclipsing that record anytime soon. Somewhat surprisingly, Duets II is also Bennett’s first-ever Number One album. You gotta love not only Bennett’s staying power, but also the fact that an artist like him, with no MTV or radio support, no publicity scandal or […]

Chart Stalker 7/28/11: Rolling in the Deep…Back to 1981

This week’s album chart is more or less another snoozer. Adele slides back into the top spot with 21, moving 77,000 units in a slow release week. Four albums debut in the Top 10: the 20th installment of the Kidz Bop series starts at #2, veteran rock at 3 Doors Down (appropriately) starts at #3, hip-hop kingpin DJ Khaled starts at #5, and stoner-rock legends 311 enter at #7. The biggest news on this week’s chart comes not from this […]

Chart Stalker Extra: It Was Twenty Years Ago Today…(Almost)

When you see that there’s a Chart Stalker Extra, you know it means one thing. This week’s Billboard chart is boring. As. Shit. Really, it is. There weren’t any major new releases last week, so that means Beyonce holds on for a second frame at Number One, moving a still impressive 115,000 units. She’ll cross the Gold sales threshold next week, but her stint at the top will be over by that point. It looks like next week’s chart champ […]

Chart Stalker 6/29/11: Jill Scott “Light”s Up the Chart with Her First #1

It took twelve years and four studio albums, but Jill Scott can finally lay claim to the #1 album in the country. The Light of the Sun, the singer/actress’s first album since emancipating herself from Hidden Beach, the label that’d guided her from her start,  sells a solid 135,000 units to land at the apex of the Billboard chart. This has been quite the estrogen-filled chart year, hasn’t it? The two biggest names at the top of the chart this […]

Adele On Top Again & Chart Stalker Gets “Mormon”-ized!

Lady Gaga’s time at the top of the charts was pretty short. Born This Way slides to #2 this week, overtaken by the resilient Adele album 21. The British singer’s sophomore effort lands a 10th non-consecutive week at the top, scanning another 114,000 copies this week. Gaga takes the runner-up spot, with a shade over 100K sold. Award shows were a huge factor in this week’s chart. Aided by major wins at the Tony Awards, a physical release and some […]

Chart Stalker 5/26/11: Adele Makes it Nine for “21”

Let’s face it, folks. Adele’s 21 is a freakin’ juggernaut. This week, it spends it’s ninth week at the top of the Billboard Albums chart. It’s the longest run at the top of the album charts since Taylor Swift’s Fearless some three years ago. It’s pretty major when you consider how low key this album’s been. “Rolling in the Deep” is only NOW becoming a pop radio hit, and Adele has yet to expose her snatch, dance around in bustiers […]

Chart Stalker: It’s Britney (Again), Bitch!

This week’s Billboard album chart features 5 new albums in the Top Ten, led by Britney Spears. Her seventh studio album, Femme Fatale, opens at the top spot with 276,000 copies sold. On the good side, that represents the second highest first week number of the year so far (narrowly edging out last week’s Chris Brown total). Also on the good side, it’s Britney’s sixth number one album (out of seven releases). On the bad side, it’s the lowest first […]

Chart Stalker 3/30/11: No Such Thing as Bad Press

What brings me to this particular conclusion? The fact that Chris Brown’s F.A.M.E. debuts atop the Billboard 200 album chart this week with the second biggest first week sales of his career. Not even a full-on temper tantrum on the set of “Good Morning America” after being confronted with questions regarding his arrest for assault could stop over 270,0o0 fans from purchasing his album. Interestingly enough, F.A.M.E.‘s first week number is also higher than the first week number for any […]

Chart Stalker 3/23/11: Positively Glee-ful

Here’s your weekly wrap-up on the interesting happenings on the Billboard charts. Top 200 Albums: Adele bounces back to the #1 spot on the Billboard 200 with 21. It’s spent three of it’s first four weeks at the top spot and has easily cruised over 750,000 albums sold. The British songstress adds another 98K to her total this week. Hardcore band Rise Against scores the biggest first week of their career, arriving at #2 with their latest effort, Endgame. It […]