Posted by , Aug 17, 2016 at 03:13pm
The "Suicide Squad" OST dethrones DJ Khaled's "Major Key."

Last week we had a new #1 album in the form of DJ Khaled's Major Key. This week, Major Key has been dethroned by newcomer Suicide Squad: The Album. Drake, who was at #1 for two months straight, sticks around at #2 as Khaled drops to #7. DJ Snake debuts at #8 with his debut LP, while Rihanna, Beyonce, Bryson Tiller, and Gucci Mane all manage to stay within the top 20. Elsewhere, Slim Thug debuts at #179 with American King

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1) Various Artists – Suicide Squad: The Album: What happens when you put Skrillex, Rick Ross, Lil Wayne, Wiz Khalifa, Eminem, and a bunch of other stars from the worlds of hip hop, pop, and rock? You get a #1 album, apparently! Suicide Squad: The Album debuts at the top of the charts this week with 182,084 TAEU (total album equivalent units) and 128,340 pure sales. 

2) Drake – VIEWS: After getting bumped to #2 by DJ Khaled last week, Drake sticks around in second place due to the success of the Suicide Squad soundtrack. Nevertheless, VIEWS continues its parade of success, clocking 73,469 TAEU and 12,232 in pure sales as Drake tours America with Future.

3) DJ Khaled – Major Key: Following his debut at #1, DJ Khaled has fallen to #7. The star-studded Major Key features Nas, Jay Z, Kendrick Lamar, Future, Drake, and a whole lot more, giving Khaled enough steam to move 43,376 TAEU and 12,761 sales in his second week on the charts.

4) DJ Snake – Encore: DJ Snake debuts at #8 with his album Encore, which features Young Thug, Swizz Beatz, Travi$ Scott, Justin Bieber and more. The "Lean On" producer puts 32,400 TAEU and 7,796 pure sales on the board with his first full-length album.

5) Rihanna – ANTI: Holding down the #9 spot is Rihanna with her eighth studio album ANTI. After last week's stint at #5, the star collects 29,055 TAEU and 5,184 pure sales as the album spends its 29th week on the charts. 

6) Beyonce – LEMONADE: Beyonce continues to slide further away from the top 10 this week, coming in at #15. LEMONADE, the Tidal-exclusive multi-media effort from the Texan superstar, tallies 19,837 TAEU and 13,272 in pure sales this time around.

7) Bryson Tiller – Trapsoul: Coming in at the same spot as last week is Bryson Tiller at #18. Trapsoul, his breakthrough 2015 album, continues to flourish on the Billboard 200, having now spent 46 weeks towards the top of the chart. This time around, the Louisville native does 17,527 TAEU and 4,804 in pure sales. 

8) Gucci Mane – Everybody Looking: After debuting at #2, Gucci slipped to #11 last week. Now, the recently-freed ATLien stands at #19 with his latest effort Everybody Looking. His 17,112 TAEU and 7,454 pure sales will have to hold him over until he drops the new heat with Drizzy. 

9) Kevin GatesISLAH: After 28 weeks on the charts, Kevin Gates' ISLAH still has wheels. The Baton Rouge rapper comes in at #21 with 15,591 TAEU and 4,249 pure sales as he continues to tour with Wiz Khalifa and Snoop Dogg.   

10 G-Eazy – When It’s Dark Out: California native G-Eazy is up five spots from last week, bringing him from #27 to #22. After 36 weeks on the charts, the album still moves 14,804 TAEU and 5,161 in pure sales, which really speaks to G-Eazy's success.  

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In the Billboard Hot 100, Sia and Sean Paul continue to hold down the #1 spot with their smash single "Cheap Thrills." Just behind them are Major Lazer, Justin Bieber, and MØ with their newest single "Cold Water," which is up from #5 last week. Drake's "One Dance," a track that spent a considerable amount of time at #1, slips from #2 to #5, but Drake still has nine songs on the chart, the most of any artist. Rihanna has four while Future and DJ Khaled have three apiece.

Charts Don't Lie: August 17

The "Suicide Squad" OST dethrones DJ Khaled's "Major Key."


Last week we had a new #1 album in the form of DJ Khaled's Major Key. This week, Major Key has been dethroned by newcomer Suicide Squad: The Album. Drake, who was at #1 for two months straight, sticks around at #2 as Khaled drops to #7. DJ Snake debuts at #8 with his debut LP, while Rihanna, Beyonce, Bryson Tiller, and Gucci Mane all manage to stay within the top 20. Elsewhere, Slim Thug debuts at #179 with American King

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1) Various Artists – Suicide Squad: The Album: What happens when you put Skrillex, Rick Ross, Lil Wayne, Wiz Khalifa, Eminem, and a bunch of other stars from the worlds of hip hop, pop, and rock? You get a #1 album, apparently! Suicide Squad: The Album debuts at the top of the charts this week with 182,084 TAEU (total album equivalent units) and 128,340 pure sales. 

2) Drake – VIEWS: After getting bumped to #2 by DJ Khaled last week, Drake sticks around in second place due to the success of the Suicide Squad soundtrack. Nevertheless, VIEWS continues its parade of success, clocking 73,469 TAEU and 12,232 in pure sales as Drake tours America with Future.

3) DJ Khaled – Major Key: Following his debut at #1, DJ Khaled has fallen to #7. The star-studded Major Key features Nas, Jay Z, Kendrick Lamar, Future, Drake, and a whole lot more, giving Khaled enough steam to move 43,376 TAEU and 12,761 sales in his second week on the charts.

4) DJ Snake – Encore: DJ Snake debuts at #8 with his album Encore, which features Young Thug, Swizz Beatz, Travi$ Scott, Justin Bieber and more. The "Lean On" producer puts 32,400 TAEU and 7,796 pure sales on the board with his first full-length album.

5) Rihanna – ANTI: Holding down the #9 spot is Rihanna with her eighth studio album ANTI. After last week's stint at #5, the star collects 29,055 TAEU and 5,184 pure sales as the album spends its 29th week on the charts. 

6) Beyonce – LEMONADE: Beyonce continues to slide further away from the top 10 this week, coming in at #15. LEMONADE, the Tidal-exclusive multi-media effort from the Texan superstar, tallies 19,837 TAEU and 13,272 in pure sales this time around.

7) Bryson Tiller – Trapsoul: Coming in at the same spot as last week is Bryson Tiller at #18. Trapsoul, his breakthrough 2015 album, continues to flourish on the Billboard 200, having now spent 46 weeks towards the top of the chart. This time around, the Louisville native does 17,527 TAEU and 4,804 in pure sales. 

8) Gucci Mane – Everybody Looking: After debuting at #2, Gucci slipped to #11 last week. Now, the recently-freed ATLien stands at #19 with his latest effort Everybody Looking. His 17,112 TAEU and 7,454 pure sales will have to hold him over until he drops the new heat with Drizzy. 

9) Kevin GatesISLAH: After 28 weeks on the charts, Kevin Gates' ISLAH still has wheels. The Baton Rouge rapper comes in at #21 with 15,591 TAEU and 4,249 pure sales as he continues to tour with Wiz Khalifa and Snoop Dogg.   

10 G-Eazy – When It’s Dark Out: California native G-Eazy is up five spots from last week, bringing him from #27 to #22. After 36 weeks on the charts, the album still moves 14,804 TAEU and 5,161 in pure sales, which really speaks to G-Eazy's success.  

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In the Billboard Hot 100, Sia and Sean Paul continue to hold down the #1 spot with their smash single "Cheap Thrills." Just behind them are Major Lazer, Justin Bieber, and MØ with their newest single "Cold Water," which is up from #5 last week. Drake's "One Dance," a track that spent a considerable amount of time at #1, slips from #2 to #5, but Drake still has nine songs on the chart, the most of any artist. Rihanna has four while Future and DJ Khaled have three apiece.

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