The Weeknd is stil on top.
It's another chart-topping week for The Weeknd, who is at #1 once again this week with Starboy, his third studio album. The Toronto star is joined by Bruno Mars, J. Cole, Drake, and Post Malone in the top 10. Rihanna's ANTI gains five spots, while the Suicide Squad soundtrack loses six. Meanwhile, Rae Sremmurd, Travis Scott, and 21 Savage & Metro Boomin don't really move much at all from their positions last week. Not listed is Chance The Rapper, whose Coloring Book climbed from #46 to #31, and Bryson Tiller, whose TRAPSOUL is up nine spots.
1) The Weeknd — Starboy: The Weekend's third album maintains its stranglehold on the top spot, due in no small part to its Daft Punk-featuring singles "Starboy" and "I Feel It Coming." It's a recipe that works. The full-length clocks 62,696 TAEU (total album equivalents units) and 13,624 units sold as a result.
2) Bruno Mars — 24K Magic: Bruno Mars drops back from #3 to #4 after the surge of the La La Land soundtrack. Nevertheless, the "Uptown Funk" star puts 36,358 TAEU and 17,984 sales on the board.
3) J. Cole — 4 Your Eyez Only: J. Cole dropped a slick new track the other day, and his fourth studio album is still cookin' on the charts. 4 Your Eyez Only records 30,302 TAEU and 9,480 sales this week. The North Carolina MC comes in at #5, the same spot as last week. It's just another notch on J. Cole's belt of success.
4) Drake – VIEWS: Drake's latest album has been fluctuating on the charts lately, at one point getting near the 20s. He's in the top 10 this week, coming in at #7, just a few spots behind the #4 spot he occupied last week. The album rings in 27,576 TAEU and 3,768 sales in its 37th week on the charts.
5) Post Malone — Stoney: Post Malone's debut album Stoney continues to climb the charts a month after its release. The album was at #14 last week, and arrives at #9 this week with a powerful jump. Another 23,242 TAEU and 2,513 sales gets tallied onto the success of Malone's debut studio album.
6) Rihanna — ANTI: Rihanna's eighth album just won't quit! After 51 weeks on the charts, it's still able to make a jump like the one it did in the past week: from #16 to #11. With 21,255 TAEU and 3,298 sales, the record is getting tons of love on streaming services, but will it be enough to crack back into the top 10?
7) Various Artists — Suicide Squad: The Album: At #15 is the Suicide Squad soundtrack, which has had great success off contributions from Skrillex, Rick Ross, Wiz Khalifa, Lil Wayne, and more. Despite dropping six spots on the charts, the record counts 19,285 TAEU and 7,097 sales this time around.
8) Rae Sremmurd — SremmLife 2: The Rae Sremmurd boys climb one spot with their second studio release SremmLife 2. The album rises up from #17 to #16 and clocks 19,091 TAEU with 1,337 units sold.
9) Travis Scott — Birds in the Trap Sing McKnight: At the same #19 spot as he was in last week is Houston's Travis Scott. The second studio album from the talented young artist boasts 17,011 TAEU and 1,847 sales this cycle.
10) 21 Savage & Metro Boomin — Savage Mode: 21 and Metro sit tight at the #24 spot, the highest position Savage Mode has reached on the charts. With 15,401 TAEU and 772 copies sold, it's not a bad week to be one of these ATLiens.
With a debut #1 single by Ed Sheeran, the "Bad and Boujee" Migos are displaced to #2 with their Lil Uzi Vert collaboration. "Black Beatles" gets nudged to #3, while "Starboy" stays right at #4. Ed Sheeran's "Castle on the Hill" is another debut that comes in at #6, where it's followed by Kendrick Lamar, Nicki Minaj, and Machine Gun Kelly with placement in the top 10. Drake's "Fake Love" is knocked out of the top 10, moving from #9 to #11. Big Sean's "Bounce Back" continues to climb, moving into its #16 peak position, as does The Weeknd's "I Feel It Coming," which places at its peak position of #22 this week.