"I Decided." slides to #3; "Culture" slides to #4.
It's always interesting to see how the Billboard 200 behaves around the Grammys. Some artists will see a huge blitz (Beyoncé jumped 40 full spots over the past two weeks, Chance jumped 18 spots in the past week) and others won't really benefit from it at all (Drake is at the same spot as he was last week.) Big Sean and Migos' albums are still hovering in the top 5, joined by The Weeknd and Beyoncé in the top 10. Leading the pack on our list is Bruno Mars, who rockets up from #7 to #2. Lupe Fiasco's new album debuts at #28.
1) Bruno Mars — 24K Magic: As Big Sean and Migos slide down the top 5, Bruno Mars sees a surge in 24K Magic streams/sales. The album, which was at #7 the past couple weeks, now shows up at #2, clocking 65,554 TAEU (total album equivalent units) and 36,213 sales with its Grammy boost.
2) Big Sean — I Decided.: Following its debut at #1, Big Sean's I Decided. lands at #3 this week. The Detroit MC tallies 61,679 TAEU and 12,076 sales during its second week on the charts.
3) Migos — Culture: Culture debuted at #1, fell to #3 during its second week and this time around pops into the #4 spot. The Migos boys recently found a little trouble in Las Vegas, but their success on the charts remains intact, with 58,897 TAEU and 5,551 sales.
4) The Weeknd — Starboy: Abel Tesfaye has been a pop culture phenomenon ever since signing to a major label and releasing proper studio albums. What started off as an anonymous bedroom mixtape project has flowered into arena tours, and this week lands his third studio album at #5, moving 53,987 TAEU and 13,738 sales.
5) Beyoncé — LEMONADE: Two weeks ago LEMONADE was at #49. Then it boosted up to #33 and now it's at #9! All that Grammy talk really worked wonders for Beyoncé's placement on the Billboard 200, and this week the project clocks 38,066 TAEU and 29,371 sales.
6) Post Malone — Stoney: After spending a couple weeks at #9, Post Malone gets dumped out of the top 10 and into the #11 spot with Stoney, his first proper release. The album counts 28,877 TAEU and 2,826 sales during its 10th week on the charts.
7) Drake – VIEWS: The Grammys didn't really help Aubrey's case, and VIEWS is hanging out at the same #15 spot it did last week. With 26,770 TAEU and 5,275 sales, it isn't necessarily a bad place for an album that's been on the chart for 42 weeks.
8) Rihanna — ANTI: Another album that has been running it for a long time is ANTI, Rihanna's eighth studio album that has been our for a full year now. This week it's at #21 with 22,205 TAEU and 4,098 sales added to its success.
9) Chance The Rapper — Coloring Book: Jumping 18 full spots from #40 to #22 is Chance The Rapper with Coloring Book. As you could have maybe expected, the album saw a blitz in streams due to its Grammy buzz. The album clocks 22,100 TAEU with no sales, because it's not for sale...
10) Lupe Fiasco — DROGAS Light: Debuting at #28 is Lupe Fiasco with DROGAS Light, his newest record. The album logs 18,868 TAEU and 12,966 sales. Did you cop it or give it a stream? What did you think of Lupe's 2017 flows?
While Ed Sheeran once again holds down the #1 spot with "Shape Of You," Migos and Zayn / Taylor Swift swap places which puts "Bad and Boujee" at #3. The #7, #8 and #9 spots are all occupied by newcomers to the top 10: Bruno Mars' "That's What I Like," Rihanna's "Love on the Brain," and The Weekend / Daft Punk's "I Feel It Coming" respectively. That Bruno Mars joint jumped up out the #37 spot. Maroon 5 and Future have a new one, "Cold," debuting at #42, while DJ Khaled's collaborative hit with Jay Z and Beyoncé "Shining" debuts at #62. XXXTENCTACION's "Look At Me!" climbs from #95 to #74, maybe due to his Drake beef?