Chart Listings: BB: Adele 194K, Rachel 45K (29K pure)

January 11, 2016 5:01 am 71 comments Views: 2…atten-wildfire


Adele’s 25 becomes the first album by a woman to spend its first seven weeks at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart since 1987 (and the first since Nielsen Music’s electronically-scanned point-of-sale data began powering the chart in 1991), as the set rules the list for a seventh straight frame.

25 earned 194,000 equivalent album units in the week ending Jan. 7, according to Nielsen Music (down 47 percent). Of that sum, 164,000 were in pure album sales (down 47 percent as well).

The only other album by a woman to chart its first seven weeks at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 was Whitney Houston’s second album, Whitney, which bowed atop the list dated June 17, 1987, and ruled for 11 straight frames (through the chart dated Sept. 5). Whitney was also the first album by a woman to debut at No. 1 (in an era when the chart was tabulated through ranked reports that retailers submitted to Billboard).

Among all albums, 25 is the first to score its first seven weeks at No. 1 since early 2002, when Creed’s Weathered claimed its first eight chart weeks at No. 1.

Rachel Platten’s major label debut album, Wildfire, bows at No. 5 with with 45,000 units (of which 29,000 are in pure album sales). The set was released through Columbia Records on Jan. 1.

#1 Adele 25 194,000 (164,000) -47%
#2 Justin Bieber Purpose 124,000 (54,000) -43%
#3 twenty one pilots Blurryface 52,000 (27,000) -35%
#4 The Weeknd Beauty Behind the Madness 45,000 -43%
#5 Rachel Platten Wildfire 45,000 (29,000) DEBUT
#6 One Direction Made in the A.M. 44,000 -41%
#7 Chris Stapleton Traveller 41,000 -11%
#8 Fetty Wap Fetty Wap 36,000 -33%
#9 Bryson Tiller T R A P S O U L 35,000 -33%
#10 Taylor Swift 1989 32,000 -40%

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