Chart Listings: BB200: Kings of Leon 77K; JoJo 25K

October 24, 2016 5:01 am 2 comments Views: 1
Kings of Leon Score Their First No. 1 Album on the Billboard 200 Chart

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Kings of Leon earn their first No. 1 on the Billboard 200 albums chart with the act’s seventh studio album, Walls. The set, which was released on Oct. 14 through RCA Records, earned 77,000 equivalent album units in the week ending Oct. 20. Of that sum, 68,000 were in traditional album sales.

JoJo returns to the Billboard 200 after 10 years, as her new album Mad Love — her first full-length studio album since 2006 — bows at No. 6 with 25,000 units (19,000 in traditional album sales).

Drake’s former No. 1, Views, rises from No. 4 to No. 2 on the latest Billboard 200 with 40,000 units (down 7 percent), while the Suicide Squad soundtrack climbs 5-3 with 35,000 units (down 7 percent).

The Game notches his ninth top 10 album with the bow of 1992 at No. 4, earning 32,000 units (25,000 in traditional album sales). He previously hit the top 10 with The Documentary 2.5 (No. 6 in 2015), The Documentary 2 (No. 2; 2015), Blood Moon: Year of the Wolf (No. 7; 2014), Jesus Piece (No. 6; 2012), The R.E.D. Album (No. 1; 2011), LAX (No. 2; 2008), Doctor’s Advocate (No. 1; 2006) and The Documentary (No. 1; 2005).

The original Broadway cast recording of Hamilton steps back into the new top 10, rising from No. 11 to No. 7, with 23,000 units (down 5 percent). The album could rise again next week, following the Oct. 21 premiere of the PBS documentary special Hamilton’s America, as part of the network’s Great Performances series.

To round out the latest top 10: Ariana Grande’s Dangerous Woman rises 10-8 (22,000 units; down 12 percent), Travis Scott’s Birds in the Trap Sing McKnight climbs 12-9 (21,000; down 3 percent) and Green Day’s Revolution Radio falls 1-10 in its second week (21,000 units; down 78 percent).


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