Adele's '25' Scores Sixth Week At No. 1 On Billboard 200 Chart
Adele’s 25 scores a sixth straight week at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 albums chart, as the set earned another 363,000 equivalent record units in the week ending Dec. 31, 2015 (down 70 percent), according to Nielsen Music. Of that amount, 307,000 were in pure record sales (down 73 percent).
25 sold 7.44 million copies in the U.S. through the week ending Dec. 31. It ends 2015 as the top selling record of the year, and is the largest seller of any calendar year since 2004 (when Usher’s Confessions sold 7.98 million).
25 was released through XL Recordings/Columbia Records on Nov. 20.
The Billboard 200 chart rates the most famous records of the week predicated on multi-metrical consumption, including conventional record sales, track equivalent records (TEA) and streaming equivalent records (SEA). The new Jan. 16, 2016-outdated graph (where 25 is No. 1 for a sixth framework) will be posted in full to Billboard’s Websites on Tuesday, Jan. 5. !
25 is the first record to tally its first six weeks at No. 1 since Susan Boyle’s I Dreamed a Dream additionally claimed its first six weeks at No. 1 (Dec. 12, 2009 through Jan. 16, 2010).
Additionally, 25 is the first set to spend at least five weeks in a row at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 since the Frozen soundtrack notched eight straight frameworks at No. 1 in early 2014 (on the graphs dated March 29 through May 17, 2014). The Frozen record spent a total of 13 straight weeks at No. 1.
But wait, there’s more! 25 is the first record released since 2001 to sell more than 300,000 copies in each of its first six weeks on sale. The last to do so was Creed’s Weathered, which blew through 300,000-and in each of its first six weeks, following its launch on Nov. 20, 2001.
As the latest tracking week represents the framework ending Dec. 31, there are few introductions on the Billboard 200 because most musicians and record labels tend not to release new records so close to the Christmas holiday (Dec. 25). Having said that, there continue to be several new entries, the greatest of which is Kid Ink’s Summer in the Winter at No. 50 (16,000 units; 11,000 copies sold). The set was released on Dec. 25, and marks the rapper’s fifth charting record. !
Back in the top ten, Justin Bieber’s Goal is a non-mover at No. 2 (217,000 units; down 5 percent) while Twenty One Pilots’ former No. 1 Blurryface vaults 11-3 (79,000 units; up 33 percent). The latter (46,000 sold in pure record sales; up 16 percent) gains from sale pricing in the iTunes Store, where it was marked down to s7.99 during the monitoring week. In addition, it increases thanks to the sustained increase of its own single “Stressed Out.” On the all-genre Radio Songs airplay chart, the tune jump into the top 15 of the tally dated Jan. 9 (in only its fourth graph week). It’s additionally No. 4 on the latest Digital Songs chart, with 159,000 downloads sold in the week ending Dec. 31 (up 95 percent).
On the brand new Billboard 200, One Direction’s Made in the A.M. scales 6-4 (75,000 components; down 19 percent) while Fetty Wap’s self-titled set jumps back into the top 10, increasing 21-5 with 70,000 components (up 69 percent). The Weeknd’s Beauty Behind the Madness ascends 9-6 with 69,000 units (down 4 percent) and Selena Gomez’s Resurrection zooms 15-7 with 57,000 units (up 9 percent). The latter name is down 26 percent in pure record sales (to 21,000 sold) but rallies thanks to TEA units (28,000; up 73 percent).
Chris Brown’s Royalty drops 3-8 in its second week (55,000 units; down 70 percent) and Taylor Swift’s 1989 is down 8-9 (54,000 units; down 26 percent).
Bryson Tiller’s Trapsoul rounds out the top ten, as the record reaches a brand new pinnacle, flying 33-10 (53,000 units; up 59 percent). It surpasses its previous high-water mark of No. 11, notched in its introduction framework (Oct. 17-dated graph). The record has rated since its launch in the weekly top 40.