Billboard 200 Breakdown: Issue August 4, 2018

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Following up from last week’s overview, here’s a look at the best (and worst) performers in a number of important chart metrics in the following breakdown of the Billboard 200 albums chart for the July 28, 2018 issue (reflecting the tracking week ending July 19, 2018):

Best

Pure Sales

Sales, Artist – Album (Billboard 200 Rank)
33,900: Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again – OST (3)
16,700: Various Artists – The Greatest Showman: Original (8)
15,000: Drake – Scorpion (1)
9,700: Taylor Swift – reputation (9)
8,800: Keith Urban – Graffiti U (43)

Total Streams

Total Weekly Streams, Artist – Album (Billboard 200 Rank)
212,000,000: Drake – Scorpion (1)
77,000,000: Post Malone – beerbongs & bentleys (2)
58,900,000: XXXTentacion – ? (4)
58,700,000: Juice Wrld – Goodbye & Good Riddance (6)
46,000,000: Cardi B – Invasion of Privacy (5)

Track Sales

Track Sales, Artist – Album (Billboard 200 Rank)
153,000: Drake – Scorpion (1)
56,000: Cardi B – Invasion of Privacy (5)
55,000: Post Malone – Beerbongs & Bentleys (2)
50,000: Maroon 5 – Red Pill Blues (12)
39,000: Imagine Dragons – Evolve (13)

Top Weekly Increase (%)

% Up, Artist – Album (Billboard 200 Rank)
523%: 2Pac – Best of 2Pac Part 1: Thug (177; re-entry)
184%: Adele – 21 (162; re-entry)
150%: Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again – OST (3)
133%: Lynyrd Skynyrd – All Time Greatest Hits (135; re-entry)
129%: Mamma Mia! – OST (21)

Worst

Pure Sales

Sales, Artist – Album (Billboard 200 Rank)
00: Kanye West – The Life Of Pablo (169)
00: Chance the Rapper – Coloring Book (95)
00: Future – BEASTMODE 2 (20)
09: Famous Dex – Dex Meets Dexter (161)
32: Gunna – Drip Season 3 (109)

Total Streams

Total Weekly Streams, Artist – Album (Billboard 200 Rank)
938,000: Meg Myers – Take Me to the Disco (182)
1,723,000: KIDZ BOP Kids – Kidz Bop 38 (106)
2,025,000: Dave Matthews Band – Come Tomorrow (166)
2,396,000: Greta Van Fleet – From the Fires (147)
2,480,000: Chris Stapleton – From A Room: Volume 2 (197)

Track Sales

Track Sales, Artist – Album (Billboard 200 Rank)
000: Chance the Rapper – Coloring Book (95)
000: Future – BEASTMODE 2 (20)
214: Kanye West – The Life Of Pablo (169)
450: Frank Ocean – Blonde (164)
622: Nav – Reckless (129)

Weekly Decline (%)

% Drop, Artist – Album (Billboard 200 Rank)
-58%: Wiz Khalifa – Rolling Papers (7)
-37%: KIDZ BOP Kids – Kidz Bop 38 (106)
-29%: Drake – Scorpion (1)
-26%: Future – BEASTMODE 2 (20)
-26%: Meek Mill – Legends of the Summer EP (82)
-26%: Gorillaz – The Now Now (118)


Chart Notes

  • Lowest streamers improve versus last week: One album tallied less than 1 million streams for the week (Meg Myers’ debuting ‘Take Me to the Disco’). Even still, it drew over 900,000 listens; none of the bottom five albums last week cracked this mark.
  • Lowest album sellers are consistent: Titles from Chance the Rapper, Future and Kanye West all sold 0 copies once again (reminder: the former two aren’t for purchase while the latter is limited). Meanwhile, Famous Dex again sold 9 copies and Gunna’s ‘Drip Season 3’ repeated in fifth. All posted comparable streams to last week, justifying their placement on the chart.
  • Mamma Mia!: The two soundtrack collections post another set of gains with the 2018 release surging 150% in consumption. Meanwhile, the original soundtrack was up 129% (fifth greatest gainer) as it approaches 2.1 million traditional copies. Further, ABBA’s ‘Gold’ greatest hits package tops the 5.8 million traditional copies mark this week.
  • Kendrick Lamar makes history: Read more.
  • Adele’s ’21’ is back: With a 184% hike, the set re-enters the Billboard 200 with a record extending 374th week. No other album by a female artist has lasted more than 320 weeks.
  • ‘reputation’ returns: Taylor Swift’s ‘reputation’ jumps back into the top 10 on this week’s Billboard as her nationwide tour is in full force. It re-enters the region for the first time since February. ‘Red’ is also back. Find out more here.
  • Bending the rules still works: Might as well continue to do it.
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