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Adele Charts All 12 Tracks From ’30’ on Billboard Hot 100

Adele sends all 12 tracks from the standard edition of her new LP 30 onto the latest Billboard Hot 100 (dated Dec. 4), with the set’s lead single “Easy on Me” pacing her haul as it returns to No. 1. Plus, the album’s “Oh My God” opens at No. 5 on the Hot 100. Explore Explore Adele See latest videos, charts and news See latest videos, charts and news “Easy on Me” leads with 93.2 million radio airplay audience impressions (up 11%), 37.5 million U.S. streams (up 55%) and 27,600 downloads sold (up 11%) in the Nov. 19-25 tracking week (following 30‘s Nov. 19 release), according to MRC Data. “Oh My God” bows with 24.2 million streams, 6.8 million in radio reach and 3,300 sold. As previously reported, 30 blasts in at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 albums chart with the biggest week of 2021 in terms o...

Adele’s ‘30’ Debuts at No. 1 on Billboard 200 With Biggest Week of the Year

Adele’s new album 30 blasts in at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 albums chart, debuting with the largest week of 2021 for any album, while the set is already the biggest-selling album of the year. It’s the third No. 1 for the superstar, following 25 (10 weeks on top in 2015-16) and 21 (24 weeks in 2011-12). Explore See latest videos, charts and news See latest videos, charts and news 30 is Adele’s first album in six years, since she released 25 on Nov. 20, 2015. 30 starts with 839,000 equivalent album units earned in the U.S. in the week ending Nov. 25, according to MRC Data. That’s by far the largest week of the year for any album by units earned, surpassing the debut of Drake’s Certified Lover Boy, which earned 613,000 units in the week ending Sept. 9. The Billboard 200 chart ranks the most ...

Juice WRLD’s ‘Already Dead’ Debuts in Top 10 on Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs Chart

The late Juice WRLD brings his top 10 total on Billboard’s Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart to an even dozen as “Already Dead” debuts at No. 6 on the chart dated Nov. 27. The single previews the artist’s second posthumous album, Fighting Demons, set for release Dec. 10, nearly two years to the day since the rapper died of an opioid overdose on Dec. 8, 2019. With “Already Dead” securing Juice WRLD’s 12th top 10, here’s an updated look at his career collection on Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs: Song Title, Artist (if other than Juice WRLD), Peak Position, Peak Date“Lucid Dreams,” No. 1 for two weeks, Oct. 6, 2018“Bandit,” with YoungBoy Never Broke Again, No. 5, Dec. 21, 2019“Godzilla,” Eminem featuring Juice WRLD, No. 3, Feb. 1, 2020“Righteous,” No. 8, May 9, 2020“Wishing Well,” No. 4, July 25, 20...

Polo G’s Michael Jackson Interpolation Hits Top 10 on Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs Chart

Polo G scores his fourth top 10 on Billboard’s Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart as his new single, “Bad Man (Smooth Criminal),” debuts at No. 10 on the list dated Nov. 27. “Bad Man” owes virtually all of its high debut to its 11.8 million U.S. streams in the week ending Nov. 18, according to MRC Data. That eight-figure sum yields a No. 8 start on R&B/Hip-Hop Streaming Songs and No. 6 on Rap Streaming Songs. In addition, it does manage to gain a few activity points from sales (1,000) in that same window, with negligible radio airplay contributions. [embedded content] “Bad Man” becomes Polo G’s fourth top 10 appearance on Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs, following his 2019 breakthrough hit “Pop Out,” featuring Lil Tjay (No. 7), a featured role on the following year’s Juice WRLD and Marshmello’s...

‘Chosen’ One: Blxst, Tyga & Ty Dolla $ign Top Rhythmic Airplay Chart

Rising rapper Blxst crosses off a career milestone on Billboard’s charts with a first radio airplay No. 1. His single “Chosen,” with Tyga and featuring Ty Dolla $ign, advances from the runner-up slot to lead the Rhythmic Airplay chart dated Nov. 27. “Chosen” ascends through an 8% boost in plays at U.S. monitored rhythmic radio stations to become the format’s most-played song in the week ending Nov. 21, according to MRC Data. “Chosen” gives the 29-year-old rapper, born Matthew Burdette, his first Rhythmic Airplay champ on his third appearance. He logged his first visit in a featured role on Bino’s “Brand New,” which reached No. 33 in 2020, and followed that with his own track “Overrated,” a No. 22 success in May. [embedded content] For Tyga, “Chosen” secures his third No. 1 on Rhythmic Airp...

TWICE’s ‘Formula’ Equals Success on Top Album Sales Chart

TWICE collects its second top 10 album on Billboard’s Top Album Sales chart, and largest sales week yet, as Formula of Love: O+T=<3 debuts at No. 2 on the Nov. 27-dated chart. It sold 58,000 copies in the U.S. in the week ending Nov. 18, marking the biggest sales frame for the South Korean girl group yet, surpassing the 43,000-sales launch of Taste of Love in June (No. 1 debut). Explore See latest videos, charts and news See latest videos, charts and news Of Formula of Love: O+T=<3’s 58,000 sold, physical album sales comprise 56,000 (all from its CD editions) and digital album sales comprise 2,000. Like many K-pop releases, the CD edition of the new album was issued in multiple collectible packages (six, including two Target-exclusive editions) each with a set of standard internal pa...

U.S. Vinyl Album Sales Surge After Walmart Sale & Debut of Taylor Swift’s ‘Red (Taylor’s Version)’

Weekly U.S. vinyl album sales surged past 1 million copies for the first time in four months, thanks in large part to sale pricing and promotion at Walmart stores for a selection of titles, as well as the Nov. 12 release of Taylor Swift’s Red (Taylor’s Version). In the week ending Nov. 18, there were 1.06 million vinyl albums sold in the U.S. according to MRC Data – an increase of 52% compared the previous week (697,000). It’s the ninth time vinyl album sales have exceeded 1 million copies in a single week since MRC Data began electronically tracking sales in 1991, and all of the million-selling weeks have happened since 2019. It last occurred in the week ending July 22, following Record Store Day 2021’s second drop on July 17. During the tracking week ending Nov. 18, Walmart stores promot...

Nita Strauss Is the First Woman to Achieve This Rock Chart Feat Since 1995

Nita Strauss accomplishes a feat not achieved since 1995 on Billboard‘s Mainstream Rock Airplay chart, as her co-billed David Draiman collaboration “Dead Inside” rises from No. 11 to No. 10 on the list dated Nov. 27. With the ascent, Strauss is the first solo woman to score a top 10 as a lead artist on Mainstream Rock Airplay in nearly 26 years. In 1995, two solo women reached the top 10 as leads. Alanis Morissette hit No. 3 with “You Oughta Know” that September, followed by a No. 8 peak for her “Hand in My Pocket” that November. Melissa Etheridge also reached the top 10 that November with the No. 4-peaking “Your Little Secret,” which was, before Strauss’ song, the last top 10 by a solo woman lead, having spent its last week in the top 10 on the chart dated Dec. 23, 1995. Since then, a han...

Don Omar Earns Highest Debut on Tropical Airplay Chart Thanks to ‘Se Menea’ With Nio García

Multiple Latin pair-ups have debuted on or topped the Latin charts this week (dated Nov. 27), and now it’s Don Omar and Nio García’s turn, whose first collaboration “Se Menea” bows at No. 4 on the Tropical Airplay chart. As the old-school merengue tune with rhythmic nuances starts in the list’s upper tier, Don Omar scores his highest-charting debut ever since the survey’s inception in 1994. It surpasses his topmost entrance until now: “Ella y Yo” which opened at No. 5 in 2005. “I am extremely happy with everything that has been happening in this new musical era,” Don Omar tells Billboard. “I am working with a great team and continue to have the best fans in the world.  Today I have another achievement to celebrate, thanks Billboard!” With the No. 4 arrival of “Se Menea,” Don Omar adds...

Christian Nodal & Banda MS’ ‘La Sinvergüenza’ Tops Regional Mexican Airplay Chart

The first partnership for Christian Nodal and Banda MS pays dividends as “La Sinvergüenza” reaches No. 1 on Billboard’s Regional Mexican Airplay chart dated Nov. 27. The song ascends from No. 3 in its eighth week thanks to a 21% boost in audience impressions, to 8 million, earned in the week ending Nov. 21, according to MRC Data. The new No. 1 grants Nodal his 13th leader. Plus, he extends his No. 1 career record among regional Mexican soloists, steadily scoring chart champs every year since his first win in 2017 (“Adios Amor,” seven-week reign). With 16 leaders, meanwhile, Banda MS ties with Conjunto Primavera and Intocable for the second-most No. 1s among all acts, just behind Calibre 50’s 20 wins. The Sinaloans, who earned its first Regional Mexican Airplay entry in 2001, took over atop...

Taylor Swift Is the First Act to Rule Billboard Artist 100 for 50 Weeks

Adding to her chart-conquering week, Taylor Swift jumps from No. 11 to No. 1 on the Billboard Artist 100 (dated Nov. 27) to become the top musical act in the U.S. for a milestone 50th week, powered by the chart debut of her new LP, Red (Taylor’s Version). Explore See latest videos, charts and news Dating to the Artist 100’s launch in July 2014, Swift is the first act to reign for 50 weeks. Drake ranks second with 36 weeks on top, followed by The Weeknd (22) and BTS (20). Swift first led the list dated Sept. 6, 2014, concurrent with the No. 1 launch on the Billboard Hot 100 of her single “Shake It Off.” Swift has spent at least one week at No. 1 on the Artist 100 in 2014-15, 2017 and 2019-21. Of her 50 weeks at the summit, she has logged eight in 2021, the most of all acts. Olivia Rodrigo f...

Taylor Swift Sets New Mark for Women on Streaming Songs Chart With ‘All Too Well (Taylor’s Version)’

Taylor Swift notches her fifth No. 1 on Billboard’s Streaming Songs chart with “All Too Well (Taylor’s Version),” which starts atop the survey dated Nov. 27. “Well” bows with 54.4 million U.S. streams in the Nov. 12-18 tracking week, according to MRC Data. Its 5-minute, 29-second and 10-minute, 13-second versions are combined into one listing on Billboard‘s charts; the song’s original 5-minute, 29-second 2012 version is tracked separately. It’s Swift’s first No. 1 since “Cardigan,” which started atop the ranking dated Aug. 8, 2020. She first crowned Streaming Songs, which began in 2013, with two-week leader “Shake It Off” in 2014. With five No. 1s, Swift takes over sole possession of the third-most No. 1s in the chart’s history, as well as the most by any woman. Ahead of Swift, Drake leads...