On the most recent Billboard 200 albums chart (dated Oct. 27), the A Star Is Born soundtrack tallied a second week at No. 1, incomes 143,000 equal album models within the week ending Oct. 18 (down 38 p.c from its bow of 231,000 models), in keeping with Nielsen Music. Of its second-week sum, 86,000 had been in album gross sales (down 47 p.c).
The Billboard 200 chart ranks the week’s hottest albums primarily based on their general consumption. That general unit determine combines pure album gross sales, observe equal albums (TEA) and streaming equal albums (SEA).
Now, let’s take a better have a look at a number of the motion on the remainder of the Billboard 200:
— Eric Clapton, Happy Xmas – No. 168 — The rock legend is getting the Christmas season began early, as his first vacation effort, Happy Xmas, debuts at No. 168. The set earned 6,000 models, of which almost all of that sum was in album gross sales. The title additionally debuts at No. 1 on the Holiday Albums chart, which ranks the most well-liked seasonal efforts of the week. The Holiday Albums checklist is printed weekly from mid-October by way of early January every season.
— Usher & Zaytoven, “A” – No. 31 — Usher’s shock album, a collaboration with Zaytoven, debuts at No. 31 with 15,000 models (four,000 from album gross sales). The set was introduced on Oct. 11, and launched the next day. It marks Usher’s 11th charting album, and Zaytoven’s third. Usher was final on the tally with Hard II Love (No. 5 in 2015) and Zaytoven notched a pair of debuts earlier in 2018 (Trapholizay, No. 78 and Let the Trap Say Amen, No. 49).
— Cher, Dancing Queen – No. 32 — Cher’s all-ABBA covers album Dancing Queen hops again into the highest 40 (rising 43-32) with 15,000 models (up 5 p.c), following the discharge of Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again on digital residence video on Oct. 9. Cher has a supporting position within the ABBA-inspired movie, and performs two songs within the movie. The Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again soundtrack additionally jumps up the checklist, climbing 154-135 with 6,000 models (up three p.c). Expect additional good points following the film’s DVD, Blu-ray and 4K Ultra HD launch on Oct. 23.
— Elvis Costello & The Imposters, Look Now – No. 46 — Costello claims his 32nd charting effort with the arrival of Look Now (13,000 models, almost all from album gross sales). He made his Billboard 200 chart debut on Dec. three, 1977 with My Aim Is True, which peaked at No. 32 on the March 18, 1978-dated checklist.
— System of a Down, Toxicity – No. 179 — The album returns to the checklist for the primary time since 2015, following its vinyl reissue on Oct. 12. The album re-enters with 5,000 models earned (up 83 p.c), with almost three,000 of that sum in album gross sales (up 428 p.c). The bulk of its gross sales got here from the vinyl LP set (2,000 copies bought), which debuts at No. four on the Vinyl Albums chart. Two extra System of a Down units hit the Vinyl Albums chart: the band’s self-titled album bows at No. 10 (1,000 bought) whereas Mezmerize begins at No. 16 (1,000).