Plus: twenty one pilots, Lil Baby & Gunna, Eric Church, Steve Perry and for KING & COUNTRY debut in prime 10.
Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper’s A Star Is Born soundtrack debuts at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 albums chart, giving Gaga her fifth chart-topper and Cooper his first.
The set, which was launched Interscope Records on Oct. 5, begins with 231,000 equal album items earned within the week ending Oct. 11, in keeping with Nielsen Music -- the largest week for a soundtrack in additional than three-and-a-half years. Of Star’s total beginning sum, 162,000 had been in album gross sales.
The Billboard 200 chart ranks the most well-liked albums of the week within the U.S. primarily based on multi-metric consumption as measured in equal album items. Units are comprised of conventional album gross sales, monitor equal albums (TEA) and streaming equal albums (SEA). The new Oct. 20-dated chart -- the place A Star Is Born debuts at No. 1 -- might be posted in full on Billboard's web sites on Tuesday, Oct. 16.
Of A Star Is Born’s 231,000 items, most come from album gross sales: 162,000. The remainder of the items are comprised of SEA items totaling 37,000, and TEA items equaling 32,000.
Lady Gaga’s Fifth No. 1: A Star Is Born -- the soundtrack to the movie of the identical title starring Gaga and Cooper -- offers Lady Gaga her fifth No. 1 on the Billboard 200. She beforehand led the listing with Joanne (in 2016), Cheek to Cheek, her collaboration with Tony Bennett (2014), ARTPOP (2013) and Born This Way (2011).
Gaga’s Fifth No. 1 Album This Decade: Gaga now has 5 No. 1 albums within the 2010s -- essentially the most amongst girls. (She was beforehand tied with Taylor Swift, who has 4 leaders within the ‘10s.) Overall, six acts have tallied no less than 5 albums within the ‘10s: Drake (with eight), Justin Bieber (six), Future, J. Cole, Lady Gaga and Kanye West (all with 5).
Biggest Week for a Soundtrack Since 2015: A Star Is Born lands the largest total week for a soundtrack in additional than three-and-a-half years. The final soundtrack to attain a bigger week in complete items was the Fifty Shades of Grey album, which debuted at No. 2 on the listing dated Feb. 28, 2015 with 258,000 items earned.
A Star Is Born additionally claims the largest gross sales week for a soundtrack since Fifty Shades of Grey’s arrival, because the latter bought 210,000 copies in its first body.
Of A Star Is Born’s first-week gross sales of 162,000 copies, digital downloads of the album totaled 118,000, whereas 42,000 had been on CD and a pair of,000 had been on vinyl LP.
A Star Is Born Is Already the Third-Biggest-Selling Soundtrack of 2018 (After One Week!): After just one week on sale, A Star Is Born turns into the third-largest promoting soundtrack of 2018. With 162,000 bought, it trails solely The Greatest Showman (with 1.26 million bought in 2018, of its complete 1.35 million, because it was launched in 2017) and Black Panther: The Album (with 223,000).
Third No. 1 Soundtrack in 2018: A Star Is Born is the third chart-topping soundtrack on the Billboard 200 in 2018. It follows Black Panther: The Album (three nonconsecutive weeks at No. 1: Feb. 24, March three and March 17-dated charts) and The Greatest Showman (two weeks in a row atop the listing: Jan. 13 and 20).
Notably, 2018 is the primary 12 months since 2009 wherein least three theatrical movie soundtracks have led the tally. In 2009, there have been 4 No. 1 soundtracks in complete, however solely three had been tied to a theatrically launched film: Michael Jackson’s This Is It, The Twilight Saga: New Moon and Hannah Montana: The Movie. (The fourth No. 1 soundtrack that 12 months was Fabolous’ Loso’s Way, which was a house video launch.)
The movie A Star Is Born earned $94.2 million in its first 10 days of launch within the U.S. and Canada. The film premiered in theaters on Oct. 5.
A Second No. 1 for ‘A Star Is Born’: Gaga and Cooper’s A Star Is Born is the fourth big-screen tackle A Star Is Born. It follows Barbra Streisand and Kris Kristofferson’s 1977 model, a 1954 iteration with Judy Garland and James Mason and the unique 1937 movie with Janet Gaynor and Fredric March.
Gaga and Cooper’s A Star Is Born soundtrack is the second Star album to steer the listing. Streisand and Kristofferson’s personal A Star Is Born soundtrack spent six weeks atop the listing (Feb. 12-March 19, 1977).
At No. 2 on the brand new Billboard 200, twenty one pilots fly in with their new studio album, Trench. The set begins with 175,000 items, of which 135,000 are in album gross sales -- the act’s greatest gross sales week ever (stepping previous its earlier excessive, logged when Blurryface bought 134,000 in its first week again in 2015).
Trench, the act’s second prime 10 set, logs the second-biggest week (each by way of total items and album gross sales) for an alternate album in 2018, following Panic! on the Disco’s debut body with Pray for the Wicked (179,000 items, of which 151,000 had been in album gross sales, July 7-dated chart).
Trench is twenty one pilots’ follow-up to the blockbuster Blurryface, which bowed at No. 1 on the June 6, 2015-dated listing and has but to depart the chart (after 178 consecutive weeks). The album has earned three.74 million equal album items, of which 1.7 million are in conventional album gross sales.
Trench was led by the only “Jumpsuit,” which spent three weeks at No. 1 on the Alternative Songs airplay chart. A second monitor promoted to radio stations, “My Blood,” climbed Eight-7 on essentially the most lately revealed Alternative Songs tally (dated Oct. 13).
Lil Wayne’s Tha Carter V slips from No. 1 to No. three on the brand new Billboard 200 within the title’s second chart week. It earned 135,000 items (down 72 %).
Rappers Lil Baby and Gunna’s collaborative album Drip Harder begins at No. four with 130,000 items, overwhelmingly powered by streaming exercise -- 121,000 SEA items. That SEA unit sum interprets to 164.63 million on-demand audio streams for the album’s tracks, making it the most-streamed album of the week. Drip Harder is Lil Baby’s second prime 10, and the primary for Gunna.
Eric Church’s Desperate Man bows at No. 5 on the Billboard 200, clocking the nation star his fifth prime 10 effort. Desperate Man enters with 116,000 items, of which 103,000 had been in album gross sales. The album yields the fourth-largest total week for a rustic album in 2018, in each total items and album gross sales.
Steve Perry earns his first prime 10 album on the Billboard 200, as his third solo studio effort, Traces, debuts at No. 6 with 73,000 items (72,000 in album gross sales). The former Journey frontman visited the chart twice beforehand as a soloist, along with his two earlier studio albums: For the Love of Strange Medicine (No. 15, Aug. 6, 1994) and Street Talk (No. 12, June 9, 1984). (While Perry was with Journey, the band notched seven prime 10s, from 1980’s Departure by 1996’s Trial by Fire.)
The sixth and ultimate debut within the new Billboard 200 prime 10 belongs to for KING & COUNTRY’s Burn the Ships, which sails in at No. 7 with 62,000 items (57,000 in album gross sales). It’s the very best gross sales week, highest charting album, and first prime 10 for the Christian music act, which beforehand topped out at No. 13 in 2014 with Run Wild. Live Free. Love Strong.
With six debuts within the prime 10, it’s the primary time in practically a 12 months that many titles have bowed within the area. It final occurred on the Nov. 18, 2017-dated tally.
Rounding out the brand new prime 10 are Drake’s Scorpion falling 5-Eight (54,000 items; down 5 %), Travis Scott’s Astroworld slipping 7-9 (49,000 items; down 1 %) and Post Malone’s beerbongs & bentleys down Eight-10 (44,000 items; up 5 %).