Billboard 200 Chart Moves: 'Grammy Nominees' Series Scores 24th Top 40-Charting Album

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On the latest Billboard 200 albums chart (dated Jan. 27), Camila Cabello arrived at No. 1 with her debut solo effort, Camila. The set earned 119,000 equivalent album units in the week ending Jan. 18, according to Nielsen Music. Of that sum, 65,000 were in traditional album sales.

The Billboard 200 chart ranks the week’s most popular albums based on their overall consumption. That overall unit figure combines pure album sales, track equivalent albums (TEA) and streaming equivalent albums (SEA).

Now, let’s take a closer look at some of the action on the rest of the Billboard 200:

Various Artists, 2018 Grammy Nominees – No. 22 — The long-running Grammy Nominees series collects its 24th top 40-charting album on the Billboard 200, as the 2018 Grammy Nominees compilation bows at No. 22. The set earned 17,000 equivalent album units in the week ending Jan. 18, according to Nielsen Music. The entirety of that sum is driven by traditional album sales. On the Top Album Sales chart, the title launches at No. 4, and on Compilation Albums at No. 1.

The 2018 Grammy Nominees album features 21 tracks that celebrate the nominees of the 60th annual Grammy Awards, including Bruno Mars’ “24K Magic,” Portugal. The Man’s “Feel It Still” and Kenny Chesney’s “All the Pretty Girls.”

The series, which began in 1995, has visited the top 40 with each of its 24 titles in its main series. (In the late 1990s and early 2000s, there were a few genre-specific compilations -- like 1999 Grammy Rap Nominees -- that did not hit the top 40.)

Collectively, the 24 installments of the main Grammy Nominees series have sold 9.58 million copies. 

Black Veil Brides, Vale – No. 14 The band’s new studio set starts with 24,000 units (22,000 in traditional album sales), granting the act its fifth consecutive top 40-charting effort. On Hard Rock Albums, it debuts at No. 1 -- their first leader.

The Cranberries, Stars: The Best of 1992-2002 – No. 16 Following the death of The Cranberries’ lead singer Dolores O’Riordan on Jan. 15, the band’s greatest hits collection Stars: The Best of 1992-2002 debuts on the Billboard 200 at No. 16. The set, released in 2002, earned 22,000 equivalent album units in the week ending July 18, according to Nielsen Music (up 1,843 percent). The album sold 8,000 in traditional album sales (up 7,129 percent). Stars is the group’s highest-charting album since 1999’s Bury the Hatchet hit No. 13.

Chris Young, Losing Sleep – No. 60 — The album surges 184-60 with the chart’s largest percentage gain (up 105 percent) as the set benefits from further sales generated by a concert ticket/album sale redemption promotion.

The Beatles, 1 – No. 114 — The Beatles’ hits package 1 celebrates its 300th week on the list. The former No. 1 -- which was released in 2000 and steps 106-114 on the latest tally -- has racked up more weeks on the chart than any other Beatles album. The Fab Four’s runner-up is Abbey Road, with 249 weeks. It is followed by Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band (219), the act’s self-titled set (known as The White Album, with 184) and the best-of set The Beatles 1967-1970 (182).

1 is also the 20th album to spend at least 300 weeks on the list, and follows Lana Del Rey’s Born to Die, which hit the 300 threshold on the Jan. 20-dated chart.

The all-time longevity champ remains -- and will likely remain for many years to come -- Pink Floyd’s The Dark Side of the Moon, with 937 weeks. The runner-up is Bob Marley and The Wailers’ greatest hits set Legend: The Best of Bob Marley and The Wailers, with 505 weeks. Among all greatest hits sets, The Beatles’ is one of just six titles with at least 300 weeks on the tally.

1 spent eight weeks at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 in late 2000 and early 2001 and has sold 12.87 million copies in the U.S. Since Nielsen Music began tracking sales in 1991, The Beatles’ 1 is the band’s biggest selling album, the fourth-largest selling title overall among all acts, and the best-selling greatest hits album. Ahead of 1 on Nielsen’s best-sellers list: Metallica’s self-titled album (known as The Black Album) with 16.71 million, followed by Shania Twain’s Come On Over (15.7 million), Alanis Morissette’s Jagged Little Pill (15.13 million) and then The Beatles' 1.

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