Billboard 200 Chart Moves: 'Teen Beach 2' Bounds Into Top 10
On the latest Billboard 200 chart (dated July 11), Breaking Benjamin scored its first No. 1 album as the rock band opened atop the chart with Dark Before Dawn. It was one of five new entries in the Top 10, which also welcomed bows from Tori Kelly’s Unbreakable Smile (No. 2) and Kasey Musgraves’ Pageant Material (No. 3), among others.
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).
Let’s take a closer look at some of the action on the chart:
— Soundtrack, Teen Beach 2 – No. 10 – The sequel to Disney Channel’s hit TV movie and soundtrack Teen Beach Movie arrives at No. 10 with 24,000 units (of which 20,000 are traditional album sales). The first Teen Beach Movie album, which was released in 2013, went on to sell 462,000 copies according to Nielsen Music. Teen Beach Movie finished 2013 as the year’s fourth-biggest selling soundtrack.
— Trey Songz, Trigga – No. 23 – After the singer reissued his Trigga album on June 23, it re-enters the list at No. 23 with a 469 percent overall unit gain (to 17,000). Its pure album sales rose to nearly 8,000 copies (up 980 percent). The new version of the set is dubbed Trigga Reloaded, and includes four new songs. Trigga’s return to the list gives the album its highest ranking on the tally since the Aug. 23, 2014-dated chart, when it was No. 21.
— Kasey Musgraves, Same Trailer Different Park – No. 182 – The country star’s first album climbs back onto the list (4,000 units; up 71 percent) as her new album debuts at No. 3 (Pageant Material; 60,000 units).
— Elle King, Love Stuff – No. 74 – The album vaults 108-74 with the largest percentage gain on the chart (not counting those that are re-entering) as it climbs 24 percent to 8,000 units. A significant chunk of its gain is owed to a little over 4,000 in digital download album sales, which is its best download week since its debut frame (week ending Feb. 22; 7,000). Credit for the digital gain should be given to the iTunes Store, which promoted the album as part of its Summer’s Biggest Albums sale during the tracking week.
— Glass Animals, Zaba – No. 177 – Released more than a year ago, the British band’s album arrives on the Billboard 200 at No. 177 (4,000 units; up 14 percent, and 3,000 in pure album sales; up 18 percent). It also debuts on Alternative Albums at No. 21, and Top Current Albums at No. 96. Like Elle King’s Love Story at No. 74 on the Billboard 200, Glass Animals gains thanks to sale pricing and promotion in the iTunes Store. On the Heatseekers Albums chart — where Zaba is in its 51st week on the tally — the set holds steady at No. 6. The album reached No. 1 for one week on the list dated Jan. 24.