Billboard 200 Chart Moves: Logic's 'Everybody' Album Returns to Top 10 After Four Month Absence

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Logic performs onstage during the 2017 MTV Video Music Awards at The Forum on Aug. 27, 2017 in Inglewood, Calif.

Plus: Steely Dan’s album sales grow 634 percent in the wake of Walter Becker’s death.

On the latest Billboard 200 albums chart (dated Sept. 23), LCD Soundsystem collects its first No. 1 with American Dream, earning 85,000 equivalent album units in the week ending Sept. 7, according to Nielsen Music. Of that sum, 81,000 were in traditional album sales. American Dream was the only debut in the top 10, and the only new arrival in the top 40 (more on that in a moment).

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 latest Billboard 200 chart:

LCD Soundsystem, American Dream – No. 1Not only does the band claim its first No. 1, but it does so with its best sales week ever (81,000) and the second-largest sales week for a vinyl album in 2017. The vinyl LP version of American Dream starts at No. 1 on the Vinyl Albums chart, selling 16,000 copies. The only larger week logged by a vinyl set this year was when Queens of the Stone Age’s Villains started with 18,000 just a week ago.

Logic, Everybody – No. 8Logic’s Everybody returns to the top 10 (11-8) for the first time in four months, as the album climbs with 29,000 units (up 3 percent) earned in the latest tracking week. It’s the set’s first week in the top 10 since the set opened at No. 1 on the list dated May 27. (In its second week on the list, the album fell straight out of the top 10.) The album has seen a surge in popularity following Logic’s performance of the set’s “1-800-273-8255” on the 2017 MTV Video Music Awards (Aug. 27), alongside the song’s featured guests, Alessia Cara and Khalid.

Portugal. The Man, Woodstock - No. 37 — Portugal. The Man’s Woodstock returns to the top 40 for the first time since its debut frame (July 8, No. 32) as its hit single “Feel It Still” continues to grow in popularity. The album climbs 9 percent in equivalent album units earned in the week ending Sept. 7, rising to 12,000 (up 1,000). Meanwhile, the track -- which has topped both the Adult Alternative Songs and Alternative Songs tallies -- hikes 20-18 on the Billboard Hot 100 and 16-13 on Pop Songs.

The Script, Freedom Child – No. 58Strikingly, The Script earns the chart’s second-highest debut of the week, as Freedom Child bows at No. 58 with 9,000 units. It’s the fifth charting set for the band, and follows 2014’s No Sound With Silence, which debuted and peaked at No. 10.

Notably, as The Script logs the chart’s second highest debut -- and that arrival is way down at No. 58 -- that means there’s only one debut in the top 40 (LCD Soundsystem’s American Dream at No. 1).

The top 40 hasn’t been this empty of debuts since the Jan. 21-dated list, when zero titles bowed in the top 40 (reflecting the tracking week ending Jan. 5, a normally slow time for new releases). Further, the chart hasn’t had this few debuts in the region outside of the post-Christmas season since the Dec. 19, 2015, list, when Erykah Badu’s But You Caint Use My Phone was the only new arrival (No. 14).

Steve Winwood, Winwood: Greatest Hits Live – No. 62 The former chart-topping artist (Roll With It, 1988) notches his 13th entry, and first of the 2010s. He last charted with Eric Clapton on the collaborative set Live From Madison Square Garden in 2009 (No. 14).

Steely Dan, A Decade of Steely Dan – No. 122Steely Dan’s 1985 greatest-hits compilation A Decade of Steely Dan debuts on the Billboard 200 as fans remember the duo’s late Walter Becker, who died on Sept. 3. The hits package arrives at No. 122 with 6,000 equivalent album units earned in the week ending Sept. 7, according to Nielsen Music (up 449 percent).

In total for the week, Steely Dan’s album sales grew 634 percent to 11,000 copies sold. Its best-selling title for the week was Decade, with a little over 2,000 sold, followed by its highest-charting album on the Billboard 200, Aja, with 2,000 sold. Aja peaked at No. 3 in 1977 and is one of five top 10-charting sets for the act. The album garnered Steely Dan its first Grammy Award nomination for album of the year.

In terms of digital song sales, Steely Dan’s catalog of tunes sold 22,000 downloads in the latest tracking week (up 656 percent). Its top-selling song was “Reelin’ In the Years,” with nearly 3,000 sold. In terms of overall on-demand streams (audio and video combined), the act collected 9.76 million clicks (up 233 percent).

Boney James, Honestly - No. 125Boney James nabs his 11th entry on the Billboard 200, as he debuts at No. 125 with Honestly (6,000 units). It also bows at No. 23 on Top Album Sales (5,000 sold) and No. 1 on Contemporary Jazz Albums.

It’s the saxophonist’s ninth leader on the latter tally, putting him into a three-way tie (with Dave Koz and Fourplay) for the second-most No. 1s on the chart. Ahead of all of them? Kenny G, with a whopping 16 No. 1s.


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