Billboard 200 Chart Moves: George Ezra’s ‘Wanted’ Debuts in Top 20
R&B icon Charlie Wilson returns to the top 20 of the Billboard 200, British newcomer George Ezra arrives, Kenny G collects his 16th No. 1 on the Contemporary Jazz Albums chart and 2Cellos take a bow…
On the newest Billboard 200 albums chart, Taylor Swift‘s 1989 ruled for a 10th nonconsecutive week at No. 1, while the top 10 housed just one new entry: Ne-Yo‘s Non-Fiction at No. 5. 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).
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Let’s take a closer look at some of the action on the chart:
— Charlie Wilson, Forever Charlie – No. 17 — The R&B icon collects his sixth solo chart entry with Forever Charlie, as it debuts with 25,000 units earned in the tracking week ending Feb. 1. Over on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart, it begins at No. 2 — his fifth top 10 effort.
— George Ezra, Wanted on Voyage – No. 19 — The British singer/songwriter jumps into the top 20 with his debut album, Wanted On Voyage. The set, which topped the Official U.K. Albums chart, begins with 20,000 units moved during the tracking week. The effort was led by the multi-format hit single “Budapest,” which has reached the top 20 on the Alternative Songs and Adult Pop Songs chart. It also spent 10 weeks at No. 1 on the Adult Alternative Songs chart.
— Katy Perry, PRISM – No. 28 — Thanks to the diva’s Super Bowl halftime show performance on Feb. 1, the album zooms 57-28 on the Billboard 200 with an 85 percent unit gain (16,000 for the week).
— Kenny G, Brazilian Nights – No. 86 — The veteran jazz artist sees his new album bow at No. 86 with 7,000 units. Over on the Contemporary Jazz Albums chart, Brazilian Nights bows at No. 1, giving Kenny G his record-extending 16th leader.
— 2Cellos, Celloverse – No. 167 — The classical crossover cellist duo (Luka Sulic and Stjepan Hauser) take a bow at No. 167 on the Billboard 200 with their latest release, Celloverse. The set also starts at No. 1 on the Classical Crossover Albums chart, giving the act its second No. 1 following its eponymous debut.