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Friday, March 23, 2018

Fifth Album for Three Days Grace in Top 40 of Billboard 200

The latest Billboard 200 Chart dated 24th of March, see ‘Bobby Tarantino II’ by Logic, debuting at No. 1 in the rankings. It was the hip-hop singer’s second album to lead the chart in a period of less than a year. There were some other moves in the Billboard chart as well with Three Days Grace making their fifth appearance in the Top 40.

The rankings method employed by the Billboard 200 involves designating the positions, based on the consumptions of albums through out the week. The consumption is a product of the traditional album sales, the track equivalent albums (TEAs), as well as the streaming equivalent albums (SEAs).

Among the changes in this week’s Billboard 200 charts is Nathaniel Rateliff and The Night Sweats, with ‘Tearing at the Seams’ making an appearance at No. 11 in the rankings. The R&B group known for their soulful music, are making their second appearance in the Top 40 of the album charts, with their latest album making it in its debut week. According to Nielsen Music, during the week ending March the 15th, the album garnered 27,000 traditional album sales. Those traditional sales were a big factor in the weekly total of 30,000 equivalent album sales, as the American group recorded their best ever sales week. The album also managed the top spot in the Americana/Folk Albums chart, with ‘You Worry Me’, one of the singles leading the way by being No. 1 in the Adult Alternative Songs chart.

Three Days Grace also got into the act in the infamous album chart, with ‘Outsider’ making an entry at the No. 24 spot. The band have now made six appearances in the rankings, and five in the Top 40 with the latest set. It sold 15,000 in traditional album sales, out of a total of 17,000 equivalent albums sold. All of the six albums released by the group have managed at least 15,000 traditional album sales and are no strangers to the Billboard 200 chart. In 2004, their self-titled debut album was No. 69, followed by ‘One-X’ which was No. 5 in 2006, ‘Life Starts Now’ in 2009 at No. 3, ‘Transit of Venus’ in 2012 at No. 5 and ‘Human’ at No. 15 in 2015.

‘Hardwired… to Self-Destruct’ by Metallica, also makes a comeback in the chart and occupies the No. 42 spot for the week. It experienced a 380 percent uplift and sold a total of 13,000 album units to bounce back into the charts, where it has formerly been No. 1.

‘I Can Only Imagine: The Very Best of MercyMe’ by MercyMe climbed up in the charts, jumping from No. 118 to the 99th spot. Owing the recent release of the film ‘I Can Only Imagine’. the greatest hits collection sold 7,000 units which is an 11 percent increase.

‘Decades’ by the rock band Nightwish also made an entry, with the compilation appearing at No. 119 in its debut week. The album is No. 3 on the Vinyl Albums chart, as half of the 6,000 sales were in the vinyl format.

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