As expected, ScHoolboy Q’s Blank Face LP
takes over the top spot as it blasts 9-1 with 226 plays. Improving 606% over last week, the album surpasses the 250 play barrier to earn a silver certification in just 8 days and enters the year to date top 20 (up 112-14). Said sum is enough to rank as the third highest weekly total ever, knocking Drake’s performance with Views
in the week ending April 30 to fourth (213) and Blood Orange’s opening frame with Freetown Sound
to fifth (190). Blank
also re-writes the record for biggest second week
, improving over Lemonade
’s second week sum of 140 by 86 points. On the other hand, Lemonade
’s 140 reflected days 8-14 in its chart run while the 226 sum for Blank Face LP
reflects days 3-9.
Although it’s still very early in Blank Face LP
’s chart run, it’s already proving to have more longevity than other albums recording a strong first (and occasionally second) week. For example, Lemonade
’s 450 play debut makes up 62% of its performance to date, Views
’ 213 play opening accounts for 52% of its sum to date and Freetown Sound
’s debut of 190 accounts for 84% (granted the latter is newer). Heading in to its second full week, Blank Face
is outpacing all three.
While there wasn’t much of a battle for the top spot, the rest of the entries in the top 5 shuffled around in positions throughout the week. In a shock finish, Blink-182’s California
rises 8-2 in its second week as it records 110 points. As a result, Red Hot Chili Peppers dip 2-3 with The Getaway
after two weeks in the vice position. At the start of the week, the two albums were expected to land at Nos. 3 and 2 respectively. The Peppers also end their streak of weekly gains as Getaway
slips to 100 points (from last week’s 124). Nevertheless, The Getaway
becomes the only album to record at least 100 plays in three separate weeks (all are in a row). California
moves to No. 26 on the year to date chart while The Getaway
blasts to No. 5 as it approaches gold.
Debuting at No. 4 is Shura’s highly underrated debut Nothing’s Real
. At the top of the week, Nothing’s Real
failed to appear but steadily climbed to No. 6 by the midweek update. It rose as high as No. 2 on Friday before narrowly falling against the Peppers and Blink-182. It attains a debut sum of 90.
Rounding out the top 10, Tame Impala’s Currents
is steady at No. 5 with 51 points (down 1%), Blood Orange’s Freetown Sound
sinks 1-6 with 42 (down 78%), Radiohead dips 4-7 (33), Sia slides 3-8 (31), Rihanna drops 6-9 and Twenty One Pilots hold at No. 10 with Blurryface
Rihanna notably becomes the first act with a platinum album
brings its point sum to 1003. Sia's This Is Acting
likewise notches a gold certification with 519 since its release.