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Thread: US Billboard Charts (17/08/2019)-The Future of this Thread

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    by » Sat August 10th, 2019, 08:54

    This Week's Billboard News and Charts

    As many of you are aware billboard subscription charts have been changed in line with their non-subscription charts, really hard to read and very difficult to put into what many would consider a classic chart format. Previously I was able to copy, format and post a chart in 40 seconds. I have looked at the new lay out and haven't managed to get it in any reasonable format in under 10 minutes. Obviously prohibitive to post more than a couple of charts.

    At the moment all billboard charts are available to everyone, not sure how long this will last so maybe not necessary to continue with this thread.

    If I can come up with something that will make it easy to put charts into a readable format OR if anyone can produce one for me I will look at it.

    I am going on holiday for a couple of weeks (Nashville here I come ) so will look again when I get back. Maybe after 6 years of running this thread and a further 6 years contributing it is time to step aside.

    Any thoughts or ideas please let me know.

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    Just for you

    Quote Originally Posted by Gore101 View Post
    Please, can someone check if they updated the dance club songs breakouts (pos. 51 to 55) this week?


    51 Find U Again - Mark Ronson Featuring Camila Cabello
    52 No Letting Go - Dirty Werk, DJ Bam Bam & Steve Smooth
    53 Mad Love - Mabel
    54 Perfect World - Anggun
    55 Loco Contigo - DJ Snake, J. Balvin & Tyga

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    by » Sat August 10th, 2019, 11:00

    Thank u so much Brain!


    Please, if possible: could you check if they updated the dance club songs breakouts from 11/05/2019 and 20/07/2019...

    The original threads are missing some positions....

    Thanks again!

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    by » Sat August 10th, 2019, 12:05

    One option I have found is to download the pages using Chrome and a add-on called "Simple Mass Downloader". As all the links always follow the same format that means that a template can be found and then all can be grabbed in a few seconds.

    I then open the html files in excel with a right click option on windows to get the date in a table. An example is below for the Cast Albums chart (Purely as an example of the process I use).

    Code:
    Two Weeks Ago	Last Week	this Week		Certification RIAA	Pos Peak.	Weeks On Chart
    --	--	1	#1 1 wks		1	1
    			Hadestown			
    			Original Broadway Cast Recording			
    			Sing It Again
    Now this is not very good to read, but can be copied into a template in Excel to ensure that it's formatted correctly.

    This then forms the following.

    Code:
    this Week	Last Week	Two Weeks Ago	Weeks On Chart	Title	Artist	Imprint, Label	
    							
    1	--	--	1	#1 1 wks	Hadestown	Original Broadway Cast Recording	Sing It Again
    0	0	0	0	Hadestown	Original Broadway Cast Recording	Sing It Again	
    0	0	0	0	Original Broadway Cast Recording	Sing It Again	Hamilton: An American Musical
    Filtering the excel to remove the zeros in the this week column gives

    this Week Last Week Two Weeks Ago Weeks On Chart Title Artist Imprint, Label
    1 -- -- 1 #1 1 wks Hadestown Original Broadway Cast Recording Sing It Again
    2 1 1 201 Hamilton: An American Musical Original Broadway Cast Recording Atlantic, Hamilton Uptown
    3 2 2 710 Wicked Original Broadway Cast Recording Verve, Decca Broadway
    4 4 3 130 Dear Evan Hansen Original Broadway Cast Recording Atlantic, Autumn Smile Broadway Limited Liability
    5 3 9 8 Beetlejuice Original Broadway Cast Recording Ghostlight
    6 6 4 112 Come From Away: A New Musical Original Broadway Cast Recording Molly, The Musical Compnay
    7 8 5 649 The Lion King Original Broadway Cast Recording Walt Disney
    8 10 6 15 SIX: The Musical The Studio Cast Recording Historemix, 6ix
    9 11 -- 19 Hadestown: The Myth. The Musical. Live Original Cast Recording Parlophone
    10 -- -- 1 Co-Op (EP) Original Cast Lakeshore
    11 9 7 17 Ain't Too Proud: The Life And Times Of The Temptations Original Broadway Cast Recording Motown
    12 15 13 57 Mean Girls Original Broadway Cast Recording Atlantic
    13 12 14 409 The Book Of Mormon Original Broadway Cast Recording Ghostlight
    14 -- 12 19 The Prom Original Broadway Cast Recording Masterworks Broadway
    15 14 10 562 The Phantom Of The Opera Original London Cast Recording Polydor, Really Useful

    Which looks very like the below from @BrainDamageII

    The Billboard 200

    TW LW 2W WOC Title Artist ( Peak ) Imprint | label
    1 Hot Shot Debut 1 The Search ‒ NF ( 1 ) Capitol | NF Real Music
    2 New 1 The Big Day ‒ Chance The Rapper ( 2 ) Chance The Rapper
    3 1 1 3 No.6 Collaborations Project ‒ Ed Sheeran ( 1 ) Atlantic | AG
    4 3 2 18 When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go? ‒ Billie Eilish ( 1 ) Darkroom/Interscope | IGA

    Process does take slightly longer than 45 seconds... more like 50... but with practice and the right templates all set up...

    Just my thoughts.
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    by » Sat August 10th, 2019, 16:45

    Figured Lonnie would come up with a "quicker" method. Was wondering, if you were to use your process with the Bubbling Under chart...does your Excel look something like this one:

    https://ufile.io/wf5u8ga9

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    by » Sat August 10th, 2019, 18:03

    Quote Originally Posted by DrTravel View Post
    Figured Lonnie would come up with a "quicker" method. Was wondering, if you were to use your process with the Bubbling Under chart...does your Excel look something like this one:

    https://ufile.io/wf5u8ga9
    I would imagine so. I haven’t actually done it, but yes thats what should appear.

    Some people post lovely tables here and I can’t figure out how to do that so it is always entirely possible there is a simple way to simply copy the existing table from the HTML and paste that.
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    by » Sat August 10th, 2019, 21:15

    I can get this within 30 seconds by copying what's on the website to a spreadsheet and then formatting.
    Could technically also have peak, and previous week, songwriter(s), producer(s), label(s) (If provided, which is all charts besides BU I think)

    This Week, Last Week, WoC
    01 2 15 Bad Guy Billie Eilish
    02 1 19 Missed Connection The Head And The Heart
    03 4 35 Trampoline SHAED
    04 3 18 Gloria The Lumineers
    05 5 24 Cringe Matt Maeson
    06 6 14 Alligator Of Monsters And Men
    07 7 23 Hey Look Ma, I Made It Panic! At The Disco
    08 8 18 3 Nights Dominic Fike
    09 9 11 Doin' Time Lana Del Rey
    10 11 14 Joy Bastille
    11 12 17 Why Did You Run? Judah & The Lion
    12 14 11 Good Things Fall Apart Illenium & Jon Bellion
    13 16 6 Social Cues Cage The Elephant
    14 15 16 It Doesn't Matter Why Silversun Pickups
    15 10 26 100 Bad Days AJR
    16 18 6 Go The Black Keys
    17 25 3 The Hype twenty one pilots
    18 17 11 This Life Vampire Weekend
    19 19 7 Heat Of The Summer Young The Giant
    20 24 10 Die Happy DREAMERS
    21 21 9 Help Me Stranger The Raconteurs
    22 22 9 Into Happiness Phantogram
    23 26 7 Dissolve Absofacto
    24 27 17 Running Up That Hill Meg Myers
    25 23 16 It's Not Living (If It's Not With You) The 1975
    26 28 6 Complainer Cold War Kids
    27 29 7 You And I Barns Courtney
    28 33 2 Champion Bishop Briggs
    29 31 8 Good TWIN XL
    30 32 4 Typical Story Hobo Johnson
    31 20 13 Blame It On My Youth Blink-182
    32 35 2 I Think I'm OKAY Machine Gun Kelly X YUNGBLUD X Travis Barker
    33 - 1 Might Be Right White Reaper
    34 34 5 Promise Me Badflower
    35 39 2 Novocaine The Unlikely Candidates
    36 36 4 Sister k.flay
    37 38 5 Hold You Down X Ambassadors
    38 37 7 I'll Wait The Strumbellas
    39 - 2 Comeback Kid New Politics
    40 - 1 Panic Attack The Glorious Sons

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    by » Sun August 11th, 2019, 09:08

    Quote Originally Posted by BobPatience View Post
    I can get this within 30 seconds by copying what's on the website to a spreadsheet and then formatting.
    Could technically also have peak, and previous week, songwriter(s), producer(s), label(s) (If provided, which is all charts besides BU I think)

    This Week, Last Week, WoC
    01 2 15 Bad Guy Billie Eilish
    02 1 19 Missed Connection The Head And The Heart
    03 4 35 Trampoline SHAED
    04 3 18 Gloria The Lumineers
    05 5 24 Cringe Matt Maeson
    06 6 14 Alligator Of Monsters And Men
    07 7 23 Hey Look Ma, I Made It Panic! At The Disco
    08 8 18 3 Nights Dominic Fike
    09 9 11 Doin' Time Lana Del Rey
    10 11 14 Joy Bastille
    Far prefer simple text charts to look at than Billboards one's with graphics, picture icons and drop downs.
    I'm not that well up on Excel only use it from time to time.
    The chart examples above look fine.

    I don't known if you were copying the source files or highlighting the text and graphics and pasting into excel.
    Then would not know how to format to get the text results shown above.

    Could you please explain with simply step by step instructions how to do this.

    Could you start with one of the missing charts from this week such a Top Country Albums
    https://www.billboard.com/charts/country-albums

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    by » Sun August 11th, 2019, 13:49

    (saw Trebor's post too late)

    TOP COUNTRY ALBUMS - w/e August 10 2019

    TW LW 2W WoC Title Artist (Peak) Imprint | Label
    1. 1 1 113 This One's For You - Luke Combs (1) SMN | River House/Columbia Nashville
    2. - - 1 Late Nights And Longnecks - Justin Moore (2) BMLG | Valory
    3. 2 2 58 Dan + Shay - Dan + Shay (1) WMN | Warner Music Nashville
    4. 4 5 61 If I Know Me - Morgan Wallen (3) Big Loud
    5. 3 4 8 The Prequel (EP) - Luke Combs (1) SMN | River House/Columbia Nashville
    6. 5 6 222 Traveller - Chris Stapleton (1) UMGN | Mercury
    7. 7 8 68 Rearview Town - Jason Aldean (1) BBMG | Macon/Broken Bow/BMG
    8. 6 7 9 Center Point Road - Thomas Rhett (1) BMLG | Valory
    9. 9 9 21 GIRL - Maren Morris (1) SMN | Columbia Nashville
    10. 8 3 38 Experiment - Kane Brown (1) SMN | Zone 4/RCA Nashville
    11. 11 12 210 Greatest Hits So Far... - Zac Brown Band (3) AG | ROAR/Southern Ground/Atlantic
    12. 10 10 24 Can't Say I Ain't Country - Florida Georgia Line (1) BMLG
    13. 12 11 139 Kane Brown - Kane Brown (1) SMN | Zone 4/RCA Nashville
    14. 14 14 163 California Sunrise - Jon Pardi (1) UMGN | Capitol Nashville
    15. 15 15 99 Life Changes - Thomas Rhett (1) BMLG | Valory
    16. - - 22 The Essential Elvis Presley - Elvis Presley (15) Legacy | RCA/Sony Strategic Marketing Group
    17. 13 13 65 Golden Hour - Kacey Musgraves (1) UMGN | MCA Nashville
    18. 16 16 197 Reloaded: 20 #1 Hits - Blake Shelton (2) WMN | Warner Music Nashville
    19. 17 19 43 Desperate Man - Eric Church (1) UMGN | EMI Nashville
    20. 18 20 182 Number One Hits - Tim McGraw (6) Curb
    21. 19 21 129 Brett Young - Brett Young (2) BMLG
    22. 21 17 46 Cry Pretty - Carrie Underwood (1) UMGN | Capitol Nashville
    23. 22 22 187 50 Number Ones - George Strait (1) UMGN | MCA Nashville
    24. 23 23 229 Here's To The Good Times - Florida Georgia Line (1) BMLG | Republic Nashville
    25. - - 1 One Light Town - Casey Donahew (25) Almost Country
    26. 25 26 201 Tangled Up - Thomas Rhett (2) BMLG | Valory
    27. 28 24 236 Crash My Party - Luke Bryan (1) UMGN | Capitol Nashville
    28. 29 30 59 Home State - Jordan Davis (6) UMGN | MCA Nashville
    29. 26 27 83 Hotel California - Eagles (5) Rhino | Asylum/Elektra
    30. 20 18 24 Lee Brice - Lee Brice (7) Curb
    31. 27 28 153 Dig Your Roots - Florida Georgia Line (1) BMLG
    32. 24 29 34 Ticket To L.A. - Brett Young (1) BMLG
    33. 31 25 233 Montevallo - Sam Hunt (1) UMGN | MCA Nashville
    34. 38 40 57 The Mountain - Dierks Bentley (1) UMGN | Capitol Nashville
    35. 33 36 191 Red - Taylor Swift (1) BMLG | Big Machine
    36. 34 33 129 The Essential Johnny Cash - Johnny Cash (16) Legacy | Columbia Nashville
    37. 30 31 143 The Greatest Hits Collection - Brooks & Dunn (2) Legacy | Arista Nashville
    38. 35 34 33 Telling All My Secrets - Mitchell Tenpenny (5) SMN | Riser House/Columbia Nashville
    39. 36 35 117 From A Room: Volume 1 - Chris Stapleton (1) UMGN | Mercury
    40. 37 32 123 Greatest Hits II - Kenny Chesney (1) SMN | BNA
    41. 39 37 158 Greatest Hits Volume 1 - Rascal Flatts (2) UMe | Lyric Street
    42. 43 42 11 Laps Around The Sun - Chris Lane (8) Big Loud
    43. 41 38 49 Yours, - Russell Dickerson (5) RED | Triple Tigers
    44. 32 - 36 Songs You Know By Heart: Jimmy Buffett's Greatest Hit(s) - Jimmy Buffett (27) UMe | MCA/Geffen
    45. - - 3 Purgatory - Tyler Childers (17) Thirty Tigers | Hickman Holler
    46. 44 45 113 Greatest Hits 2 - Toby Keith (2) UMGN | DreamWorks
    47. 42 41 86 What Makes You Country - Luke Bryan (1) UMGN | Capitol Nashville
    48. 45 43 16 This Is Eli Young Band: Greatest Hits - Eli Young Band (26) BMLG | Valory
    49. - 48 163 Chief - Eric Church (1) UMGN | EMI Nashville
    50. - - 89 Happy Endings - Old Dominion (1) SMN | RCA Nashville

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    by » Sun August 11th, 2019, 13:55

    I've made a simple webapp that can convert any chart from billboard to the text format (similar to what was posted in this thread by BrainDamageII) or old biz layout (incomplete at this moment, e.g. missing gain highlights and bullets, but can be updated in the future).

    Link to app: https://wutang4ever.github.io/bbbchart/

    Usage: copy and paste link for any billboard chart (e.g. https://www.billboard.com/charts/bil...200/2019-08-03 ) .

    Any comments and suggestions are welcome. I'll be able to update the code to change the format if needed. If you encounter any error, please post here. If app suddenly stops working (it might), also post here.

    Hope it's helpful and you can enjoy it.

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    by » Sun August 11th, 2019, 15:25

    Quote Originally Posted by xsergan View Post
    I've made a simple webapp that can convert any chart from billboard to the text format (similar to what was posted in this thread by BrainDamageII) or old biz layout (incomplete at this moment, e.g. missing gain highlights and bullets, but can be updated in the future).

    Link to app: https://wutang4ever.github.io/bbbchart/

    Usage: copy and paste link for any billboard chart (e.g. https://www.billboard.com/charts/bil...200/2019-08-03 ) .

    Any comments and suggestions are welcome. I'll be able to update the code to change the format if needed. If you encounter any error, please post here. If app suddenly stops working (it might), also post here.

    Hope it's helpful and you can enjoy it.
    Works beautifully - thank you so much for creating and sharing
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    by » Sun August 11th, 2019, 16:10

    The generosity, help and technical expertise really is something on this forum.
    Grateful thanks to all

    Quote Originally Posted by trebor View Post
    ^
    Have posted the Top Country Albums here
    Thanks so much!


    Quote Originally Posted by xsergan View Post
    I've made a simple webapp that can convert any chart from billboard to the text format (similar to what was posted in this thread by BrainDamageII) or old biz layout (incomplete at this moment, e.g. missing gain highlights and bullets, but can be updated in the future).

    Link to app: https://wutang4ever.github.io/bbbchart/

    Usage: copy and paste link for any billboard chart (e.g. https://www.billboard.com/charts/bil...200/2019-08-03 ) .

    Any comments and suggestions are welcome. I'll be able to update the code to change the format if needed. If you encounter any error, please post here. If app suddenly stops working (it might), also post here.

    Hope it's helpful and you can enjoy it.
    Works a treat, really great work!

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    by » Sun August 11th, 2019, 21:47

    I have been testing it myself, and have already noticed some issues, so at this point I strongly urge you to spot check the output and report all bugs here so I can fix them.

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    by » Sun August 11th, 2019, 21:59

    The app works great!

    A possible addition: a button to copy the plain text table to clipboard.

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    by » Mon August 12th, 2019, 00:14

    Worked great for me also. Looking good for the future of this thread!
    A possible addition: output in a spreadsheet but beggars can't be picky!!
    Last edited by DrTravel; Mon August 12th, 2019 at 00:24.

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    by » Mon August 12th, 2019, 01:50

    Loving it!!! And loving how we have all come together to solve and make better
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    by » Mon August 12th, 2019, 07:55

    I added Excel export. It's unstyled, but if you suggest which styling you prefer I could add later.

    Also, the issue that I mentioned finding yesterday, for now I only saw it for Alternative chart - for example https://www.billboard.com/charts/alt...ngs/2019-07-13 , - is with incorrect peak positions for places 39 and 40. It's still not fixed, I will fix it some time later. Logging here, so that all found issues are in one place.

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    by » Mon August 12th, 2019, 10:43

    I love the Excel export feature! The style seems perfectly fine to me as largely anybody wants it in excel too then play with in their own format. Personally, this format is amazing and does everything I could want.

    Re-errors - only one I get is when trying to access the first chart in the sequence for the Hot 100 (4 Aug 1958). I get an ‘no chart found’ error message. It does exist on the website. Not tested others yet.

    Can I be cheeky and ask for one other feature? If your trying to add historical charts then the format is always https://www.billboard.com/charts/vinyl-albums/DATE - any possibility of a little button to add 7 days to the date? Coding wise I have an idea this might be complicated.
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    by » Mon August 12th, 2019, 11:57

    While Brain* is on holidays I might as well post all Country & Rock charts using xsergan's text app.

    And resuming Brain*'s train of thought, the question still remains:
    Do the readers wish to have charts posted here although they are freely available at Billboard?
    Other question: For the sake of continuity at UKMiX (and to preserve historical data) should we (as a collective) still continue to post the Billboard charts regardless of availability issues?

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    by » Mon August 12th, 2019, 12:39

    I feel a poll coming on, never done one of these before!!!

    Personally I vote yes as I think it's great to have the charts easily accessible away from advert driven Billboard site and I am willing to continue. Maybe with @xsergan fantastic aid, others might be interested in picking up a genre to post'
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    by » Mon August 12th, 2019, 12:47

    Are we 100% sure that Billboard aren't going to actually put some of the charts under the paywall? They haven't announced anything yet of the biz subscription changes, there might be some transition period now, but who knows what's next? Also, years from now, it's possible there will be some other change as well. Then it's also possible some charts will in the future be limited by positions, either intentionally or just by Billboard staff coding mistake, like currently they show only top 50 instead of top 75 for 2009 Digital Song Sales and Radio Songs, in which case I do have to resort to print issues or this forum to get complete info. So I do believe that we should continue archiving.

    As for kingofskiffle's idea, it's not that complicated to introduce browsing to previous/next charts or even expose the full directory of charts, but I initially excluded this not due to complexity, but maybe because I questioned if it's ethical to do so. I mean, I believe it's perfectly OK to go visit actual Billboard website, see the chart there, then copy data from the page or as in this case copy URL link to then use it to convert to more readable format (I am still angry they removed such a perfect layout), but adding more navigation capabilities to this tool would prevent people from going to actual Billboard site, and this would have though very tiny but still negative economic input on Billboard (they do have to show ads, track site visits etc), and it's not my goal to move people away from their official site. Maybe that's not a very big issue, especially given the nature of this forum, but that's the thoughts I had.

    With all that said, I'm really glad the tool was found helpful, I will continue improving it. Maybe in the future I will add some navigation in it, but if I do that, I'll probably move it to some other location and only give link to it in PM. We'll see.

    Technically I'm more concerned if Billboard is actually going to hide some of the charts under the new paywall, then app would have to take it into account somehow and handle it.

    And one more idea is to actually create a browser plugin capable of converting charts to different formats or exporting to Excel. It's more challenging, but to me personally it would be the best way to work with the charts. In this case no extra site would be needed, just normal browsing of Billboard site, regardless whether there is a paywall or not, with extra capabilities added by the plugin. Although if I actually could find time to implement it, I would only do it for Firefox browser, as it would also be possible to use it from Firefox mobile browser (on Android). Maybe someone else can take over this idea as well.

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    by » Mon August 12th, 2019, 13:31

    https://www.billboard.com/articles/b...200-chart-with

    Drake Achieves Ninth No. 1 Album on Billboard 200 Chart With 'Care Package'
    8/11/2019 by Keith Caulfield

    Plus: Lil Durk & “Descendants 3” soundtrack bow in top 10, Tool’s “Ænima” re-enters region after digital and streaming release.

    Drake achieves his ninth No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 chart, as his new archival compilation album, Care Package, premieres in the top slot. The set, which was released on Aug. 2 via OVO Sound/Republic Records, launches with 109,000 equivalent album units earned in the U.S. in the week ending Aug. 8, according to Nielsen Music. Of that sum, 16,000 were in album sales.

    Care Package collects 17 of Drake’s stray tracks — many of which were never officially released and only available via Soundcloud or YouTube.

    Drake extends his own record for the most No. 1 albums this decade, as all nine of his leaders have arrived since 2010. Care Package is also the first No. 1 album for OVO Sound, the label co-founded by Drake. All of Drake’s previous albums were released via Young Money/Cash Money/Republic.

    The Billboard 200 chart ranks the most popular albums of the week in the U.S. based on multi-metric consumption as measured in equivalent album units. Units are comprised of traditional album sales, track equivalent albums (TEA) and streaming equivalent albums (SEA). The new Aug. 17-dated chart (where Care Package bows at No. 1) will be posted in full on Billboard's websites on Aug. 13.

    With Drake notching his ninth No. 1, he continues his remarkable run on the Billboard 200. He’s charted 11 entries on the list, and just two of them have missed the top slot. This March, his So Far Gone mixtape, which was originally released for free in early 2009 but never commercially issued or distributed to streaming services until earlier this year, peaked at No. 5 following its official release. Then, back in 2009, the So Far Gone EP — a distillation of the original So Far Gone mixtape — marked Drake’s first commercial album release and peaked at No. 6.

    Among artists with the most No. 1s on the Billboard 200, Drake is in legendary company. He’s tied with Garth Brooks, Eminem, Madonna and The Rolling Stones with nine each. Ahead of them: The Beatles (19), Jay-Z (14), Bruce Springsteen and Barbra Streisand (11), and Elvis Presley (10).

    Care Package’s first-week units totaled 109,000. Of that sum, 90,000 were via SEA units, equating to 115.5 million on-demand audio streams for its songs during the tracking week. The remainder of the album’s starting unit sum came from TEA units (3,000) and album sales (16,000). Notably, the latter figure comprised only sales via digital retailers like the Apple iTunes Store. Care Package did not have any merchandise/album bundles or a concert ticket/album sale redemption offer in play — as has become the norm for many No. 1 albums. (Care Package is only available commercially as a digital download. No physical release for the set, on CD or otherwise, has been announced.)

    At No. 2 on the new Billboard 200, Ed Sheeran’s former leader, No.6 Collaborations Project, rises one spot with 49,000 equivalent album units (down 16%).

    Billie Eilish’s previous chart-topper, When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?, also climbs one rung (4-3) with 47,000 units (up less than 1%).

    Lil Durk scores his first top 10 album, as Love Songs 4 the Streets 2 debuts at No. 4 with 44,000 equivalent album units earned. Of that sum, 4,000 were in album sales. The set’s entry was driven largely by streaming activity, with the album garnering 39,000 SEA units in its premiere frame (equaling 52.7 million on-demand audio streams for the set’s songs). The rapper has tallied five previous entries on the Billboard 200, going as high as No. 14 in 2015 with Remember My Name.

    Chris Brown’s former No. 1 Indigo holds steady at No. 5 with 37,000 equivalent album units earned (down 9%),

    while NF’s The Search dips from No. 1 to No. 6 in its second week, with 36,000 units (down 72%).

    The Descendants 3 soundtrack takes a bow at No. 7 with just under 36,000 equivalent album units earned (with 23,000 of that sum in album sales). The soundtrack to Descendants 3 was released on Aug. 2, the same day its parent film premiered on Disney Channel (which was also the first day of the chart’s tracking week).

    All three of the Descendants soundtracks have reached the top 10: the first debuted at No. 1 on the Aug. 22, 2015-dated list, while Descendants 2 debuted and peaked at No. 6 on Aug. 12, 2017. Two other franchises that started on Disney Channel that also nabbed at least three top 10-charting soundtracks: Hannah Montana (three TV soundtracks, plus a theatrical film soundtrack) and High School Musical (two TV soundtracks, one theatrical film soundtrack).

    Lizzo’s Cuz I Love You dips 7-8 on the new Billboard 200 (34,000 units; down 8%)

    while Chance the Rapper’s The Big Day falls 2-9 in its second week (33,000 units; down 70%).

    Closing out the top 10 is a re-entry for Tool’s Ænima at No. 10. The set – which debuted and peaked at No. 2 in 1996 – was released via digital retailers and streaming services for the first time on Aug. 2, along with most of the rock band’s catalog. The album bounds back onto the list with 33,000 equivalent album units earned (up 5,900%), of which 18,000 were in album sales.

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