The top 10 of the albums on the Billboard 200 this week would make for a genre-expansive medley with fresh releases from Blink-182 and the Rolling Stones hitting the top five, Drake at No. 2, Bad Bunny at No. 4 and Morgan Wallen’s “One Thing at a Time” at No. 5.
Leading the pack this week is “One More Time,” Blink-182’s first album in over a decade with the group’s beloved lineup: drummer Travis Barker, vocalist/bassist Mark Hoppus and guitarist/vocalist Tom DeLonge. The 19-song set is the band’s first album with DeLonge since he re-joined the band in 2022 and is the first studio effort from that trio since 2012’s “Dogs Eating Dogs” EP. The band last topped the Billboard 200 chart in 2016 with “California,” with Matt Skiba standing in for DeLonge.
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The record logged a total of 125,000 units earned in the week ending Oct. 26, per data provided by Luminate. It was the top-selling album of the week, with pure album sales equating to 101,000 sold thanks to its availability across 11 vinyl packages along with CDs, cassettes and a deluxe box set formats. The record was streamed a total of 30 million times.
Also bringing a rock edge to the top 10 are the Rolling Stones who continue their storied track record — adding a 38th top 10-charting album to their catalog — with “Hackney Diamonds” debuting at No. 3 with 101,000 units earned and nearly 9 million streams. The record was available for purchase across 30 vinyl variations, a couple of boxed sets and CD variants. It’s the band’s first effort of original material since 2005’s “A Bigger Bang,” and is their first studio LP since the death of drummer Charlie Watts in 2021.
Drake’s “For All the Dogs” is at No. 2 with 120,000 units while Bad Bunny’s “Nadie Sabe Lo Que Va a Pasar Mañana,” which debuted atop the list last week, slips to No. 4 with 97,000 units earned. Wallen’s “One Thing at a Time” is at No. 5; Taylor Swift’s “Midnights” lifts to No. 6 while her 2019 record “Lover” also rises to No. 7. Rounding out the top is Zach Bryan’s self-titled album at No. 8, Rod Wave’s “Nostalgia” at no. 9 and Olivia Rodrigo’s “Guts” is at No. 10.
Next week’s chart will see the impact of Swift’s latest re-recording, “1989 (Taylor’s Version),” which already broke its own record on Spotify when it became the most-streamed album in a single day for 2023. Also expected to enter the top of the chart is Brent Faiyaz’s newly-released “Larger Than Life,” his first full-length effort since”Wasteland” landed at No. 2 on the albums chart in 2022.
Swift already leads on this week’s Hot 100 singles chart with “Cruel Summer,” which topped the list for the first time last week despite it being a 2019 release. This week, “Cruel Summer” tallied 80 million radio airplay audience impressions and saw a significant bump in streams (up 14%) with 21 million.
Doja Cat’s “Paint the Town Red” remains at No. 2 for yet another week following three nonconsecutive weeks at No. 1 beginning in September. SZA’s “Snooze” is similarly unmoving at No. 3 on the Hot 100 while Bryan’s “I Remember Everything,” featuring Kacey Musgraves, lifts to No. 4. Luke Combs’ “Fast Car” — which maintained a No. 2 peak for eight weeks earlier this year — is at No. 5. Country continues its takeover with Wallen’s “Last Night” ascending from No. 9 to No. 6 following 16 weeks at No. 1. Wallen’s “Thinkin’ Bout Me” also climbs from No. 10-7.
Drake’s “IDGAF,” featuring Yeat, is at No. 8 while Bad Bunny’s “Monaco” is at No. 9 in its second week on the chart (it leads at No. 1 on Billboard’s Hot Latin Songs list) and Gunna’s “Fukumean” is No. 10.
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