Zach Bryan‘s self-titled album held on to the top spot on the Billboard 200 after debuting at number-one last week. For the tracking week that ended September 7, the collection achieved 115,000 equivalent album units based on its combined traditional sales, individual track sales and online streams. Read more about this week’s chart here at Billboard.com.
“Zach Bryan” is the first album classified as rock by Billboard to spend its first two weeks at number-one since the “Suicide Squad” soundtrack achieved that feat back in 2016. The album also qualifies as Americana/folk on Billboard and is also the first such album to spend its first two weeks on top since Chris Stapleton‘s “Traveller” in 2015.
Meanwhile, Morgan Wallen‘s “One Thing at a Time” and Travis Scott‘s “Utopia” switch places: “One Thing” back up one spot to number-two, “Utopia” down one spot to number-three. Both of those albums previously spent multiple weeks at number-one. but entering the top five for the first time is s posthumous release.
The legendary Jimmy Buffett died on September 1 at age 76, leading music fans to rally around his greatest hits collection “Songs You Know by Heart.” So it reentered this week’s chart at number-four, its highest position ever. Like “Bryan” and “One Thing,” Buffett’s album is classified as country, making this the first time since 2010 that three of the top four albums in America were country. Rounding out this week’s top five was a former country artist, Taylor Swift, with “Midnights.”
In our weekly Billboard 200 predictions contest, only 16 users predicted that “Zach Bryan” would remain at number-one. The same number of players correctly picked “One Thing at a Time” in the number-two position. Just over half a dozen users anticipated “Utopia” in third place. “Songs You Know by Heart” wasn’t in our predictions center this week, and only one of our users correctly predicted “None of these” for the number-four spot. But our odds were spot-on that “Midnights” would be the number-five album of the week with most users correctly anticipating that outcome. How did you do betting on this tough-to-predict week?
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