On the Charts: Bon Jovi's 'This House Is Not for Sale' Settles at Number One
Bon Jovi netted their sixth Number One album as the New Jersey rock group's This House Is Not for Sale debuted atop the Billboard 200.
Jon Bon Jovi and company's latest LP, the band's first studio album without guitarist Richie Sambora, sold 129,000 copies in its first week to take the top spot. However, as Billboard notes, album sales received a significant boost from a promotion that tied copies of This House Is Not for Sale with tickets purchased for Bon Jovi's upcoming trek.
Not counting 2015's contract-fulfilling Burning Bridges, This House Is Not for Sale is the fourth straight album to reach Number One, following 2007's Lost Highway, 2009's The Circle and 2013's What About Now. Bon Jovi first topped the Billboard 200 30 years ago with Slippery When Wet.
Alicia Keys' Here occupied the Number Two spot, selling 50,000 total copies in its debut week. Here is only the second of Keys' six studio albums to not reach Number One on the Billboard 200; 2009's The Element of Freedom also peaked at Number Two.
The Trolls soundtrack, featuring Justin Timberlake's "Can't Stop the Feeling," catapulted from Number 34 to Number Three as the animated film entered theaters, followed by Pentatonix's A Pentatonix Christmas at Number Four.
At Number Five, Rae Sremmurd's Sremmlife 2 jumped back into the Top 10 after their "Black Beatles" became the soundtrack for a number of high-profile #MannequinChallenge videos, including one by Paul McCartney himself. Of the 39,000 copies Sremmlife 2 sold this week, 21,000 were an accumulation of "Black Beatles" streams thanks to SoundScan's new metric of calculating album sales.
Two more new releases peppered the Top 10: The Chainsmokers' Collage EP at Number Six and the Now 60 compilation at Number Seven. Drake's Views(Number Eight), the Hamilton Broadway cast recording (Number Nine) and Kenny Chesney's Cosmic Hallelujah (Number 10) rounded out the Top 10.
Noticeably absent: Last week's Number One, Jeezy's Trap or Die 3, which dropped out of the Top 10 entirely.
Next week's slate of new releases is led by A Tribe Called Quest's We Got it From Here... Thank You 4 Your Service and Sting's 57th and 9th, as well as renewed sales of Leonard Cohen's catalog following the singer-songwriter's death.
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