Juice WRLD spend second week at No. 1

Juice WRLD‘s posthumous album, Legends Never Die, holds the top spot on the Billboard 200 albums chart, despite seeing album equivalent units falling by 67%. 

The Chicks first album in 14 years, Gaslighter, entered the chart at No. 3 and Jhené Aiko’s Chilombo jumped from No. 43 to No. 6. The latter benefited from a deluxe reissue July 17 which added nine tracks. 

DaBaby spends seventh week at No. 1

DaBaby‘s “Rockstar” (featuring Roddy Ricch) spends its seventh nonconsecutive week at No. 1 in a week that saw some changes in the top 10. 

DJ Khaled‘s “Popstar” and “Greece” (both featuring Drake), entered the chart at No. 3 and No. 8 respectively, marking Drake’s 39th and 40th top 10 singles, passing Madonna (38) for the most in the history of the Top 100 chart. 

Chris Brown and Young Thug‘s “Go Crazy” jumps from No. 29 to No. 10 after the release of the track’s official video. 

Juice WRLD debuts posthumously at No. 1

Juice Wrld‘s Legends Never Die had a monster debut, moving the equivalent of 497,000 album units, and entering the Billboard 200 albums chart at No. 1. This is Juice WRLD’s second No. 1 album and his first release since his death on December 8, 2019. Juice WRLD’s debut knocks another posthumous release, Pop Smoke‘s Shoot for the Stars Aim for the Moon, from the top spot on the chart. 

No other new release cracked the top 10 this week. 

DaBaby’s “Rockstar” tops Billboard Hot 100 for sixth week

DaBaby‘s “Rockstar”(featuring Roddy Ricch) tops the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart for a sixth week while Juice WRLD has five singles land in the top 10, matching The Beatles and Drake as the only acts to ever land at least five songs in the top 10 in the same week. 

No other new releases opened in the top 10 this week.

Pop Smoke’s posthumous album debuts at No. 1

Pop Smoke, who was murdered February 19, earns the top spot on the Billboard 200 albums chart, as his debut album, Shoot for the Stars, Aim For the Moon, entered the chart at No. 1. The sixth biggest No. 1 of 2020, the disc is the first posthumous No. 1 since XXXTentation‘s Skins debuted at No. 1 December 22, 2018. 

Surging to No.2 is the original Broadway cast recording of Hamilton, whose sales were boosted by the Disney+ streaming premiere of the filmed Broadway stage show with most of the original cast. The album jumped from No. 14 and the No. 2 position is the highest for the Hamilton soundtrack. 

No other releases entered the top 10 this week. 

DaBaby’s “Rockstar” remains at No. 1 for fifth week

DaBaby‘s “Rockstar” (featuring Roddy Ricch) remains at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart for a fifth week. Elsewhere in the top 10, late rapper Pop Smoke‘s “For the Night” (featuring Lil Baby and DaBaby), the first single from his No. 1 album, Shoot For the Stars, Aim For the Moon, debuts at No. 10. 

Doves, Rolling Stones in News Notes

Indie rock band Doves returns with its first new album in 11 years, The Universal Want. The new album, the band’s fifth, hits store shelves September 11…

The Rolling Stones will rerelease their 1973 LP Goats Head Soup as a deluxe box set which will include a stereo mix of the album, outtakes, rarities, an entire show from the accompanying tour, and three previously-unreleased songs from the period, including one which features guitar work by Led Zeppelin‘s Jimmy Page

Police in Los Angeles, California have arrested five men in connection with the murder of rapper Pop Smoke,  February 19. LAPD Detectives arrested three adult males and two juvenile males in the killing. The police will provide further details when they become available… 

The Newport Folk Festival will livestream a virtual event July 31 to August 2 after cancellation of the live event. Folk on Revival Weekend will kick off July 31 with Mavis 80, a birthday celebration for Mavis Staples filmed live in May 2019, and featuring Jason IsbellBrandi Carlie, and others. Saturday will include Deer Tick and Friends, which will feature the band with Sharon Van EttenLeon Bridges, and others. Sunday will feature Our Voices Together, a YouTube film that will exhibit previously-unseen footage at Newport. Roger WatersTom Morello, and others will be featured in the documentary…

Will Ferrell has scored his first charted Billboard song with “My Marianne.” The track, which landed on the Digital Song Sales chart comes from his new Netflix film, Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga

DaBaby spends fourth week atop Billboard Hot 100 chart

DaBaby‘s “Rockstar” (featuring Roddy Ricch) spends its fourth week atop the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart. Jack Harlow‘s “Whats Poppin” leaps from No. 8 to No. 2.

Two tracks enter the top 10 this week. Harry Styles‘ “Watermelon Sugar” jumps from No. 16 to No. 8 and 42 Duggs “We Paid” vaults from No. 18 to No. 10.