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John Prine’s Billboard Chart History, From Self-Titled Debut to ‘Tree of Forgiveness’

For nearly a half-century, John Prine‘s catalog made a marked impact on the Billboard 200, where the singer-songwriter, who died Tuesday (April 7) at age 73, first charted in 1972. That’s when his debut self-titled album, released a year earlier, bowed at No. 156, on the chart dated Feb. 26, 1972. A week later, the LP, which features such Prine classics as “Angel From Montgomery” and “Sam Stone,” peaked two...

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Five Burning Questions: Dua Lipa Debuts in the Top 5 With Her ‘Future Nostalgia’ Album

While other artists have pushed their album release dates back to a (hopefully) less-turbulent time in the cultural landscape, pop star Dua Lipa instead pushed up Future Nostalgia to last week — and was rewarded with her best week yet on the Billboard 200 albums chart. Future Nostalgia debuts at No. 4 on the chart (with 66,000...

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Dua Lipa’s ‘Future Nostalgia’ Is Racing to No. 1 In U.K.

Dua Lipa’s record-setting new album Future Nostalgia (Warner Records) is streaking to No. 1 on the U.K. chart. The British singer’s sophomore studio set is on top across all formats this week at the midweek point to lead the Official U.K. Albums Chart Update. According to the Official Charts Company, Future Nostalgia is outperforming the...

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‘ACM Presents: Our Country’ Yields Immediate Sales Gains

ACM Presents: Our Country spurred immediate sales gains for the songs performed on the two-hour CBS TV special, according to initial reports to Nielsen Music/MRC Data. On the day of the show, which aired April 5, the collected songs performed on the broadcast sold 21,000 downloads in the U.S. – up 216% as compared to...

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Eric Nam Makes His Social 50 Chart Debut

“I’m not sure what this is, but I LIKE IT,” the Atlanta-born singer wrote on Twitter. Eric Nam makes his debut on Billboard‘s Social 50 chart, much to the Atlanta star’s delight…and slight confusion. The singer-songwriter-host enters the ranking at No. 50 this week boasting big gains on Twitter and YouTube. In the week ending...

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Rihanna Ends Her Longest Break From the Hot 100 With PartyNextDoor’s ‘Believe It’

Rihanna returns & PartyNextDoor earns a first in a lead role. For the first time in two years, Rihanna is back on the Billboard Hot 100 with her new collaboration with PartyNextDoor, “Believe It.” The song arrives at No. 23 on the chart dated April 11 with 14.6 million U.S. streams, 7.3 million radio audience...

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Dua Lipa’s Top 5 Billboard 200 Debut Is a Big Pop Moment for Warner Records

Dua Lipa lands her first top 10 album on the Billboard 200 chart, as her second effort, Future Nostalgia, debuts at No. 4 (on the April 11-dated chart). It easily surpasses the No. 27 peak of the pop singer-songwriter’s self-titled debut in February 2018. Future Nostalgia also marks a big pop music moment for Warner...

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Harry Styles Earns First Pop Songs No. 1 With ‘Adore You,’ Becomes Fourth One Direction Member to Reign

1D was already the only act with three soloists with Pop Songs leaders. Harry Styles scores his first No. 1 on Billboard‘s Pop Songs radio airplay chart, as “Adore You” (released on Erskine/Columbia Records) ascends from No. 3 to No. 1 on the list dated April 11. Of his three prior solo entries, he’d hit...

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