The Weeknd’s ‘Starboy’ Reclaims No. 1 Spot

The holidays are officially over.

A cappella group Pentatonix took the No. 1 spot on the Billboard 200 chart for two straight weeks with their holiday record A Pentatonix Christmas, but it's high time to box up the wreathes and twinkly lights and disregard our New Year's resolutions because 2017 is officially in session. And mainstream music is here to besiege any lingering memories of last year, hence the unsurprising resurgence of The Weeknd's Starboy bumping back to the top (A Pentatonix Christmas plummets to No. 41).

Billboard reports Starboy moved only 69,000 equivalent album units to take No. 1 (18,000 were in traditional album sales) A.K.A. sales are dead and movie soundtracks rule.

Numbers jargon:

The Weeknd’s Starboy debuted at No. 1 six weeks ago, fell to No. 2 in its second week, but has been within the top three of the list each week since. It’s the first album to return to No. 1 in three months, since Drake’s Views spent its 13th and (so far) final week at No. 1, jumping from No. 2 to No. 1 on the Oct. 8, 2016-dated list — after having spent the previous seven weeks not at No. 1.

Meanwhile, last week’s leader, Penatonix’s A Pentatonix Christmas, falls to No. 41 (12,000 units; down 88 percent). It is the only holiday album within the top 100 of the chart. The next highest-ranking seasonal set is Pentatonix’s previous holiday effort, That’s Christmas to Me, which falls from No. 9 to No. 112.

The Top 10 on the Billboard 200:

1. The Weeknd - Starboy
2. Moana soundtrack
3. Bruno Mars - 24K Magic
4. Drake - Views
5. J. Cole - 4 Your Eyez Only
6. Hamilton
7. Twenty One Pilots’ – Blurryface
8. Sing soundtrack
9. Suicide Squad soundtrack
10. Trolls soundtrack

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