On the Charts: Chainsmokers' 'Memories' Opens at Number One - Rolling Stone
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On the Charts: Chainsmokers’ ‘Memories’ Opens at Number One

Duo become first dance act in over three years to top Billboard 200


The Chainsmokers became the first dance artist to top the Billboard 200 in over three years as 'Memories… Do Not Open' opened at Number One.


The Chainsmokers became the first dance artist to top the Billboard 200 in over three years as the duo’s new LP Memories… Do Not Open opened at Number One.

Memories sold 221,000 total copies in its debut week, with the Chainsmokers benefiting from a package deal that bundled their new album with ticket purchases for their upcoming tour. As Billboard notes, Memories… Do Not Open is the first album to simultaneously top both the Billboard 200 and the Top Dance/Electronic Albums charts since Lady Gaga’s Artpop in November 2013.

Memories… Do Not Open led a pack of four new releases that opened up in the Top 10: A cappella group Pentatonix claimed their seventh Top 10 album as PTX Vol. IV: Classics entered at Number Four and 54,000 total copies, with Joey Bada$$’s All-Amerikkkan Bada$$ finishing one spot later at Number Five and 51,000 total units.

Father John Misty’s Pure Comedy closed out the Top 10 at Number 10, with the acid-dropping singer-songwriter scoring the best debut – both sales-wise and charts-wise – of his career.

After three straight weeks at Number One, Drake’s More Life dipped one place to Number Two, adding another 108,000 (mostly streamed) copies to its haul. Ed Sheeran’s Divide ended the week at Number Three. Bruno Mars’ 24K Magic remains a Top 10 fixture as it settled at Number Six, ahead of the Moana soundtrack (Seven), Kodak Black’s Painting Pictures (Eight) and Future’s self-titled LP (Nine).

The Chainsmokers’ reign will be short-lived as Kendrick Lamar’s Damn. will no doubt rule the Billboard 200 next week.


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