Meghan Trainor’s ‘Title’ Knocks Taylor Swift Off The Top Of The Album Chart
It’s probably a safe bet that Taylor Swift enjoyed her nine-week reign atop the Billboard 200 with 1989, during the course of which the album sold 4 million copies. But all things must come to an end — sorry, Swifties! — and this week Meghan Trainor knocks Tay into the runner up spot as her debut LP Title crashes into the #1 position.
Billboard points out that Title racked up 238,000 units in its first week, 195,000 of which were album sales (with the rest being both track and streaming equivalent albums). Trainor’s first LP has been fueled by hits “All About That Bass” (the video for which Idolator premiered last June) and “Lips Are Movin.” Both singles landed in the Top 5 on the Hot 100.
Two other albums debut in the Top 10 this week, the first of which is the 27th set from your favorite chirping toddler troupe and mine, Kidz Bop Kids. They go in at #3 with 80,000 units (77,000 in sales). Ironically, included on the compilation are covers of songs from the two albums that ranked just above Kidz Bop 27 this week.
That leaves Mark Ronson to enter at #5 with Uptown Special (77,000 units), thus marking not only the first stateside Top 10 album for the British producer, but also his first Top 40 album, as well.
Meanwhile, over on the Billboard Hot 100, it’s a third week for Ronson and Bruno Mars‘ “Uptown Funk” at #1.
The Top 10 of the Billboard 200:
1. Meghan Trainor, Title *new* *1 week*
2. Taylor Swift, 1989
3. Kidz Bop Kids, Kidz Bop 27 *new*
4. Ed Sheeran, x
5. Mark Ronson, Uptown Special *new*
6. Nicki Minaj, The Pinkprint
7. Sam Smith, In The Lonely Hour
8. Maroon 5, V
9. Hozier, Hozier
10. J. Cole, 2014 Forest Hills Drive
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