No 'Shame' as Tyrese Tops Albums Chart, Kidz Bop and R5 Debut New Albums
Tyrese may not have actually contributed to the soundtrack for Furious 7 (which spent multiple weeks atop the Billboard 200) but the R&B vocalist did benefit from his role in the film, as Black Rose topped the albums chart by selling 65,000 copies.
That was more than enough to hold off this week's other big debut, Kidz Bop 29, which joins every other chapter in the children's music series in opening within the Top 10 of albums sales. Of course, as the series isn't available for streaming or singles sales, that always benefits actual album sales: If parents want any of the album, they've got to buy the whole thing.
Meek Mill slides back two spots in his third week on the charts with Dreams Worth More Than Money, which moved 33,000 copies. That means he held off his girlfriend Nicki Minaj's newest Twitter enemy, Taylor Swift, whose 1989 remains at no. 4 with 29,000 copies sold.
Another debut comes in the form of R5, a five-piece pop band consisting of the four Lynch siblings including Ross, who also cracked the Top 10 as a member of the Teen Beach 2 cast. The band's album Sometime Last Night opened at no. 5 with 28,000 copies sold.
A few new records cracked the albums Top 10 even if they couldn't make the Billboard 200 Top 10 due to low streams and single sales: Between The Buried and Me opened at no. 6 with Coma Ecliptic, which sold 16,500 copies during its first week. Looking a few spots later at no. 8, Owl City opens at no. 8 with Mobile Orchestra, which sold 16,000 copies.
In between those two debuts was Ed Sheeran and x at no. 7, selling just more than 16,000 copies.
James Taylor gets at least one more week in the Top 10 as his Before This World sold another 15,500 copies, taking no. 9. Sam Hunt and Montevallo round off this week's Top 10 by selling 14,000 copies...enough to stay on during a slow sales week.