Donald Glover’s track benefited from millions of YouTube streams, but starting next month the formula that determines chart positions will be weighted toward paid streams.
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A move into the booming celebrity-branded spirits market is yet another career twist for an artist who has spent five decades confounding expectations.
“Rearview Town,” the Nashville star’s first album since the Las Vegas shooting, debuted at the top of the album chart, pushing Cardi B to No. 2.
Her debut album, “Invasion of Privacy,” opened at the top of the Billboard chart with the equivalent of 255,000 sales.
“My Dear Melancholy,” announced days before its release, opened at the top of the Billboard 200. Last week’s best seller, Jack White, slipped to No. 62.
Mr. White’s latest debuted at the top of the Billboard album chart with help from a ticket bundle and 27,000 copies sold as vinyl LPs.
The latest mixtape by Logic, the Maryland-born rapper, opened with 123 million streams and 32,000 copies sold. He hit No. 1 with “Everybody” last May.
The superhero soundtrack returned to the top spot while Bon Jovi’s year-and-a-half-old album, pushed to No. 1 by a ticket bundle, dropped to No. 169.
After weeks of criticism following the Grammys, the organization said Tina Tchen, who was Michelle Obama’s chief of staff, will help examine its practices.
The practice of attaching a CD to concert tickets is a favorite of older rock bands. It helped Bon Jovi dethrone the “Black Panther” soundtrack after two weeks at the top.