Shawn Mendes Hits No. 1 for the Fourth Time
5 years in the past, Shawn Mendes was a fresh-faced Eleventh-grader from Pickering, Ontario, who had ridden a wave of six-second movies on the defunct app Vine — the proto-TikTok — right into a shock No. 1 debut album.
Now, at 22, he’s a veteran hitmaker whose 4 studio LPs have all gone to the highest of Billboard’s album chart. His newest, “Surprise,” opened with the equal of 89,000 gross sales in the USA, in response to Nielsen Music, together with 47 million streams and 54,000 copies offered as a whole package deal.
Mendes reached No. 1 simply in time earlier than Taylor Swift’s “Evermore,” her second quarantine album, which got here out on Friday with lower than a day’s discover and is predicted to have an enormous opening on subsequent week’s chart.
The remainder of this week’s Prime 10 is dominated by recurring hits and vacation albums.
Unhealthy Bunny’s “El Último Tour del Mundo,” final week’s No. 1, fell to second place in its second week out, whereas Ariana Grande’s “Positions,” one other current chart topper, is No. 3.
Michael Bublé’s “Christmas,” a gradual seasonal hit since 2011, is No. 4, and Carrie Underwood’s Christmas album “My Present,” which had peaked at No. 8 when launched in September, rose to No. 5. Nat King Cole’s “The Christmas Track” is No. 7, Pentatonix’s “The Better of Pentatonix Christmas” is No. 8 and Mariah Carey’s “Merry Christmas” is No. 10.
In line with Billboard, it’s the first time in seven years that 5 holiday-themed albums had been within the Prime 10.
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