• Singles: Lukas Graham finally surrenders top spot to US singer/producer Gnash
• Albums: Deftones the new chart champ, stopping The Lumineers from #1
After four weeks on the chart, Gnash has climbed to top spot with “I Hate U, I Love You” featuring Olivia O‘Brien. The song finally dislodged Lukas Graham after eight weeks on top with “7 Years” which dropped to #5.
“Faded” from Alan Walker still sits at #2, again unable to make that leap to #1.
The Chainsmokers continue the push to the top with “Don’t Let Me Down” reaching a new high at #3 after seven weeks.
A future #1 candidate also could be Drake with “One Dance” featuring Wizkid and Kyla up from #43 to #15 in its second week.
No chart debuts inside the top 50, but three tracks made it into the 50 for the first week from further down the chart:
#62 to #44 Drake with “Pop Style” in its second week
#64 to #47 Desiigner with “Panda” in its second week
#67 to #49 Nick Jonas with “Close” in its third week
Deftones cracked top spot with “Gore”, outselling The Lumineers with “Cleopatra” which sits at #2. The alternative metal band from Sacramento’s previous highest album chart position was #2 in 2000 with “White Pony”.
Metal outsold folk this week and folk rockers The Lumineers’ album is the only entrant in the top 10 which hasn’t spent a week topping this chart.
History shows that Deftones will be lucky to spend more than a week on top though. The only albums to spend multiple weeks at #1 in 2016 are “25” from Adele (still #3 after 21 weeks) and the Molly soundtrack (still #5 after 20 weeks).
The other top 50 debuts this week were:
#11 “Call It What It Is” from Ben Harper and The Innocent Criminals
#12 “Junk” from M83
#44 “Book of Shawows II” from Zakk Wylde