Billboard – Chart Date 01/16/2016

Lauren Daigle tops the Christian album charts with her album “How Can it Be”.

Billboard reports on the calendar year end and to nobody’s surprise, Adele has the top album of the year both in straight album sales (7.441M) and equivalent (8.008M). Taylor Swift and Justin Bieber take the new two slots. The top 10 for equivalent/pure album sales lists 9 of the same names with only Fetty Wap making the 10th spot on equivalents and Luke Bryan on straight sales. Three Brits are in the top 10 (Adele, Ed Sheeran and Sam Smith) and 3 Canadians (Justin Bieber, The Weeknd and Drake). Americans chime in with Taylor Swift, Meghan Trainor, Sam Hunt and Fetty Wap/Luke Bryan. There are 7 albums that sold over 1M in pure sales this year.

Album sales are down 6% this year, without “25” it would have dropped 9 percent (it accounts for 3.1% of total album sales).

For singles, “Uptown Funk” ruled the charts with 5.529M with the song it blocked from number one coming in second again (Ed Sheeran’s “Thinking Out Loud”). Representing reality singing competitions is Voice judge Adam Levine whose Maroon 5’s “Sugar” took 5th spot. 61 songs sold at lest a million songs this year (82 achieved that in 82 and 106 in 2013).

As we all know, there are approximately 50,019 Billboard charts. This is a summary of just some of those charts and how the Idols/Voicers/XFactorers/Sing-Offers/AGTers did on them this week. Please feel free to post rankings from your favourite BB chart or any other numbers you care to share. This is the daily numbers thread.

Adam Lambert:
“Another Lonely Night”: HAC 28 (28)

Canaan Smith:
“Hole In A Bottle”: Country Airplay 35 (35); Country Song 48 (47)

Camila Cabello:
with Shawn Mendes: “I Know What You Did Last Summer”: Hot 100 28 (33); Digital 21 (28); Pop 17 (17); On-Demand 37 (35); Streaming 46 (50)

Carrie Underwood:
“Storyteller”: BB200 40 (18): Album 27 (13); Country 5 (2)
“Greatest Hits: Decade #1″: BB200 34 (43); Album 20 (40); Digital 11 (8); Country 2 (9)
“Heartbeat”: Country Airplay 18 (18); Country Songs 22 (23)
“Smoke Break”: Hot 100 87 (RE); Country Songs 16 (21)
Artist: 27 (28)

Cassadee Pope;
“I Am Invincible”: Country Airplay 55 (55)

Chase Rice:
“Ignite the Night”: Independent 18 (RE); Country 26 (RE)

Colton Dixon:
“Anchor”: Christian 21 (46)
“The Calm Before the Storm”: Christian 44 (RE)
“Limitless”: Christian Songs 28 (48)

Danny Gokey:
“Christmas is Here”: Christian 32 (12);
“Hope in Front of Me”: Christian Album 49 (22);
“Lift Up Your Eyes”: CAC 8 (4); Christian Songs 47 (17)
“Mary Did You Know”: CAC 6 (5);
“Tell Your Heart to Beat Again”: Christian Songs 19 (25)

Fifth Harmony:
“Worth It” f. Kid Ink: Streaming 47 (RE); YouTube 12 (13)

Haley Reinhart:
“Can’t Help Falling in Love”: AC 25 (NEW)

Jackie Evancho:
“Awakening”: Classical X-Over 14 (10)

Jordan Smith:lau
“The Voice: The Complete Season 9 Collection”: BB200 62 (65); Album 44 (73)
“Great is Thy Faithfulness”: Christian Songs 31 (24)
“Hallelujah”: Christian Songs 22 11)
“Mary, Did You Know?”: Hot Christian Songs 12 (2);

Kelly Clarkson:
“Piece by Piece”: HAC 32 (32)

Lauren Alaina:
“Next Boyfriend”: Country Airplay 49 (49); Country Songs 50 (50)

Lauren Daigle:
“How Can It Be”: BB200 135 (129); Christian 1 (7)
“Come Alive (Dry Bones)”: Christian Songs 43 (NEW)
“I Am Yours”: Christian Songs 49 (NEW)
“Loyal”: Christian Songs 50 (RE)
f. on Chris Tomlin with Leslie Jordan: “A Christmas Alleluia”: Christian Songs 36 (43)
f. on “Noel” by Chris Tomlin: CAC 2 (1); Christian Songs 16 (4)

Lindsey Stirling:
“Hallelujah”: Christian Songs 9 (1)

Mandisa:
“Get Up: The Remixes”: Christian 34 (RE)

Melanie Martinez:
“Cry Baby”: BB200 35 (86); Album 30 (RE); Digital 19 (RE)
Artist: 76 (RE)

One Direction:
“Four”: BB200 120 (167)
“Made in the A.M.”: BB200 4 (4); Album 4 (7): Internet 13 (19); Digital 4 (21)
“Midnight Memories”: BB200 142 (RE)
“Drag Me Down”: Digital 31 (43); HAC 31 (30); AC 30 (RE): On-Demand 43 (48); Streaming 45 (RE);
YouTube 23 (24)
“Perfect”: Hot 100 26 (31); Digital 20 (24); Radio 37 (32); Pop 11 (10); HAC 33 (33): On-Demand 29 (29); Streaming 43 (47)
Artist 7(9)

Pentatonix:
“Pentatonix”: BB200 31 (13); Album 18 (10); Internet 11 (12)
“That’s Christmas to Me”: BB200 23 (4); Internet 2 (2); Album 12 (4)
“PTXmas (EP)”: Album 66 (46); Internet 20 (22);
“Can’t Sleep Love”: HAC 25 (26); AC 22 (RE)
Artist: 22 (7)

Scotty McCreery:
“Southern Belle”: Country Airplay 45 (45)

Tori Kelly:
“Unbreakable Smile”: BB200 160 (RE)
“Hollow”: Hot 100 80 (96); Pop 27 (28); Dance Club 35 (46)
Artist: 97 (RE)

HAC: Adult Top 40
For Songs, Digital: Digital Songs

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