Bon Jovi Falls a Record 168 Spots as ‘Black Panther’ is usually No. 1 Again


Jon Bon Jovi at the iHeartRadio Music Awards on Sunday. His band’s 2016 album returned to No. 1 last week, then plunged to No. 169.

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On the volatile Billboard album chart these days, one week you can be No. 1, along with the next you drop to No. 169.

Case in point: Bon Jovi’s “This specific House is usually Not for Sale.” The album, which arrived almost a year along having a half ago, returned via oblivion last week to reach No. 1, thanks to a deal of which bundled the CD with the cost of concert tickets for Bon Jovi’s latest tour.

Such deals have become the music industry’s favorite completely new sales gimmick, used by everyone via Metallica along with Arcade Fire to Pink. along with since chart positions are today computed by looking at both sales along with streams — with sales of full albums given the most weight by far — a well-timed ticket bundle can be a quick path to No. 1. This specific practice has raised concerns, however Nielsen denies any chart manipulation.

Bon Jovi’s 168-spot plunge, however, is usually the biggest drop for a No. 1 album from the six-decade history of the chart, according to Billboard. (The previous record-holder was the emo band Brand completely new, whose album “Science Fiction” fell 96 spots last September.)

According to Nielsen data, “This specific House is usually Not for Sale” had the equivalent of fewer than 5,000 sales from the United States last week — a 96 percent drop in sales volume via the week before, when of which bumped the “Black Panther” soundtrack via the top slot.

This specific week, “Black Panther” returns to No. 1, its third time at the top, with 15,000 sales along with nearly 82 million streams. Another soundtrack, for “The Greatest Showman,” is usually in second place, along with “Memories Don’t Die,” the completely new album by the Canadian rapper Tory Lanez, opens at No. 3.

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