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Logic topples Lamar from Billboard 200, Fonsi reaches No.1 in U.S.

Tuesday, May 16, 2017 - 01:10

Rapper and producer Logic toppled Kendrick Lamar from his three-week hold on the top of the Billboard album charts. Simon Thompson reports.

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Rapper and record producer Logic toppled Kendrick Lamar from his three-week hold on the top of the Billboard 200 album charts with his new release "Everybody," according to Nielsen SoundScan. "Everybody" sold 247,000 units for the week to take the No. 1 spot, while country singer Chris Stapleton had his best sales week ever with new album "From A Room: Volume 1," which sold 218,000 units to take second place. Lamar's "Damn." added another 134,000 to land in third place. The Billboard 200 album chart tallies units from album sales, song sales where 10 songs equal one album and streaming activity where 1,500 streams equal one album. On the digital songs chart, which measures online single sales, Puerto Rican singer Luis Fonsi's "Despacito," in a version that features Justin Bieber, finally rose to the top spot in the United States with sales of 104,000. The song, recorded with fellow Latin star Daddy Yankee and first released in January, has already proved a global sensation.

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Logic topples Lamar from Billboard 200, Fonsi reaches No.1 in U.S.

Tuesday, May 16, 2017 - 01:10