Dr. Dre continues to be the dominant veteran artist on the U.S. top 200 Album chart with the album Compton. This week, the album drops from 3 to 5.
Dre's former group, N.W.A. drop 9 to 16 with the deluxe edition of their breakthrough album Straight Outta Compton. The album set a new high mark two weeks ago when it reentered the chart at number 4.
The highest debuting album by a veteran artist this week goes to Motorhead and Bad Magic which starts at number 35. It falls short of their last set, 2013's Aftershock, which debuted at 22 and became the highest charting album by the band in the U.S.
At 63 is the new archive live album by the Jimi Hendrix Experience, Freedom: Atlanta Pop Festival. This is the third live album released under Sony's new agreement with the Hendrix estate and the lowest charting after Winterland (2011 / #49) and Miami Pop Festival (2013 / #39).
While Bon Jovi's album is riding high on the charts in other parts of the world, it is being rejected in the U.S. Burning Bridges, which the group calls a "fan release", debuted last week at 13, their lowest mark in 29 years, and drops in its second week to 62.
Yo La Tengo are in at number 96 with Stuff Like That There, an album that mixes covers of other artists songs and some of their own previously recorded compositions. The album is a major drop from their 2013 release Fade which made it to 26.
Van Morrison starts at 101 with The Essential Van Morrison, the eight career compilation to chart in the U.S. It falls about in the middle of those albums with 2007's Van Morrison at the Movies the highest charting at 35 and 1973's T.B. Sheets the lowest at 181.
The top five albums of the week in the U.S.:
- Beauty Behind the Madness - The Weeknd
- Badlands - Halsey
- Kill the Lights - Luke Bryan
- 1989 - Taylor Swift
- Compton - Dr. Dre
- What Do You Mean? - Justin Bieber
- Can't Feel My Face - The Weeknd
- The Hills - The Weeknd
- Watch Me - Silento
- Cheerleader - OMI
- Rap Albums - Compton - Dr. Dre
- Blues Albums - Born to Play Guitar - Buddy Guy
- Jazz Albums - Ultimate Sinatra - Frank Sinatra
- Catalog Albums - Straight Outta Compton - N.W.A.
- Latin Pop Albums - El Amor - Gloria Trevi
- Christian Albums - This is Not a Test - tobyMac
- Adult Alternative Songs - Dreams - Beck
- Adult R&B Songs - No Sleeep - Janet Jackson Featuring J. Cole
- Smooth Jazz Songs - Swagster - Jeff Golub Featuring Philippe Saisse & Kirk Whalum
- Gospel Songs - Wanna Be Happy? - Kirk Franklin
- Gospel Digital Songs - Wanna Be Happy? - Kirk Franklin
- Hot Latin Songs - El Perdon - Nicky Jam & Enrique Iglesias
- Latin Digital Songs - El Perdon - Nicky Jam & Enrique Iglesias
- Latin Streaming Songs - El Perdon - Nicky Jam & Enrique Iglesias