Billboard published its music charts online Thursday morning, Jan 10. On this week's Rock Albums Chart, Mumford & Sons move back to Number One with “Babel.” Meanwhile, the Lumineers hold down the Number One spot on the Rock Songs Chart with “Ho Hey.”
Mumford & Sons’ ‘Babel’ back on top of Billboard’s Rock Albums Chart
Mumford & Sons are back on top of Billboard’s Rock Albums Chart with their latest release “Babel.” This is the releases seventh week at Number One, and its 15th week on the chart. “Babel” sells another 97,000 copies this week, which puts the CD over 1.5 million copies sold in just 15 weeks.
On the all-inclusive Hits Daily Double Album Chart, Mumford & Sons zip back up from number eight to number two, and "Babel" is the week’s Greatest Gainer among all albums sold over the last week.
Phillip Phillips moves back up to number two on the Rock Albums Chart with “The World from the Other Side of the Moon.” The CD has been on the chart for seven weeks, and it spent its first five weeks at Number One. Phillips' album sells 63,000 copies this week, and is this week’s fifth best-selling CD overall.
The rest of this week's biggest Rock albums
As for the remainder of the Top Five, The Lumineers self-titled debut holds at number three on the Rock Albums Chart in its 40th chart week and climbs to number seven overall with 55,000 copies sold. This release was just certified Gold for sales of 500,000 units.
Last week’s Number One, The Imagine Dragons “Night Visions,” falls to number four in its 18th week on the Rock Albums Chart and to number 12 on the big album chart with 38,000 units sold.
Finishing out the Top Five, Of Monsters and Men’s “My Head is an Animal” rebounds to number five in its 40th week on the Rock Album Chart. The CD ranks at number 13 overall after selling 37,000 units during the tracking period.
The Lumineers and Of Monsters and Men are tied for the oldest release in the Top Five of the Rock Albums Chart, with 40 weeks each.
“Ho Hey” holds onto Number One on the Rock Songs Chart
The Lumineers’ “Ho Hey” holds onto the Number One spot on the Rock Songs Chart for its seventh non-consecutive week. This is the single’s 38th week on the chart. “Ho Hey” holds at number four on this week’s Hot 100 in its 32nd chart week.
The song ranks at number seven on the Digital Songs Chart (186,000 units), number three on the Radio Songs Chart (116 million impressions), and number four on the On-Demand Chart (924,000 streams). “Ho Hey” captures two Greatest Gainer awards on this week’s Rock Songs Chart for increases in airplay and total streams online.
Phillip Phillips' “Home” ranks at number two again on the Rock Songs Chart in its 16th chart week. Phillips’ chart live on the Rock Songs Chart is due to its lack of Rock airplay early on prior to the changes in the chart’s formulation method.
Phillips climbs to number six in the song’s 28th week on the Hot 100. He ranks at number five on the Digital Songs Chart (196,000 units), number eight on the Radio Songs Chart, and number 20 on the On-Demand Songs Chart.
The remainder of this week's biggest Rock songs
The rest of the Top Five on the Rock Songs Chart is as follows: “Some Nights” by fun. holds at number three in its 36th week on the chart, and ranks at number 15 on the Hot 100 in its 46th chart week. “The A Team” by Ed Sheeran stays at number four in its 21st week on the chart, and places at number 18 on the Hot 100 in its 26th chart week.
“It’s Time” by the Imagine Dragons ranks at number five in its 44th chart week (oldest song in the Top Five) and rises to number 19 on the Hot 100 in its 31st week on the chart.
How the music charts are tabulated
Billboard’s Rock Albums Chart uses data from Nielsen SoundScan to provide the rankings each week. The Hits Daily Double website utilizes HITS Digital Ventures to tabulate its Top 50 CD Chart.
Billboard’s Rock Songs Chart combines sales totals from SoundScan, accumulated airplay impressions from Nielsen Broadcast Data Systems, and digital streaming data by the Next Big Sound.
Links to additional music charts and information
There are numerous links and websites providing additional chart information and data for Rock radio listeners and Rock news readers. Billboard Magazine hosts a free website and a subscription-only website, which provide readers and listeners with the latest music news and chart information.
The Hits Daily Double website provides raw sales data for each week’s Top 50 selling CDs. Paul Grein’s Yahoo Chart Watch Blog is updated throughout the week, and twice on Wednesday, as the latest chart information becomes available.