Frank Ocean ‘Blonde’ tops the BuzzAngle Music U.S. Charts for week of August 19, 2016

August 28th
NEW YORK, New York— August 28, 2016
Blonde, the second studio album from Frank Ocean, is the #1 album on the BuzzAngle Music U.S. Album Project Chart for the week of August 16, 2016 with 278,110 album project units (including 232K album sales and 69.1M audio streams). Views and Suicide Squad were second and third, respectively. Other top performing album debuts were I Told You by Tory Lanez at #4 and Brave Enough, the new album from Lindsey Stirling, at #5.

The top two performing songs on Blonde, ranked by total streams, were Solo with 9.1M streams, followed by Nikes at 6.2M streams.

BuzzAngle Music Album Project Chart (FINAL) – Week of August 19, 2016

Rank Title Artist Total Genre Album Sales Song Sales Audio Streams
1 Blonde Frank Ocean 278,110 Pop 232,040 69,104,641
2 Views Drake 74,020 Hip-Hop/Rap 19,697 99,918 66,496,558
3 Suicide Squad: The Album Various Artists 72,072 R&B 33,662 184,884 29,881,665
4 I Told You Tory Lanez 50,713 Hip-Hop/Rap 29,361 42,802 25,608,390
5 Brave Enough Lindsey Stirling 46,222 Classical 42,098 23,015 2,733,951
6 Blurryface twenty one pilots 31,600 Alternative 11,631 64,062 20,343,619
7 25 Adele 26,377 Pop 13,473 49,754 11,892,920
8 Anti Rihanna 25,621 R&B 3,498 51,232 25,500,388
9 Major Key DJ Khaled 24,769 Hip-Hop/Rap 5,130 47,270 22,367,499
10 Hamilton – Original Broadway Cast Recording Various Artists 21,810 Stage & Screen 10,278 9,091 15,933,686

The new week (of Friday, August 26) has a host of top new releases, including: Barbra Streisand’s Encore: Movie Partners Sing Broadway, Florida Georgia Line’s Dig Your Roots, Britney Spears’ Glory, Young T.H.U.G.’s No, My Name is JEFFERY and Ingrid Michaelson’s It Doesn’t Have to Make Sense.

Project units are used to measure the value of the album’s total performance by using the combined weighted equivalent of its related consumption types (album sales, song sales and song streams). To view the full set of charts, please visit

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