List of Billboard 200 number-one albums of 2017

Taylor Swift's (pictured) sixth studio album, Reputation is the best-selling album by the year-end, staying atop the Billboard 200 for three weeks. It sold over 1.238 million copies in the first week of its release becoming the best selling album in the US in just one week. The album once again reached number-one in 2018.

The highest-selling albums and EPs in the United States are ranked in the Billboard 200, which is published by Billboard magazine. The data are compiled by Nielsen Soundscan based on each album's weekly physical and digital sales, as well as on-demand streaming and digital sales of its individual tracks. In 2017, a total of 38 albums claimed the top position of the chart. Beginning with vocal group Pentatonix's Christmas album, A Pentatonix Christmas, issue dated January 7,[1] another one of which, Canadian singer The Weeknd's third studio album, Starboy returned to the top slot a week later after three weeks from the slot, issue dated December 17, 2016.[2]

Singer-songwriter Taylor Swift's Reputation is the best selling album of 2017. Singer Ed Sheeran's ÷ is the second best-selling album with 451,000 album-equivalent units, of which 322,000 were pure album sales.[3] Rapper Kendrick Lamar's fourth studio album, Damn, went on to become the third best-seller with 603,000 album-equivalent units in its first week of release (353,000 in pure album sales).[4][5] In the meantime, another Canadian rapper Drake's "playlist", More Life, which broke many streaming records, sustained 505,000 album-equivalent units, of which 226,000 were pure sales.[6][7] As of September 2017, the album has moved over 1,864,000 album-equivalent units in the United States, of which 352,000 were pure sales.[8]

Rapper Future also made Billboard history releasing two different albums in a week apart: his fifth self-titled album and sixth follow-up, Hndrxx. Both managed to peak atop the chart.[9][10] Aside from A Pentatonix Christmas, Starboy, ÷, More Life, Damn and Reputation, the only two number-ones with extended chart runs include: Grateful by DJ Khaled and 4:44 by Jay-Z. Four of which spent only two weeks at the top position.

Chart historyEdit

 
Future (pictured) became the first artist in history to release and score two number-one albums on the Billboard 200 for two weeks.
 
English singer Ed Sheeran (pictured) earned his second number-one with ÷, which also became the second best-seller of the year.
 
Rapper Jay-Z (pictured) gained his fourteenth number-one album in his career with 4:44, extending his record of most number-one albums on the chart.
 
Pink (pictured) earned her second number-one album on the Billboard 200 with her seventh effort, Beautiful Trauma.
 
Foo Fighters earned their second number-one album with Concrete and Gold, the only hard rock album to top the chart in 2017.
Key
  Indicates best performing album of 2017[11]
Issue date Album Artist(s) Reference(s)
January 7 A Pentatonix Christmas Pentatonix [1]
January 14 [12]
January 21 Starboy The Weeknd [13]
January 28 [14]
February 4 [15]
February 11 [16]
February 18 Culture Migos [17]
February 25 I Decided. Big Sean [18]
March 4 Fifty Shades Darker: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack Soundtrack [19]
March 11 Future Future [20]
March 18 Hndrxx [21]
March 25 ÷ Ed Sheeran [22]
April 1 [23]
April 8 More Life Drake [24]
April 15 [25]
April 22 [26]
April 29 Memories...Do Not Open The Chainsmokers [27]
May 6 Damn   Kendrick Lamar [28]
May 13 [29]
May 20 [30]
May 27 Everybody Logic [31]
June 3 Harry Styles Harry Styles [32]
June 10 One More Light Linkin Park [33]
June 17 True to Self Bryson Tiller [34]
June 24 Hopeless Fountain Kingdom Halsey [35]
July 1 Witness Katy Perry [36]
July 8 Melodrama Lorde [37]
July 15 Grateful DJ Khaled [38]
July 22 [39]
July 29 4:44 Jay-Z [40]
August 5 [41]
August 12 Lust for Life Lana Del Rey [42]
August 19 Everything Now Arcade Fire [43]
August 26 Damn   Kendrick Lamar [44]
September 2 Rainbow Kesha [45]
September 9 Science Fiction Brand New [46]
September 16 Luv Is Rage 2 Lil Uzi Vert [47]
September 23 American Dream LCD Soundsystem [48]
September 30 Life Changes Thomas Rhett [49]
October 7 Concrete and Gold Foo Fighters [50]
October 14 Wonderful Wonderful The Killers [51]
October 21 Now Shania Twain [52]
October 28 Perception NF [53]
November 4 Beautiful Trauma Pink [54]
November 11 Flicker Niall Horan [55]
November 18 Live in No Shoes Nation Kenny Chesney [56]
November 25 The Thrill of It All Sam Smith [57]
December 2 Reputation Taylor Swift [58]
December 9 [59]
December 16 [60]
December 23 Songs of Experience U2 [61]
December 30 What Makes You Country Luke Bryan [62]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

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