5 years in the past, Shawn Mendes was a fresh-faced 11th-grader from Pickering, Ontario, who had ridden a wave of six-second videos on the defunct app Vine — the proto-TikTok — right into a shock No. 1 debut album.
Now, at 22, he’s a veteran hitmaker whose 4 studio LPs have all gone to the highest of Billboard’s album chart. His newest, “Wonder,” opened with the equal of 89,000 gross sales in the USA, in accordance with Nielsen Music, together with 47 million streams and 54,000 copies bought as a whole bundle.
Mendes reached No. 1 simply in time earlier than Taylor Swift’s “Evermore,” her second quarantine album, which got here out on Friday with lower than a day’s discover and is anticipated to have an enormous opening on subsequent week’s chart.
The remainder of this week’s Prime 10 is dominated by recurring hits and vacation albums.
Dangerous Bunny’s “El Último Tour del Mundo,” last week’s No. 1, fell to second place in its second week out, whereas Ariana Grande’s “Positions,” one other current chart topper, is No. 3.
Michael Bublé’s “Christmas,” a gentle seasonal hit since 2011, is No. 4, and Carrie Underwood’s Christmas album “My Reward,” which had peaked at No. eight when launched in September, rose to No. 5. Nat King Cole’s “The Christmas Track” is No. 7, Pentatonix’s “The Better of Pentatonix Christmas” is No. eight and Mariah Carey’s “Merry Christmas” is No. 10.
In keeping with Billboard, it’s the first time in seven years that 5 holiday-themed albums have been within the Prime 10.