October 2, 2017
Sam Smith‘s The Thrill of It All debuts at No. 15 min read
Sam Smith‘s The Thrill of It All debuts at No. 1 in both the U.S. and the U.K. This is Smith’s first No. 1 album in the U.S as his debut, In the Lonely Hour, peaked at No. 2 in July 2014. The Thrill of It All is the third album by an Englishman to reach No. 1 in both the U.S. and the U.K. so far this year. It follows Sheeran’s ÷ and Harry Styles’s solo debut album.
In the Lonely Hour logged eight weeks at No. 1 on the Official U.K. Albums Chart. In the U.S., it spent 41 of its first 48 weeks in the top 10, boosted by three top 10 hits: “Stay with Me,” “I’m Not the Only One” and “Lay Me Down.” The album is on the move again with the release of the new album. It rebounds from No. 64 to No. 37 in this, its 178th chart week.
Smith’s current hit, “Too Good at Goodbyes,” climbs from No. 10 to No. 4 in its ninth week on the Hot 100. This is its highest ranking to date.
Smith is a past Grammy winner for Best New Artist, as is Maroon 5, which enters the Billboard at No. 2 with Red Blue Pills. Each of the group’s last five albums has reached No. 1 or No. 2.
Maroon 5 lands its 13th top 10 hit as “What Lovers Do” (featuring SZA) jumps from No. 12 to No. 9 in its 11th week on the Hot 100. Maroon 5 has amassed 10 of these top 10 hits since 2011, the year Adam Levine became a TV star on The Voice.
Maroon 5 has had a featured artist on four of its 13 top 10 hits. Christina Aguilera was featured on “Moves like Jagger” which was No. 1 in 2011. Wiz Khalifa was featured on “Payphone” which was No. 2 in 2012. Kendrick Lamar was featured on “Don’t Wanna Know” which was No. 6 in February. And now the highly touted SZA is featured on “What Lovers Do.”
“What Lovers Do” is featured on Red Blue Pills. “Don’t Wanna Know” is on the deluxe version of the album. Red Blue Pills is Maroon 5’s fourth studio album to contain two or more top 10 hits, following Songs about Jane, Overexposed and V. Chris Brown’s 45-track album, Heartbreak on a Full Moon holds at No. 3 in its second week.