Doo-Wop Queen Meghan Trainor Officially Tops Billboard 200
While Taylor Swift has been temporarily knocked from her throne, Nantucket native Meghan Trainor has forthrightly assumed the position as leading lady. According to Billboard, Trainor earned the No. 1 spot on Billboard’s 200 with her debut album Title, and nets the biggest debut for a female pop artist’s full-length album in over five years.
Title, released on January 13 with Epic Records, sold 238,000 units in its first week—a solid turnout for album sales in the digital age. Her first single, “All About That Bass” debuted on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in late July, and reigned in the top tier for eight weeks. Trainor’s follow up, “Lips Are Movin'” peaked at No. 4.
Upon early reports claiming that Trainor is expected to top the Billboard 200, Billboard confirmed with us that the last Boston-bred act to top the chart was Godsmack’s “The Oracle” in 2010. Aside from Godsmack, which had three No. 1 albums, Aerosmith and Passion Pit are the only few that even made it close.
So overall, this is one small step for Meghan Trainor, one large step for the pool of local artists.