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Google Play: Sherlock and The Weeknd top January charts

by Danny Zepeda | February 4, 2017February 4, 2017 2:00 pm PST

Google just announced the chart toppers of its Google Play Store for the month of January. The list is filled with a lot of new faces.

After a long three-year wait, Sherlock finally returned for its fourth season this past January and naturally it shot up to the top of the TV shows list. The BBC series, which stars Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman, had been on hiatus since season 3 aired in 2014. Hot on the heels of Sherlock was It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia (season 12) and The Walking Dead (season 7), who placed second and third respectively.

On the music side of things, The Weeknd topped both the Purchased Album and Streamed Songs chart with Starboy—the title of the album and the lead single off the record. Released back in late November, Starboy dominated the charts initially and has continued that success into January. J Cole’s Your Eyez Only and Bruno Mar’s 24K Magic also place well on the list.

The Ben Affleck thriller The Accountant topped the movie chart while EL Jame’s book Fifty Shades Darker saw a reemergence with buzz picking up around the movie adaption coming out later this month.

You can see a full breakdown of the Google Play January charts down below.

Top 5 Movies

  1. The Accountant
  2. The Girl on the Train
  3. Jack Reacher: Never Go Back
  4. Deepwater Horizon
  5. The Magnificent Seven

Top 5 TV Shows

  1. Sherlock, season 4
  2. It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia, season 12
  3. The Walking Dead, season 7
  4. Star Wars Rebels, season 3
  5. Vikings, season 4

Top 5 Purchased Albums

  1. Starboy by The Weeknd
  2. Your Eyez Only by J. Cole
  3. 24K Magic by Bruno Mars
  4. Pink Season by Pink Guy
  5. Hamilton Soundtrack by Hamilton Cast

Top 5 Streamed Songs

  1. Starboy by The Weeknd (ft. Daft Punk)
  2. Closer by The Chainsmokers (ft. Halsey)
  3. Let Me Love You by DJ Snake (ft. Justin Bieber)
  4. Starving by Hailee Steinfeld and Grey (ft. Zedd)
  5. 24K Magic by Bruno Mars

Top 5 New Books

  1. Fifty Shades Darker by EL James (Movie Tie-In Edition)
  2. The Lose Your Belly Diet by Travis Stork
  3. The Mistress by Danielle Steel
  4. Melt by Helen Hardt
  5. Fever Song (A Fever Novel) by Karen Marie Moning

Top New Downloaded Games

  1. Bubble Witch Saga
  2. Star Wars: Force Arena
  3. Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Links
  4. My Talking Hank
  5. WWE: Champions


Danny Zepeda

Born and raised in Southern California, Danny grew up on a steady diet Pixar, Star Wars and Steven Spielberg movies. Unbeknownst to him, this was...