A weekly breakdown of hip-hop and r'n'b sales.
Drake is once again at the #1 spot with his fourth studio album VIEWS. The record continues to thrive, and although "Once Dance" was bumped from the #1 spot, he doesn't seem to show any signs of slowing down soon. Rihanna, Beyonce, and ScHoolboy Q all join Drizzy in the top 10 of Billboard's 200 chart, marking a solid showing for R&B and hip hop on the charts this week. A little further down the charts you have a huge jump from Logic, Clams Casino debuts his long-awaited album 32 Levels at #172, and Desiigner's New English tape slips down from #36 to #55, leaving three different Future projects ahead of him: EVOL is furthest up the chart at #42, What a Time to be Alive at #49 and DS2 at #53.
1) Drake – VIEWS: Aside from being displaced by Blink-182 a couple weeks ago, Drake has held down the #1 spot since VIEWS first released back in April. This week is no exception for the 6 God, who's riding high on the success of the island-influenced singles from his newest album. This week, Drake adds 88,901 TAEU and 16,271 in pure sales to the success of the LP.
2) Rihanna – ANTI: Rihanna is up from last week's stint at #6, coming in at #4. Her eighth studio album has now spent 26 weeks on the charts, and continues to sell and stream well. This week the R&B songstress does 34,498 TAEU and 6,739 units in physical sales.
3) Beyonce – LEMONADE: Beyonce's LEMONADE only got to spend one week at #1 before Drake took the spot over for a couple months. This week she's fallen even further, sitting at #8, although it's only one spot away from last week's #7. The mega-star moved 30,063 TAEU and 9,839 in physical sales.
4) ScHoolboy Q – Blank Face LP: ScHoolboy Q's Blank Face LP has made a quick fall from his #2 debut to #10 this week, we'll have to see if he's able to stay afloat in the top 10 or if it's all downhill from here. Q recently announced a huge tour in support of his newest album, so we'll see him promoting it for some time to come. The Top Dawg Entertainer does 27,715 TAEU and 12,067 in pure sales the second week around, while his single with Kanye West, "THat Part," continues to climb the Hot 100.
5) Logic – Bobby Tarantino: Logic had a great week with his surprise project Bobby Tarantino. Having spent only three weeks on the charts, the record has already covered a lot of ground: debuting at #4 before hitting the #38 spot last week and then jetting all the way back up to #12 this week. The 26-year old MC counts 26,648 TAEU and 16,493 in pure sales as he and G-Eazy continue their "Endless Summer" tour.
6) Bryson Tiller – Trapsoul: Bryson Tiller continues to do work on the charts, sticking at the #20 spot following last week's placement at #15. With 17,906 TAEU and 4,115 sales, Trapsoul definitely still has wheels, even after 43 weeks on the charts.
7) Kevin Gates – ISLAH: Most albums have a couple singles, Kevin Gates' ISLAH has five. The last one, "2 Phones" hit it big, and helped the album reach a peak of #2 on the Billboard 200. With 17,277 TAEU and 4,934 in pure sales, the album isn't letting up, and it's good enough to land it at #21 this week, down a few spots from #17 last week.
8) Kanye West – The Life of Pablo: Kanye's latest album continues to not sell, but it's streaming well enough to chart him fairly high on the 200. Amidst Taylor Swift controversy, the record comes in at #25 this week, clocking in with 16,019 TAEU.
9) G-Eazy – When It’s Dark Out: While he's on tour with Logic and YG, West Coast's G-Eazy continues to move units with his sophomore album When It's Dark Out. Down to #27 after last week's place at #22, the album does 14,773 TAEU and 3,992 in pure sales.
10) Chance The Rapper – Coloring Book: Chance The Rapper made headlines this week by announcing his own Chicago festival, featuring the likes of Lil Wayne, 2 Chainz, Young Thug, and many more. While he plans massive events, Chance is also doing work on the Billboard chart, despite not even selling his mixtape. Coloring Book lands 14,234 TAEU thanks to streaming services.
For the first time in a long time, Drake's "One Dance" is not on top of Billboard's Hot 100, dethroned by Sia and Sean Paul with their smasher "Cheap Thrills." Drizzy does, however, have 10 songs on the Hot 100, with four in the top 20 itself, so we're pretty sure he's not bothered.
Elsewhere, "Panda" continues to trickle down the chart, Britney Spears' G-Eazy-assisted cut "Make Me" debuts at #17, and Rihanna's "Sex With Me" makes its first appearance at #97, giving her five songs total on the chart. Her highest-charting single at the moment is "Needed Me," coming in at #7.