A look at this week's rap and R&B sales and chart placements.
We just experienced our second week in a row with no notable rap and R&B debuts, but it's all leading up to the huge sales week that will include Jeezy, Logic, Ty Dolla $ign and Justin Bieber. In the meantime, the same major players have been keeping the charts populated, with The Weeknd, Fetty Wap, Drake, and Future making up a big chunk of sales, while Bryson Tiller continues to surprise with consistent numbers.
Check out the full breakdown below.
1) The Weeknd—Beauty Behind The Madness: The Weeknd is up from 5 to 4 this week, selling 46,487 units (16,647 excluding streams) and sitting at 663,498 overall*.
2) Fetty Wap—Fetty Wap: Fetty falls two spots this week, but remains within the top ten, coming in at 8. His debut moves 36,768 units (8,377 excluding streams) with 157,000 sold altogether.
3) Drake & Future—What A Time To Be Alive: Drake and Future have finally dallen out of the top ten, moving from 9 to 12. They're making their way towards a gold plaque, selling 28,710 copies/equivalents (5,713 excluding streams) for a full count of 472,000.
4) Bryson Tiller—Trapsoul: Now in his seventh week, Bryson Tiller has begun to make his way back up the charts, jumping from 23 to 21. He manages to move 21,924 units (8,751 excluding streams). He's at 72,000 total sales.
5) Future—DS2: Future drops from 26 to 30, with 16,586 sold (3,887 excluding streams). DS2 has moved 290,000 copies thus far.
6) Drake—IYRTITL: Drake descends two spots from 34 to 32, selling 14,954 units (3,682 excluding streams). He still has the highest selling rap album of the year with 1,093,000 sold.
7) J. Cole—2014 Forest Hills Drive: Cole is still close behind Drake in total sales, with a full count of 1,047,000 as of this week. His third studio album moves 12,975 units (3,721 excluding streams) and moves from 42 to 41.
8) Travis Scott—Rodeo: Travis Scott remains at 46 for another week, selling 10,962 copies (2,502 excluding streams) in his tenth week on the charts. His total sales are at 110,000 so far.
9) The Game—Documentary 2: The Game's new album continues it's slide down the charts, falling from 47 to 60. He moves 8,738 units (5,617 excluding streams).
10) Rae Sremmurd—SremmLife: The Sremm Bros are up slightly from 62 to 61, selling 8,676 units (832 excluding streams).
* All TOTAL SALES include pure album sales only.
As we saw with the Billboard 200, the Hot 100 chart didn't see too many huge debuts this week. Adele unsurprisingly holds on to the top spot, while Drake's "Hotline Bling" pines for a chance at the throne in its number 2 placement. Justin Bieber's "Sorry" and The Weeknd's "The Hills" take the number 3 and 4 spots respectively while Fetty Wap's "679" is up from 9 to 7 in its 20th week on the chart.
Other big moves include Travi$ Scott's "Antidote" jumping from 27 to 24, Post Malone's White Iverson moving from 36 to 28, and Tory Lanez "Say It" from 64 to 57.
Check back next week for numbers from Jeezy, Logic, and Ty Dolla $ign. Who's gonna come out on top?