Mac Miller makes an impressive debut, but can't knock Drake from the top spot.
As new albums from Mac Miller and Usher crack into the top 5, it is Drake who is the real winner this week as he reclaims the #1 spot with VIEWS. That album also became the first record to hit a billion streams on Apple Music, which is just as monstrous as it sounds. Travis Scott and Suicide Squad: The Album also show up for hip hop in the top 10. DJ Khaled and Kanye West bust back into the top 20 after spending last week on the outskirts, while Rihanna, Frank Ocean, and Beyonce all stick right around the mid-teen spots they were in last week.
1) Drake – VIEWS: After a few weeks bopping around the top 5, Drake returns to #1 with VIEWS, his lengthy release from April. The 6 God had quite the summer, which he is continuing as he packs venues with Future on the Summer Sixteen tour. It's all adding up for Drizzy, who logs another 53,126 TAEU and 8,098 sales this week in addition to reclaiming the top spot on the Billboard 200.
2) Mac Miller – The Divine Feminine: Just behind Drake is Mac Miller, who has a brand new album out called The Divine Feminine. With features from Kendrick Lamar, Ty Dolla $ign, and his boo-thang Ariana Grande, the album debuts at the #2 spot on the Billboard 200. It launches with 47,723 TAEU and 32,119 pure sales fueling the fire.
3) Various Artists – Suicide Squad: The Album: At #3 is the star-studded Suicide Squad soundtrack, which features Skrillex, Rick Ross, Wiz Khalifa, Lil Wayne, and a whole lot more. The album has been on the charts for 7 weeks now, and hasn't strayed too far from the #1 spot it debuted at. This week it counts 46,103 TAEU and 15,726 pure sales to its commendable success.
4) Usher – Hard II Love: Atlanta has been running the rap game recently, but the dirty south got soul too! Usher, one of the city's long-time R&B success stories, is back with Hard II Love. This one follows the crooner's 2012 record Looking 4 Myself, and debuts at the #5 position this week with 38,426 TAEU and 27,559 pure sales on board.
5) Travis Scott – Birds in the Trap Sing McKnight: After debuting at #1, Travis Scott slipped to #6 last week, and this time around he falls into the #7 spot with his newest LP. The record moves 31,706 TAEU and 4,691 in pure sales on the strength of Scott's infectious sound.
6) Rihanna – ANTI: Rihanna's ANTI has been on the charts for 35 weeks now, and just recently started to fall out of the top 10 spots. Her eighth studio album comes in at #12 this week, up from last week's stint at #14, moving 23,775 TAEU and 4,195 sales.
7) Frank Ocean – Blonde: At #14 is Frank Ocean, whose long-awaited LP debuted at #1 when it came out five weeks ago. Blonde is still being added to streaming services, but for now it clocks 22,217 TAEU and 4,528 sales without a physical release.
8) Beyonce — LEMONADE: This week Beyonce sticks at the same #15 spot she was in last week, moving 21,874 TAEU and 15,358 sales with her latest album LEMONADE. The record doesn't stream on Spotify, but of course is on Tidal, and is only available for purchase at the $17.99 price-point.
9) Kanye West – The Life of Pablo: While Kanye is touring, he's making waves on the Billboard charts as well. The Life of Pablo doesn't sell any copies this week, but still clocks 17,605 TAEU on the strength of its streams. The record comes in at #18, up from the #22 space it occupied last week.
10) DJ Khaled – Major Key: After appearing at #21 last week, DJ Khaled is back in the top 20, albeit barely. At the #20 position, the mogul's latest record Major Key moves 16,817 TAEU and 3,475 sales on the strength of its many, many features, including ones by Nas, Jay Z, Future, Kendrick Lamar, and more.
In the Hot 100, the top 3 spots are the same as last week, with The Chainsmokers featuring Halsey, Twenty One Pilots, and Major Lazer featuring Justin Bieber & MØ occupying the top spots, respectively. Bieber slips into the #4 position as well with his DJ Snake collaboration "Let Me Love You." D.R.A.M. creeps into the top 10 with his infectious hit "Broccoli" featuring Lil Yachty coming in at #8.
Drake, whose "One Dance" ran at #1 for much of the summer, isn't in the top 10 anymore, but still has 8 songs on the chart altogether. Meanwhile, fellow Toronto native The Weeknd's new Daft Punk-assisted cut "Starboy" debuts at #40.