The only notable hip-hop release making its debut on this week's chart is Young Thug's JEFFERY. Released on Aug. 26, the project sold a reported 37,000 equivalent album units (including streaming) in its first week; the pure album sales tally is 18,000.
Drake likes to announce things on billboards (even if its simply congratulating Rihanna on her MTV Video Vanguard Award), so it makes sense that his recently announced joint project with Kanye West might be revealed in a similar way.
Almost every release listed below actually moved up on Billboard 200 this past week, an impressive statistic that bodes well for the likes of Bryson Tiller and Kanye West, who both jumped up at least 15 spots over the 4th of July weekend.
It's a good week for hip hop records that have all-caps titles. VIEWS, LEMONADE, ANTI, and ISLAH hold down the top four spots in our feature, and each of the releases fall within the top 20 spots on Billboard's 200 chart.
Once again, Drake snags the #1 spot this week with VIEWS, his fourth studio album that continues to beat out the competition. Beyonce moves into #3 after an appearance at #4 last week (it should be noted that she also just went Platinum with Lemonade, alo
Last Monday, we gave our congratulations to Drake after the Canadian rapper snagged his first #1 on the Billboard Hot 100, with VIEWS record "One Dance." Unfortunately, the honor has swiftly passed, as Justin Timberlake arrives at #1 this week i
We were unsure how long Desiigner would keep the #1 Billboard Hot 100 spot on lock with "Panda," as Drake edged closer and closer to the spot each week. After landing at #2 last week, Drake has finally made it. Meanwhile, Desiigner slips from #1
Billboard has released their annual list of Top Money Makers in the music industry, and while it's largely dominated by pop stars and legacy rock bands, a few rap and R&B artists also made the cut.
If you've been watching the charts over the last few years, you'll know that rap isn't dominating the Hot 100, and many of the songs that do make their way to the number one spot might no necessarily represent the genre all that well.
Young Thug has surpassed expectations, as he's often warrant to do. The rapper was projected to move 27,000-30,000 units opening week with his new album Slime Season 3, but has upped that number with a solid 38,349 copies in his first week online.
There's not much happening on the new Billboard chart, hip-hop-wise, that is -- as 2 Chainz and Lil Wayne's ColleGrove as well as Kendrick Lamar's surprise album, which both dropped on Friday (Mar. 4), will appear on next week's chart.
This week's Billboard chart is, once again, owned by Adele, taking the No. 1 spot for a staggering tenth time. Her latest, 25, is now the fifth album since 2000 to accumulate double-digit weeks at No. 1.