The final first-week sales numbers are in for albums released on Friday, November 13th. According to Hits Daily Double, Justin Bieber's Purpose reigned supreme, with a whopping 649,000 units moved in terms of STS (sales-plus-streaming).
The biggest battle on this charts is between pop sensations Justin Bieber and One Direction, but it's far from the only one.As it stands, Bieber is looking to take the number one spot with Purpose, with 425-450k in traditional sales, and 475-500k with str
This was a bit of a dry week for rap and R&B releases. While we await projects from Ty Dolla $ign, Jeezy, and Logic next week, things are pretty quiet, with no big debuts this cycle.
Last week was all about The Game, and one would have assumed this week would be a similar story, but despite neck-and-neck projections, Machine Gun Kelly's General Admission pulled ahead of the Documentary 2.5, giving MGK the number one rap album this cycle.
Looking at the projections, The Game and Machine Gun Kelly were neck-and-neck for sales last week, but someone had to pull ahead in the end, and that person was MGK.
After the endless outpouring of memes following Drake's "Hotline Bling" video, it seemed certain that Drake would finally have his first number single on the Hot 100.
The employees of Def Jam should be popping champagne right now, because Def Jam is the most successful hip hop label of all time, according to a recent study conducted by Matt Daniels of Polygraph.
The Weeknd Shuts Drake's "Hotline Bling" Out Of The No. 1 Spot For Another Week Oct 19, 2015 at 04:03pm
Drake talks a lot about his accomplishments (though he'll claim otherwise), and while he has a Grammy and a hundred Hot 100 placements to his name, he's still not able to brag about topping the Billboard singles charts -- because he never has.
The biggest story in this week's charts is the triumphant return of Janet Jackson, who -- as she should -- takes the top spot this week, making her one of three artists who has scored number one albums over the last four decades.
Janet Jackson has topped the charts once again. Her latest album, Unbreakable, is the singer's 7th album to attain the No. 1 spot on the Billboard 200. Jackson is also the third act in history to have a No. 1 album in each of the past 4 decades.
After dominating the singles chart for the last few months, Fetty Wap is officially taking over the Billboard 200, with his self-titled debut landing at the number one spot in its first week. Fetty Wap surpassed already high expectations by moving 12
Last week belonged to Drake and Future, and while their numbers didn't live up to the inflated projections, they still managed to keep Lana Del Rey, Mac Miller, and the persistent Beauty Behind The Madness out of the top spot.
Drake has kept the hits coming over the last few years, and Billboard has been keeping track. Today, it was announced that Drizzy had landed his 100th entry on the Hot 100 chart.In fact he landed his 93rd, 94th, 95th...
Fetty Wap gave us a quite a scare earlier today when he was involved in a serious motorcycle accident. Thankfully, Fetty seems to have escaped with non-life-threatening injuries.
Drake and Future have given new meaning/life to the phrase, 'what a time to be alive,' thank to their new collaborative album What A Time To Be Alive, also known as the diamond emoji. Just as Drizzy did with his 'mixtape' If You're Reading This It's
The big success story this week is The Weeknd. We really should have seen it coming. Abel has had four singles floating on the Hot 100 for the last little while, and going into this week he had the number one song in the country.
Betweeen "Can't Feel My Face," "Earned It," and "The Hills," The Weeknd was already dominating the charts before Beauty Behind the Madness even came out.
All Four Of Fetty Wap's Singles Are In The Top 10 On Billboard's Hot Rap Songs Chart Aug 20, 2015 at 04:17pm
We knew Fetty Wap was having a huge year pretty early on, around the time that "Trap Queen" started blasting out of roughly 50% of cars in all major cities. In terms of more measurable metrics, he's also killing it.
First week sales numbers are in for Dr. Dre's Compton: The Soundtrack. The album moved 278,558 units, slightly surpassing the projected number of 260,000-275,000 units.
Just hours after I heard it blare from speakers behind the counter of a Subway on my lunch break, The Weeknd's "Can't Feel My Face" has officially achieved the benchmark that we've all been expecting it to reach: the top spot on Billboard's Hot 100 chart.
Even when a project is only tangentially connected to Eminem, it tends to sell. Em's executive-production of the soundtrack for Southpaw (as well as some exclusive material) has earned it an admirable debut at number four on the Billboard 200.
The #FutureHive has proved that internet hype can very much inspire actual album sales, as DS2 soars to number one, giving Hendrix not only his first number one, but doubling the sales of Honest.
It was yet another unpredictable week on the charts, with Meek Mill being dethroned by none other than -- Tyrese? That's right, the veteran R&B star turnt Furious 7 actor has landed his very first number one with his sixth studio album.
Meek Mill's sophomore album, Dreams Worth More Than Money surprised everyone when it was projected to move upwards of 200,000 copies its first week, and it's now clear that the estimation was accurate, as the final count has arrived.Hits Daily Double reports&n
While next week should be more exciting, the last round of rap sales were pretty lacklustre. With ASAP Rocky's album dropping to number 12, it's the first week in some time with no hip hop or R&B in the top ten.
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