We're seeing a few new rap entries grace the Billboard 200 this week, with new albums out from Lil Durk and Dom Kennedy. Durk's debut, Remember My Name, has been a long time coming, so long in fact, that it appears fans may have lost hope.
Tyga's sophomore album, Hotel California, just hits shelves and early sales projections are in for its first week numbers.According to HDD, the YMCMB member is looking to move 45-50k copies in its first week.
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.
The projections for Future's Honest and Iggy Azalea's The New Classic had us all thinking that the Australian bombshell's debut album would outsell Future's sophomore effort. The numbers are in today, and this is not the case.
This past Tuesday was full of major releases. Alongside Paul Wall and E-40’s new albums, Childish Gambino and R. Kelly released highly anticipated projects as well, and the early first week sales projections are in for those albums.
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.
Aside from making headlines this past week for issues that are now resolved with Juicy J, Yo Gotti also did happen to release his new album I Am on Tuesday (11/19). With singles such as “Act Right” and “Cold War“ featuring J.
He did it again, and it wasn't even close. Drake's VIEWS, released at the end of April, has achieved the No. 1 spot for the seventh consecutive week. He's the first male artist to earn seven straight weeks at No. 1 in almost 16 years.
B.o.B dropped his new album, Underground Luxury, on December 17th without too much fuss or noise. It seems the relatively quiet roll out is reflected in the first week sales projections for the LP, as the projections are quite low.
Jeezy just dropped off a crazy remix to "Holy Ghost" with Kendrick Lamar, which will definitely do a good job at increasing the awareness of his new album Seen It All. Although, if you're not already aware of it, where ya been?
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.