This week we only have one new entry so to speak of, and it's r'n'b/pop singer Jennifer Hudson with her newly-released JHUD. The album didn't do very much damage on the charts, but it still enters within the Billboard's top 10.
This week Chris Brown makes his Billboard 200 debut with his new album X. The singer went above and beyond the projected sales, moving 146,000 copies opening week. As some people noticed, on Twitter Chris Brown tweeted that X had sold 495k, according to the Billboard Consumption Chart. He tweeted, "TEAM BREEZY!
Lecrae is on the way to becoming a household name, which is a feat for a rapper, let alone a Christian rapper. The rapper made an impressive debut this past week, with Anomaly topping the Billboard 200 and selling just under 100k, with 88,000.
As you may be aware if you read the news on HNHH this morning, Lecrae's new album Anomaly debuted at #1 on the Billboard 200, selling over 88,000 copies opening week. Not only is this an achievement in and of itself, it's the first time an album has debuted at #1 on both the Gospel Albums chart and the Billboard 200.
The race between Lecrae and Jhene Aiko for the Billboard 200 #1 spot was a close one, but Lecrae has come out on top. The rapper's new album Anomaly snagged a #1 debut, after moving a reported 88,299 units, according to Hits Daily Double.
When hip-hop began, samples were all that DJs and producers had to construct instrumental tracks with. They'd dig through crates of vinyl trying to find isolated drum breaks, melodies or vocals that they could repurpose for use in hip-hop music.
Lecrae's upcoming album, Anomaly, is due out September 9th, and today, the rapper has given us yet another leak from the project. "All I Need Is You" is a bouncy R&B-leaning track, built off of a funky guitar line, and punchy bassline.
Both Lecrae and Andy Mineo were two rappers featured on our recent list of 5 Christian Hip-Hop Artists Infiltrating the Mainstream, and as they continue to do just that, they're linking up for a tour centered around Lecrae's new album Anomaly.