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First Week Sales Projections For YG's "Still Brazy"
YG's sophomore album, Still Brazy, technically dropped yesterday (June 17), though he provided early streaming access via Apple Music on Tuesday night (June 14).
Chance The Rapper's "Coloring Book" To Chart On Billboard 200
Chance The Rapper's new project, Coloring Book, may be a 'mixtape' in that Apple Music users can download it for free, however streams are still being counted towards his 'sales' and thus, Chance will be appearing on the Billboard 200.
Every Rap And R&B Album That Sold 1 Million Units In A Week
Drake's VIEWS became the most recent album to achieve the rare feat of selling 1 million copies in one week, an accomplishment it shares with only 20 other albums (recorded by Neilsen Soundscan), and even fewer hip-hop releases.
"VIEWS" Is Reportedly Platinum; Drake Announces Physical & Streaming Release Dates
All the early reports suggested that Drake's new album, VIEWS, was expected to do huge numbers, and Republic Records, the label primarily responsible for the album's distribution, has now verified those predictions.
Drake's "VIEWS" Reportedly Tops 820K Album Sales In U.S. & Canada In 2 Days
Whatever criticisms listeners have in regards to Drake's new album VIEWS, the 6 God can just sit back and count his money.
Drake Says He Sold Over 600,000 Copies Of "VIEWS" In One Night
Drake's fourth studio album, VIEWS, has been the trending topic all week, and now that it finally made its way out Thursday night, Drake decided to bring the album to the people of his city on Friday.
Puma's Sales Continue To Increase Thanks To Rihanna & Kylie Jenner
When Puma proudly published their 4th quarter earnings for 2015, the numbers showed the athletic-wear brand had surpassed their projected earning by a respectable $34.5 million.
Kanye West's "The Life Of Pablo" Is His 7th Consecutive No. 1 Album
UPDATE (04/11/2016 | 3:04pm EST): There are a few minor errors in the below text with regard to how Billboard gauged The Life of Pablo's streaming numbers for the week of April 1 to April 7.
Kanye West's "The Life Of Pablo" To Debut No. 1 Off Streams Alone
At the beginning of the month, Kanye West finally made The Life of Pablo available on Spotify and Apple Music, as the album had previously remained exclusively on Tidal and Kanye's own website since its February 14 release.
Young Thug's "Slime Season 3" Moves 38k Opening Week
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.
Here Are The First Week Sales Projections For Big Sean & Jhene Aiko's "TWENTY88"
Big Sean and Jhene Aiko recently revealed that they've been working on a collaborative project together, and on Friday, TWENTY88, the final product of their sessions was officially released.
Kendrick Lamar's "Untitled Unmastered" Goes No. 1
Kendrick Lamar's surprise compilation album untitled unmastered. tops this week's Billboard 200 chart. According to Nielsen Music, the album moved 178,000 equivalent album units (and 142,000 pure album sales) for the week ending March 10.