Take a look at the performance of hip-hop and r'n'b albums this past week.
Gucci Mane is making his comeback Billboard official this week, coming in at the #2 overall spot with his latest album Everybody Looking, which also has a couple tracks debuting on the Hot 100. Gucci's efforts aren't quite enough to displace Drake from the #1 spot, however, as he takes the crown for the 12th week with VIEWS. Rihanna and Beyonce maintain positions within the top 10, and ScHoolboy Q's Blank Face slips down the charts after a strong debut. Elsewhere, Logic, G-Eazy, Kanye West, Bryson Tiller, and Kevin Gates all had solid weeks. Elsewhere, Lil Durk's new album Lil Durk 2x makes a debut at #29-- not quite high enough to be featured below. We'll have to see how he fares from here. Chance The Rapper's Coloring Book also makes a drop from #29 to #31, but it may not be the last we've seen of the project yet.
1) Drake – VIEWS: For the 12th week, Drake's latest album VIEWS is cold chilling in the #1 spot. That's nearly three full months that Aubrey has spent at the top of the Billboard 200, proving that "all Summer Sixteen" wasn't just an empty threat. This week, Drake does 84,795 TAEU and 15,684 in pure sales with his fourth studio album.
2) Gucci Mane – Everybody Looking: Gucci Mane makes a pretty strong debut with his first album since his prison release, Everybody Looking, coming in at #2. Although he moved more physical copies than Drizzy this week, Drake's TAEU were stronger. The influential Atlanta artist moves 67,984 TAEU and 43,461 pure sales for his first week back on the charts. Welcome back, Gucci. Burr!
3) Rihanna – ANTI: Rihanna stays put at the #4 spot this week with ANTI, her eighth studio album. The record tallies 32,568 TAEU and 5,945 sales as it celebrates 27 weeks on the Billboard chart.
4) Beyonce – LEMONADE: Beyonce is hanging onto a spot in the top 10, although just barely. LEMONADE peaked at #1, but it was only there for one week before Drake came and 'One Danced' into the top spot. This week, Bey slips to #9 from #8 last week. Beyonce counts 26,253 TAEU and 17,143 in pure sales for the album's 14th week on the charts.
5) ScHoolboy Q – Blank Face: After debuting three weeks ago at #2, ScHoolboy Q's album dropped to #10 last week. This week he continues that drop-off, coming in at #16. Blank Face LP managed another 17,418 TAEU and 6,847 in physical units this past week.
6) Bryson Tiller – Trapsoul: Bryson Tiller finds himself a few (three exactly) spot higher than last week, landing at #17 this week. Trapsoul is somewhat of a phenomenon at this point, now having spent 44 weeks on the Billboard chart and hanging out in the top 20 spots for the vast majority of that time. He's proving that he isn't done yet, as he tacks on 17,092 TAEU and 3,950 pure sales to his whopping success.
7) Kevin Gates – ISLAH: Similarly, Kevin Gates' ISLAH is a somewhat surprising success. The Baton Rouge artist had a bunch of mixtape releases before finally putting out his first proper studio album on a major label, no less. ISLAH peaked at the #2 spot, but still has wheels as it lands at #18 this week, three spots up from last week. This time around, Gates counts 16,683 TAEU and 4,753 in physical sales as the record celebrates 26 weeks on the charts.
8) Logic – Bobby Tarantino: Logic's latest project Bobby Tarantino slipped from #12 to #20 this week. The California MC does 16,088 TAEU and 7,523 in pure sales during its fourth week on the charts.
9) Kanye West – The Life of Pablo: Kanye West's The Life of Pablo is up slightly this week, from #25 to #23. The record still isn't selling at all, but due to the streams TLOP comes in with 15,131 TAEU.
10) G-Eazy – When It’s Dark Out: G-Eazy moved from #27 to #25 this week with When It's Dark Out, his second studio album. The record moves 15,030 TAEU and 4,546 in pure sales as it clocks in with 34 weeks on the charts.
On the Hot 100, Sia and Sean Paul maintain the top spot with their summer smash "Cheap Thrills." Just behind them is the Diplo-powered Major Lazer machine, who is replicating the success of "Lean On" with "Cold Water," a track that features MØ and Justin Bieber. Drake's "One Dance" is then displaced to #3 after a huge run at the top spot.
Desiigner's "Panda" has been slowing slipping down the chart, coming in at #10 this week, while his track "Timmy Turner" makes a debut at #46. Elsewhere, Skrillex and Rick Ross debut at #67 with their collaborative "Purple Lamborghini," Drake and Gucci Mane debut at #81 with "Back on the Road," and Gucci Mane is also present with his Kanye West collaboration "Pussy Print" at #89.