An overview of r'n'b and hip-hop albums on the Billboard 200 this week.
Without Jay-Z's numbers up on the board just yet, DJ Khaled still has the #1 album with his typically over-the-top Grateful LP. Calvin Harris' equally star-studded affair, which features Pharrell, Big Sean, ScHoolboy Q, Young Thug, and many more, comes in at #2 on the Billboard 200 (not included in below's line-up), with Kendrick right behind him at #3. Those records are joined in the top 10 by 2 Chainz, Bruno Mars, and Drake.
1) DJ Khaled — Grateful: The star-studded new effort Grateful, keeps the #1 spot on lock for his second week out. In Khaled's second week at #1, he's moved another 69,975 TAEU and 15,633 in pure sales.
2) Kendrick Lamar — DAMN.: Another album refusing to move positions, DAMN. sits at #3 for another week, after spending 12 weeks on the Billboard 200. The fourth studio album from the West Coast titan clocks 59,120 TAEU and 13,385 sales this time around.
3) 2 Chainz — Pretty Girls Like Trap Music: Coming in at #6 after last week's stint at #5 is 2 Chainz. The ATLien puts up 33,436 TAEU and 7,422 sales with Pretty Girls Like Trap Music, a record that features Migos, Travis Scott, and Drake.
4) Bruno Mars — 24K Magic: Bruno Mars 24K Magic rises up this week, jumping from #9 to #7. After 33 weeks of charting, and the single "That's What I Like" crushing in the Hot 100, the new LP from the pop mastermind clocks 33,284 TAEU and 12,849 sales.
5) Drake — More Life: Drake's More Life drops off one spot this week, coming in at #9. The "playlist" counts 31,867 TAEU and 1,358 sales into its success.
6) Khalid — American Teen: Khalid's debut album continues to have success on the Billboard 200, while his star continues to climb. This week, the record lands 3,339 sales, enough to boost it up to #11 from the #14 spot it occupied last week.
7) Post Malone — Stoney: Even after being released 30 weeks ago, Post Malone's Stoney continues to do well with streams. This week the album clocks in at #12, right behind fellow overnight sensation Khalid, with 26,581 TAEU and 1,664 sales, dropping just one spot from last week.
8) SZA — CTRL: SZA's CTRL slides from #12 to #13. Her long-awaited album has been garnering much acclaim, rightly so, and this week it clocks 24,722 TAEU and 4,831 sales.
9) Migos — CULTURE: Despite already announcing a second instalment, Migos' CULTURE isn't going anywhere any time soon. This week it actually climbs up one spot, from #15 to #14. The "Bad and Boujee" stars move another 23,752 TAEU and 1,834 sales this week, with the album's 23rd week on the charts.
10) Future — FUTURE: The #19 album in America is Future's self-titled album. Released earlier this year, just a week prior to the HNDRXX drop, the album has been on the charts for 20 weeks, and claims 18,518 TAEU and 501 copies this time around. It's worth noting the companion LP, HNDRXX, is much further down, at #70 -- FUTURE likely benefitting from the virality of the "Mask Off" single.
Meanwhile on the Hot 100 singles chart: "Despacito" holds tight to #1 and DJ Khaled's "I'm The One" stays at #2, while the DJ's second single "Wild Thoughts" moves to #4, with Bruno Mars' "That's What I Like" claiming the spot in-between. Kendrick Lamar's "Humble." moves up from #7 to #6, and French Montana and Swae Lee's "Unforgettable" jumps from #13 into the #10 spot. Future, Childish Gambino, and Lil Uzi Vert all snag some real estate in the top 20.
At #26 after last week's appearance at #57 is Calvin Harris' collaborative hit "Feels" featuring Pharrell, Katy Perry and Big Sean. That's a huge jump for the British producer following the release of his Funk Wav Bounces Vol. 1. Scanning higher up on the Hot 100 shows that Drake and Migos both have four hits a piece on the charts.