A look at the week in rap and R&B sales and chart placements.
The Billboard 200 looks real familiar this week, with only one new hip hop release debuting, and very little changing elsewhere on the charts. Rihanna goes from #1 to #3 with her ANTI record, and pretty much everyone else follows her lead by slipping down the charts. Kendrick slides most notably by going from #5 to #16 with his untitled unmastered. project (after debuting at #1 three weeks ago, nevertheless).
Fear not, though, because nothing else slid too far away from its position last week. Bryson Tiller moves down just one spot, Kevin Gates goes two, while The Weeknd and Fetty Wap stand strong at their same positions from last week. Peep our full breakdown below, along with a glimpse at the Billboard Hot 100.
1) Rihanna - ANTI: Rihanna's eighth studio album has bounced in and out of the #1 spot at least a couple of times now. Last week she was in that top spot, but this week she's slipped back to #3, just behind the new releases by Gwen Stefani and Jordan Smith. Rihanna adds an additional 52,471 TAEU (total album equivalent units) and 16,630 pure sales to her résumé with ANTI.
2) Kevin Gates - ISLAH: Last week he was at #9, and this week Kevin Gates is at #11. While he couldn't break into the top 10 for his eighth week on the charts, Gates moves another 26,734 TAEU and 9,373 in pure sales for ISLAH.
3) Bryson Tiller - T R A P S O U L: Slipping just one spot, from #11 to #12, is Bryson Tiller. His Trapsoul project moves another 25,987 TAEU and 6,654 in pure sales, continuing an impressive 26-week stint on the charts.
4) The Weeknd - Beauty Behind the Madness: Celebrating his 30th week on the charts, and staying at the same #13 spot as last week, is The Weeknd. Abel adds an additional 25,233 TAEU and 8,464 pure sales to the success of his sophomore full-length.
5) G-Eazy - When It's Dark Out: G-Eazy is one of only two artists who actually moved up this week. Going from #16 to #14, When It's Dark Out clocks 22,940 TAEU and 4,308 pure sales.
6) Kendrick Lamar - untitled unmastered.: Slidding from #5 all the way to #16 is Cornrow Kenny. The untitled unmastered. record debuted at #1 before going to #5 this week, and now it's gone to #16. It looks like it may not have too much staying power on the charts, but it did 20,580 TAEU and 13,009 sales this week, at any rate.
7) Fetty Wap - Fetty Wap: Fetty Wap stays at the #18 spot this week with his self-titled effort. The hit-filled record does another 18,425 TAEU and 3,631 sales during its 26th week on the charts.
8) Flo Rida - My House: There aren't many EPs on the charts, but Flo Rida's My House has been hanging out for - count 'em - 51 weeks now. Doing another 17,365 TAEU and 1,613 pure sales is the Florida based artist.
9) Future - EVOL: EVOL is yet another album that didn't go anywhere this week. Sticking it out at the #22 spot is Future, who moves 16,073 TAEU and 2,627 sales with his latest project.
10) Future - Dirty Sprite 2: And while EVOL hangs out at #22, DS2 moves from #27 to #26. The record has spent 36 weeks on the charts, and does another 15,180 TAEU and 2,560 sales, as if Future wasn't already doing enough.
No one has been able to bump Rihanna and Drake from their #1 spot for the last few weeks, and this week is no different as "Work" continues to see thriving success on the Hot 100. Flo Rida and G-Eazy join them in the top 10 with their respective hits. The Ty Dolla $ign-assisted Fifth Harmony single continues to climb the charts, moving from #13 to #12, and Desiigner's "Panda" gets closer to the top 20 as it goes from #33 to #21. Iggy Azalea has a new one in the Top 100, with "Team" coming in at #42. The Jeremih-assisted Dreezy cut "Body" also broke into the Top 100, just barely at the #98 spot.