A look at this week's rap and R&B sales and chart placements.
This week saw a range of debuts from a range of artists. The top entry within rap and R&B went to Jason Derulo who slid in at number four, just under Rocky who managed to have another strong week. A little farther down Chicago drill hero Lil Durk put his debut album in at number 14, and Dom Kennedy quietly slipped in at 23. While me may see the latter two LPs fall in the coming weeks, Derulo has been known to stick around, especially considering he's got a few potential hits lined up.
Take a look at the full breakdown below.
1) ASAP Rocky—A.L.L.A: ASAP's second week on the charts sees him falling from the number on spot to number three, though still leading things in terms of hip hop sales. ALLA moves 31,758 copies this week (50,283 including streams). He's totalling at 148,500 sold.
2) Jason Derulo—Everything Is 4: The man formerly well known for singing his own name has this week's biggest debut in the rap and R&B categories, coming in at number 4. His album sold 21,520 copies with 37,495 including streams.
3) Lil Durk—Remember My Name: Durk has the second biggest debut with his very first major label album, selling a decent 23,564 copies (27,615 including streams) and coming in at 14.
4) Various—Furious 7: The Wiz-fronted soundtrack is still kicking at 17, with 4,655 in sales and 26,549 in streams (likely still cruising off "See You Again").
5) Drake—IYRTITL: Drizzy moves 9,262 copies of his mixtape (23,694 with streams) this week, making his grand total 939,063. He falls from 16 to 19.
6) Boosie Badazz—Touch Down 2 Cause Hell: Boosie falls all the way from number 3 to number 22 this week, once again moving the grand majority of his units in traditional sales (18,816, 21,555 with streams). He's now sold 78,200 total.
7) Dom Kennedy—By Dom Kennedy: Dom is yet another debut this week, entering the charts at 23. His streams and traditional sales are fairly even, with 9,117 sold and 20,678 combined.
8) Nicki Minaj—The Pinkprint: Nicki is still selling, mostly through her popularity in the stream market. While only moving 3,915 copies of The Pinkprint traditionally, with streams the albums moves 19,265 copies. Her total is at 627,988.
The top 3 of the Hot 100 seem to be firmly in place as Wiz Khalifa's "See You Again," Taylor Swift and Kendrick Lamar's "Bad Blood," and Fetty Wap's "Trap Queen" all maintain their positions in the respective top three spots. Meanwhile, Rich Homie Quan moves up to the number 30 slot, suggesting "Flex" could be the surprise summer hit we need right now. Future's "Commas" has now fallen two spots after peaking at 55, which we may feel unfortunately may be its ceiling for the time being. Both "Wet Dreamz" and Jeremih's "Planes" are gradually inching their way up, indicating that J. Cole may have some hits on his hands. Check back next week to see where everything ends up.