D.R.A.M.'s album debuts at #19 overall.
A series of new, non-rap albums took over the top four spots this week, leaving just Drake and the Suicide Squad soundtrack in the overall top 10. Travis Scott, Rihanna, and the new one from D.R.A.M. represent in the teens, while Kanye West, Solange, Rae Sremmurd, Chance The Rapper, and 21 Savage/Metro Boomin take us up into the 30s. Elsewhere, Joe Budden debuts his newest album Rage & The Machine at #40, NxWorries debut Yes Lawd! at #59, and Kodak Black's Lil Big Pac actually debuts at #196 this week despite being released as a mixtape back in June.
1) Drake – VIEWS: With four brand new albums occupying the top four, Drake's VIEWS retracts to the #5 spot. This week, the Canadian superstar logs 38,349 TAEU (total album equivalent units) and 5,219 pure sales with his fourth studio album.
2) Various Artists – Suicide Squad: The Album: At #7 is the Suicide Squad soundtrack, riding high off the contributions from Rick Ross, Skrillex, Lil Wayne, Wiz Khalifa, and a whole lot more. Dropping four spots since last week, the record moves 30,715 TAEU and 9,655 pure sales.
3) Travis Scott – Birds in the Trap Sing McKnight: Moving to #16 we find Travis Scott's Birds in the Trap Sing McKnight, his second studio record. The album features bigwigs like Kendrick Lamar, Andre 3000, and Kid Cudi, helping it move 19,986 TAEU and 1,804 pure sales during its eighth week on the charts.
4) Rihanna – ANTI: Rihanna's eighth studio album has been dominating the charts since its release 40 weeks ago, but as of recently it has slipped a little bit. This week she finds herself at #18, moving 18,085 TAEU and 2,939 pure sales with the moody effort.
5) D.R.A.M. — Big Baby D.R.A.M.: Big up Big Baby D.R.A.M.! His debut studio full-length lands at #19 in its first week on the charts, a solid showing for the "Cha Cha" singer/MC. With singles like "Broccoli" and "Cash Machine," the album clocks 17,914 TAEU and 2,550 pure sales in its debut.
6) Kanye West – The Life of Pablo: At #25 is Kanye West with The Life of Pablo. With no albums sold, the record moves 15,102 TAEU based on the strength of streams alone.
7) Solange — A Seat at the Table: At #27 is Solange with her new album A Seat at the Table, a record that has been receiving really great reviews. It features Lil Wayne, Sampha, Q-Tip, and some help from Raphael Saadiq on the songwriting, but Solange's vocal performance and raw emotion is the real star here. The record, in its fourth week on the charts, moves 14,012 TAEU and 4,949 pure sales.
8) Rae Sremmurd — SremmLife 2: The Sremmurd boys come in at #28 after last week's appearance at #26. Their sophomore full-length SremmLife 2 moves 13,981 TAEU and 1,470 pure sales during its 11th week on the charts.
9) Chance The Rapper — Coloring Book: 2016 is sort of the year of Chance The Rapper. In addition to starting his own festival and becoming one of hip hop's most influential young guns, the Chicago native also scored a Billboard success without even selling the record. He's clearly changing the game as he logs 13,918 TAEU and comes in at #29 this week.
10) 21 Savage and Metro Boomin — Savage Mode: The collaboration between 21 Savage and Metro Boomin came out 15 weeks ago, but its still gaining momentum. After coming in at #39 last week, the record appears at #32 this time around, counting 12,613 TAEU and 591 sales to its success.
The top six songs this week are the same as last week. The Weeknd and Daft Punk stick at #2 behind The Chainsmokers and Halsey, who have been running at #1 for a minute now. D.R.A.M. and Lil Yachty have peaked at #5 for now, and Bruno Mars is right behind them with the funky "24K Magic." Sia and Kendrick Lamar's "The Greatest" moves from #25 to #19, the best position it has been in so far. Drake's "Fake Love" debuts at #24, while his 21 Savage collab "Sneakin'" debuts at #38. 21 Savage's "No Heart" enters the charts at #85.