Macklemore & Ryan Lewis' "This Unruly Mess I've Made" underperforms its predecessor but manages to crack the top 5 with its debut on Billboard.
There's not much happening on the new Billboard chart, hip-hop-wise, that is -- as 2 Chainz and Lil Wayne's ColleGrove as well as Kendrick Lamar's surprise album, which both dropped on Friday (Mar. 4), will appear on next week's chart. The only notable hip-hop entry onto this week's Billboard 100 is Macklemore & Ryan Lewis' sophomore album, This Unruly Mess I've Made, which has made its debut at No. 4.
This Unruly Mess I've Made pulled in a reported 61,000 total album units (including streams), a drop in sales from the duo's debut, The Heist, which sold 78,000 units and placed at No. 2 in its first week on the chart.
A higher debut than Macklemore's was the new album from English rock band The 1975, I Like It When You Sleep, which finally took the top spot from Adele's 25, released all the way back in November. Adele's 25 and Rihanna's Anti each moved down a spot from last week, placing at No. 2 and No. 3, respectively.