Cleveland's Machine Gun Kelly pulls in the No. 4 spot on the Billboard charts while Macklemore & Ryan Lewis claim the No. 2 position.
Following almost exactly as predicted last week, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, amid high praise from critics, were able to move over 70k units in their first week on shelves, and Machine Gun Kelly had an equally impressive haul for his studio album debut selling over 50k.Â
Finding themselves at No. 2 on the Billboard charts (via XclusivesZone), Macklemore & Ryan Lewis' The Heist sold 74k units, which continues to be the trend on the charts with more R&B sounding artists receiving the bulk of the purchases and hip hop artist album sales underÂ performing compared to years past.Â
Lace Up, is one album that did not under perform, and found some moxy from the label it was released under's past. Â MGK's Bad Boy debut, and first studio album was able to sneakÂ into the Top 5 on the Billboard charts, settling at the No. 4 spot with 50k units pushed. Â
Billboard is planning on changing how they chart urban music, most notably R&B. So what do you think, do these numbers seem accurate?