Wiz cracked the top ten with his latest album.
The music charts are being dominated by hip-hop artists right now. The top six albums in America all belong to rappers. Drake's Scorpion will spend its third week at number one on Billboard's Hot 200 chart. While that news is not shocking whatsoever, it does add another line to Drake's already astounding resume. According to Billboard, Scorpion sold 260,000 equivalent album units in the week ending July 19. 29,000 of those album sales came from physical copies. While Drizzy enjoys his reign at the top, Wiz Khalifa earned his fifth top ten entry onto the charts.
Rolling Papers 2 sold 80,000 units to grab the number two spot on the charts. It was the only new release to crack the top ten, which is being held down by projects that were released earlier this year. Post Malone’s Beerbongs & Bentleys grabbed the number three position with 68,000 units, XXXTentacion’s ? remained at number 4 with 45,000 units, and Cardi B’s Invasion of Privacy wrapped up the top five with 44,000 units. The fact that hip-hop albums are running the top five spots on the charts is a testament to how strong the culture has become. Juice WLRD’s Goodbye & Good Riddance almost made the top five cut, and landed at number 6 with 41,000 units.