Billboard Breakdown: First Week Sales For JAY-Z, 21 Savage, Sevyn + Forecasts For French Montana


As expected, JAY-Z‘s 4:44 debuted at number one the Billboard 200, after it was released on all streaming platforms following its exclusive one week TIDAL release. (The TIDAL release did not count toward Billboard.) The album sold 174k units, and makes for Hov‘s 14th number one! This now makes him the record holder for solo artist with the most number one albums in the history of Billboard!

Had Hov not dropped, 21 Savage‘s Issa Album would have debuted at number one.  Instead, it comes in at number two with a super solid 77k! Issa hit! Outside of the top 10, Sevyn Streeter‘s new album Girl Disrupted had an extremely dismal debut at number 92. Sheesh.

Looking ahead to next week, French Montana‘s Jungle Rules is on pace to sell around 45-50k, which should give him a top 5 debut. In the meantime, check out this week’s top 10 below!

  1. JAY-Z4:44 262k
  2. 21 SavageIssa Album 77k
  3. Kendrick LamarDAMN. 54k
  4. DJ Khaled - Grateful 50k
  5. Ed Sheeran÷ (Divide) 36k
  6. Imagine Dragons – Evolve 35k
  7. Haim - Something to Tell You 32k
  8. Calvin HarrisFunk Wav Bounces Vol. 1 30k
  9. Moana [Soundtrack] 29k
  10. DrakeMore Life 29k


Source: Billboard || HDD || Billboard

Marisa Mendez

Marisa is a media personality, while also working on the digital side of things for some of hip-hop's biggest names. She has done work with French Montana, Swizz Beatz, Nicki Minaj, Pusha T and many more.

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