Billboard Breakdown: Moneybagg Yo Debuts At #5 + Forecasts For Dave East, A$AP Ferg, Kodak Black


Kesha debuted at number one this week with her new album Rainbow, which is so dope to hear after her entire legal battle with Dr. Luke. The project netted 117k, and follows up her previous releases 2012’s Warrior (which debuted at number 6, 2011’s remix album I Am the Dance Commander + I Command You to Dance (which debuted at number 26,) 2010’s Cannibal (which debuted at number 15) and her debut album, Animal, which debuted at number one in January of 2010.

Moneybagg Yo’s new album, Federal 3X,  debuted stronger than expected, coming in at number 5 with 30k. The initial forecast was between 15-20k, so that’s a big jump! This is the third release for Yo and his first top 10, as his two previous releases this year debuted at 97 (2 Federal with Yo Gotti) and number 177 (Heartless.)

Looking ahead to next week, A$AP Ferg, Dave East and Kodak Black will all make debuts, and most – if not all – should be in the top 10. According to Billboard, Ferg is looking at around 25k with Still Striving, Dave is looking at 20-25k with Paranoia: A True Story and Kodak is looking at around 35k with Project Baby 2. However, Hits Daily Double projects slightly different numbers for Ferg and Dave, with 21-24k and 17-22k, respectively.

We’ll have the final answers next week, but in the meantime, check out this week’s top 10 below!

  1. KeshaRainbow 117k
  2. Kendrick LamarDAMN. 43k
  3. DJ Khaled – Grateful 34k
  4. KhalidAmerican Teen 32k
  5. Moneybagg YoFederal 3X 30k
  6. Ed Sheeran÷ (Divide) 28k
  7. SZACTRL 27k
  8. 21 SavageIssa Album 26k
  9. Imagine DragonsEvolve 26k
  10. Bruno Mars24K Magic 25k


Source: Billboard || HDD

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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