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!
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Billboard Breakdown: DJ Khaled Is #1 For A Second Week + Sales Forecasts For 21 Savage + JAY-Z


DJ Khaled‘s Grateful hit number one again for its second week on the Billboard 200, making it the first album to spend more than one week in the top spot in two months! In the week ending July 6, Grateful sold another 70k units.

Looking ahead to next week, JAY-Z and 21 Savage will make their chart debuts with 4:44 and Issa Album, respectively. Though 4:44 was released the week prior, it was a TIDAL exclusive, which doesn’t count toward the Billboard charts. Now that it has been released to all streaming services and stores, it’s looking at a number one debut next week with around 250-275k. By RIAA‘s standards, it’s already considered platinum through the TIDAL streams in week one.

As for 21, his debut, Issa Album, is on pace to sell around 50-60k, which should put him in the top 3. Issa hit!

In the meantime, check out this week’s top 10 below.
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Short N’ Sweet Clicks: Weekend Recap Ending 12/4/16


This 21 Savage and Tyga beef was the talk of the weekend. Here’s what happened if you’re a bit lost.

21 Savage decided that he wanted to get at Kylie Jenner, and after making a post about her on social media, he then doubled up when asked by TMZ cameras and said he’d “tear that ass up.” Of course, Tyga didn’t like another man – especially a rapper – coming for his woman, so he made a diss track, which was previewed by Kylie on Snapchat over the weekend.

On the track, Tyga raps over 21‘s “No Heart” beat with bars like, “Why you got one car in a 12-car garage? Sucking dick for a Ferrari,” likely referring to the whip that Drake got 21 for his birthday recently.

21 followed this up with a series of videos, threatening to kill Tyga and all that fun stuff. He’s since deleted them all, however, and now claims those videos were old and this whole thing has been blown out of proportion. Kylie has been sticking by her man’s side, calling 21 a “bitch” on IG, but Meek Mill and Nicki Minaj seem to be siding with 21. Welp!

Check out all of the posts below, along with the rest of the weekend’s biggest stories.
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New Music Round-Up: Songs From Chris Brown, Migos & Lil Uzi Vert, Gucci Mane & Travi$ Scott + More!


Taking advantage of all of the eyes on him in the midst of what appears to be a set-up, Chris Brown dropped a new song yesterday – fresh out of prison. “Yo, you know all this bullsh*t and everything going on,” Chris said, “I’ma just turn the other cheek and drop some music.”

Migos links up with Lil Uzi Vert on a Metro Boomin beat for “Bad and Boujee,” closing the summer in the right way. The trio’s No Label 3 mixtape is coming soon, and this will likely live on it.

These songs below, plus a new track from Gucci Mane and Travi$ Scott, Lil Yachty and 21 Savage, DJ Premier‘s remix of Desiigner‘s “Timmy Turner” and more!
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New Music Round-Up: Songs From Fetty Wap, PartyNextDoor, DOM Kennedy + More!


Fetty Wap is preparing for his sophomore album, following his chart-topping, self-titled debut in 2015. After releasing the first single “Wake Up” this past spring, the New Jersey rapper follows up with “Different Now,” detailing how his life has changed since his rise to fame.

Just a week after releasing P3, PartyNextDoor keeps the new music flowing. This time, he teams up with producer Murda Beatz for the West Indian-inspired, “Can’t Let The Summer Pass.”

These tracks below, plus new songs from DOM Kennedy, Travi$ Scott, 21 Savage and many more!
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New Music Round-Up: Songs From Kehlani, Britney Spears ft. G-Eazy, Gucci Mane + More!

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Kehlani is gearing up to release her debut album via Atlantic Records later this year. After a rough start to 2016 with the Kyrie Irving x PartyNextDoor drama, but she’s gotten back on her feet and has released her new single, “CRZY.”

Elsewhere in the Bay, G-Eazy gets a major look being featured on Britney Spears‘ new single, “Make Me…” The song will appear on Britney‘s next album, coming later this year.

Listen to these songs below, plus new music from Tinashe, MadeinTYO with 2 Chainz, Gucci Mane and more.
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It’s LIT: Lil Uzi Vert, Kodak Black, 21 Savage & YFN Lucci Announce ‘Parental Advisory Tour’


The amount of turn-up and ignorance that’s about to take place under one roof is astounding!

Lil Uzi Vert and Kodak Black have announced their co-headlining “Parental Advisory Tour,” featuring opening acts 21 Savage and YFN Lucci. This is basically [what’s likely to be] the 2016 XXL Freshmen tour adjace.

Hit the jump to check out the list of dates and locations. Tickets are on sale now.
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