Billboard Breakdown: Dave East, A$AP Ferg & Kodak Black Debut + Projections For Uzi, A$AP Mob & XXXTentacion


Congrats to my mothaf*ckin’ BOY Dave East, who cracked the Billboard 200 Top 10 for the very first time with the release of his EP, Paranoia: A True Story. (Mind you, this isn’t even the official full-length album debut!) Paranoia sold a solid 26k units, securing the number 9 slot. Previously, Dave hit the chart with Kairi Chanel in 2016, which debuted and peaked at number 38.

Kodak Black had an even bigger debut with his mixtape Project Baby Two, coming in at number 2 with 50k. Earlier this year, his debut album Painting Pictures started at number 3 with 71k. Elsewhere on the chart, A$AP Ferg‘s Still Striving just missed the top 10, coming in at number 12 with 24k.

Looking ahead to next week, Lil Uzi Vert, XXXTENTACION and A$AP Mob will all debut on the Billboard 200. Uzi‘s Luv Is Rage 2 is looking at a number one debut with around 110-120k, while XXX’s 17 is looking at 65-70k (likely a number two debut) and the Mob’s Cozy Tapes Vol. 2: Too Cozy is looking at around 30-35k.

In the meantime, check out this week’s full top 10 below.
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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!
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(Video) Fabolous, Joanne The Scammer + More Appear In Nick Jonas & Ty Dolla $ign’s VMAs Performance

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During the 2016 MTV VMAs last night, singer Nick Jonas performed his new single “Bacon,” featuring Ty Dolla $ign. Instead of hitting the stage inside of Madison Square Garden like fellow performers Beyoncé, Rihanna, Future and more, Ty and the former member of The Jonas Brothers opted for a different approach, and performed live from the Tick Tock Diner.

As Nick made his way through the famed NYC diner, the camera cut to various celebrity cameos, which included Giants star Odell Beckham Jr., social media stars the Fat Jew and Joanne The Scammer, rappers A$AP Ferg, Fabolous and Remy Ma, and DNCE, winners of the Best New Artist award and a group that features Nick‘s brother, Joe Jonas. He then met Ty outside, who kept it very LA while performing in front of two low-riders on the street.

Check out the performance below!
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A$AP Ferg Announces ‘Turnt & Burnt Tour’ With Playboi Carti & Rob $tone


A$AP Ferg stays on the road. After touring as a supporting act with both G-Eazy and Tory Lanez this year, the Trap Lord has announced a headlining trek of his own.

Joined by Playboi Carti and Rob $tone, the 27-date Turnt & Burnt Tour kicks off in the Chi just before Halloween, and wraps in New York in early December. Check out the full list of dates below. Tickets go on sale this Friday, August 26 at 10am local time.
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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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Video Music Box: New Visuals From Kamaiyah, Kehlani, Rae Sremmurd w/ Lil Jon + More!


Kamaiyah keeps the 90s alive in her latest visual, “How You Want It.” As she pops champagne in a blue-lit room while her signature brick phone sits nearby, the Oakland rapper gives you a vibe reminiscent of Keshia in Belly.

“Fun fact,” Kamaiyah shared upon the visual’s release. “I shot this in my living room. If you have the right director and lighting, anything is possible.” Crazy!

Check out the video below, as well as the visual to Kehlani‘s cut off of the Suicide Squad soundtrack, Rae Sremmurd‘s new collab with Lil Jon and more!
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Machine Gun Kelly Announces Lineup For EST Fest 2016: YG, A$AP Ferg + More


Since 2013, Machine Gun Kelly quietly puts on a HUGE festival in his home state of Ohio, attracting thousands upon thousands of fans and big name artists like Waka Flocka, Kid Ink, Juvenile and more. The third annual EST Fest goes down August 5 and 6 at Ohio Dreams in Butler, OH, and joining MGK on the stage this year will be YG, A$AP Ferg and more to be announced.

Each year has a theme, and this year, MGK has gone with “The Last Weekend on Earth,” following 2014’s circus theme. (2015 was skipped due to tour and movie commitments.) Tickets, camping information and more is available here. Will you be in attendance?
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