Kendrick Lamar‘s DAMN. has returned to the top spot on the Billboard 200 this week, four months since its release! With another 47k units sold, it makes for a fourth nonconsecutive week at number one for K.dot.
Elsewhere on the chart, NBA Youngboy‘s AI YoungBoy debuted at number 24 with 18k, while Ugly God‘s The Booty Tape debuted just under him at number 27 with 16k. Looking ahead to next week, newcomer Moneybagg Yo is set to make a similar debut, as Heartless is looking at around 14-17k.
In the meantime, check out this week’s top 10 below!
Vic Mensa‘s The Autobiography debuted on the Billboard 200 this week, though it’s not very high up. The JAY-Z-approved project sold 16k in its first week, landing on the chart at number 27. Aminé also made his debut with Good For You, selling 14k and coming in around number 30.
Elsewhere on the chart, Tyler The Creator’s Flower Boy LP fell 75% in its second week, going from number 2 to number 12 with an additional 26k.
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This week, there were multiple major debuts on the chart! Tyler, The Creator and Meek Mill were neck-in-neck (along with Lana del Rey) for the top spot, and it ended up with Lana first, then Tyler‘s Flower Boy at number 2 with 101k, and Meek‘s Wins & Losses at number 3 with 99k.
For Tyler, this is the highest-charting album of his career as well as his highest first-week sales, as 2011’s Goblin launched at number 5 with 45k, 2013’s Wolf at number 3 with 89k and 2015’s Cherry Bomb at number 4 with 58k. For Meek, these first week numbers are much lower than his previous two releases, and the chart number is his lowest as well. 2012’s Dreams & Nightmares debuted at number 2 with 165k, while 2015’s Dreams Worth More Than Money debuted at number 1 with 215k.
Just outside of the top 10, NAV and Metro Boomin‘s collab, Perfect Timing, debuted at number 14 with 30k, and French Montana‘s Jungle Rules has dropped to number 16 in its second week with an additional 27k.Check out this week’s full top 10 below.
JAY-Z is at number one on the Billboard 200 for a second week in a row, with 4:44 selling an additional 87k this week. Hov now has a cumulative total of 25 weeks at number one on the chart with 14 albums, with Eminem as the only other rap act to beat (at 31 total weeks.)
French Montana‘s long awaited sophomore effort Jungle Rules makes its debut at number 3, selling 52k units. In comparison, his previous and only other effort, 2013’s Excuse My French, debuted at number 4 with 56k.
Looking ahead to next week, Lana Del Rey and Meek Mill will both be making their debuts. The exact numbers aren’t in just yet, but they’re both estimated to be in the six figure range! Looks like that Drizzy beef didn’t hurt Meek as much as people thought!
Stay tuned for those numbers next week, but in the meantime, check out this week’s top 10 below.
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!
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!
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Shout out to the beautiful JERSEY girl SZA, whose long-awaited debut album made a strong debut on the Billboard 200 in its first week! With 60k units sold, CTRL comes in at number three – making for a TDE takeover on the top 3, as Kendrick Lamar‘s DAMN. is number two! Aye!
In an interesting update on the charts, Billboard will no longer count streaming toward the sales of compilation albums (like Epic AF, the NOW albums, etc.), and will only count their physical sales. They will count the streams, however, if all of the songs on the album were recorded specifically for that project. Interesting!
Looking ahead to next week, Lorde is looking at a top 3 debut (perhaps number one, depending on what Katy does in week two) with Melodrama, currently estimated to do 85-90k. 2 Chainz will follow up with what will likely be a top 5 debut, if not top 3, as Pretty Girls Like Trap Music is looking at 55-60k, and finally Big Boi‘s Boomiverse is looking at 20-25k, which will hopefully be top 10.
In the meantime, check out this week’s top 10 below!