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.
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!
You call her Hillary? I call her Billaryyyy!
Hillary Clinton had Twitter up in arms yesterday, when she revealed her alliance with Pusha T by tweeting out a contest to meet the G.O.O.D. Music rapper. Push has made quite the career off of rapping about drugs and violence, so it’s certainly an interesting choice for the Presidential hopeful. Not to mention, the Clintons were behind mass incarceration with their 1994 crime bill, so this is an interesting alignment for Push as well.
Says Push of the endorsement:
“These past few months, I have been given the opportunity to make an impact on my community and my culture. I will continue to speak for us any chance I get. Thank you @hillaryclinton for listening…”
Some people are swayed by Hillary‘s choice and are now rocking with her, others have been put off by what they feel is pandering, others are appalled at her choice of rapper. On Push‘s end, some are calling him a sellout, while others are praising him for using his platform for good.
At this point, guys, we have to pick the lesser evil, and Hillary is clearly the better option over Trump. #ImWithHer too, Push!
Check out some of the best reactions here, then hit the jump for the rest of today’s biggest stories!
Kay Cola drops her first 100 percenter, a high energy motivational track “Bless Up.” “I’ve co-produced a lot of my records, but this is my first song that I entirely produced and the 4th beat I’ve ever made in my life”, the Grammy-nominated songwriter said. “I want young girls to know in a male driven industry that we can produce write and record our songs on our own and not wait for anyone.”
Listen to the track below, as well as new music from Lil Uzi Vert with Steve Aoki, Rayven Justice with Young Greatness, Tinashe, Kent Jones and 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!
Fresh off of releasing The Perfect Luv mixtape last month, Lil Uzi Vert is keeping the music coming. Last night, the Philly rapper released “Buy It,” featuring production from Zaytoven.
Check out the track below, as well as new music from Vince Staples, Taylor Gang, Dave East and more!
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.