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.
Earlier this week, TMZ reported that there were breakup rumors floating around again about Nicki Minaj and Meek Mill, as the pair had spent the holidays apart. It was an even bigger deal too, because the pair were only TWO miles away from each other on NYE and had obligations at different hours, so they chose not to bring in the new year together, despite having the option to.
Taking to Twitter yesterday, Nicki tweeted:
“To confirm, yes I am single. Focusing on my work & looking forward to sharing it with you guys really soon. Have a blessed New Year. Love u.”
Of course, Meek wasted no time getting petty, posting a woman’s Giuseppe sneaker on Instagram, saying that they’re “wack” and women shouldn’t walk out of the house with them. Now, this wouldn’t mean anything…if Nicki herself hadn’t worn them in the past. Welp!
Safaree jumped in too, sending Nicki a funny tweet. I wouldn’t mind seeing those two get back together…! Check out the tweets below, along with the rest of today’s biggest stories.
Just behind Jersey‘s finest, Bon Jovi, at number one, Alicia Keys debuts at number two with Here. The project sold a solid 50k units, making for the singer’s seventh top 10 album. In comparison, her 2001 debut, Songs In A Minor, debuted at number 1, then The Diary of Alicia Keys (number 1 in 2003), the live album Unplugged (number in 2005), As I Am (number 1 in 2007), The Element of Freedom (number 2 in 2010) and Girl on Fire (number 1 in 2012).
Also in the top 10 is Rae Sremmurd, whose SremmLife 2 just jumped from number 21 to 5 with 39k units – all because of the popularity of “Black Beatles!” The leap is being powered by the mannequin challenge.
Elsewhere on the chart, Common debuted at number 25 with Black America Again selling 16k units. Meek Mill – last week’s number 3 – is at number 13 with 24k more units of DC4, and Jeezy – last week’s number 1 – is at number 14 with 22k more units of Trap or Die 3.
Looking ahead to next week, A Tribe Called Quest‘s new album, We Got It From Here… Thank You 4 Your Service, is expected to sell 73-83k copies. In the meantime, check out this week’s top 10 below!
Both Meek Mill and Jeezy had amazing debuts on the Billboard 200 this week. The pair were neck-in-neck, with Jeezy‘s Trap or Die 3 hitting number 1 with 89k, and Meek‘s DC4 coming in at number 3 with 87k! Though both projects were continuations of mixtape series’ the guys had started, only Meek‘s was another tape, while Jeezy‘s was an official album.
Elsewhere in the top 10, Views dropped out of the top 5 for the first time ever, after spending a whopping 6 months there! This week, Drake landed at number 7 with 36k units.
Outside of the top 10, A$AP Mob make their debut with Cozy Tapes Vol. 1, coming in at number 13 with 21k units solid. That’s a solid number! RIP A$AP Yams, whose pet project was this mixtape. 21 Savage and Metro Boomin‘s Savage Mode also made its debut, coming in at number 30 with 14k.
Looking ahead to next week, we will see the debuts of Alicia Keys‘ Here album, and Common‘s Black America Again. Though numbers for Common aren’t in yet, early sales forecasts for Alicia are looking at 38-43k. In the meantime, check out this week’s top 10 below!
There is a lot of action on the Billboard 200 this week. Both Joe Budden and D.R.A.M. made their debuts with their new albums, Rage & The Machine and Big Baby D.R.A.M., respectively.
Big Baby D.R.A.M. came in at number 19 with 18k, while Rage came in at number 40 with 11k. Back in the top 10, Drake hit a new “low” with Views, coming at number 5 with 38k.
Looking forward to next week, both Meek Mill and Jeezy will make their debuts. DC4 is looking at 45-50k, while Jeezy‘s Trap or Die 3 is looking at 67-72k, which could give him the number one spot. In comparison, Jeezy‘s last album – 2015’s Church In These Streets – debuted at number 4 with 107k units.
After a really, really long wait, Meek Mill has finally dropped his Dreamchasers 4 project. Amidst all of the beef he’s been in since 2015’s Dreams Worth More Than Money, many have said he needs to just let his music do the talking, and finally he’s listening!
DC4 is the fourth and final installment in Meek‘s popular Dreamchasers mixtape series, and features 14 tracks with appearances from his boo Nicki Minaj, Young Thug, Pusha T, Quavo, Lil Uzi Vert, French Montana, Tory Lanez, 21 Savage and more.
Stream the project below via LiveMixtapes. It’s also available on iTunes and Spotify!