Billboard Breakdown: Post Malone’s 2016 Album Returns To Top 10 + Jhene Predictions

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Thanks to the release of his new single “Rockstar” with 21 Savage, Post Malone‘s 2016 album Stoney has popped back into the top 10 on the Billboard 200. It’s never really strayed too far, however, as last week it was nearby at number 17. The track is actually not on Stoney, however, and will likely live on a new project.

Elsewhere on the chart, the debut self-titled album from Prophets of Rage (Public Enemy’s Chuck D and DJ Lord, Cypress Hill’s B-Real and Rage Against The Machine’s Tom Morello, Tim Commerford and Brad Wilk) landed at number 16 on the chart, which is really solid! Kevin GatesBy Any Means 2 didn’t fare nearly as well, however.

The projected debuted at number 100 with only 7k in sales, which is a HUGE change from his number 2 debut in 2016 with Islah. However, it could be the fact that it was released a day early, which likely filtered it into the previous sales week. In other words, the 7k number may only be ONE day worth of sales, not a full week, and next week we could see the real first week sales.

Looking ahead to next week, Jhene Aiko‘s surprise album Trip is expected to sell around 28-32k units. Surprisingly low, no? We’ll see the final tally next week, but in the meantime, check out this week’s top 10 below!

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Billboard Breakdown: J. Cole Scores His Fourth #1 Album + Post Malone Hits The Top 10

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J. Cole tops the Billboard 200 this week by a landslide, making him 4 for 4 with number one albums! 4 Your Eyez Only sold 492k, becoming the third largest debut this year behind only Drake‘s Views (1.04m) and Beyonce’s Lemonade (653k.)

To compare to his previous releases, Cole World: The Sideline Story debuted at number one in 2011 with 217k, followed by 2013’s Born Sinner at 297k and 2014’s 2014 Forest Hills Drive with 354k. He keeps doing better and better!

Elsewhere on the chart, Post Malone‘s debut album Stoney debuted at number 6 with a strong 58k! Tech N9ne landed just out of the top 10 at number 12, with The Storm selling 36k. There were also debuts from Ab-Soul, Charles Hamilton, The-Dream, Lloyd and Hodgy, but none hit the top 50 sooo…

Looking ahead to next week, we will see debuts from Kid Cudi and The Lox, but the early sales forecasts aren’t in yet. We’ll keep you updated! In the meantime, check out this week’s top 10 below.
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Video Music Box: New Visuals From Kanye West ft. Ty Dolla $ign & Post Malone, Belly ft. Kehlani + More!

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Last night, Kanye West used his time on the VMAs stage to premiere the video to his Ty Dolla $ign and Post Malone-assisted single off of TLOP, “Fade.” Though none of the aforementioned musicians appeared in the visual, singer/actress/G.O.O.D. Music signee Teyana Taylor made up for it, as she showed off her amazing body in an 80s-inspired dance routine. There was also a cameo from her boyfriend, NBA star Iman Shumpert, and their beautiful daughter Junie.

Also premiering on the VMAs was Ariana Grande‘s video for “Side To Side,” featuring Nicki Minaj. The pair performed the song at the show, using props similar to the aesthetic in the actual video. Between this one and “Fade,” one thing was made quite clear – we all need to get our butts to the gym!

These videos below, plus new visuals from Belly and Kehlani, Gucci Mane and more!
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Post Malone Announces Hollywood Dreams Tour With Jazz Cartier, Larry June & FKi 1st

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Post Malone will be hitting the road this fall on The Hollywood Dreams Tour. Sponsored by Monster, the show will feature opening acts Jazz Cartier and Larry June, and will be hosted by FKi 1st.

The 41-date tour will hit all the major cities after kicking off in San Diego in September, and will wrap in LA two months later. Pre-order tickets are available now, while the general sale begins on Friday. Check out the list of dates below and get more info here!
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Post Malone Claims He Turned Down XXL Cover Because He Didn’t Want To Fly To NY; XXL Responds

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Earlier this week, the 2016 class of XXL Freshmen were revealed. The following day, XXL EIC Vanessa Satten spoke about their choices and the people who were left out, and Post Malone quickly came up in the conversation.

“We were told by his camp that he wasn’t paying attention to hip-hop so much, he was going in more of a rock/pop/country direction,” Vanessa explained. “We never even discussed playing music, we never even met on it. Once we heard he was going in a whole different music direction and wasn’t really acknowledging hip-hop, and really once they were telling us, ‘We’re going in a country direction,’ that’s the message that you don’t really want to be in the hip-hop world so we’re just gonna let it go rather than chase you down and beat you in the head over it.”

According to Post, that’s not the case at all. In an Instagram photo shared this morning, the “White Iverson” singer said the real reason he wasn’t on the cover is because he was tired and didn’t feel like flying to New York to shoot the cover. He also denies the claims that he’s abandoning hip-hop for other genres.

Vanessa has now responded, saying that the words came straight from his PR team, and despite her many efforts to get in touch with both him and his management to confirm or deny the PR team’s claims, they went unanswered. Who do you believe? Check out both IG posts below and let us know your thoughts!
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Video Music Box: New Visuals From Post Malone, Machine Gun Kelly + More!

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As he preps his debut mixtape, Post Malone has released his official next single after “White Iverson,” “Go Flex.” The video is a bit minimal, featuring Posty and his guitar in the desert, and tons of cancer sticks cigarettes. This will definitely be another big hit for him.

MGK is still releasing visuals off his 2015 album, General Admission. For “All Night Long,” he teams with his good friend Mod Sun once again and brings the 216 to Hollywood. This video is reminiscent of his 2014 visual for “Sail” – which makes sense, since that was also directed by Mod Sun (and very dope.)

These videos below, plus new visuals from A$AP Ferg and Tory Lanez, Young Thug, Skepta and more.
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