A look at this week’s rap and R&B sales and chart placements.
The #FutureHive has proved that internet hype can very much inspire actual album sales, as DS2 saords to number one, giving Hendrix not only his first number one, but doubling the sales of Honest. He makes for the only real notable debut on the charts, but Tyrese and Meek Mill are still hanging on to their placements within the top ten.
Check out the full breakdown below.
1) Future—DS2: Future surprised even his most loyal fans this week by earning the fourth largest rap debut of the year, bringing in 121,495 units (146,960 with streams).
2) Tyrese—Black Rose: Tyrese also earned his the first number one album of his career just last week, but his album won’t be taking a major dip just yet, as he stays strong at number 3, moving 43,202 copies (46,502 with streams).
3) Meek Mill—Dreams Worth More Than Money: Amidst a beef with Drake, Meek’s sales are still standing strong, moving up to a total of 299,000 sales this week, with 21,869 units moved (39,139 with streams). it falls from 3 to 7.
4) Drake—IYRTITL: Drake is also still in the running, but it will be interesting to see how his recent double-up on diss tracks will affect sales. He sells 7,175 copies (19,215 with streams) and is currently sitting at 991,000 sold. He falls from 9 to 13.
5) Nicki Minaj—The Pinkprint: Currently on her Pinkprint tour, Nicki takes a minor slip from 18 to 25. She moves 3,320 copies (15,076 with streams), and has now sold 649,000 copies total.
6) Rae Sremmurd—SremmLife: The Sremms made major moves today, perhaps due to their opening slot on Nicki’s Pinprint tour, jumping from 54 to 24. SremmLife moves 5,408 copies (13,843 with streams).
7) Big Sean—Dark Sky Paradise: Sean is still floating around the bottom of the top 30, moving up two spots from 29 to 27. His album moves 3,242 copies (12,831with streams).
8) J. Cole—2014 Forest Hills Drive: Cole has remained one of the most consistent sellers since his Lp’s release last year. this week he makes a leap from 40 to 29, selling 6,224 copies (12,732 with streams). He’s at 965,000 total sales.
Over to the Hot 100, OMI’s “Cheerleader” is still holding strong at the number one spot, while The Weeknd‘s “Can’t Feel My Face” continues to gun for its position. The biggest story comes with Fetty Wap’s “My Way” making a miraculous leap from 87 to 7, due to the track finally being uploaded to the iTunes store. Fetty’s “Trap Queen” is one spot above at 6, making him the first male rapper to have two songs in the top ten in four years (Lil Wayne being the last). His Ws don’t end there, as “679” rounds out the top 20 at 18. It may be time to drop the album.