A look at the week’s rap and R&B sales and chart placements.
It wasn’t the most exciting week for releases, with Erykah Badu‘s But You Cain’t Use My Phone being the sole big project. Outside of that, we saw the same players running the charts, with The Weeknd, Fetty Wap, and Bryson Tiller continuing to do numbers.
Check out the full breakdown below.
1) The Weeknd—Beauty Behind The Madness: Now 14 weeks deep on the charts, The Weeknd continues to lead the rap and R&B pack, slipping from 5 to 6 and moving 59,603 units (35,743 excluding streams). He’s at 746,663 total sales*.
2) Fetty Wap—Fetty Wap: Fetty continues to be another one of the year’s most consistent sellers, moving up from 10 to 8, and bringing in 46,665 units (24,659 excluding streams). His total is at 204,000 thus far.
3) Erykah Badu—But You Cain’t Use My Phone: Our one debut this week comes from Erykah Badu, whose “mixtape” comes through at 14. The digitally released project moves 35,031 units (31,340 excluding streams).
4) Bryson Tiller—TRAPSOUL: Bryson makes a big leap from 29 to 10 in his 11th week on the charts. He’s moved 101,000 units total, with 26,136 old this week (11,856 excluding streams).
5) Empire Cast—Season 2 OST Vol. 1: As Empire Season 2 winds down, the first volume of the soundtrack is occupying the charts, falling from 16 to 23 in its second week, and moving 23,921 units (16,932 excluding streams). It’s at a total of 39,000 sold so far.
6) Drake & Future—What A Time To Be Alive: Drake and Future’s project gets a slight boost this week, moving from 27 to 24, and moving 23,722 units (4,252 excluding streams). It’s still waiting to hit gold status, with 486,000 total sales.
7) Logic—The Incredible True Story: Logic falls another 10 spots, sliding from 21 to 31. He moves 20,936 units (14,437 excluding streams), and is currently sitting on a total of 148,000 sold.
8) Jeezy—Church In These Streets: Jeezy slips from 18 to 34, as his new LP collects 19,492 units this week (16,683 excluding streams). His total sales are at 140,000.
9) Drake—IYRTITL: Drake is keeping himself in the top 40 close to a year later, bouncing from 40 to 36 this week. He moves 18,773 units (9,706 excluding streams) for a total of 1,113,000 sales.
10) Jadakiss—Top 5 Dead Or Alive: Jada had a very impressive first week of sales, but he’s taken a considerable dive in his second week, falling from 4 to 44. He moves 16,976 copies (14,521 excluding streams) for a total of 74,666 in sales.
* All TOTAL SALES include pure album sales only.
The Hot 100 is looking pretty steady this week as well, with Adele, Drake, Bieber, and The Weeknd all maintaining their spots within the top 5. Elsewhere, Travis Scott’s “Antidote” continues to climb, moving from 20 to 19, Bryson Tiller’s “Don’t” is up from 33 to 24, and Missy Elliott’s “WTF” jumps from 72 to 59. Young Thug‘s “Best Friend” is now at 86 from 98, while Yo Gotti‘s “Down In The DM,” finally makes its debut at 87.