A look at this week’s rap and R&B sales and chart placements.
Last week belonged to The Game, who released The Documentary 2, the long-awaited sequel to his beloved debut, and the first of two new projects. Game’s numbers weren’t big enough to surpass Selena Gomez’ Revival, but with The Documentary 2.5 releasing on Friday, he’s doing alright for himself. Elsewhere on the charts, The Weeknd has continued to pull in big numbers, while J. Cole has proven his longevity, outlasting competitors like Nicki Minaj to be the only 2014 release within the top 40.
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1) The Game—The Documentary 2: While bringing in an impressive first week in sales, The Game falls just short of the top spot (which went to Selena Gomez), bringing in 95,450 in sales (83,171 excluding streams).
2) The Weeknd—Beauty Behind The Madness: The Weeknd is still hanging in at number three (down from 2 last week), with “The Hills” remaining on top of the Hot 100 for another week. He moves 76,517 units (27,426 excluding streams). His total is at 586,503.
3) Fetty Wap—Fetty Wap: Fetty Wap is at 4 for another week, moving 53,333 units of his self-titled album (16,380 excluding streams). His total sales as of this week are 147,000.
4) Drake & Future—What A Time To Be Alive: Drake and Future’s album falls from 3 to 5 this week, with 48,839 units moved (15,615 excluding streams). The full tally is 439,000 sold.
5) Janet Jackson—Unbreakable: Janet experienced a bit of a slip, coming from the top spot down to number 8. Her comeback LP sells 30,433 units this week (27,911 excluding streams), putting her at 136,626 overall.
6) Future—DS2: Future makes his second appearance at 15 (down from 14 last week) with DS2 still bringing in 19,775 units (5,771 excluding streams). He’s at 272,000 total sales thus far.
7) Drake—IYRTITL: Drake is just under his WATTBA partner at 20, selling 17,455 units (4,502 excluding streams). He’s still cruising over the million mark with 1,076,000 total sales.
8) Bryson Tiller—Trapsoul: Bryson Tiller has been performing well for such a new artist, falling from 21 to 24 on his thrid week on the charts. He’s sold 40,000 copies of his debut so far, this week moving 15,767 units (7,136 excluding streams).
9) J. Cole—2014 Forest Hills Drive: Cole has proved he’s in it for the long run as the first rap entry from 2014 on the charts this week. He sells 13,213 units (4,074 excluding streams) making his total 1,033,000 altogether.
10) Travis Scott—Rodeo: Travi$ Scott is moving upwards, jumping from 34 to 31 this week and bringing in 12,317 sales (3,644 excluding streams). His total is at 102,000 as of this week.
While Drake just made his big attempt to break the top spot of the Hot 100, we’ll have to wait until next week to see if it paid off. For now he’s at number two, with The Weeknd’s “The Hills” keeping the number one position for yet another week (and fighting for it with recent remix releases and an interactive video). Meanwhile, Fetty Wap’s “679” is still moving up, jumping from 5 to 4 this week. Elsewhere, Drake and Future’s “Jumpman” is at 13 (up from 16), Post Malone’s “White Iverson” is up from 53 to 46, and Rae Sremmurd’s “Come Get Her” jumps from 78 to 64.