This week, Drake sits at the top spot of Billboard's Top 200 albums chart for the eighth week in a row. YG and The Game debut on the charts repping Compton. Red Hot Chili Peppers sneak in front of Beyonce for the #2 spot in the debut week for Getaway. Chance The Rapper still charts strictly on streams with Coloring Book.
Drake's "VIEWS" Are Still Higher Than Everyone Else's
Drake's reign continues as VIEWS charts at #1 for the eighth week in a row. According to Billboard, the LP is the fourth Hip Hop album to have this streak, tying Eminem's The Marshall Mathers LP, and joining Vanilla Ice’s To the Extreme, which spent 16 weeks and M.C. Hammer’s Please Hammer Don’t Hurt 'Em with 21 weeks at the top spot.
YG's Album Sales Are Brazy
For his sophomore effort, Still Brazy, YG lands at the #6 spot on the list. His debut LP, My Krazy Life, beat this position when it jumped out the gate at #2 when it was released in March of 2014. The Compton, California rapper pushed almost 40,000 units of Still Brazy as compared to 61,000 copies that My Krazy Life sold in each project's first week.
The Game Holds It Down For Compton
The Game stays working as he released the soundtrack for the A&E documentary series, Streets of Compton. The project features many of the city's finest including AD, Boogie and Problem. This album debuts at #24 with 15,519 units sold. A little less than the numbers for his The Documentary 2 or 2.5 projects, but still counting that paper.
Top 10 Billboard Top 200 Rap & R&B Albums For The Week Ending 06/23/2016
Note: The first number below is this week’s “total album equivalent units” count, an intersection of album sales, single sales, and streams implemented by Billboard's new rating system. A pure album sales figure is available in bold in parenthesis and information about each album's streaming count is available in brackets.
#1 Drake - VIEWS - 124,019 (33,290) [105,081,211]
#3 Beyonce - LEMONADE - 49,114 (33,168) [4,982,843]
#6 YG - Still Brazy - 38,286 (27,676) [12,147,885]
#7 Rihanna - ANTI - 37,467 (8,522) [31,419,714]
#19 Kevin Gates - Islah - 19,537 (6,546) [14,202,333]
#22 Chance The Rapper - Coloring Book - 17,877 (9,502) [26,816,132]
#24 The Game - Streets of Compton - 17,519 (14,737) [2,849,841]
#26 Bryson Tiller - Trapsoul - 16,668 (3,139) [18,029,844]
#30 Prince - Very Best of Prince - 14,911 (11,271) [178,562]
#34 The Weeknd - Beauty Behind the Madness - 13,902 (3,329) [12,546,742]