Hip Hop Albums Sales: “Black Panther: The Album” Knocked To #2

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Hip Hop Albums Sales: "Black Panther: The Album" Knocked To #2

This week on the Billboard 200 albums chart, the Black Panther soundtrack slips to #2 following a 24% drop in sales. Elsewhere, Tekashi 6ix9ne’s debut project, DAY69, reaches #4 and Blac Youngsta’s 223 debuts at #42.

Black Panther Slips

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Black Panther: The Album, curated by Kendrick Lamar and Top Dawg Entertainment CEO Anthony “Top Dawg” Tiffith, fell to #2 after holding down the top spot during the previous two weeks. The project experienced a 24% decrease in week-on-week sales, moving 99,315 total album equivalent units during the seven days leading to March 1.

Tekashi 6ix9ne’s Strong Debut

The controversial Tekashi 6ix9ne’s debut project, DAY69, lands at #4 on the charts this week, moving 55,436 total album equivalent units –. 20,184 of which were pure album sales. The 11-track project features Tory Lanez, Young Thug and Offset, among others.

Blac Youngsta’s First LP Enters Top 50

Blac Youngsta’s debut album, 223, comes in at #42 during its first week on the charts. The LP moved 11,994 total album equivalent units for the week. The 14-track project, Youngsta’s first official album under the CMG imprint, features guest appearances from Travis Scott, Lil Yachty and French Montana, among others.

Top 10 Billboard 200 Rap & R&B Albums For The Week Ending 03/01/2018

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. Various Artists – Black Panther: The Album – #2 – 99,315 (23,375)[102,015,952]
  2. Migos – Culture II– #3 – 59,297 (6,475) [74,012,020]
  3. Tekashi 6ix9ne – Day69 – #4 – 55,436 (20,184) [49,930,627]
  4. Post Malone — Stoney— #7 — 39,281 (3,690) [47,839,947]
  5. Kendrick Lamar — — #9 — 29,093 (7,032) [30,149,977]
  6. Bruno Mars — 24K Magic— #13 — 25,402 (8,289) [19,863,160]
  7. Nipsey Hussle — Victory Lap— #14 — 24,888 (8,598) [23,409,375]
  8. Khalid — American Teen— #15 — 22,485 (2,366) [27,546,442]
  9. Lil Uzi Vert — Luv Is Rage 2— #16 — 22,333 (566) [31,592,688]
  10. Lil Skies – Life of a Dark Rose – #18 – 19,452 (514) [27,489,245]

Source: HipHopDX

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