A complete breakdown of this week’s Hip-Hop sales.
Drake returned to the top of the hip-hop charts this week, selling another 38,914 copies of If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late. Including streams, this amount turns to 70,883, a decrease of 34% from last week’s numbers. After succumbing to Big Sean’s Dark Sky Paradise last week, Drake’s almighty fanbase apparently returned with a chip on its shoulder, as Drizzy’s debut album, Thank Me Later, sold a puzzling 18,537 units including streams. Next on the chart was J. Cole’s 2014 Forest Hills Drive, which incorporating streams, pushed 20,306 units.
Compared to last week’s top 50 album chart, this week had three new editions. G-Unit’s The Beast Is G-Unit made its chart debut, selling 12,313 copies including streams. Despite no new music from Childish Gambino last week, 2013’s Because The Internet managed to sell an interesting 13,937 albums including streams. Lastly, Kid Ink’s sophomore LP Full Speed made a 51% increase in sales this week, pushing just over 11,000 copies with streams.
View the total sales of each album below, via Hits Daily Double.
Drake – If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late
SALES: 38,914 INCLUDING STREAMS: 70,883
Big Sean – Dark Sky Paradise
SALES: 36,784 INCLUDING STREAMS: 51,873
Drake – Thank Me Later
SALES: 17,128 INCLUDING STREAMS: 18,537
J. Cole – 2014 Forest Hills Drive
SALES: 13,361 INCLUDING STREAMS: 20,306
Chris Brown & Tyga – Fan of a Fan: The Album
SALES: 12,833 INCLUDING STREAMS: 24,417
Nicki Minaj – Pinkprint
SALES: 12,196 INCLUDING STREAMS: 28,397
G-Unit – The Beast Is G-Unit
SALES: 11,525 INCLUDING STREAMS: 12,313
Childish Gambino – Because The Internet
SALES: 10,867 INCLUDING STREAMS: 13,937
Rae Sremmurd – SremmLife
SALES: 10,083 INCLUDING STREAMS: 16,586
Kid Ink – Full Speed
SALES: 7,684 INCLUDING STREAMS: 11,001
Matt Aceto (@RRprez)