A complete breakdown of this week’s Hip-Hop sales
With no new Hip-Hop albums being released–not counting the Empire Soundtrack, which debuted at #1 on the Billboard 200 (beating out Madonna!)–the sales charts remained virtually unchanged from last week. Once again, Drake’s If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late beat out all other rap and R&B releases, pushing 58,862 copies including streams. Big Sean’s latest album continued to slide off the radar, as Dark Sky Paradise sold 36,460 including streams, a 30% decrease from last week.
With the 2014 Forest Hills Drive Tour now in full swing, J. Cole moved another 10,863 copies of his album, slightly edging out Nicki Minaj’s Pinkprint, which sold 10,208 units. Next in line were Childish Gambino’s Because The Internet, Rae Sremmurd’s SremmLife, and Chris Brown & Tyga’s joint album, Fan of a Fan, respectively. Next week, expect Kendrick Lamar’s To Pimp A Butterfly to top the hip-hop charts, as it has already broken Spotify’s record for the most streams in a single day, reaching 9.6 million streams in total.
View the total sales of each album below, via Hits Daily Double.
Drake – If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late
SALES: 28,362 INCLUDING STEAMS: 58,862
Big Sean – Dark Sky Paradise
SALES: 19,960 INCLUDING STREAMS: 36,460
J. Cole – 2014 Forest Hills Drive
SALES: 10,863 INCLUDING STREAMS: 16,863
Nicki Minaj – Pinkprint
SALES: 10,208 INCLUDING STREAMS: 30,708
Childish Gambino – Because The Internet
SALES: 7,721 INCLUDING STREAMS: 10,721
Rae Sremmurd – SremmLife
SALES: 7,717 INCLUDING STREAMS: 15,817
Chris Brown & Tyga: Fan of a Fan: The Album
SALES: 7,586 INCLUDING STREAMS: 15,286
Matt Aceto (@RRprez)