A complete breakdown of this week’s Hip-Hop sales
Nobody seems able to knock King Kendrick Lamar off his throne, as for the second consecutive week, To Pimp A Butterfly will hold down the #1 spot on the Billboard 200 chart. Down 68% from its debut week, Lamar was still able to push triple-digit sales of TPAB in its second week in stores, selling 102,113 copies. With streams, this total amounts to 118,199.
Making its debut on the chart this week is Action Bronson’s new album, Mr. Wonderful. Including streams, Mr. Wonderful moved 43,303 units, an impressive debut for the Queens rapper. Next in line was Earl Sweatshirt’s sophomore studio album, I Don’t Like Sh*t, I Don’t Go Outside. Despite being “devastated” by Columbia Records’ handling of the release, Sweatshirt managed to sell 33,020 copies of his album including streams. Not bad for an album that had little to no promotion.
The most notable statistic of this week’s #ChartChat belongs to J. Cole. 2014 Forest Hills Drive has been certified platinum by the RIAA, meaning it has officially sold 1,000,000 copies. As one reddit user notes, this is the first rap album with no guest features to go platinum since Vanilla Ice’s To The Extreme, released in 1989.
View the total sales of each album below, via Hits Daily Double.
Kendrick Lamar – To Pimp A Butterfly
SALES: 102,113 INCLUDING STREAMS: 118,199
Action Bronson – Mr. Wonderful
SALES: 39,961 INCLUDING STREAMS: 43,303
Earl Sweatshirt – I Don’t Like Sh*t, I Don’t Go Outside
SALES: 29,573 INCLUDING STREAMS: 33,020
Drake – If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late
SALES: 18,662 INCLUDING STREAMS: 42,428
Big Sean – Dark Sky Paradise
SALES: 13,173 INCLUDING SALES: 23,814
J. Cole – 2014 Forest Hills Drive
SALES: 10,714 INCLUDING STREAMS: 16,644
Nicki Minaj – Pinkprint
SALES: 7,221 INCLUDING STREAMS: 24,284
Chris Brown & Tyga – Fan of a Fan: The Album
SALES INCLUDING STREAMS: 9,983
Rae Sremmurd – SremmLife
SALES INCLUDING STREAMS: 9,646
Matt Aceto (@RRprez)