A complete breakdown of this week’s Hip-Hop sales
With no new rap albums being released, Kendrick Lamar regained the top spot on this week’s #ChartChat. Lamar’s To Pimp A Butterfly moved 27,290 copies, and 37,290 including streams. Next in line is Wale, who sold 23,730 copies of The Album About Nothing. This is a 74 percent drop in sales for the MMG rapper, who debuted at #1 on last week’s chart.
Also appearing on the chart this week are the usual suspects, J. Cole’s 2014 Forest Hills Drive, Nicki Minaj’s Pinkprint, and Drake’s If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late. Including streams, IYRTITL sold an impressive 36,755 units. Expect his raw album sales to rise in the following weeks, as physical copies of IYRTITL will finally be available in stores on 4/21.
View the total sales of each album below, via Hits Daily Double.
Kendrick Lamar – To Pimp A Butterfly
SALES: 27,290 INCLUDING STREAMS: 37,290
Wale – The Album About Nothing
SALES: 23,730 INCLUDING STREAMS: 30,002
Ludacris – Ludaversal
SALES: 16,846 INCLUDING STREAMS: 19,831
Drake – If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late
SALES: 13,172 INCLUDING STREAMS: 36,755
J. Cole – 2014 Forest Hills Drive
SALES: 10,068 INCLUDING STREAMS: 16,678
Big Sean – Dark Sky Paradise
SALES: 7,925 INCLUDING STREAMS: 20,705
Nicki Minaj – Pinkprint
SALES: 5,970 INCLUDING STREAMS: 23,083
Matt Aceto (@RRprez)