A complete breakdown of this week’s Hip-Hop sales
Two of hip-hop’s most eccentric artists released albums this week. With just a few days notice, Tyler, The Creator digitally released his third studio album, Cherry Bomb. Compared to other rap albums this year, Cherry Bomb performed rather well on the charts, selling 56,172 units including streams. With physical copies of the album now in stores, Cherry Bomb shouldn’t drop too much in sales next week. Also making its debut on the charts is Young Thug’s Barter 6. Though labeled as a mixtape, Barter 6 is indeed a commercial release distributed by Atlantic Records/ 300 Ent. While Thugger’s Instagram promo for the release was heavy, he wasn’t able to crack 20k sales. Including streams, Barter 6 sold 18,714 units, a respectable amount considering its Thursday night release.
Continuing its impressive run on the charts is Kendrick Lamar’s To Pimp A Butterfly. With streams, TPAB sold 23,107 units. This tops Wale’s The Album About Nothing, which including streams, sold 18,120 copies during its third week in stores.
View the total sales of each album below, via Hits Daily Double.
Tyler, The Creator – Cherry Bomb
SALES: 48,776 INCLUDING STREAMS: 56,172
Kendrick Lamar – To Pimp A Butterfly
SALES: 18,767 INCLUDING STREAMS: 23,107
Young Thug – Barter 6
SALES: 16,732 INCLUDING STREAMS: 18,714
Wale – The Album About Nothing
SALES: 14,504 INCLUDING STREAMS: 18,120
Drake – If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late
SALES: 12,387 INCLUDING STREAMS: 32,484
Ludacris – Ludaversal
SALES: 10,538 INCLUDING STREAMS: 12,248
J. Cole – 2014 Forest Hills Drive
SALES: 8,637 INCLUDING STREAMS: 12,252
Big Sean – Dark Sky Paradise
SALES: 7,249 INCLUDING STREAMS: 16,521
Nicki Minaj – Pinkprint
SALES: 5,395 INCLUDING STREAMS: 18,434
Matt Aceto (@RRprez)