This week's album sales feature three projects that debut on the chart. Meanwhile, The Weeknd, Bryson Tiller, G-Eazy and Fetty Wap remain in the Top 15 of Billboard's Top 200 album sales.
Rihanna's "ANTI" Debuts After Unconventional Rollout
Rihanna's eighth studio album, ANTI, debuts at #27 on Billboard's Top 200 chart. It premiered on TIDAL and sold one million album units through the singer's partnership with Samsung. The RIAA certified it platinum, but Billboard said it will not count those numbers. Instead, the chart reports that ANTI sold 15,896 album equivalent units, 460 album sales and more than four million streams. ANTI is available for physical release Friday (February 5).
Tank Makes Return With "Sex Love & Pain II"
Tank charts at #15 with the release of Sex Love & Pain II. The first Sex Love & Pain was released in 2007. The sequel features Wale, Rich Homie Quan, Chris Brown and Sage the Gemini. Sex Love & Pain II sold 20,736 album equivalent units and was streamed two million times.
The Grammys Compilation Album Prepares For 2016 Show
The Grammys 2016 compilation album charts at #9 in its first week. The project includes The Weeknd's "Can't Feel My Face," Wiz Khalifa's "See You Again" and Kendrick Lamar's "Alright." The Compton, California rapper leads the field with 11 nominations at the awards. The show is scheduled for February 15.
Top 10 Billboard Top 200 Rap & R&B Albums For The Week Ending 01/28/2016
Note: The first number below is this week’s “total album equivalent units” count, an intersection of album sales, single sales, and streams implemented by Billboard's new rating system. A pure album sales figure is available in bold in parenthesis and information about each album's streaming count is available in brackets.
#8 The Weeknd - Beauty Behind the Madness - 31,767 (10,626) [19,506,593]
#9 Various Artists - 2016 Grammy Nominees - 30,698 (30,698) 
#10 Bryson Tiller - Trapsoul - 30,516 (9,461) [24,909,617]
#12 G-Eazy - When It's Dark Out - 27,147 (7,436) [16,422,860]
#13 Fetty Wap - Fetty Wap - 21,871 (4,221) [14,946,887]
#15 Tank - Sex Love & Pain II - 20,736 (17,758) [2,168,445]
#20 Chris Brown - Royalty - 17,674 (9,028) [7,804,180]
#25 J. Cole - 2014 Forest Hills Drive - 17,043 (5,405) [13,307,674]
#26 Drake and Future - What a Time to Be Alive - 16,918 (2,297) [15,136,435]
#27 Rihanna - ANTI - 15,896 (460) [4,239,279]