This week, Keyshia Cole breaks through the Billboard Top 200 albums chart with Point Of No Return. Meanwhile, Childish Gambino’s KAUAI continues its climb, Tinashe’s Aquarius makes its mark and Flying Lotus’ You’re Dead impacts the Top 20. 

Keyshia Cole’s Point Of No Return Arrives At #9

Keyshia Cole’s Point Of No Return is the only Rap or R&B album in the Top 10 this week. Point Of No Return lands at #9 in its first week of availability. It sold 25,511 units this week.

Cole spoke about the album earlier this year during an interview with Fuse. “There’s definitely more sexy songs on this album than I’ve ever done,” she said. “I’m excited to see what the people think about that, so we’ll see how receptive they are to the album. I think it’s a great album and I feel like it’s one of my best albums to date.”

The album features several artists including Future, August Alsina and Wale.

Childish Gambino’s KAUAI EP Jumps To #16

Childish Gambino’s KAUAI EP improved 19 percent in its sales figures this week. It also jumped from #18 to #16, moving 19,317 units compares to last week’s 16,168 units. Overall, ‘Bino has sold 35,485 copies of the album.

KAUAI, a seven-track project, features Jaden Smith as “The Boy.” Smith performs spoken word poetry throughout the effort.

Of course, this is not the only recent Gambino release. The rapper-actor recently dropped his Gangsta Grillz mixtape, STN MTN.

Tinashe’s Aquarius Lands At #17

Tinashe’s Aquarius made its debut on the chart this week. The project, which earned a 4 out of 5 in its HipHopDX review, landed at #17 as Tinashe moved 18,821 units of Aquarius in the effort’s first week of availability.

Another critically acclaimed project that is making its debut on the chart this week is Flying Lotus’ You’re Dead, which arrives at #19 with 17,170 units sold. Cole, Gambino, Tinashe and FlyLo round out the Top 20 on the chart, with Chris Brown’s X falling just short of it with #21. X sold 16,429 units this week, a 31 percent drop from 23,694 copies sold last week. Overall, Brown’s moved 222,609 units of the album.

Album Sales – Week Ending 10/12/2014

#9. Keyshia Cole – Point Of No Return – 25,511 (25,511)
#16. Childish Gambino – KAUAI – 19,317 (35,485)
#17. Tinashe – Aquarius – 18,821 (18,821)
#19. Flying Lotus – You’re Dead – 17,170 (17,170)
#21. Chris Brown – X – 16,429 (222,609)
#22. Prince – Art Official Age – 15,013 (66,016)
#35. Lecrae – Anomaly – 9,356 (158,688)
#36. Jeezy – Seen It All 9,244 (211,342)
#47. Prince & 3rdEyeGirl – Plectrumelectrum – 7,046 (33,406)
#55. John Legend – Love In The Future – 6,045 (636,512)

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