In its second week of availability, Nicki Minaj’s The Pinkprint is still the best selling Hip Hop record currently on the shelves, again sitting as the #2 most popular record in the country. Just a few spots down the list, J. Cole’s album sales have remained steady and his 2014 Forrest Hills Drive album officially sold the required half-a-million copies to officially be certified Gold.

Meanwhile, Fabolous’s first album in a number of years debuted at #12 with total first-week sales numbers cracking the 66,000 marker as of this past Sunday (December 28). D’Angelo’s latest album, Black Messiah, fell from #5 to #25 in its second week on the shelves and the holiday week seems to have helped albums from Beyonce, Iggy Azalea, Pitbull, and Eminem temporarily climb back up the charts.

Nicki Minaj Stays At #2

After debuting at #2 last week, Nicki Minaj’s Pinkprint held onto the spot again this week despite a 36% drop in total activity. After opening week sales of 198,142, Minaj’s third album has so far tallied 303,528 albums sold with the latest numbers adding on 105,386 units. The rapper’s streaming activity stuttered only slightly with more than 14 million streams across platforms.

J. Cole Falls From #4 To #6

Staying steady with his ongoing sales, J. Cole sold 104,404 albums this past week, bringing his total count up to 576,723 in just three weeks on shelves. 2014 Forrest Hills Drive was streamed more than 10 million times last week alone after putting up nearly 16 million streams in the week prior. After debuting at #1 and spending a single week at the top of the pack, Cole dropped from #4 to #6 most recently.

Fabolous Returns At #12

Releasing his first official album in five years, Fabolous climbed up to #12 with The Young OG Project selling 66,312 units in its first week on the shelves. The album, which wasn’t available for streaming anywhere, also saw just over 47,305 single song sales which helped boost its overall total activity count to 71,042.

Describing the release in an interview with Rolling Stone, Fab said “It’s kind of like a vanity project. I kept getting these beats that were inspired by Nineties records, so I just busted some raps on top of ’em. I felt like I’m a good person to represent that, because I’ve been around since the late Nineties, and I’m still putting out music, 15 years later.”

Top 10 Billboard Top 200 Rap & R&B Albums For The Week Ending 12/28/2014

#2. Nicki Minaj – Pinkprint – 155,502 (105,386) [14,365,937]

#6. J. Cole – 2014 Forest Hills Drive – 120,417 (104,404) [10,451,511]

#12. Fabolous – The Young OG Project – 71,042 (66,312) [0]

#25. D’Angelo & The Vanguard – Black Messiah – 40,254 (38,014) [2,002,281]

#35. Beyonce – Beyonce – 31,445 (17,819) [3,935,988]

#37. Iggy Azalea – New Classic – 29,882 (10,193) [3,480,659]

#42. Pitbull – Globalization – 26,632 (11,547) [2,087,850]

#45. Jason Derulo – Talk Dirty – 24,629 (5,361) [3,126,218]

#50. Mary J. Blige – The London Sessions – 23,393 (22,515) [319,528]

#51. Eminem – ShadyXV –22,948 (18,933) [1,318,669]