Mark Ronson’s Uptown Special is the highest charting Hip Hop or R&B album this week with enough album sales, streams, and individual song sales to break into the Top 10 at #5. A single spot below, Nicki Minaj drops to #6, but inches a little closer to the Gold mark in the process. J. Cole’s 2014 Forest Hills Drive also fell to its lowest spot on the chart since its release, bottoming out at #10 with another 27,739 units sold this week.

Meanwhile, Rae Sremmurd saw its major label debut fall a dozen spots to #17 after debuting at #5 last week.

Mark Ronson’s Fourth Album Debuts At #5

Led by the success of the hit lead single “Uptown Funk,” which features Bruno Mars, Mark Ronson’s Uptown Special album debuted at #5 this week with just over 30,000 albums sold. Ronson’s fourth album climbed well into the Top 10 thanks in large part to a streaming count of nearly 7,000,000 and single song sales of 420,670 helping its total album equivalency count up to 76,727.

Nicki Minaj Falls To #6, Moves Towards Gold

With another 30,206 album sold this week, Nicki Minaj’s Pinkprint has now pushed a total of 418,406 units since itsDecember release. With a persistently high streaming number—this week’s count of 11,175,790 streams is the second highest on the charts—Minaj’s Pinkprint has held steady in the Top 10 despite falling from #3 to #6 most recently. At the current rate, Minaj is on pace to hit the Gold album milestone in just under a month.

J. Cole Drops To #10

Falling to its lowest point on the chart since the album was released, J. Cole’s 2014 Forest Hills Drive album has now sold a total of 685,993 units thanks in part to another 27,739 tallied this past week. Currently sitting at #10 after consecutive weeks at #7, Cole’s latest album was streamed 8,341,273 times and sold 46,312 individual songs for the week ending January 18, 2015.

Top 10 Billboard Top 200 Hip Hop & R&B Albums For The Week Ending 01/18/2015

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.

#5. Mark Ronson – Uptown Special – 76,727 (30,047) [6,919,689]

#6. Nicki Minaj – Pinkprint – 53,719 (30,206) [11,175,790]

#10. J. Cole – 2014 Forest Hills Drive – 37,930 (27,739) [8,341,273]

#12. Jazmine Sullivan – Reality Show – 32,254 (29,708) [1,294,449]

#17. Rae Sremmurd – SremmLife – 23,012 (10,910) [5,014,332]

#30. Pitbull – Globalization – 14,108 (3,385) [3,184,360]

#31. Iggy Azalea – Reclassified – 13,940 (2,872) [4,325,035]

#39. Beyonce – Beyonce – 10,960 (4,018) [4,173,911]

#43. D’Angelo & The Vanguard – Black Messiah – 9,797 (8,725) [1,113,500]

#48. Chris Brown – X – 9,184 (3,377) [3,995,201]

Last Week’s Sales

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