The Hip Hop friendly soundtrack to Furious 7 bowed at the top of the Billboard 200 this week with a total activity count of more than 111,000 units. A few spots down in the Top 10, Kendrick Lamar’s To Pimp A Butterfly has fallen to its lowest position since release at #7, but managed to gather the necessary sales for a Gold plaque nonetheless.
Drake, meanwhile, regained some of the ground he lost last week and crept back into the Top 10 at #8 in the process. Wale’s successful first-week outing with The Album About Nothing gave way to a double-digit fall to #11 this past week, while Flo Rida managed to debut in the Top 10 with his new album, My House.
Lower down the list Action Bronson fell from #55 to #89 in his third week on the chart.
Kendrick Lamar Drops To #7
Kendrick Lamar’s To Pimp A Butterfly has finally gone Gold from pure album sales. Last week, Lamar crept past the half a million total album equivalent units mark, but with his latest numbers he’s now officially sold 513,216 copies of his latest offering. K. Dot’s latest maintained strong streaming activity most recently with the second-highest number on the chart at more than 14 million streams over the last week.
Drake Back In The Top 10
Drake is back at #8 after slipping several spots to #14 two weeks ago. If Youre Reading This Its Too Late pushed more than 13,000 copies last week and was streamed a chart-topping 25.5 million times. The latest figures bring Drake’s total sales count up to 822,659 since the album’s release in February. Despite his nearing the platinum sales milestone, If Youre Reading This Its Too Late is still a digital-only affair, but a physical collector’s edition is set for release April 21.
Wale Falls From #1 To #11
After nabbing his second consecutive #1 album with The Album About Nothing, Wale fell just outside of the Top 10 most recently. Wale is currently sitting at #11 after selling another 25,470 copies of his fourth album. The latest figures bring The Album About Nothing’s total sales count to 113,680.
Top 10 Billboard Top 200 Rap & R&B Albums For The Week Ending 04/12/2015
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.
#1. Various – Furious 7 – 111,109 (45,084) [11,644,670]
#7. Kendrick Lamar – To Pimp A Butterfly – 41,619 (28,806) [14,309,446]
#8. Drake – If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late – 40,344 (13,137) [25,654,572]
#11. Wale – The Album About Nothing – 33,183 (25,470) [5,968,902]
#12. Empire Cast – Original Soundtrack From Season 1 – 31,988 (23,888) [4,808,971]
#14. Flo Rida – My House – 27,254 (7,572) [5,671,822]
#16. Nicki Minaj – Pinkprint – 24,884 (6,005) [12,460,807]
#17. Big Sean – Dark Sky Paradise – 23,666 (8,330) [12,192,338]
#18. Ludacris – Ludaversal – 23,629 (18,290) [3,419,935]
#21. Mark Ronson – Uptown Special -21,263 (3,185) [4,715,208]
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