Tech N9ne’s 15th studio album, Special Effects, debuted at the #4 spot on the Billboard 200, making it the highest charting Hip Hop album of the week with more than 58,00 units sold.

The Furious 7 soundtrack remained in the top 10 this week, but fell from #3 to #7.  Drake’s If Youre Reading This Its Too Late fell eight spots from #5 to #13.

Nicki Minaj’s Pinkprint album has been on the Billboard 200 for 21 weeks, making it one of the longest charting Hip Hop albums on the list. Nik dropped out of the #18 spot to #23 this week.

Empire’s Season One Soundtrack rounds out the top 25 with 12,135 albums sold this week.Further down the list, J. Cole’s 2014 Forest Hills Drive continues to remain one of the top 50 albums in the country. Cole’s total activity (streaming, album sales) was higher than Kendrick Lamar, Flo Rida, and Wale, three artist’s who’ albums came out months after Cole’s.

Ciara’s sixth studio album, Jackie, enters the charts this week at #17. The album sold 19,866 albums copies, which is significantly less than her previous albums. Her last offering, Ciara, debuted at #2 on the charts and sold over 130,000 copies during the first week. Jackie is the second lowest charting album Ciara has recorded, following Basic Instinct, her fourth studio album.

Tech N9ne Debuts At #4

Tech N9ne’s Special Effects got off to a strong start this week with 58,388 albums sold. It’s the fourth time since 2011, Tech’s album debuted in the top 5 on the Billboard 200. Technically, Special Effects is the #1 Hip Hop album in the country. Tech N9ne has debuted at the #4 spot on the charts four times in his career. He has never charted higher than #4 on the Billboard 200.

“Fast & Furious 7” Exits Top 5

Largely due to the success of Wiz Khalifa’s “See You Again” single, The Fast & Furious 7 soundtrack is still charting in the top 10. This week, it fell four spots from #3 to #7. The soundtrack has been remained successful in its streaming figures each week, boating over 10 million streams for the week ending 5/10.

Drake Falls From #5 To #13

Drake’s extended CD version of his latest album, If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late , has been impactful on the charts. He sold another 15, 109 albums this week, but moved out of the top 10. Though it’s only 3,000 short of last week’s sales, incoming albums and a number of factors contributed to the album’s fall from the top 5. Still, in the third week of the CD being available on shelves, IYRTITL raked in the highest streaming count of any artist on the chart.

Top 10 Billboard Top 200 Rap & R&B Albums For The Week Ending 05/10/2015

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.

#4. Tech N9ne – Special Effects – 66,087 (58,388) [3,627,368]

#7. Various – Fast & Furious 7 – 45,944 (11,508) [10,005,617]

#13. Drake – If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late – 32,191 (15,109) [16,654,572]

#17. Ciara – Jackie – 25,508 (19,866) [2,214,534]

#23. Nicki Minaj – Pinkprint – 16,873 (3,936) [8,606,255]

#25. Empire Cast – Original Soundtrack From Season 1 – 15, 477 (12,135) [2,230,234]

#28. Kendrick Lamar – To Pimp A Butterfly – 14,838 (8,851) [6,275,470]

#32. Big Sean – Dark Sky Paradise– 14,269 (4,192) [7,751,352]

#33. Rae Sremmurd – Sremmlife  – 13,882 (5,360) [12,460,807]

#40. Yelawolf – Love Story –  – 12,708 (9,356) [2,124,458]

Last Week’s Sales

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