August Alsina and R. Kelly debut on the Billboard Top 200 chart with their respective projects. G-Eazy and Rick Ross appear on the chart for the second straight week. The Weeknd sees a 29 percent growth in sales after falling to #10 last week. Adele remains at the top spot for the fourth week in a row with her 25 album.

This Thing Called August Alsina’s Chart Position

August Alsina’s sophomore LP, This Thing Called Life debuts on the chart at #14. The project sold 41,000 album equivalent units and was streamed nearly four million times. This album continues Def Jam’s successful end of the year run. The New Orleans singer’s first album, Testimony, peaked at the #2 position when it was released last year.

R. Kelly Fans Purchase A Buffet Of Albums

R. Kelly’s Buffet album scores the #16 spot on the chart, selling 39,000 album equivalent units and being streamed 1.9 million times. In his two decades of making music, R. Kelly has had multiple projects reach #1 including R. Kelly, Chocolate Factory and Double Up.

Rick Ross Sells On The Free Market

Rick Ross’ Black Market album saw a 66 percent decrease in sales in its second week, but still managed to push 21,798 album equivalent units, landing him at #33. Black Market sold 16,758 albums and was streamed 5.2 million times.

Top 10 Billboard Top 200 Rap & R&B Albums For The Week Ending 12/17/2015

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 The Weeknd – Beauty Behind the Madness– 63,4175 (30,025) [26,841,542]

#14 August Alsina – This Thing Called Life – 41,057 (36,056) [3,780,259]

#16 R. Kelly – Buffet – 39,252 (36,353) [1,944,507]

#18 G-Eazy – When It’s Dark Out – 36,106 (17,534) [20,946,199]

#23 Fetty Wap – Fetty Wap– 30,076 (8,354) [17,807,395]

#25 – Bryson Tiller – Trapsoul – 28,628 (9,568) [23,132,316]

#33 Rick Ross – Black Market – 21,798 (16,758) [5,208,792]

#37 Drake and Future – What a Time to Be Alive– 21,041 (3,726) [17,974,522]

#49 Future – Dirty Sprite 2 – 17,022 (4,285) [14,878,706]

#52 J. Cole – 2014 Forest Hills Drive– 16,495 (5,923) [12,206,521]