In the first sales of 2016, R&B has a strong presence with The Weeknd and Bryson Tiller in the Top 10 of Billboard’s Top 200 albums chart. Chris Brown lands at #12 and America keeps Jeremih and R. Kelly in rotation as their respective projects land at #75 and #88. Drake and Future’s What a Time To Be Alive and each rapper’s solo projects also chart.

Bryson Tiller Reaches Highest Chart Position Yet

Bryson Tiller’s Trapsoul reaches the #9 spot on this week’s chart, its highest position since its September release and its first time in the Top 10. Its previous peak position was #11 in October. In its first week in 2016, the project sold 35,361 album equivalent units and was streamed more than 21 million times.

Chris Brown Drops Out Of Top 10

Chris Brown drops out of the Top 10 in his third week on the chart with Royalty. The project debuted at #3. This week, the album sold 29,503 units and was streamed 9.6 million times.

Future Continues Selling

Future’s Dirty Sprite 2 lands at #21 in its 25th week on the chart. The project sold 22,505 album equivalent units and was streamed nearly 13 million times. Future’s joint album with Drake, What a Time To Be Alive, charts at #17.

Top 10 Billboard Top 200 Rap & R&B Albums For The Week Ending 01/07/2016

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 The Weeknd – Beauty Behind the Madness – 45,322 (15,905) [20,842,403]

#8 Fetty Wap – Fetty Wap – 35,689 (9,050) [15,971,543]

#9 Bryson Tiller – Trapsoul – 35,361 (14,453) [21,019,224]

#12 Chris Brown – Royalty – 29,503 (17,737) [9,649,700]

#13 G-Eazy – When It’s Dark Out  – 29,188 (11,322) [14,105,665]

#17 Drake and Future – What a Time To Be Alive – 23,640 (4,918) [15,816,892]

#21 Future – Dirty Sprite 2 – 22,505 (7,999) [12,813,346]

#24 Drake – If Youre Reading This Its Too Late  – 20,801 (9,389) [11,023,928]

#31 J. Cole – 2014 Forest Hills Drive – 17,715 (6,406) [10,661,164]

#39 Kendrick Lamar – To Pimp a Butterfly – 13,590 (8,977) [4,586,147]