Logic is presumably on cloud nine after learning his third official studio album, Everybody, has just hit the #1 spot on the Billboard 200 albums chart for the week ending May 11. His rabid fanbase has clearly come out in droves to support their favorite rapper’s latest endeavor and now the Maryland native has the sales to back it up. Kendrick Lamar’s critically acclaimed fourth studio album, DAMN.,has stayed consistent and is holding steady in the third spot while Brother Ali’s All The Beauty In This Whole Life and Russ’ debut There’s Really A Wolf make their entrances.

Logic Earns First #1 Of His Career

Logic’sEverybody marks the biracial rapper’s first #1 album of his career. The album sold 247,000 equivalent album units in the week ending May 11 and 196,000 of those were traditional album sales, according to Nielsen Music. All three of Logic’s studio albums have cracked the Top 10 — The Incredible True Story hit #3 in 2015 and Under Pressure hit #4 in 2014. Logic’s Bobby Tarantino mixtape peaked at #12 in 2016. Everybody also marks his best sales week ever, surpassing his previous first-week high of 135,000 album-equivalent units sold by The Incredible True Story.



Kendrick Lamar Still Holds The Bronze

After blowing the chart out of the water last month and debuting at #1, Kendrick Lamar’s DAMN. takes a 22 percent dive and lands in the third spot. Coupled with his fans’ steady support, powerful singles such as “HUMBLE.” and “DNA.” have kept the album afloat. Song from the project were streamed 128,571,339 times in the past week and the album has already been certified platinum.

Russ Debuts In The Top 10

Russ’s inaugural solo studio album, There’s Really A Wolf, debuts at #7 after selling 23,745 copies and collecting 34 million streams in its first week. The 24-year-old rapper’s “Losin Control” single is currently at #68 and rising after 10 weeks on the Hot 100 chart.



Brother Ali Celebrates The Beauty Of Making The List

Brother Ali’s new album, All The Beauty in This Whole Life, his first since 2012’s Mourning In America and Dreaming In Color, debuts at #125. The Rhymesayers Entertainment staple has been relatively quiet over the past five years and his entrance onto the chart seems to allude that he was missed. The album sold 5,673 units and was streamed 865,519 times in its first week.

Wale Loses His Luster

Wale’s Shine album saw a 55 percent decline since its debut and is now sitting at #45 in its second week. The D.C. native’s fifth studio album, however, still managed to collect 13,195,954 streams.



Top 10 Billboard Top 200 Rap & R&B Albums For The Week Ending 5/11/2017

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. Logic — Everybody — #1 — 247,240 (195,993) [70,212,752]
  2. Kendrick Lamar — DAMN. — #3 — 134,236 (38,065) [128,571,339]
  3. Drake — More Life — #5 — 61,643 (3,862) [79,495,651]
  4. Russ — There Really Is A Wolf — #7 — 48,944 (23,745) [34,147,823]
  5. Bruno Mars — 24K Magic — #8 — 41,566 (16,278) [24,136,700]
  6. Gorillaz — Humanz — #9 — 40,470 (30,788) [13,236,524]
  7. Migos — Culture — #13 — 32,257 (2,419) [40,076,590]
  8. Post Malone — Stoney — #15 — 30,456 (2,280) [35,424,398]
  9. Future — Future — #17 — 29,112 (1,606) [35,800,299]
  10. The Weeknd — Starboy — #19 — 26,714 (6,676) [25,830,085]