Kendrick Lamar’s DAMN. was released on April 14 and debuted at #1 on the Billboard chart, where it remained for the following week. Four months later, the double-platinum album has topped the chart once again for the week ending August 10. With 46,552 total album equivalent units, 11,398 pure albums sold and a streaming count of 46,238,389, Kung Fu Kenny was able to nab the coveted spot.

Elsewhere on the chart, Ugly God’s latest project, The Booty Tape, debuted at #27 with 15,727 total album equivalent units, 1,904 pure album sales and a streaming count of 20,027,471. Meanwhile, three months out of jail, NBA Youngboy hit the chart at #24 with AI YoungBoy. Clocking in at 18,441 total album equivalent units, 4,413 pure album sales and a streaming count of 19,906,613, the project precedes the Baton Rouge rapper’s upcoming performance at Lil Wayne’s 3rd annual Lil Weezyana Fest on August 25 in New Orleans.

DAMN. Does It Again

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Kendrick Lamar’s follow-up to 2015’s To Pimp A Butterfly, DAMN., has already been on the charts for 17 weeks, but has jumped back into the #1 spot after holding steady in the Top 5 for several weeks. The seven-time Grammy Award winning artist is currently wrapping up a massive tour in support of the album. It went double-platinum in July. The last time DAMN. was in the #1 slot was May 20.

Ugly God & NBA YoungBoy Make Modest Debuts

Embed from Getty ImagesUgly God and NBA YoungBoy had new projects this week, although neither was able to crack the Top 10. Ugly God’s The Booty Tape debuted at #27 with 1,904 pure album sales, while Never Broke Again YoungBoy’s AI YoungBoy entered slightly higher at #24 with 4,413 pure album sales. Despite the modest numbers, it’s still something to celebrate. Ugly God’s “Water” single debuted at #100 on the Hot 100 in 2016 and peaked at #80. On the other hand, NBA YoungBoy has his freedom back after a stint in jail and is able to focus on music again.

Hov Takes Another Dip

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JAY-Z’s critically acclaimed 13th studio album, 4:44, took a 21 percent dive and landed in the #11 spot this week after spending last week at #5. With 26,091 total album equivalent units, 14,832 pure album sales and a streaming count of 15,179,783, it wasn’t enough to keep it in the Top 10. The album quickly went platinum thanks to Sprint buying the initial 1 million copies.

Top 10 Billboard Top 200 Rap & R&B Albums For The Week Ending 8/10/2017

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. Kendrick Lamar — DAMN. — #1 — 46,552 (11,398) [46,238,389]
  2. DJ Khaled — Grateful — #3 — 31,263 (3,246) [33,300,065]
  3.  Meek Mill — Wins & Losses — #4 — 30,842 (5,276) [35,800,295]
  4. 21 Savage — Issa Album — #6 — 29,075 (2,417) [37,179,094]
  5. SZA — CTRL — #9 — 27,121 (4,041) [32,543,162]
  6. Khalid — American Teen — #10 —26,939 (2,728) [32,632,471]
  7. JAY-Z — 4:44 — #11 — 26,091 (14,832) [15,179,783]
  8. Bruno Mars— 24K Magic — #12 — 24,764 (9,543) [16,058,914]
  9. Drake— More Life — #13 — 24,295 (799) [33,250,181]
  10. Post Malone — Stoney — #14 — 24,121 (1,614) [28,647,599]