The latest Billboard 200 chart finds Christian Hip Hop artist NF sitting in the #1 slot with his new album, Perception. Lil Pump’s self-titled debut made its entrance at #3, just below Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers’ Greatest Hits album for the week ending October 12. Trippie Redd makes his debut at #34 with A Love Letter To You 2, while Post Malone’s StoneyA Boogie Wit Da Hoodie’s The Bigger Artist and Lil Uzi Vert’s Luv Is Rage 2 all hang in the Top 10.

Elsewhere on the chart, Kendrick Lamar’s DAMN. dropped out of the Top 10 after a 15 percent decrease in albums moved. K. Dot’s double-platinum project was #9 last week.

Meanwhile, SZA, Khalid, XXXTENTACION, Drake, Kodak Black and Logic all maintain Top 20 placements.

NF’s Debut Is Heavenly


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Christian rapper NF’s third studio album, Perception, has debuted in the #1 slot of the Billboard 200. With 54,783 total album equivalent units (27,541 in pure album sales and a streaming count of 21,092,927), it was enough to earn the crown. The Michigan native’s last album, 2016’s Therapy Session, peaked at #12.

Lil Pump Pumps It Up

Just dropped lil pump love yall ❤️?

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With 46,184 total album equivalent units sold (6,149 in pure albums and a streaming count of 56,807,624), the numbers for Lil Pump’s debut album have catapulted him to near the top of the chart. The Miami native, who boasts 3.5 million follower on Instagram, has been steadily gaining notoriety since emerging with songs like “Lil Pump,” “Flex Like Ouu” and “D Rose” earlier this year.

Trippie Redd Makes His Debut

I miss listening to carter 4 while playing saints row 2 ?

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Trippie Redd’s A Love Letter To You 2 hit the chart at #34 with 13,306 total album equivalent units (1,347 in pure album sales and a streaming count of 17,502,132). The Ohio rapper’s first installment, A Love Letter To You, yielded the single “Love Scars/You Hurt Me,” which has over 12 million views on YouTube.

Redd recently spoke to HipHopDX about his music, saying, “It’s mostly alternative rock, R&B, Hip Hop, all types of shit just put together. I really just like … It’s my own subgenre. You can’t really put a name to it. I’m just versatile. I do everything.”

K. Dot Drops Out Of Top 10

Interview Mag with Dave Chappelle.

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Kendrick Lamar’s DAMN. has already been on the Billboard 200 chart for 26 weeks, debuting at #1 in April. For the week ending October 12, K. Dot’s fourth studio album sits in the #11 slot with 29,116 total equivalent units sold (4,549 in pure albums sales and a streaming count of 33,394,393).

The Compton MC recently revealed his perfect verse can be found on the DAMN. single, “FEAR.”

Top 10 Billboard Top 200 Rap & R&B Albums For The Week Ending 10/12/2017

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. NF — Perception — #1 — 54,783 (37,968) [21,092,927]
  2. Lil Pump — Lil Pump — #3 — 46,184 (6,149) [56,807,624]
  3. Post Malone — Stoney — #4 — 44,693 (3,811) [55,735,596]
  4. A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie — Bigger Artist — #6 — 38,989 (1,397) [54,663,563]
  5. Lil Uzi Vert — Luv Is Rage 2 — #7 — 36,759 (747) [52,071,772]
  6. Kendrick Lamar — DAMN. — #11 — 29,116 (4,549) [33,394,393]
  7. Khalid — American Teen — #12 — 27,954 (2,448) [34,598,046]
  8. XXXTENTACION — 17 — #14 — 24,357 (851) [33,884,604]
  9. SZA — CTRL — #16 — 21,965 (2,177) [27,691,830]
  10. Kodak Black — Project Baby 2 — #17 — 20,315 (408) [28,810,198]