Hip Hop Album Sales: XXXTENTACION's "?" Takes Billboard 200 Crown

Hip Hop Album Sales: XXXTENTACION's "?" Takes Billboard 200 Crown
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XXXTENTACION has earned his first #1 Billboard 200 album with ? for the week ending March 22.

While albums like Logic’s Bobby Tarantino II, Post Malone’s Stoney and Migos’ Culture II all maintained Top 10 positions, some new blood entered the Top 40. Rich Homie Quan’s Rich In Spirit has landed on the chart at #32 while PRhyme’s sophomore album squeezed in at #40.

Meanwhile, Snoop Dogg’s gospel album, Bible Of Love, hit the chart at #148.

Sad No More?

Despite the 20-year-old rapper’s multiple legal issues and controversial persona, it seems all of the negative attention has only helped XXXTENTACION along.

Anchored by the success of “Sad!,” his latest projectpulled in 130,919 total album equivalent units, with 19,586 in pure album sales and a streaming count of 159,363,896.

Executive produced by John Cunningham, the album features several notable artists, including PnB Rock, Blink-182’s Travis Barker and Joey Bada$$.

It serves as the followup to last year’s 17, which debuted on the Billboard 200 at #2 with 87,411 total equivalent units moved.

Bobby Takes A Dive

BT2

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After debuting at #1 last week, Logic’s new album Bobby Tarantino II has taken a 60 percent dip in sales. With 47,488 total album equivalent units sold — 4,526 in pure album sales and a streaming count of 62,434,663 — it was still landed in the Top 5 at #4.

The project marks Logic’s follow-up to last year’s Everybody, which also debuted at #1 and earned the Maryland native his first chart-topping album.

Rich In Spirit Indeed

Never apologize for keeping it real #RAIS

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Rich Homie Quan’s debut full-length album, Rich In Spirit, has made its debut at #32.

With 13,844 total album equivalent units sold (3,512 in pure album sales and a streaming count of 14,796,557), the project is only his second solo effort to hit the Billboard 200. His Back To The Basics mixtape peaked at #74 last year.

Top 10 Billboard 200 Rap & R&B Albums For The Week Ending 03/22/2018

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. XXXTENTACION — ? — #1 — 130,919 (19,586) [159,363,896]
  2. Various Artists — Black Panther: The Album — #3 — 53,087 (8,150) [60,142,558]
  3. Logic — Bobby Tarantino II — #4 — 47,488 (4,526) [62,434,663]
  4. Migos — Culture II — #5 — 44,638 (3,119) [57,251,435]
  5. Post Malone — Stoney — #10 — 29,887 (2,427) [38,049,833]
  6. Lil Yachty — Lil Boat 2 — #11 — 28,671 (818) [40,918,848]
  7. Kendrick Lamar — DAMN. — #14 — 21,532 (4,249) [24,162,093]
  8. Khalid — American Teen — #15 — 19,745 (1,195) [24,637,164]
  9. Bruno Mars — 24K Magic — #17 — 19,088 (5,349) [16,346,157]
  10. Lil Uzi Vert — Luv Is Rage 2 — #18 — 18,853 (484) [26,735,445]


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