Hip Hop Album Sales: Cardi B's "Invasion Of Privacy" Makes Major Billboard 200 Debut

Hip Hop Album Sales: Cardi B's "Invasion Of Privacy" Makes Major Billboard 200 Debut

Fresh off her appearance at Coachella, Cardi B has something else to celebrate. Her debut album, Invasion Of Privacy, has hit #1 on the Billboard 200 chart for the week ending April 12.

Trailing not too far behind is The Weeknd’s My Dear Melancholy at #3 — despite a 69 percent decline after last week’s #1 debut — and XXXTENTACION’s ? at #5.

Elsewhere on the chart, Flatbush Zombies’ Vacation From Hell, Lil Xan’s TOTAL XANARCHY and Famous Dex’s Dex Meets Dexter all make their entrances.

Well, She Is Cardi B

A pregnant Cardi B performed at the Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival over the weekend and hit yet another career goal when Invasion Of Privacy claimed the Billboard 200 throne.

With 255,176 total album equivalent units moved (102,810 in pure album sales and a streaming count of 202,647,961), the Bronx rapper’s debut studio album is the cherry on top of her explosive year. Those streaming numbers also set a new record for the largest on-demand streaming week ever for a woman.

The album is the second biggest release of 2018 (behind Justin Timberlake’s Man On The Woods) and the biggest R&B/Hip Hop release since Eminem’s Revival moved 267,000 units in December.

Read DX’s Invasion Of Privacy review here.

Lil Xan Cracks Top 10

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Despite his polarizing reputation in the Hip Hop space, Lil Xan’s TOTAL XANARCHY squeezed into the Billboard 200 Top 10 at #10 with 27,590 total album equivalent units sold (14,152 pure album sales and a streaming count of 19,119,066).

The 21-year-old’s single “Betrayed” peaked at #64 on the Hot 100 last year.

Read the TOTAL XANARCHY review here. 

Flatbush Zombies Rise From The Dead


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Flatbush Zombies’ latest project, Vacation From Hellmade its Billboard 200 debut at #11 with 27,140 total album equivalent units (12,921 in pure album sales and a streaming count of 20,662,735). The album serves as the Brooklyn group’s follow-up to 2016’s 3001: A Laced Odyssey, which peaked at #10.

Top 10 Billboard 200 Rap & R&B Albums For The Week Ending 04/12/2018

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. Cardi B — Invasion Of Privacy — #1 — 255,176 (102,810) [202,647,961]
  2. The Weeknd — My Dear Melancholy — #3 — 51,596 (9,047) [61,738,711]
  3. XXXTENTACION — ? — #5 —45,753 (1,654) [62,820,963]
  4. Migos — Culture II — #6 — 37,409 (2,293) [48,309,576]
  5. Various Artists — Black Panther: The Album — #7 — 36,816 (4,189) [43,645,365]
  6. Rich The Kid — The World Is Yours — #8 — 36,499 (1,090) [50,571,064]
  7. Post Malone — Stoney — #9 — 28,591 (2,298) [36,323,519]
  8. Lil Xan — Total Xanarchy — #10 — 27,590 (14,152) [19,119,066]
  9. Flatbush Zombies — Vacation In Hell — #11 — 27,140 (12,921) [20,662,735]
  10. Famous Dex — Dex Meets Dexter — #12 — 25,459 (1,182) [35,166,966]


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