Hip Hop Album Sales: Wiz Khalifa's "Rolling Papers 2" Debuts At No. 2 On Billboard 200

Hip Hop Album Sales: Wiz Khalifa's "Rolling Papers 2" Debuts At No. 2 On Billboard 200
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While Drake maintains his top position on the Billboard 200 with Scorpion, Wiz Khalifa makes an impressive debut with Rolling Papers 2 for the week ending July 19. It marks the Taylor Gang mastermind’s ninth overall chart appearance and fifth in the Top 10.

Elsewhere on the chart, Post Malone’s Beerbongs & Bentleys moves to No. 3, while XXXTENTACION’s ? and Cardi B’s Invasion Of Privacy round out the Top 5.

It’s Lit

Listen now on @applemusic ‼️ Papers 2 🐉

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With the release of Rolling Papers 2, Wiz Khalifa has secured his third album to debut at No. 2 on the Billboard 200. The original Rolling Papers hit No. 2 upon its 2011 release, while O.N.I.F.C. also entered the chart in the No. 2 spot in 2012.

The Rolling Papers sequel boasts 80,317 total album equivalent units (14,017 in pure albums and a streaming count of 84,265,073).

Wiz shared the Pre-Rolleds EP last June and followed up with Bong Rips and Laugh Now, Fly Later before 2017 was up. Rolling Papers 2 marks Wiz’s seventh studio album.

Still On Top

💀snipe you from miles

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Drake’s Scorpion continues to dominate the chart this week, marking its third week at the top. The 6 God reeled in 260,149 total album equivalent units (29,368 in pure album sales and a streaming count of 290,357,972) to secure his No. 1 spot.

Over the weekend, Drake became the first artist ever to reach 10 billion streams on Apple Music, just one of many streaming records the Toronto superstar now holds.

Read the Scorpion review here.

Hangin’ Tough

Doctors visit with mom & Dad🎀🌸K

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Cardi B’s Invasion Of Privacy is still going strong 15 weeks after its Billboard 200 debut. With 43,505 total album equivalent units (2,262 in pure album sales and a streaming count of 49,150,970), the platinum-selling rapper’s debut lands at No. 5.

Cardi and husband Offset had their baby Kulture earlier this month. Despite the Migos phenom’s Georgia arrest on Friday (July 20), Cardi announced the family was reunited at home over the weekend.

Read the Invasion Of Privacy review here.

Top 10 Billboard 200 Rap & R&B Albums For The Week Ending 07/19/2018

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. Drake — Scorpion — No. 1 —260,149 (29,368) [290,357,972]
  2. Wiz Khalifa — Rolling Papers 2 — No. 2 — 80,317 (14,017) [84,265,073]
  3. Post Malone — Beerbongs & Bentleys — No. 3 — 68,206 (5,810) [79,824,539]
  4. XXXTENTACION — ? — No. 4 —45,337 (2,950) [63,309,571]
  5. Cardi B — Invasion of Privacy — No. 5 — 43,505 (2,262) [49,150,970]
  6. Juice WRLD — Goodbye & Good Riddance — No. 6 — 41,410 (1,051) [60,929,250]
  7. Lil Baby — Harder Than Ever — No. 8 — 26,230 (329) [35,638,597]
  8. Future — Beastmode 2 — No. 11 — 25,164 (0) [32,846,530]
  9. JAY-Z & Beyoncé — EVERYTHING IS LOVE – No. 12 — 25,161 (5,165) [24,779,729]
  10. Post Malone — Stoney — No. 16 — 21,671 (1,396) [27,878,067]


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