By now, Nicki Minaj’s Twitter rant about having the No. 2 album on the Billboard 200 chart has been well publicized.

Queen has officially made its debut in the second spot, right behind Travis Scott’s Astroworld, which remains atNo. 1 for the second consecutive week.

Elsewhere, Trippie Redd’s Life’s A Trip makes its debut in the Top 5, while Drake’s Scorpion takes the No. 3 spot.

Finally, Young Nudy’s Slime Ball 3 mixtape limps onto the chart at No. 146 with just 5,901 total album equivalent units, 173 pure album sales and a streaming count of 7,941,923.

“Queen” Debuts At No. 2

The self-proclaimed Queen of Rap wasn’t able to secure her crown for the week ending August 16 — and she wasn’t happy about it.

With 185,121 total album equivalent units, 77,836 pure album sales and a streaming count of 128,699,810, Nicki’s fourth studio album, Queen, nabs the No. 2 spot.

Nicki’s last album, 2014’s The Pinkprint, also debuted at No. 2 upon its release but sold over 244,000 units in its first week. Her 2010 debut, Pink Friday, hit the chart at No. 2 as well, making 2012’s Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded her only project to enter the chart at No. 1 with roughly 253,000 copies sold in its first week.

Read the Queen review here.

On Top Of The World

Travis Scott’s Astroworld took the No. 1 spot again this week. Boasting 205,298 total album equivalent units, 78,442 pure album sales and a streaming count of 167,470,572, La Flame was able to hold on — despite being up against both Nicki and Drake.

Astroworld is Scott’s third studio album and follows 2016’s critically acclaimed sophomore album, Birds In The Trap Sing McKnight, which also debuted at No. 1 upon its release. With the approximately 537,000 units Astroworld sold in its first week, Birds In The Trap Sing McKnight’s first week sales of 88,000 pale in comparison.

Read the Astroworld review here. 

Life’s A Trip

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Trippie Redd earned his highest-charting debut this week with his inaugural studio album, Life’s A Trip. The 14-track effort debuted at No. 4 with 71,685 total album equivalent units, 15,470 pure album sales and a streaming count of 82,595,625.

Trippie’s 2017 mixtape, A Love Letter To You, peaked at No. 64 on the Billboard 200. As of March 18, the 19-year-old has sold around 300,000 copies of that particular project. 

Top 10 Billboard 200 Rap & R&B Albums For The Week Ending 8/16/2018

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. Travis Scott — Astroworld — No. 1 — 205,298 (78,442) [167,470,572]
  2. Nicki Minaj — Queen — No. 2 — 185,121 (77,836) [128,699,810]
  3. Drake — Scorpion — No. 3 — 102,305 (7,054) [123,524,998]
  4. Trippie Redd — Life’s A Trip — No. 4 — 71,685 (15,470) [82,595,625]
  5. Post Malone — Beerbongs & Bentleys — No. 5 — 55,890 (4,235) [67,126,984]
  6. Juice WRLD — Goodbye & Good Riddance — No. 6 — 39,428 (1,029) [58,370,414]
  7. Cardi B — Invasion Of Privacy — No. 8 — 33,855 (1,548) [39,244,626]
  8. XXXTENTACION — ? — No. 10 — 32,728 (1,643) [48,087,324]
  9. YG — Stay Dangerous — No. 13 — 23,859 (1,204) [29,943,817]
  10. Lil Baby — Harder Than Ever — No. 16 — 21,620 (261) [29,059,591]