Anderson .Paak’s latest project Oxnard has made its debut on the Billboard 200 for the week ending November 22. While it didn’t make the Top 10, the Dr. Dre-executive produced album only missed it by one spot, settling at No. 11. It marks the highest debut of his career.
Elsewhere on the chart, Mariah Carey’s Caution album landed in the Top 5 while Mike WiLL Made-It’s Creed II soundtrack entered the chart at No. 49.
Meanwhile, Travis Scott’s Astroworld, Drake’s Scorpion, Trippie Redd’s A Love Letter To You 3 and Metro Boomin’s Not All Heroes Wear Capes all held their Top 10 positions.
Anderson .Paak’s Oxnard album has hit the chart at No. 11 with 38,992 total album equivalent units, 16,507 pure album sales and a streaming count of 28,041,225. Executive produced by Dr. Dre, the 14-track project features Kendrick Lamar, Pusha T, Snoop Dogg, J. Cole and Q-Tip, among others.
Paak’s career trajectory continues to inch him closer and closer to impenetrable mainstream success. Oxnard follows the Grammy Award-nominated Malibu, which debuted at No. 79 upon its 2016 release, while 2014’s Venice didn’t chart at all. It seems it’s only up from here.
Read the Oxnard review here.
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Pop/R&B royalty Mariah Carey’s new project Caution has made its debut at No. 4. Boasting 51,011 total album equivalent units, 43,397 pure album sales and a streaming count of 9,028,759, the album is the Songbird Supreme’s first album in four years. It lists Timbaland, Gunna and Ty Dolla $ign among its various guests.
The Grammy Award winner’s last effort, 2014’s Me. I Am Mariah. The Elusive Chanteuse, debuted at No. 3 with roughly 58,000 copies sold in its first week.
Mike Will Made It.
Creed II: The Album, which was curated by sought-after producer Mike WiLL Made-It, has made its Billboard 200 entrance at No. 49 with 15,386 total album equivalent units, 1,847 pure album sales and a streaming count of 16,519,721.
Kendrick Lamar, J. Cole, Nas, Lil Wayne, Nicki Minaj, Quavo, Pharrell, Rick Ross, 2 Chainz, Rae Sremmurd, Gucci Mane, Young Thug and Ella Mai all make contributions to the project.
Creed II marks the eighth installment in the Rocky film franchise and stars Michael B. Jordan as Adonis Johnson. It was released in theaters on November 21.
Top 10 Billboard 200 Rap & R&B Albums For The Week Ending 11/22/2018
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.
- Mariah Carey — Caution — No. 5 — 51,011 (43,397) [9,028,759]
- Travis Scott — Astroworld — No. 7 — 44,432 (3,418) [54,831,845]
- Drake — Scorpion — No. 8 — 43,719 (2,669) [55,298,186]
- Trippie Redd — A Love Letter To You 3 — No. 9 — 40,888 (1,494) [60,794,183]
- Metro Boomin — Not All Heroes Wear Capes — No. 10 — 39,066 (337) [54,469,325]
- Anderson .Paak — Oxnard — No. 11 — 38,992 (16,507) [28,041,225]
- Lil Baby & Gunna — Drip Harder — No. 12 — 37,424 (269) [54,572,375]
- Post Malone — Beerbongs & Bentleys — No. 13 — 36,257 (2,657) [46,038,487]
- Lil Wayne — Tha Carter V — No. 14 — 35,686 (3,619) [41,305,197]
- Juice WRLD — Goodbye & Good Riddance — No. 23 — 25,385 (310) [40,430,662]