Tekashi 6ix9ine’s debut album Dummy Boy has made a monster debut at No. 2 despite his current incarceration. Although the project was initially leaked before it could be properly rolled out, that didn’t seem to impact his numbers.

Meanwhile, with Travis Scott amid his Astroworld: Wish You Were Here Tour, fans of the Houston-bred rapper are likely scooping up the Astroworld album left and right. Consequently, the project has returned to the No. 1 spot on the Billboard 200 for the week ending November 29. It marks the third time the album has topped the chart this year.

Elsewhere on the chart, J.I.D’s DiCaprio 2 project struggled to crack the Top 40 and lands at No. 41.

Dum Du-Dum Dum

As Tekashi 6ix9ine sits behind the walls of a New York prison getting “G-Checked,” his debut album has made its grand entrance on the Billboard 200 at No. 2. Boasting 65,598 total album equivalent units, 10,137 pure album sales and a streaming count of 73,231,512, Dummy Boy has earned the controversial figure his highest-charting project to date.

6ix9ine is facing a slew of legal trouble and his case isn’t expected to go to trial until September 4, 2019.

The 22-year-old’s last project, the DAY69 mixtape, was released in February and peaked at No. 4. It has since by certified gold by the RIAA.

Back On Top

With 71,048 60 total album equivalent units, 31,455 pure album sales and a streaming count of 51,953,691, Astroworld has boomeranged back to Billboard’s coveted spot. It jumps 60 percent from the No. 7 position last week.

Astroworld initially debuted at No. 1 in August, managing to dethrone Drake’s Scorpion at the same time. During its second week, it was up against Nicki Minaj’s Queen album but still held on to the top position.

Scott’s last album, 2016’s Birds In The Trap Sing McKnight, also debuted at No. 1, selling roughly 53,000 units in its first week.

Read the Astroworld review here. 

J.I.D Almost Cracks Top 40

J.I.D’s new project DiCaprio 2 has hit the chart at No. 41 with 16,970 total album equivalent units, 2,955 pure album sales and a streaming count of 2,553 18,483,519. It serves as the Spillage Village vet’s follow-up to 2015’s DiCaprio and also serves as his first studio album since 2017’s The Never Story.

DiCaprio 2 is J.I.D’s highest-charting solo project. The Never Story peaked at No. 197 upon its initial release.

Top 10 Billboard 200 Rap & R&B Albums For The Week Ending 11/29/2018

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 — 71,048 (31,455) [51,953,691]
  2. Tekashi 6ix9ine — Dummy Boy — No. 2 — 65,598 (10,137) [73,231,512]
  3. Drake — Scorpion — No. 8 — 39,254 (2,518) [49,628,297]
  4. Lil Baby & Gunna — Drip Harder — No. 10 — 33,882 (264) [49,512,460]
  5. Post Malone — Beerbongs & Bentleys — No. 11 — 33,124 (2,588) [41,915,859]
  6. Metro Boomin — Not All Heroes Wear Capes — No. 12 — 31,810 (228) [44,890,480]
  7. Trippie Redd — A Love Letter To You 3 — No. 13 — 31,578 (685) [47,927,367]
  8. Lil Wayne — Tha Carter V — No. 15 — 29,815 (2,598) [35,274,596]
  9. Mariah Carey — Merry Christmas— No. 19 — 24,080 (5,360) [22,871,975]
  10. Juice WRLD — Goodbye & Good Riddance — No. 21 — 23,612 (252) [37,726,800]