Hip Hop Album Sales: Lil Nas X's "7" EP Giddy Ups To No. 2 On Billboard 200

Hip Hop Album Sales: Lil Nas X's "7" EP Giddy Ups To No. 2 On Billboard 200
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Lil Nas X’s career is currently skyrocketing. Following a performance of “Old Town Road” at the 2019 BET Awards late last month, the 20-year-old joined Billy Ray and Miley Cyrus at the Glastonbury Festival in England over the weekend.

Now, his debut EP, 7,  has entered the Billboard 200 at No. 2, just behind the Raconteurs’ new album, Help Us Stranger. Gucci Mane’s Delusions of Grandeur also made its debut in the Top 10, while Trina’s The One hobbled onto the chart at No. 126.

Elsewhere, Prince’s posthumous collection titled Originals hit the chart at No. 15 and YFN Lucci’s 650Luc: Gangsta Grillz entered at No. 34.

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A day after coming opening up about his sexuality, Lil Nas X is making a splash with his inaugural EP, 7. With  77,330 total album equivalent units, 3,853 in pure album sales and a streaming count of 90,377,677, the project made its debut at No. 2.

Meanwhile, his breakout hit, “Old Town Road,” has become the longest running Hot 100 No. 1 Hip Hop single at 13 weeks, beating out songs such as Eminem’s “Lose Yourself.”

Read the 7 review here. 

Delusions Of No. 1

Gucci’s latest endeavor, Delusions Of Grandeur, landed at No. 7 this week with 31,648 total album equivalent units, 628 pure album sales and a streaming count of 36,872,136. It features  a laundry list of guest spots, including Meek Mill, Gunna, Lil Baby, Justin Bieber, Jeremih, A Boogie wit da Hoodie, Wiz Khalifa, Rick Ross, Lil Uzi Vert and Young Dolph.

The project follows last year’s Evil Genius, which debuted at No. 5 upon its December 2018 release with 51,000 album-equivalent units in first week sales.

Read the Delusions Of Grandeur review here. 

Pop Life

A new collection of Prince songs, titled Originals, has entered the chart at No. 15. The posthumous project reeled in 22,302 total album equivalent units, 20,612 pure album sales and a streaming count 1,425,459.

The musical icon, who died in 2016, has released dozens of albums starting with 1978’s For You and culminating with 2015’s HITnRUN Phase TwoOriginals marks only the second posthumous release, following 2018’s Piano and a Microphone 1983.

Top 10 Billboard 200 Rap & R&B Albums For The Week Ending 06/20/2019

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. Lil Nas X — 7 — No. 2 — 77,330 (3,853) [90,377,677]
  2. Khalid — Free Spirit — No. 5 — 36,436 (5,348) [39,757,961]
  3. Lizzo — Cuz I Love You — No. 6 — 33,415 (4,756) [32,913,59]
  4. Gucci Mane — Delusions of Grandeur — No. 7 — 31,648 (2,628) [36,872,136]
  5. DaBaby — Baby On Baby — No. 8 — 27,507 (496) [38,302,757]
  6. Polo G — Die A Legend — No. 10 — 24,471 (152) [37,180,688]
  7. Drake — Scorpion — No. 12 — 24,098 (698) [31,048,570]
  8. Post Malone — Beerbongs & Bentleys — No. 15 — 23,775 (1,173) [30,537,718]
  9. DJ Khaled — Father Of Asahd — No. 14 — 23,032 (2,343) [25,406,572]
  10. Prince — Originals — No. 15 — 22,302 (20,612) [1,425,459]


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