Hip Hop Album Sales: Dreamville's "Revenge Of The Dreamers III" Nabs No. 1 Billboard 200 Spot
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Hip Hop Album Sales: Dreamville's "Revenge Of The Dreamers III" Nabs No. 1 Billboard 200 Spot

Dreamville Records finally unleashed Revenge Of The Dreamers III on July 5 and it didn’t disappoint. Unsurprisingly, the J. Cole-curated project has nabbed the No. 1 spot on the Billboard 200 for the week ending July 11.

Meanwhile, Chris Brown’s Indigo (which sat in the No.1 spot last week) moves to No. 3 and Lil Nas X’s 7 drops from No. 2 to No. 4.

Machine Gun Kelly’s Hotel Diablo has also made its debut in the Top 5, while Jaden Smith’s ERYS has landed in the Top 15.


Cole and his small army of collaborators have made Revenge Of The Dreamers III a bona fide success. With 115,412 total album equivalent units, 23,284 pure album sales and a streaming account of 120,792,837, the project has earned the coveted Billboard position.

J.I.D, EARTHGANG, Buddy and Vince Staples are just a few of the artists who contributed to the massive compilation album.

Revenge Of The Dreamers II, which arrived in 2015, peaked at No. 24. The latest installment in the series’ No. 1 debut is a testament to not only Cole’s growth as an artist but the label’s as well.

Read the Revenge Of The Dreamers III review here. 

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MGK’s latest project Hotel Diablo has made its chart entrance at No. 5 with 38,870 total album equivalent units, 16,430 pure album sales and a streaming count of 27,659,289.

The 13-track project features Trippie Redd, Phem, Lil Skies, Naomi Wild, Madison Love and (naturally) an Eminem mention.

Hotel Diablo has already performed much better than 2018’s BINGE EP, which failed to capitalize off Kelly’s highly publicized beef with Slim Shady. The EP debuted at No. 24 on the Billboard 200 with first week sales of 21,510. It dropped to number 111 in its second week and disappeared completely in its third week.

Read the Hotel Diablo review here.


Jaden Smith has continued his SYRE saga with ERYS, which boasts contributions from artists such as Tyler, The Creator and Kid Cudi.

Armed with plenty of star power, the project has debuted at No. 12 with 23,932 total album equivalent units, 4,036 pure album sales and a streaming count of 25,643,090.

In 2017, SYRE, made its Billboard 200 entrance at No. 24 with roughly the same amount in sales.

Read the ERYS review here. 

Top 10 Billboard 200 Rap & R&B Albums For The Week Ending 07/11/2019

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. Dreamville Records — Revenge Of The Dreamers III — No. 1 — 115,412 (23,284) [120,792,837]
  2. Chris Brown — Indigo — No. 3 — 49,574 (3,661) [57,586,083]
  3. Lil Nas X — 7 — No. 4 — 48,536 (780) [60,528,550]
  4. Machine Gun Kelly — Hotel Diablo — No. 5 — 38,870 (16,430) [27,659,289]
  5. Lizzo — Cuz I Love You — No. 6 — 32,463 (4,204) [32,683,938]
  6. Khalid — Free Spirit — No. 7 — 31,569 (4,347) [34,952,031]
  7. Post Malone — Beerbongs & Bentleys — No. 8 — 24,639 (1,082) [31,649,967]
  8. Mustard — Perfect Ten — No. 9 — 24,484 (280) [32,634,747]
  9. Jaden Smith — ERYS — No. 12 — 23,932 (4,036) [25,643,090]
  10. Various Artists — Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse — No. 13 — 23,555 (821) [28,115,540]


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