Rihanna Debuts At #1 On Billboard, While Kevin Gates Debuts At #2!

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Rihanna tops the charts today, after her first official week in stores with ANTI. As we explained last week, her Billboard “debut” didn’t really count, as it was only after a mere couple of hours available before the new chart week started. With her full 7 days, Rih clocks in with 166k – all digital, as physical copies weren’t made available until this past weekend.

Also debuting big this week is Kevin Gates, whose new album Islah comes in at number two with 112k. Am I the only one who’s really shocked by this? And congrats to my JERSEY boy Charlie Puth, also debuting high at number 6 with Nine Track Mind, moving 65k.

Check out this week’s full top 10 below!

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Kendrick Lamar Opens Up About Meeting President Obama For The First Time

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At the end of last year, Grammy nominated artist Kendrick Lamar took a trip to the White House. Following his meeting with President Obama, he shared a few photos and revealed that they covered “topics concerning the inner cities, the problem [and] the solutions.” Lamar was humbled when the POTUS revealed his favorite track of 2015 was Kendrick’s “How Much a Dollar Cost” and said he’d pick Kendrick over Drake in a rap battle. Now, in an interview with Billboard, Kendrick opened up about how he felt when meeting the president.

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Rihanna Debuted At #27 On Billboard – But There’s More To The Story!

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On the Billboard charts that were released on Sunday, Rihanna debuted at number 27 – but don’t consider this a “flop.” As previously reported, Billboard is not taking into account the one million TIDAL sales (as they were purchased by Samsung and given out to fans with a promo code.)

Billboard only began tracking sales once Rih released ANTI to iTunes, which happened late on Thursday night. 12am on Friday begins a new sales week, so that means this week’s results for ANTI are only a few hours worth. Next week we will see the official numbers, which are currently predicted to be around 120-130k, solidifying the number one spot. This week, ANTI moved 16k pure iTunes sales, 460 physical sales (which only comes from stores that illegally made the album available early) and more than four million streams.

We’ll keep you updated on the official numbers next week!

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Bryson Tiller Continues To Rise In The Top 10 With ‘Trapsoul’!

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After being released in October, Bryson Tiller kicked off the New Year by seeing his debut album Trapsoul finally creep into the top 10 for the very first time. Now this week, it’s not only remaining there – but it’s moved up! The album is now sitting at number 9, having sold an additional 35k. This guy is moving out here!

Elsewhere on the chart, Adele is still at number one (shocker,) and Fetty Wap and The Weeknd are still chillin’ in the top 10 as well. Check out the full list below!

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Find Out How Much Chris Brown and Pusha T Are Expected To Sell This Week!

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It comes as no surprise, but Adele is number one once again this week on the Billboard 200. 25 moved another 825k units, making it the biggest selling album released in the U.S. since her last album, 2011’s 21. As for debuts, August Alsina’s This Thing Called Life came in at around 43k units at number 12, while R. Kelly’s The Buffet entered with approximately 37k units at number 16.

Looking forward to next week, the two big debuts will be from Chris Brown and Pusha T. For Chris’ Royalty, he’s looking at 150-160k, which will likely give him the #2 spot (behind Adele.) As for Push’s Darkest Before Dawn, he’s looking at around 40-45k.

In the meantime, check out this week’s top 10 on the Billboard 200 below!

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Lady Gaga’s Mother Gives Touching Speech Upon Presenting Award To Her Daughter

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Lady Gaga’s mother, Cynthia Germanotta had the honor of presenting the Woman of the Year award to her daughter. She gave a moving speech about her daughter upon giving it to her.

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Adele’s ’25’ Breaks Record For Most Albums Sold In One Week

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After three years off the music grid, Adele came back better than ever. Her highly anticipated album,’25’ was released just three days ago and it has already been confirmed that it has sold 2,433,000 copies and counting. With three days left to go in it’s first week, ’25’ is on the fast track to sell 2.9 million units in the first week.

’25’ has sold a record breaking number of units so far, beating out the the previous holder for most copies sold in one week. The previous record was held by *NSYNC when they sold 2,416,000 units of No Strings Attached back in 2000.

Congratulations, Adele!

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Tyga Weighs In On Billboard’s “Greatest Rappers” List; Keeps Lil Wayne & Adds J. Cole

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When Billboard released the 10 Greatest Rappers of All Time list, they wanted to be starting something. Everyone from Snoop Dogg to The Game expressed their dismay for the compilation, and here goes Tyga. Ha.

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(Photos) Game Goes Off On Billboard; Makes His Own Top 10 List

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Game is a little late to the Billboard-bashing party, but better late than never. He went off Saturday in a rage against the mega brand for it’s 10 Greatest Rappers Of All Time List and now gives the rap game his own top 10. Hit the jump to see who’s on Game’s list.

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According To Billboard’s Greatest Artists Of All Time: Hot 100 List, Nelly Is The Hottest Rapper Ever

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Billboard recently dropped their annual 10 Greatest Rappers of All Time list which stirred up controversy within the hip-hop community. Now, Billboard has decided to make another list, but this time a measurement of how well an artist does on the charts. And according to this list, Nelly is the hottest rapper of all time! Hit the jump for more.

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