Billboard’s Top 10 Album Sales, Week Ending 3/22/15 … Congrats To Kendrick Lamar On A #1 Debut!

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There is definitely no sophomore jinx for Kendrick Lamar! The arrival of his second album To Pimp A Butterfly has him perched atop the Billboard 200 for the very first time with a whopping 363k units sold, after his first album, 2012’s good kid, m.A.A.d city, debuted and peaked at number 2, selling 241,000 copies. This number includes SPS (sales plus streaming,) but traditional sales comprise 89% of its overall unit total at 324k.

The album was only announced on March 6, then had a surprise release a week early, so once again, this new “surprise” formula proves successful!

Check out the full top 10 below.

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Nikki Mudarris Being Sued For Posting Masika’s “THOT” Mugshot Billboard On The Sunset Strip

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And the saga continues! Nikki Mudarris and her mother Marcelle are both facing a hefty lawsuit after they have been accused of posting fellow Love & Hip-Hop: Hollywood cast member Masika’s mugshot with the word “T.H.O.T.” on it on a huge billboard on the Sunset strip. The owner of the popular Ace of Diamond’s strip club in Las Vegas is suing both Nikki and Marcelle for ruining his business image by putting Masika out there and exposing her D.U.I. mugshot from ten years ago. If you watch the show, you know that the owner reached out to Masika to pose for the ad in which she got naked in a bathtub full of diamonds for the shoot. Although it is blatantly obvious that Nikki HATES Masika due to their love triangle with Mally Mall, she is swearing up and down that neither she or her mother had anything to do with the thot billboard. In fact, the Mudarris family is lawyered up because they plan to fight it out until the end to prove they had nothing to do with that particular billboard.

Hmmmmmmmm…. who are you siding with on this one? Sure is hard to believe that the Mudarris’ had nothing to do with this but eh, what do we know… (I am #TeamNikki though… ALL DAY!)

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The Numbers Are In: Find Out How Much Kendrick Lamar Is Estimated To Sell In His First Week!

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Kendrick Lamar’s To Pimp A Butterfly landed on iTunes a week earlier than scheduled, reportedly as a mistake…though some believe it was all planned from the start. Either way, it doesn’t seem to have had too much of a negative effect on the TDE rapper, as his first week sales projections are looking pretty damn good! (And as previously reported, he broke a global streaming record as well.)

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Billboard’s Top 10 Album Sales, Week Ending 3/15/15 … Empire Soundtrack Debuts At #1!

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FOX has a huge hit on their hands with the new show Empire, and its soundtrack is proving to be equally as successful! Just released last week, the Empire soundtrack tops the Billboard 200 today with 130,000 units sold. It’s the first TV soundtrack to debut at number 1 since 2010, when three different Glee albums arrived atop the list.

The Empire soundtrack features contributions from the newbies in their cast such as everyone’s fav Jussie Smollett, as well as established artists among the likes of Jennifer Hudson, Mary J. Blige, Estelle, Rita Ora, Juicy J and Courtney Love (all of which have acted on the show.)

Coming in behind the Empire soundtrack is Madonna with her new album Rebel Heart at number 2, while both Drake and Big Sean remain in the top 10 this week as well. Check out the full list below!

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(Photos) Nicki Minaj Makes Billboard RnB Hip Hop Chart History

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All the plays, purchases, prayers, views, likes, and shares to the Queen Barbz are without a doubt paying off as Nicki Minaj Makes Billboard RnB Hip Hop Chart History! And just how did she do it???

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Billboard’s Top 10 Album Sales, Week Ending 3/8/15 … Big Sean & Drake Remain In The Top 10

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In his fourth week on the Billboard charts, Drake comes in at number 4 with If You’re Reading This, It’s Too Late, selling another 73k copies. The album has now sold 721k copies in total.

Big Sean is holding strong too, though, and sits at number 6 with another 58k sold of Dark Sky Paradise. Chris Brown and Tyga dropped a bit lower with Fan Of A Fan, and come in at number 21 with 24k sold.

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Billboard’s Top 10 Album Sales, Week Ending 3/1/15 … Congrats To Big Sean On His FIRST #1!

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It took 3 tries, but Big Sean has finally achieved a number one album, thanks to Dark Sky Paradise moving 173k in its first week. Both of Sean’s previous albums, 2011’s Finally Famous and 2013’s Hall of Fame, debuted at number 3, moving 87k and 72k respectively.

As for Chris Brown and Tyga with Fan Of A Fan, they debuted at number 7 with 67k sold, which honestly is a pretty great number… However, the fact that Drake‘s third week of If You’re Reading This, It’s Too Late has him 3 spots higher than them at number 4 with 99k probably stings a bit for Breezy. Not so great of a week for him, huh?

Check out Billboard 200’s full top 10 below.

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Billboard’s Top 10 Album Sales, Week Ending 2/22/15 … Drake Remains In The Top 3

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Though he’s been knocked out of the top spot by Imagine Dragons’ new album Smoke + Mirrors, Drake is still sitting comfortably in the top 3 for the second week with his mixtape, If You’re Reading This, It’s Too Late. After debuting at number 1 with only 4 days worth of sales, the project comes in at number 2 this week with another 187k sold. He’s been certified gold and it hasn’t even been two weeks! Crazy! Get the full top 10 below.

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Billboard’s Top 10 Album Sales, Week Ending 2/15/15 … Congrats To Drake On A #1 Album!

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In just 3 days (as Billboard closes out its tally each week on Sunday nights and Drake dropped late Thursday night,) Drake managed to move 495k hard copies of his “mixtape,” If You’re Reading This, It’s Too Late, as well as break a Spotify record with more than 17.3 million first-week streams. The project will undoubtedly go gold by next week’s charts (if not already,) and with Billboard’s new SPS (sales plus streaming) methodology, it’s actually already at 535k. No word whether this will ever be available other than digitally, but Drizzy’s official studio album, Views From the 6, is due out later this year.

Get the full top 10 of this week’s Billboard 200 below!

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Could Beyoncé & Jay Z Be Working On A Joint Album?

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According to Detail, that answer may be yes! Just before taking home his Grammy for “Drunk In Love,” the super-producer spoke to cameras on the red carpet, and hinted at a little something coming from our favorite couple in music,

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